Community news from around the area
awarding of scholarships
NEW CUMBERLAND — Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort awarded its annual Mountaineer Future Scholarships to three area high school seniors to use toward their college education expenses.
This year’s scholarship recipients receiving scholarships Aug. 5 included the following graduates:
– Abigail Nickerson, Weirton Madonna, who will be attending West Virginia University this fall to study exercise physiology;
– Baylee Jones, Oak Glen, who will be attending WVU this fall, studying psychology; and
– Reid Hoover, Weir High, who will be attending WVU this fall to pursue studies in pharmaceutical science.
Previous scholarship winners receiving an award for the 2019-20 academic year include the following students:
– Joseph Garan, Weirton Madonna, 2018 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient;
– Ty Biela, Oak Glen, 2018 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient;
– Caroline Fodor, Weir High, 2018 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient;
– Rebecca Garan, Weirton Madonna, 2017 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient;
– Jayson Chappell, Oak Glen, 2017 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient;
– Abby Wallace, Weir High, 2017 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient;
– Gabriella Anile, Weirton Madonna, 2016 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient; and
– Irene Salopek, Weir High, 2016 Mountaineer Future Scholarship recipient.
The Mountaineer Future Scholarship is open to Hancock County high school seniors from Oak Glen, Weir High and Weirton Madonna.
One senior from each high school is selected to receive $1,000, which can be utilized toward tuition, textbooks and fees and is renewable each year through the completion of the recipients’ degree program.
Mountaineer Casino has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to area high school seniors.
Library activities include
new mysteries book club
STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following lineup of programs and activities at its various locations:
Main Library, (740) 282-9782
Children: There will be back-to-school stories and crafts offered on Aug. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Call to register.
Adults: A new Cozy Mysteries Book Club will kick off at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23. This month, the group will discuss “Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake” by Sarah Graves. Call to join.
“Coffee, Doughnuts and a Movie” is set for Aug. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. Call to find out what’s playing.
Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion at 5 p.m. on Aug. 19. Call to join.
Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. Call to join.
Toronto Legion hosting two
dances during alumni reunion
TORONTO — The Toronto American Legion Post 86, located at 415 Market St., will be hosting two dances during the Toronto High School All-School Reunion festivities on Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.
On Aug. 30 from 9 p.m. to midnight, Mike Styer and the Remainders will be performing. The cover charge is $5 per person.
On Aug. 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight, DJs Mike and Paula will be providing music. There will be a $10 cover charge.
The phone number is (740) 537-9317
HCH hosting workshop
on ‘Nutrition Hot Topics’
CADIZ — “Nutrition Hot Topics” will be presented at the next Lunch and Learn Workshop at Harrison Community Hospital cafeteria, which is scheduled for Sept. 5.
Jill Spangler, registered dietitian at Wheeling Hospital, will discuss the latest fads, trends and myths about nutrition.
Lunch and Learn Workshops are held on the first Thursday of every month except December. The workshops are free to the public.
Attendees may bring their own lunch or can purchase one in the cafeteria. A snack and beverages will be provided. Reservations are not needed.
Harrison Community Hospital is a division of Wheeling Hospital.