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Check presentations

Four organizations each received checks for $736.25 as part of the Unionport Chapter No. 360 Order of the Eastern Star’s sponsorship of Wreaths Across America observances held in December at six cemeteries in Jefferson County that were first-time registrants in 2020. Those cemeteries were ...

Community news from around the area

Online auction, drive-through spaghetti dinner Saturday aims at ‘helping frontline hero’ BLOOMINGDALE — Friends of registered nurse and mother-to-be Chelsie Cammer have organized a “Helping our frontline hero” fundraiser that includes an online auction on Facebook and a ...

Helping those in need

On behalf of Wellsburg United Methodist Church, Jerry Simpson presented a $1,000 donation to Brooke County Salvation Army Lt. Gene Hunt to help the organization in aiding local residents in need at Christmas and throughout the year. -- Contributed

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Alpha Tau Chapter (W.Va.) of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Organization for Women Educators held its January meeting through Zoom. The meeting was called to order by President Diane Bowers. The thought for the day, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” was read ...

Taking the ‘Famous’ out of Carl Green

STEUBENVILLE — At 81, Carl Green isn’t punching a clock any longer, so to speak, and that’s a new development for the no-longer-working salesman from Famous Supply in Steubenville. Just into the initial weeks of retirement, the Bloomingdale resident admitted that reality hasn’t quite ...

Legion Auxiliary helps make holiday brighter for veterans

STEUBENVILLE — Although the Steubenville American Legion Post 33 Auxiliary members weren’t able to hold their traditional Christmas outreach in appreciation of area veterans at local nursing home facilities, they took an alternative approach on a smaller scale to make the holiday special ...

WVNCC offering free online aerobics class starting Jan. 25

WEIRTON — West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free online aerobics class that will run from Jan. 25 to March 13. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. over Zoom. This is a low-impact class with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory ...

Virtual cooking tips offered

WELLSBURG — Though the Brooke County Library’s Cook by the Book Club isn’t meeting in person, the library will be sharing recipes from “The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook” through its Facebook page at noon Jan. 26.

A ‘Faithful Servant’

On Jan. 12, Bill Littell of New Cumberland was presented the “Faithful Servant” award, the highest religious award for adults in Scouting. The 93-year-old has been extremely active in his church — the Christian Church of New Cumberland — and throughout his life has been a strong ...

SkillsUSA continues community service in challenging year

WELLSBURG — With support from the community, the Brooke High School chapter of SkillsUSA has been able to provide service to the community despite a pandemic that limited the group’s ability to meet in person. Jason Polgar, the chapter’s president, said thanks to the generosity of many ...

Campus news

Regent University Law School VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Former local resident Tracey Guilliams of Martinsburg, W.Va., graduated with honors from Regent University Law School with the class of 2020. She is a 1988 graduate of Brooke High School and a 1992 graduate of West Liberty State College, ...

Church sermon topics

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Follow Him,” www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “The Highest Prize.” - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “Unexpected Calls.” - Finley United Methodist Church, Steubenville: The ...

Check presentation

Gene Viola, left, recently presented a check for $1,000 to Jefferson County Children Services as a donation to purchase classic children’s books for children of Jefferson County. The donation is shown being accepted by Tracey Dailey, Jefferson County Job and Family Services, Children Services ...

Community news from around the area

Woman’s Club of Mingo hears reports, makes donation MINGO JUNCTION — The GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo held its December meeting at Bay Six Conference Room on Commercial Street in Mingo Junction. President Sharon Cole-Isner gave the welcome. Shelly Bateman gave the blessing, and ...

WAA had first-time participation by several cemeteries in the area

UNIONPORT — While there were a number of area cemeteries among the locations for Wreaths Across America ceremonies, five cemeteries in Wayne Township and one in Salem Township were first-time participants on Dec. 19. “Our communities had a beautiful day with a lot of volunteers,” ...

Sycamore Center to host Serve Ohio MLK Day of Service/Celebration Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — The Sycamore Youth Center, 301 N. Fourth St., is finalizing plans to host this weekend’s Serve Ohio Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service/Celebration. It will involve a community service day combined with an MLK birthday celebration and an evening online concert on Facebook ...

Church sermons

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Like My Father,” www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “A Make-You-Break-You Time.” - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “The Breaking News of Jesus’ Baptism.” - Finley United ...

Beatty holiday hike a success; group hopes for 2021 events

STEUBENVILLE — The Holiday Hike held Dec. 19 at historic Beatty Park in Steubenville’s South End was hailed as a success by Flora VerStraten-Merrin of the Friends of Beatty Park. The group of volunteers who make up the Friends of Beatty Park have been “working hard” since November of ...

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Wellsburg church offering free soup from parking lot Jan. 14 WELLSBURG — Community of Christ Church will be offering free soup for takeout at 11 a.m. on Jan. 14 from its parking lot on 26th Street. An assortment of soups will be offered, rain or shine, to anyone on a first-come ...

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Valentine Extravaganza won’t be held WINTERSVILLE — The annual Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza for St. Vincent dePaul Ministry traditionally held in February at Blessed Sacrament Church’s social hall will not be held this year, according to Linda Freed, event vendor ...