Community news from around the area

Bergholz Area Museum open

Sunday afternoon to visitors

BERGHOLZ — The Bergholz Area Museum will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday with September’s feature being a display of memorabilia from the Springfield and Brushcreek area schools.

New materials just received covers the period 1880 through 1944.

Remaining on display is a new two-volume history of Bergholz, Amsterdam and Springfield Local schools.

The recently completed history includes backgrounds of the schools, pictures and listings of the students, staff, superintendents and boards of education members. The history was initiated by Springfield Local Superintendent the late John E. Gregg and recently was completed by his wife, Margery Gregg, who celebrated her 100th birthday in July and died Aug. 6.

Many will remember Mrs. Gregg as their former English and physical education teacher, according to a museum spokesperson. She was an active staff member, often helping with plays and musical productions.

This history, along with Springfield scrapbooks complied by Cicely Worthington, also a former Springfield staff member who taught English and Spanish, are on display in the museum.

The museum’s permanent collection includes pictures and memorabilia related to area communities, the schools, local mines and various businesses.

Located at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets, across from the gazebo and town parking lot, the museum is open May though November on the first Sunday of each month from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.

9/11 service set for Tuesday

honors law enforcement

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. — A 9/11 service honoring police officers and law enforcement personnel will be held Tuesday at the Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial Site, Cedar Grove Road, in Eldersville, beginning at 6 p.m.

“We are going to be honoring all police officers, and all law enforcement are welcome to attend,” said organizer Diane Huggins, assisted by the Jefferson Township Historical Society.

Special emphasis will be on police officers who lost their lives on 9/11.

Huggins said a flag she received from Ground Zero will be lowered by Leslie Bashioum, assisted by officer George Galish

Musical selections will be sung by Emma Gragan, including “Amazing Grace.” Representatives of Animal Friend Therapy of Pittsburgh will be on hand.

Refreshments will be served after the service in the White Church behind the memorial site. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved indoors.

Guest speaker will be state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, 46th District, with Betty Smith as sign language interpreter.

For information, contact Huggins by phone at (724) 947-9782 or by e-mail to

Programs and activities listed

at various library branches

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities scheduled at its various locations, including:

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, is Monday at 11:15 a.m. Children will play with letter-learning toys.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Family movie night is Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be held Tuesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Register by calling the library.

Adults: Cookbook club will meet, eat and discuss recipes at 5 p.m. Thursday. Call to join.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults and teens: Schedule a 15-minute appointment for Tech Help to download library apps, eBooks, magazines and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Watch a family movie at the library at noon on Sept. 15.

Adults and teens: Color pages designed for adults on Monday at 6 p.m. Supplies are provided.

Book club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call to join.

Stop in for coffee, doughnuts and a movie on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262

Adults and teens: Book club will meet for discussion at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Call to join.

‘Grab & Go Lunch’ Tuesday

for area first responders

STEUBENVILLE — In a show of appreciation for their service, first responders are being welcomed to a “Grab & Go Lunch” at the Laurels of Steubenville, located at 500 Stanton Blvd.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and is open to local police, fire and emergency personnel.

For information, contact Janna at (740) 264-5042.

5K run/walk on Sunday

at Jimmy Carey Stadium

WEIRTON — The Weir High Class of 2020 is sponsoring a 5K run/walk on Sunday at the Jimmy Carey Stadium, located at 100 Red Rider Road.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the fun run beginning at 9 a.m. and the 5K starting at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $22 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run.

The event will include concessions and face-painting. Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2020. Donations will be accepted for Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. To pre-register or for questions, call (304) 670-3274.