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‘Haystack Brunch’ Saturday at Wintersville UMC

The Wintersville United Methodist Church Relay for Life Team is gearing up for the 2020 season with a unique Amish-style “Haystack Brunch” planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 702 Main St., Wintersville. Cost is by donation, and patrons can dine in or get ...

Operation Christmas Child collection sites, dates

STEUBENVILLE — Sites in the Steubenville area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, which will be observed Nov. 18-25. Steubenville families, churches and groups are busy ...

Mingo church is persevering

MINGO JUNCTION — A local church has lived by the word it preaches and has persevered through the blessings of those around them. Months ago, Mingo First United Presbyterian Church, located at 650 McLister Ave., was hit with floodwaters — “including slimy orange mine subsidence water ...

Weirton vet saved life of heavyweight champ’s cousin

WEIRTON — Duke Horstemeyer of Weirton often thinks of his friend, the late Dr. Dominic Schell, but especially today being Veterans Day. Horstemeyer visited the newspaper offices recently to say so and to talk about Schell, who was 98 when he died earlier this year on July 18. Schell ...

Patriotic mural at local Legion

STEUBENVILLE — A patriotic mural makes this year’s observance of Veterans Day extra special at the American Legion Argonne Post 33 in Steubenville at 808 N. Fifth St. The American flag is the backdrop against the silhouettes of military personnel representing the five branches — Army, ...

New Cumberland Garden Club pays tribute to Gold Star families

NEW CUMBERLAND — On Oct. 5, the New Cumberland Garden Club installed and dedicated a Gold Star Memorial Highway marker near the gazebo in New Cumberland. The marker honors all families who have lost a loved one who died while serving in the armed forces. About 50 people attended the ...

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Wreaths Across America project in New Cumberland NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Garden Club, in partnership with the Tri-State Young Marines, will be placing evergreen holiday wreaths on the graves of soldiers in New Cumberland Cemetery at noon on Dec. 14. The effort is part of ...

World Community Day observed

WEIRTON — The World Community Day 2019 worship service, sponsored by Church Women United organizations around the world, was celebrated on the first Friday in November to the theme “The Time is Now: Resolve to Love.” The CWU unit met at the First Christian Church on Nov. 1 with a ...

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Gyro sales continue Tuesday at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox STEUBENVILLE — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will host its monthly sales of gyros, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the church, located at 300 S. Fourth St. The lamb gyros are $7, ...

Tea held at Weirton church

Twenty-seven women of the First Christian Church in Weirton and their guests met Oct. 26 for a tea held in the fellowship hall that included a welcome by interim pastor the Rev. Sharon Watkins. Following the Disciples Women’s Prayer, the women had the opportunity to tell a “Teacup Story” ...

Church sermon topics

- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “But What If!” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Children of the Resurrection.” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “A Yielded Life, Part Two.” - Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville: “No ...

Valley’s Got Talent winners

Winners of the sixth-annual Valley’s Got Talent competition held Sunday at Steubenville High School’s auditorium were, from left, Alexandra Kaine, Steubenville High School, soloist category; Lulu Leonard and Clara Symington, Catholic Central High School, group category; Ashley Yankello, ...

Colliers Red Hat Divas have outings

The Colliers Red Hat Divas held recent gatherings at the Crooked Dock in Wellsburg and then at Bennigan’s in Steubenville. Its 21 members have been meeting for the past 17 years. Devotions were given by Faith Mapes and Skip Barkley. Hostesses were Faith Mapes, Skip Barkley, Donna Harbin, ...

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Weirton Knights plan annual Memorial Mass for Wednesday WEIRTON — The Knights of Columbus Weirton Council No. 3734 will hold their annual memorial Mass at 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph the Worker Church, located at 229 California Ave. The celebrant will be the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens, ...

At district fall meeting

The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators traveled to Glen Dale United Methodist Church for the Ohio Valley District fall meeting held Oct. 26. Members attending were, from left, state By-Laws Chairman Carolyn Allison, state ...

Weirton Kiwanis Club leaders

The Weirton Kiwanis Club held its 91st installation of officers on Sept. 23 at Undo’s in the Holiday Inn, Weirton. The club welcomed as guests members from North Division clubs Wellsburg and and Wheeling. The retirement and installation of officers was conducted by Alex Coogan, lieutenant ...

DAR Chapter celebrating members

This fall the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will surpass 1 million members who have joined the organization since its founding in 1890. The DAR is a women’s service organization whose members can trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing ...

Guest speaker

The Hancock County Association of Retired School Employees held their luncheon meeting on Oct. 15 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton. With featured speaker Randy Swartzmiller, center, are Vice President Donna Durkin, left, and Secretary Terri McAtee.

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Wellsburg group seeking vendors for Maker’s Market WELLSBURG — Individuals who make crafts, art, jewelry or other items are encouraged to sign up for the inaugural Downtown Wellsburg Maker’s Market. The event will take place on Nov. 30, which is Small Business Saturday, and will ...