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Indian Creek teachers recognized for leadership

MINGO JUNCTION — Indian Creek Middle School teachers Mary Jo DiPietro and Angie Penner have been recognized for their leadership when it comes to helping students succeed. DiPietro and Penner were honored during the May 21 Indian Creek Board of Education meeting for earning the 2020 Making ...

Area artist’s work selected for exhibit

FINDLAY — Watercolor Ohio 2020, the 43rd-annual Juried Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition, will be on display at the Fisher/Wall Gallery at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay. The exhibition, which will open on Oct. 30 and run through Dec. 26, will include Richmond ...

Webinars scheduled this month on land leasing, solar projects

Across the Ohio, landowners are receiving offers to lease their property for the development of oil and natural gas wells, pipelines or utility-scale solar projects. While the state is regionally divided between the two, with shale development primarily occurring on the eastern side of the ...

Toronto museum honors graduates

Although the Main Street Museum in Toronto is not opening its doors to the public this season, the Historical Society remains busy planning ways “to keep everyone excited about our local history while we stay at home,” noted President Carolyn Walker. “We will be decorating our windows ...

Indian Creek Band Boosters present awards, scholarships

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Band Boosters presented their annual awards and scholarships through a virtual ceremony on May 15. The program was created by Band Booster President Jennifer Barnett and featured video and photos provided by Newbrough Photo, band photographer Angie Belock, ...

JCCS honors seniors, students and their families with visits

WINTERSVILLE — Staff at the Jefferson County Christian School found a special way to not only honor its 11 seniors whose normal activities were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the entire student body and their families as well. The gesture spread across two days, first with the ...

Scouts honor veterans

Onondaga Lodge No. 36 of the Ohio River Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow, placed 615 flags on May 22 and 23, working 141 service hours to honor veterans of the Ohio Valley for Memorial Day. Members placed flags in cemeteries from the north end to the south end of the ...

Campus news

Ohio University Eastern Campus ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The following students have been named to the Ohio University Dean’s List while attending classes at the Eastern Campus for the spring semester ending May 1. Adena: Karleigh McCardle, Rebecca Zeroski; Amsterdam: Elissa Thompson; ...

Churches reopening

First Christian Church, Weirton WEIRTON — First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 3252 Main St., Weirton, plans to reopen on June 7 for worship services with Pastor Mark Mayer and Music Director Roberta Fedoush at 10:30 a.m. The service also will be live on the Facebook page. Zion ...

Church sermon topics

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “One Spirit, One Body, Many gifts,” www.Facebook.com/CadizPresby - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Steubenville: “Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced,” christianscience.com. - Wintersville Church of Christ: “Sons ...

Memorial Day weekend miracle with longtime missing dog tag turning up

TORONTO — What are the odds that a U.S. Army dog tag lost about six decades ago makes its presence known over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, finding its way back to relatives in the process? A long shot to be sure, but Toronto resident Bob Oxier sees it more like a series of ...

Community briefs

Sarasota Ohio Valley Reunion is getting canceled this year SARASOTA, Fla. — What would have been the 11th-annual Fornsaglio-Pestian National Sarasota Ohio Valley Reunion scheduled for June 26-27 in Sarasota has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic ...

DAR chapter makes cemetery improvement

Over the Memorial Day weekend, members of the Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, including Patti D’Aurora, Susan Davidson, Donna Dennis and her husband, Larry Dennis, met at Union Cemetery in Steubenville to make improvements to the veterans’ section ...

Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life plans June 6 luminaria ceremony

WELLSBURG — Even though the event won’t be as it usually is, the Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life will still honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their fight But the public’s help is needed in this effort, according to organizers. Because of safety guidelines resulting from ...

Memorial Day convoy

Because East Springfield’s Memorial Day parade had to be canceled, a Memorial Day convoy was held instead with anyone interested in participating meeting at the old East Springfield grade school and then proceeding to the East Springfield Community Center parking lot where “The ...

Friday meal program to start at Sycamore Youth Center

The Sycamore Youth Center, located at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will hold a weekend meal distribution program beginning on Friday and continuing through early July. The program, which will be conducted every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is funded partially by a grant from the ...

Community news from around the area

Italian Heritage Festival scholarships are announced along with Italian-American of the Year honoree Dewey Guida WHEELING — The 38th-annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival has been canceled for this summer because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ...

Community News from Around the Area

Starting Points Food Pantry has new hours WEIRTON —The Brooke Hancock Starting Points Family Resource Center Community Pantry has new hours of operation. The pantry is now open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Brooke Hancock Family Resource Network’s office at 1300 ...