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Edison High senior selected

for OMEA All-State Choir

RICHMOND — Edison High School senior Troy Hackathorn has been selected to attend the 2020 Ohio Music Education Association’s All-State Choir.

Hackathorn, the son of Ty and Julie Hackathorn of Amsterdam, will attend the event on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom in Cincinnati. He will be among 160 warblers from across the Buckeye State who will perform on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. with conductor Andre Thomas, the Owen F. Sellers professor of music and director of choral activities and professor of music education at Florida State University. Prior to the performance, Hackathorn will attend six hours of regional rehearsals and a mandatory mass rehearsal on Jan. 11 at Otterbein University.

Participants submitted a recording of their vocals for consideration, and Hackathorn included his warm-ups to denote range as well as a rendition of “Ride On, King Jesus.” He said he was elated to take part in the honors choir and represent EHS.

“I’m excited,” he said. “A lot of hard work went into it.”

He has been a member of the school A cappella choir for the past five years and has participated in school musicals, including “The Wedding Singer,” “Hello, My Baby” and “Annie.” Additionally, he has appeared in OMEA solo and ensemble contests, area talent contests and is a member of the school’s National Beta Club.

Dani Carroll, director of vocal music at EHS, was proud to see Hackathorn selected. “This is quite an honor. We haven’t had anyone audition since 2012.”

St. Stephen’s Episcopal hosting

trash-to-treasure sale Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, located at 284 Lovers Lane, is having an indoor “trash-to-treasure” and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Hopedale Chapter of Muskies

schedules Thursday meeting

HOPEDALE — The Hopedale, Ohio, Chapter of Muskies Inc. will hold its September meeting on Thursday, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pine Valley Sportsman Club.

The July tournament was canceled because of the extreme heat. The August meeting included discussion about renaming the “Big Fish Tournament” in October in memory of Pete Sall, a topic that will be revisited at Thursday’s gathering.

Resume help being offered at

Follansbee Branch Library

FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will be offering computer help with resumes and online job applications from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Those interested can drop in for help provided by library employee Natalie Staffileno. All needed documents for a resume should be brought, and help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For information contact the library at (304) 527-0860.

Hancock CEOS Newview Club holds reorganizational meeting

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Community Educational Outreach Service Newview Club held its reorganizational meeting on Sept. 5 at the Hancock County Senior Center.

Elected officers for 2020 were: Becky Wiegers, president; Betty Wagner, vice president; Wendy Backus, secretary; and Janet Keller, treasurer.

Committee chairs are: Laura Greathouse, family issues; Louann Huff, health motivator; Barbara Jones, marketing and membership; Sue Isner, continuing education; Bonnie Ryan, volunteer hours; and Virginia Lawrence, purposeful reading.

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