Community news from around the area

Museum open to visitors

as part of holiday attractions

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Historical Association is again a part of weekend holiday festivities involving the Steubenville Nutcracker Village and Advent Market.

Located at 426 Franklin Ave., the museum will be open for free tours on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as a stop on the trolley tours.

The museum features its very own Edwin Stanton nutcracker in recognition of the Steubenville native who went on to serve as secretary of war for President Abraham Lincoln.

The 19 rooms of the English Tudor style mansion feature a different theme, including Ohio presidents, Civil War, river transportation, medical history, pottery collections and celebrities, among them memorabilia of Steubenville’s native son, Dean Martin.

Library announces schedule

of programs and activities

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

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Make a craft on Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

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 that help with developing early literacy skills.

Babygarten, for parents with children birth to 2, is Dec. 6, beginning at 11:15 a.m. This is a lapsit program that shares songs, books and rhymes to help babies with early language development.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required.

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

Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, is Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. Children will play with letter-learning toys that help with developing early literacy skills.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults and Teens: Participants can learn more about their family’s military history by using the library’s Fold3 database. A Fold3 class will be offered on Dec. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. Register in advance.

Rich Donnelly will discuss and sign copies of the book, “The Chicken Runs at Midnight” by Tom Friend, on Monday at 6 p.m. Register in advance. Copies of the book may be purchased at the library the evening of the program. The library will have a discussion about the book on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Refreshments are included. Register by calling the library.

Children: Play and Learn, for parents with children birth to 2, is Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Children will play with letter-learning toys that help with developing early literacy skills.

Gaming for Kids is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Stop in anytime to play games on Wii, Playstation and XBOX360.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, is Monday at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Watch a family movie on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.

Adults: Enjoy coffee, doughnuts and a movie on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.

Steel & Wolfe offering free

advance planning seminar

WEIRTON — Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. will host a free advance planning seminar on Dec. 5, beginning at 6 p.m.

It will be held at the funeral home, located at 380 Penco Road. To RSVP, call (304) 748-3721.

Presenters will include attorney Ryan Rokisky from Rokisky, Wilharm, Blair and Rokisky, legal tools, and advance funeral planning by Douglas B. Finton, LIC, and Mary Hannah Wolfe-Finton, LIC, licensed embalmers/funeral directors, joined by Jeff Dopp, advance planning specialist.

There will be refreshments and a door prize drawing.

Weir High Class of 1970

plans to meet Wednesday

WEIRTON — Members of the Weir High School Class of 1970 will hold their Christmas meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mario’s Restaurant, located at 3806 Main St. All classmates and spouses are welcome to attend.

Holiday craft class Tuesday

at Brooke County Library

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library will be holding a craft class at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Attendees will learn to create holiday coasters from ceramic tiles. All the materials will be provided, but those attending are asked to bring scissors.

Limited space is available. Call the circulation desk at (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat.

Mingo Knights of Columbus

to host spaghetti dinner

MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Knights of Columbus will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner fundraiser on the second Sunday of every month until May.

The first one is from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 9. The meal cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children. It is free for children under age 4.

The hall is located at 117 Legion Drive. The phone number is (740) 535-8037.

Fish frys will begin March 8.

Veterans satellite office

to be open in Dillonvale

STEUBENVILLE — The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale City Building, 135 School St., Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans and/or veterans’ widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veteran’s benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at Suite 310, 500 Market St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. On the second Wednesday of the month, the office closes at noon for a board meeting.

Breakfast with Santa to benefit

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

WEIRTON — The fellowship hall at Weirton First Church of the Nazarene, located at 475 Colliers Way, will be the site of a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Breakfast with Santa fundraiser, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

The cost of the breakfast is $5 for ages 1 and up and includes breakfast, entertainment, activities and pictures with Santa. Participants should bring their own camera.

The event is being organized by the Walters family of Weirton in memory of their relatives. For information, call or text Jaclyn at (304) 479-9378.

Reid’s Crusaders is a Cystic Fibrosis team established in memory of Nathan Reid and Rachelle Reid Culler, who battled cystic fibrosis all their lives. Nathan died in 2011 and Richelle in 2018. They were graduates of Catholic Central High School.