Community news from around the area

Lincoln-Douglass Scholarship

banquet to feature Littlejohn

WEIRTON — The Morning Star Baptist Church, located at 3124 Weir Ave. will sponsor the 73rd Lincoln-Douglass Scholarship banquet on April 13 at the Holiday Inn, 350 Three Springs Drive, Weirton, beginning at 6 p.m.

Edward L. Littlejohn Jr., assistant prosecuting attorney, Jefferson County, will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets for the event are $30. For information, contact Beverly Branham at (304) 377-1293 or Stephanie Valentine at (304) 794-8423.

Littlejohn has “devoted his career to representing the hard-working residents of the Ohio Valley in their real estate, business, estate planning and personal injury matters,” according to a news release.

He is a 2004 graduate of Steubenville High School who continued his academic career at Capital University, majoring in political science with a minor in international business. While there, he worked for the Ohio Supreme Court’s specialized docket division from 2007-08. In May 2008, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science. He went on to attend law school at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., where he graduated cum laude in May of 2011.

After graduating from law school, Littlejohn returned to the Ohio Valley and became an assistant prosecuting attorney for Jefferson County. In January of 2012, he opened his own law firm, Littlejohn Law, focusing on real estate, business, estate planning and personal injury matters. He has authored several books and consumer guides with the hope of helping residents of the Ohio Valley make well-informed legal decisions, the release notes.

He is the son of Edward and Vicki Littlejohn and is married to Kellee Littlejohn. They have a daughter, Kyzlee.

‘Photo Family Stories’

to be theme of meeting

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. — The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the White Church building located on Fire Road across from the fire hall.

The program will be “Looking Back — Photo Family Stories.” It will involve an audience participation time of looking at old photos of families and hearing stories about them.

The museum will be open following the meeting. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available.

Wednesday fish frys continue

at Sacred Heart of Mary

WEIRTON — On Wednesdays during Lent, Sacred Heart of Mary Church at 200 Preston Ave., will be hosting a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Remaining dates for the fish fry are Wednesday and March 20 and 27 and April 3 and 10.

The menu will include baked fish, fried fish, fried shrimp, haluski, macaroni and cheese, french fries, cole slaw, potato and cheese or sauerkraut pierogi, desserts and homemade bread.

Patrons can dine in, and takeout also is available. The phone number is (304) 723-1648.

Tri-State Winemaker’s Club

to hold March 14 meeting

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Winemaker’s Club members held their February meeting at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Steubenville.

Future wine tastings that the club will be participating in were discussed. Also discussed were different venues in which to hold the December Christmas party. A committee was formed to obtain information on that.

At the March 14 meeting, a volunteer committee will form to discuss future club social and travel plans. Anyone interested in joining the club check out the club’s Facebook page.

Follansbee church hosting

special Wednesday services

FOLLANSBEE — Sycamore Tree Church at 2854 Eldersville Road will be hosting special services during the six weeks of Lent.

Each Wednesday through April 10, the congregation will be gathering at 7 p.m. for music and a message, including tonight. Everyone is welcome to attend the Sycamore Tree, a “come-as-you-are congregation.”

For information, visit or its Facebook page.