Community news from throughout the area
‘Zalia’ kick-off book signing
in New Cumberland canceled
NEW CUMBERLAND — Co-authors Tom Zielinsky of Weirton and George B. Hines III of New Cumberland have announced that the book signing of their lastest project, “Zalia, Hancock County, West Virginia — Rediscovering a Lost Community,” has been canceled.
It was to have been held on March 29 at the Swaney Memorial Library in New Cumberland, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
“Taking the recommendations of our national and local health organizations to ‘social distance’ we have canceled our signing date,” Zielinsky noted in an e-mail. “We will work with the library after the Easter holiday to reschedule the signing for April. However, this really depends on the progress we’re making with the virus.”
The book signing scheduled for April 25 at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, 3149 Main St., Weirton, is still planned for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “We will carefully evaluate that situation over the next several weeks before making a final decision to either continue or cancel as well,” Zielinsky noted.
The books, which are signed by both authors and sell for $15, will be available March 27 at the Davis Pharmacy’s in New Cumberland and Chester and the Weirton Museum and Cultural Center in Weirton. Books also will be available at the Swaney Library when the library reopens. It is presently closed.
Presbyterian Church of Cadiz
closes church because of virus
CADIZ — The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz has decided to close the church and suspend all services, programs and activities until further notice, due to coronavirus concerns.
Recorded videos of the Sunday sermons during the closure will be on the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Questions can be directed to the Rev. Alan Jeffries at (740) 312-9224.
Brooke County Senior Center
events affected by coronavirus
FOLLANSBEE — The Brooke County Senior Center’s spring fling, scheduled for March 28, has been tentatively moved to May 9, due to the coronavirus.
AARP tax assistance services offered there have been canceled until further notice.
Brooke Library has canceled
all scheduled March programs
WELLSBURG –In light of concerns about the coronavirus, all March programs at the Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch have been canceled.
But the libraries are expected to remain open at this time.
Tri-State Marine Corps
Auxiliary holds meeting
WEIRTON — The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary met March 9 with President Shirley Brecht opened the meeting with prayer by Chaplain Mary Ann Smith.
Those who are ill were remembered in prayer.
Brecht led members in opening ceremonies. Roll call was conducted by Vice President Darlene Kemp.
Members were updated on cards sent on the auxiliary’s behalf.
Secretary Marcy Spano read her report for December, which was approved. The treasurer’s report also was read and approved.
Brecht’s report was read, noting 15 Christmas stockings were delivered to nursing homes in Weirton. The club’s adopted veteran for 2020 is Commandant Jim DiBenedetto, a club member.
Those celebrating January birthdays were acknowledged.
The club provided a $50 gift of money to Marcy Spano in acknowledgment of the death of her mother.
It was agreed to make Easter baskets for veterans in nursing homes in Weirton. A bakeless bake sale also will be held. The club agreed to have ice cream socials.
Barbara Glessner won the 50-50 drawing, donating the winnings back to the club treasury.
Brecht provided refreshments for the meeting. Marcy Spano will serve in April.
The next meeting is set for April 13.
Edison Athletic Booster steak fry and auction postponed
RICHMOND — The Annual Edison Athletic Booster steak fry and auction scheduled for March 28 has been postponed until a yet-to-be-determined date.
Anyone who sent a donation is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know if the donation should be returned or kept for the rescheduled event.
2020 photography show
entry specifics detailed
CADIZ — The Puskarich Public Library System newsletter for March and April notes the 2020 photography show will be held at the Clark Memorial Branch Library.
The entry deadline is April 30 for any picture, any size. No picture frames are needed, and photo titles “add to the fun.”
An award will be given to the people’s choice favorite. People’s choice voting will be conducted May 1-15. Photos and prizes can be claimed after May 25. The event is made possible by Friends of the Clark Memorial Branch Library.
Questions can be directed to (740) 658-3855 or (740) 673-0800.
Roundtable meeting canceled
WHEELING — The March 23 monthly meeting of the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable has been canceled.