Community news from around the area

Junior culinary camp

scheduled at the YWCA

STEUBENVILLE — The YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St., will be hosting its junior culinary camp next week with sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Aug. 17.

The three-day camp, which is for youth ages 11 to 14, will run on those days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost is $25. For information, call (740) 282-1261or e-mail

Open house Sunday afternoon

at old school house museum

STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum, which is located at 3125 state Route 213, Steubenville, will be holding an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The museum also will hold an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of September. A narrated DVD of the 10-year-old restoration project will be shown during the open house visits.

Mingo Class of 1968 reunion

icebreaker location changed

MINGO JUNCTION — Members of Mingo High School’s Class of 1968 will meet for their reunion icebreaker at 7 p.m. tonight.

The location has been changed to Drew’s Schutzen Club, 642 Commercial Ave., Mingo. Questions can be directed to Diana at (740) 282-4195.

C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. to hold health

fair Thursday at Weirton office

WEIRTON — C.H.A.N.G.E., Inc.’s Family Medical Care Community Health Center will hold a health fair from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at its Weirton office at 3136 West St.

It is one of three being held, with the others during the same times Tuesday in Newell and Aug. 29 in Wintersville, to mark National Health Center Week.

In addition to a variety of free screenings and information, there will be a few low-cost specialty screenings. Participants can receive a comprehensive blood test for $40 (includes Lipid panel, CHC, CMP and TSH or PSA), a 4D Ultrasound and Heartbeat stuffed animal for $20 (by appointment only) and A1Cs for $10 each.

Appointments should be made for the ultrasound by calling (304) 797-7733. For information, visit

12th-annual corn festival

Sunday at Weirton church

WEIRTON — Christ United Methodist Church at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton Heights, will hold its 12th-annual corn festival on the church grounds from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

This year’s event includes a Chinese auction and cornhole games. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with “Two Old Geezers.” The festival features all-you-can-eat corn on the cob, pulled pork, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. Tickets are available at the door and are $9 for adults, $5 for children age 6 to 12 and free for children under age 6.

New Cumberland Lions plan

food fundraiser for Aug. 25

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold their fundraiser pulled pork takeout from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 in the parking lot of the Swaney Memorial Library.

The pork sandwich will cost $5.50. Coleslaw topping on the sandwich will be an additional 25 cents. Smoked chicken halves are $6. Both are available as dinners with two side dishes — baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw — for an additional $1.50.

Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $26 by advance order only. To ensure receiving the half chicken — alone or as part of a dinner — or to order a whole pork butt, advance orders must be place bya 6 p.m. Aug. 23 by calling Don Deemer at (304) 564-5139.

Music on the Deck continues

at Gathering Place Coffee Shop

BURGETTSTOWN — The Gathering Place Coffee Shop at Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris (Burgettstown), has announced remaining performers who will be part of the Music on the Deck lineup this summer.

The Friday concerts begin at 7 p.m., and participants are invited to bring a lawn chair for the outdoor event. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be moved indoors. Performers will include: Tonight, Chelsea Matta Householder, classic country and classic rock; Aug. 17, Cross Vision; Christian Rock; and Aug. 24, Erica Lee, country pop.

For information, call (724) 729-3450 or visit the website at or the church’s Facebook page.

Gardening contest under way

The Hancock and Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service offices are holding a gardening contest, with prizes donated by several local businesses for the top three growers of flowers or vegetables.

It’s open to residents of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The deadline to submit a registration form, with photos of flowers and/or vegetables, is Thursday. Call (304) 564-3807 for information.