Community news from around the area
Weirton Steel 25-Year Club
to hold picnic Saturday
WEIRTON — Weirton Steel’s 25-Year Club will be holding its annual picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek Road.
This marks the 73rd year for the picnic. All present and past employees of National Steel, Weirton Steel, ISG and Arcelor Mittal Steel are welcome to attend. It is for men and women, and it can be 25 years of combined service, according to a news release.
Lunch will be served after a brief business meeting and installation of officers at 11:30 a.m.
“It is a good time to see your past co-workers and to hear how their families are doing,” a spokesperson noted. For information, contact Brenda Ice, vice president, at (304) 748-2852 or Ron Barker, president.
Hopedale American Legion
to host steak night Saturday
HOPEDALE — The Hopedale American Legion Post at 48225 Rabbit Road is hosting a steak night on Saturday.
It will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. while steaks last. The cost is $15. Patrons can dine in or get carryout. The phone number is (740) 937-9995. Steak night is held the second of the month at the Legion post.
Order of A.H.E.P.A., Daughters
of Penelope install officers
WEIRTON — The Order of A.H.E.P.A. and Daughters of Penelope held their installation of officers on June 25 at the A.H.E.P.A Lodge in Weirton with Steve Psaros as the installing officer.
Officers of the A.H.E.P.A. Hancock Chapter No. 103 are: James Banketas, president; Nick Proakis, vice president; Harry Brown, treasurer; Gary Mastromichalis, secretary; and board of governors, William Davidson, Max Flinn, Dean Ligias, John Thomas and Nick Tranto.
Officers of the Daughters of Penelope Chapter No. 276 are: Joyce Drane, president; Mary Loucas, vice president; Rikki Kamarados, corresponding and recording secretary; Diane Payne, treasurer; and board of governors, Rikki Kamarados, Elaine Flinn, Heidi Psaros and Grace Madias.
An update was given on several community projects, including: Veterans Day wreath presentation, Nov. 11; Weirton Christian Center and Dunbar Center 11th-annual Thanksgiving dinner for the children and staff on Nov. 26; Weirton Ministerial Association Community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 28; and Salvation Army bell ringing on Nov. 29.
Muskies chapter to host
open tournament July 20
HOPEDALE — The Hopedale Chapter 18 of Muskies Inc. held its monthly meeting June 6, beginning with a moment of silence observed with the May 23 death of member Pete Sall.
Thirteen people participated in the tournament held May 18 at Piedmont Lake with Herb Moore releasing a 31-inch and Dave White releasing a 33-inch catch.
Bruce Harris brought three guests from Chapter 41 Central Ohio to fish at the outing.
It was noted that rainy weather has impacted attendance at tournaments. There will be an open tournament on July 20 at Piedmont Lake. Results of the June 15-16 open tournament will be discussed at the July meeting, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 11 at Pine Valley Sportsman Club.
Muskie Inc. members practice catch and release fishing for the Muskellunge. New members and guests are welcome at meetings. Directions, tournament forms and schedules can be found on the chapter’s website at www.muskiesinc18.com.
Urban Mission arranging tours
as part of its 60th anniversary
STEUBENVILLE — As part of its 60th anniversary observance, Urban Mission Ministries is hosting tours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“We’ll leave our doors wide open for the community to come and see what we’ve been up to in each of our ministry sites,” notes a notice in the mission’s newsletter. Tours will be scheduled throughout the day and into the evening. To register a post, visit the website at www.urbanmission.org.