Community news from around the area

New Cumberland School

Reunion set for July

NEW CUMBERLAND — The 2018 New Cumberland School Reunion will be held in July.

A pizza party will be held July 20 at the school, beginning at 6 p.m.

A picnic will begin at 1 p.m. on July 21 at the No. 1 shelter in Tomlinson Run State Park. The shelter is near the Goofy Golf Course.

Questions can be directed to Bob McNeil, (304) 374-4884; Nick Nardo, (304) 797-1628; or Bob Manypenny, (304) 564-5055.

Hancock Federation of

Democratic Women to meet

WEIRTON — The Hancock County Federation of Democratic Women met May 21 at Giovanni’s Family Restaurant in Weirton with President Kathy Link presiding.

Reports were given by Secretary Teresa McCombs and Treasurer Debbie Caine. Committee chairmen reports also were heard.

Scholarship applications were received from Weir and Oak Glen high schools and were judged. The winner will be contacted to attend the June meeting.

Fund-raising “Summer Heat” 50/50 drawing tickets were distributed. The drawing is July 16, and the winner need not be present.

The federation will host a “Meet and Greet Your Candidate” event, possibly in July at the Serbian Picnic Grounds and one in September at a different venue. Having a voter registration booth at the Chester Fourth of July parade was discussed.

The annual meeting will be held Sept. 14-16 in Charleston.

The next meting will be held June 18 at Giovanni’s Family Restaurant, Pennsylvania Avenue, with dinner at 5 p.m., for those desiring to eat and the business meeting at 6 p.m.

The federation welcomes new members. All Hancock County Democratic women are invited to join. Annual dues are $5.

For information, contact Janet Lalich, membership chair, at (304) 748-2693 or by e-mail at or Link at (724) 544-6063 or by e-mail at

Edwin M. Stanton Chapter of

Questers involved in tours

TORONTO — Merrilee Thomas served as hostess for the May 24 meeting of the Edwin M. Stanton Chapter No. 1412 Questers.

President Becky Swickard presided at the meeting held at Misty River Restaurant in Toronto.

The chapter accepted the resignations of Margaret O’Tool, who is relocating, and Beverly Lelli.

Debbie Koehnlein was a guest. After lunch, the group toured her flower garden and potting shed.

The April meeting was held at the home of Mary Ann Boyd, who served lunch and provided a tour of her home. She is the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of John Sutherland, who came from Scotland and settled in Maryland. The Revolutionary War veterans later moved to Eldersville, Pa., and his son, Vachel, settled in Piney Fork. Vachel’s son, Louis, built the farmhouse in 1880 where Boyd resides. The group viewed antiques and photographs and heard Boyd play an antique organ.

Swickard reported on the spring council meeting held April 12-13 in Zanesville, where the chapter received an award. The group toured the Zanesville museum.

The three local Questers chapters are continuing plans for the fall convention to be held in October 2019 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville. Tours of Steubenville will be available.

Hosts for monthly meetings were addressed. Chapter meetings will resume in September.

Car cruise Friday to benefit

Brooke County K9 unit

WELLSBURG — The Ohio Valley Mopar Club will host a car cruise to benefit the Brooke County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 unit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday outside the Dollar General Market store at state Route 2 and Cross Creek Road.

There will be dash plaques for the first 50 entrants, food, music by a disc jockey, a 50-50 drawing and door prizes.

WVNCC to host golf outing

June 22 at Oglebay course

WHEELING — The West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation will host its ninth-annual golf outing June 22 at Oglebay’s Crispin Golf Course.

The event has raised more than $130,000 for student scholarships and employee allocation grants.

The four-person scramble includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, prizes and more. People can register as a four-person team or individually and be put on a team. The registration deadline is Friday.

Participants will be served lunch from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. by Ye Olde Alpha. Tee time will be at noon, and an awards dinner served by WVNCC’s Culinary Department will follow the event.

To register or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Rana Spurlock at (304) 214-8906 or at

Weir High Class of ’68 to meet

WEIRTON — Alumni of the Weir High Class of 1968 are meeting for lunch at noon on Thursday at the Crooked Dock in Wellsburg. All classmates and spouses are invited to attend.