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Business trainer, serial entrepreneur at free event Friday at Sycamore Center

STEUBENVILLE — Todd King, an Ohio Valley area native who has trained, coached and spoken for the biggest names in the business world, will be hosting a free event Friday at the Sycamore Youth Center located at 301 N. Fourth St.

This one-time special event is open to students in grades three through 12 and will last from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., according to Bobbyjon Bauman, center director.

Those interested in attending must pre-register by sending an e-mail to Bauman at bobbyjonbauman@gmail.com.

King, a 2001 graduate of Paden City High School, attended West Virginia University and as a college student bought his first business. It was then that King fell in love with business and went on to become a serial entrepreneur. He has now taught business and real estate investment strategies in 40 states and six countries. Throughout all his teachings, he states there is one primary key to success in business and life, and that is “emotional intelligence.”

King has worked with entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary from the TV show “Shark Tank,” best-selling author Dean Grazioso and business tycoon Robert Kiyosaki. He’s also shared stages and screens with stars from several TV shows, including “Biggest Loser,” “Pawn Stars” and “Flip this House.”

Recently his audiences have started to change, according to a news release, as King has made it a mission to teach youth the life and business mastery strategies not necessarily taught in traditional school. “If you or anyone in your family ever thought about starting a business, wants to learn about investing, understand how money works or improve your communication abilities, this event is for you,” the news release adds.

The Sycamore Youth Center provides after-school programming for more than 300 students in the Jefferson County area.

For information visit www.JTKingInv.comor www.SycamoreCenter.com.

Camera club announces March competition winners

WINTERSVILLE — The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has announced the March competition winners to the theme “Patterns and Shapes.”

The theme category winners were: First place, Barb Momyer; second, Melissa Taylor; and third, Michelle Stevens. The open category winners were: First place, Michelle Stevens; second, tie, John Hanish and Anissa Wellington; and third, Diane Bannister. The special effects category winners were: First place, Melissa Taylor; second, Michelle Stevens; and third, Anissa Wellington.

The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography. For information about the camera club, including the monthly contests, visit the website www.uovcc.org . The winning images are displayed at the camera club’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/upperohiovalleycameraclub.

Spring gospel meetings continue at Weirton church

WEIRTON – The Weirton Heights Church of Christ, 3169 Pennsylvania Ave., is continuing its annual spring gospel meetings this week, featuring special speaker Terry Jones.

The evening services through Friday begin at 7 p.m.

The remaining schedule and topics are:

* Today: “An Assessment of Paul’s Life;”

* Wednesday: “Therefore I Will Hope;”

* Thursday: “The Just for the Unjust;” and

* Friday: “Focused on Heaven.”

Face masks are mandatory, and social distancing will be observed.

The churchás minister is the Rev. Steve Smithbauer. The church’s phone number is (304) 723-1160.

First Appalachian Ohio Antique Power Show set for May 29-30

NEW ATHENS — The Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park grounds 43672 Stumptown Road, New Athens, (state Route 519 between U.S. Route 22 and New Athens) will host the first Appalachian Ohio Antique Power Show.

It will be held May 29 and 30 and feature antique tractors, hit and miss engines, oilfield engines, garden tractors and more.

All agriculture, industrial, military, logging, oil andgas, steam and transportation machinery and history are welcome. Antique tractors, hit and miss engines, oilfield engines, cars, trucks (semi and pickup)and garden tractors are all welcome.

The show runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 29 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 30. Admission is $3. For information, call (330) 401-5129 or e-mail ohioantiquepowerclub@yahoo.com. There also is a Facebook presence at facebook.com/appalachianohioantiquepowerclub.


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