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Fundraiser benefits victim assistance program

Hancock volunteers who support the Hancock, Brooke and Ohio Counties Victim Assistance Program recently held a paint and sip fundraiser with Mike Swartzmiller, back left, volunteering to conduct the art class. Funds generated were used for six sessions of counseling and gas cards for victims. ...

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St. Vincent de Paul Ministry planning craft extravaganza WINTERSVILLE — The ninth-annual St. Vincent de Paul Ministry Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Sargus Hall, 852 Main St. Local artisans will sell baked goods, ...

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50 years of worship

Two Weirton natives, West Liberty University President Stephen Greiner, left, and retired professor David Javersak, attended the WLU Interfaith Chapel celebration marking 50 years of campus service in December. An open house was held, with performances by the WLU Singers and a history ...

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Sharing their prize

The Follansbee Lions Club won one quarter of beef through a drawing held by the West Virginia Sight Foundation and donated it to Mark Latimer, a local veteran; and his family. Seen with Latimer, center, are George Dragonir, the club’s treasurer; and Larry Lee, its president.

IT’S OFFICIAL — Former area resident Amber Pestian participated in the Peace Corps “Striking the Gong” ceremony during 2017 after having served 27 months in Thailand. After three strikes of the gong, a Peace Corps Volunteer is officially an RPCV, an acronym for Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
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Former area woman reflects on Peace Corps experience

As the new year unfolds, former local resident Amber Pestian remains happy to be back home and settled into her routine, but she’s happy, too, for having spent 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Pestian is the daughter of Kevin and Anita Pestian of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of ...

Community calendar

Today Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon, 7 p.m., Wheeling College, Whelan Hall, 316 Washington Ave., Wheeling. Alcoholics Anonymous, Sunday Morning Awareness Group, open discussion, 10 a.m., Trinity Medical Center East staff conference room; information, (740) 266-5081; As Bill Sees It ...

Church news from throughout the area

First join blessing of the Ohio River scheduled for Sunday at marina St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Weirton and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Steubenville are sponsoring the first joint blessing of the Ohio River, which will be held Sunday at the Steubenville Marina. The Rev. ...

Church sermon topics

-- Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Arise, Shine for Your Light Has Come.” -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “A New Direction.” -- Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville: “Do Not Fret.” -- Empire United Methodist Church: “In ...

TRIVIA EVENT PLANNERS — Members of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club who will be involved in planning the organization’s eighth-annual trivia competition fundraiser set for 7 p.m. March 10 in the Commons at Steubenville High School are, front, from left club President Aimee Livingston, Phyllis Riccadonna and Paul Brandt; second row, Ted Gorman, event Chair tom Timmons, Janna Rusinovich and Jessica Elias; and back, Mike Gray. For information, contact Timmons by phone at (740) 314-9574 or by e-mail at timmons@wesbanco.com.
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Steubenville Kiwanis Club plans for annual trivia night fundraiser

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Kiwanis Club of Steubenville have begun planning for their eighth-annual trivia night competition. Specifics were reviewed at the club’s first meeting of the new year held Jan. 2 at the YWCA of Steubenville. The yearly fundraiser, chaired by Tom Timmons, ...

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Variety of activities, programs offered through library system STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will hold a variety of programs and activities at its various locations, including: Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782 Adults: Stop in to color pages designed ...