Community news from around the area
Jefferson County Relay for Life
to be held in Toronto in 2020
with a reduced time frame
STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Relay for Life will return to Toronto for the 2020 installment of the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
At a relay wrapup meeting and picnic held July 15 at the Toronto pool shelterhouse in celebration of the 2019 relay, the location, date and reduced time frame were selected along with the theme.
The relay will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 19 at the Toronto Junior-Senior High School Clarke Hinkle Stadium, according to Emily Russell, who served as co-chair along with Tom Simmons. The two will return in that leadership capacity for next year’s event.
The theme will be “Cancer Takes No Holiday.”
Team totals and the overall relay amount raised were shared at the meeting attended by the event leadership team and team captains.
The 2019 relay goal of $82,500 was exceeded by more than $12,000 with $94,727.05 raised. The top three money-raising teams were: First Presbyterian Church of Toronto, $12,252; Wintersville United Methodist Church, $7,895.03; and Stacy’s Pink Posse, $5,617.53.
The first planning meeting for the 2020 relay will be held Sept. 17 in room 2500 at Eastern Gateway Community College. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For relay information, contract Tracy Barnhouse, ACS community development manager, by phone at (740) 509-0196 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or Russell via e-mail at email@example.com.
For ACS information, visit cancer.org. The cancer helpline number is (800) 227-2345.
Country Friends announcing
entertainment for weekend
COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Buffington Brothers on Friday and Bud Sapp’s Country Sounds on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.
The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.
Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.
Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wintersville High School
All-Class Reunion on Aug. 17
WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville High School All-Class Reunion will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 17 at Aladdin Land in Reeds Mill, Wintersville.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish. Beverages will be provided.
Donations would be appreciated, according to an organizer.
Toronto Sunrise Seniors
hear reports, play games
TORONTO — The Toronto Sunrise Seniors were welcomed by President Barbara Pritts to the July 26 meeting held at the Roosevelt Center.
A blessing was offered by Secretary Laura Sheets. Following a covered-dish meal, Pritts led the group in reciting the pledge of allegiance. Sheets conducted the roll call of officers and read the minutes of the previous meeting. Treasurer Judy Sabol presented the financial report.
The names of 10 members celebrating a July birthday were announced as well as one anniversary.
Pritts issued a reminder about the trip to Hartville on Aug. 16. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from the parking lot near the Toronto High School stadium.
Laura Sheets was recognized as member of the month.
The August kitchen committee includes Alex and Beverly Anderson, Mary and Bill Edwards, Elaine Briceland and Judy Whyte.
Marlene Garrett and Frank Marino sold 50-50 tickets. The drawings were won by Marino and Louie Nelson.
After the meeting, members played bingo and cards. Bingo winners included Bill and Susan Kulstad, Barbara and Don Pritts, Marlene Garrett, Louie Nelson, Judy Sabol, Frank Marino, Gloria Howard, Marcella McKnight, Nancy Bodrog, Lucy Timko and Betty Mossor. John Lash and Paul Sherwood were thanked for conducting the bingo game.
Open house set for Sunday
at Crew House Museum
RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society continues its schedule of summer open houses at the Crew House Museum on Main Street.
The museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The summer open houses are being held on the second and fourth Sunday of the month through August.
There is no admission to visit the museum, but donations are welcomed. There are new items available to see, and the Jefferson Union High School memorabilia space has proven to be a popular attraction, according to a spokesperson.
Classes holding reunions are encouraged to make arrangements to visit the dedicated space for JUHS memorabilia.
The historical society has various items for sale, including pottery mugs for $12 and salt crocks for $20. The glazed stoneware items have “Richmond ~ Ohio” on them. The historical society also has Richmond history books for sale, available for $10.
The group typically meets every other month on the third Tuesday at the Crew House Museum, beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in local history is welcome to attend meetings or join the historical society. Annual dues are $5.
For information, contact Phil Judy, president, at (740) 765-4534.
The historical society is in the process of preparing for its annual Quaker Day festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28. Vendors interested in having a presence at the event are encouraged to call (740) 765-4534.
Weirton library hosting used book sales on three Saturdays
WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main St., Weirton, will be holding a used book sale for the next three Saturdays — on Aug. 10, Aug. 17 and Aug 24.
The sales will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the library’s garage on Walnut Street. Parking is available in the rear of the building. A large assortment of items will be available. Books will be sold individually or by the bag.
Wellsburg AARP Chapter 3910
to hold meeting Aug. 15
WELLSBURG — AARP Chapter 3910 will meet at noon Aug. 15 at the Wellsburg Moose.
Reservations are required, and members will be called. Others interested in attending should call (304) 737-1018 by Saturday.
Library announces lineup
of programs and activities
STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following activities and programs happening at its various locations:
Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782
Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be held Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Register to attend.
Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028
Adults: Color pages designed for adults at 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. Supplies will be provided.
Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Call to join.
Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262
Children: Watch a family movie at the library at noon on Aug. 14. Registration is required.
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Call to join.
Oak Glen High School Class
of 1969 looking for old photos
NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen High School Class of 1969 is looking for old photos to display at its upcoming reunion.
Any class member who still has his or her first-grade class picture is asked to contact a member of the committee. The picture will be copied and returned to its owner.
Classmates who plan to attend the reunion are reminded that the deadline for reservations is Sept. 30. The reunion will be held Oct. 12 at the East Liverpool Country Club.
Any class member who has not yet received a letter or has any questions about the event should contact one of the following committee members: Linda Manley, (304) 387-0288; Jim or Betsy Well, (304) 564-3812; or Milli Hines, (304) 387-9646.