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Toy collection honors memory of teacher’s sibling

FOLLANSBEE — A toy drive held at Follansbee Middle School in September will help to bring smiles to the young patients at Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital while carrying on the spirit of the late sibling of the teacher behind it. Kelly Eggert said she organized the drive to remember her ...

Community news from around the area

East Springfield Cemetery Association schedules meeting for Saturday EAST SPRINGFIELD — The East Springfield Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Christ United Methodist Church in East Springfield, located at 220 ...

Holiday celebration

The Mingo Lions Club recently held its Christmas party at the residence of member Jeffrey Schuetz. On hand to enjoy the covered-dish festivities were seated, from left, Luiggi Muscedere and Becka Derby; first row, Karen Harris, Clara Sue Milewsky and Leroy Milewsky; second row, Terry Snyder and ...

Membership kickoff meeting Thursday for Farm Bureau

Jada Garrison, Jefferson County Farm Bureau summer office assistant, shows off some of the snowmen gifts that were part of the promotion and education committee Christmas luncheon “open-or-grab” gift exchange. Garrison is a student at Kent State University, majoring in architecture. Jeanne ...

Scholarship presentation

Pierpont Community and Technical College student Austin James Tingler of Weirton has been awarded an academic scholarship from Southwestern Energy. The son of Linda and Bryan Tingler received an award of $2,000 for the 2017-18 year of study in the petroleum technology program. He is a 2012 ...

Helping to feed the hungry

The Rev. Dennis Schulkens, pastor at Saint Joseph and Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Churches, in his weekly school Mass asked students to, “step up to the plate.” He explained that in the Gospel from Matthew, Jesus is asked, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and ...

Church news from throughout the area

New Year’s Eve evening service at Steubenville Church of the Nazarene STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Church of the Nazarene, 511 Woodlawn Road, Steubenville, will hold a special service New Year’s Eve service beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ed Spangler, guest minister, will be ...

Church sermon topics

-- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “(Love) In Person!!!” -- Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: "Awaiting the Messiah." -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Serving In A Higher Place.” -- Finley United Methodist Church, ...

JCTA celebrates 50th anniversary

MINGO JUNCTION — This year marked the 50th anniversary for the Jefferson County Township Association’s Christmas banquet and awards dinner held Dec. 2 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall. Three trustees who served in 1967 were invited to attend as honored guests for the evening. They ...

SilverSneakers enjoy dancing, food, fun

STEUBENVILLE — The Silver Sneakers’ annual Christmas luncheon and party was held Dec. 7 at the YMCA Wellness Center at St. John Arena, Steubenville, with 71 attending. The welcome was offered by class instructor Flora L. VerStraten-Merrin, who began the festivities tradition six years ...

Fidelis Gamma Chapter hosts Tri-Chapter Christmas party

STEUBENVILLE — Fidelis Gamma Chapter of W.Va. Alpha Delta Kappa hosted the Tri-Chapter Christmas party Dec. 2 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner with chapters Alpha Tau and Alpha Kappa. The tables were decorated in the Christmas theme with nutcrackers, Santa Clauses and poinsettias. A ...

Children’s books presented

Worthy Matron Stephanie Burch, right, and Associate Matron Patricia Smith from the Unionport Chapter No. 360 Order of the Eastern Star presented children’s books to a volunteer at Grand Chapter in Kalahari. It was the Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron's project for chapters to bring ...

Holiday visit

Members of Madonna High School's Interact Club visited residents of the Serra Manor in Weirton where they sang Christmas carols to the residents.

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Bezaleel Wells Questers share history of their old Christmas ornaments STEUBENVILLE — The Bezaleel Wells Chapter No. 1474 of Questers International met Dec. 14 at the YWCA of Steubenville. Instead of the usual meeting, the group held its annual Christmas party with Iris Craig serving as ...

Pizza, gifts and a tarantula, too

STEUBENVILLE — Serving pizza, presenting gifts and sponsoring a special visit from special critters are all part of what the Steubenville Kiwanis Club does to make the Christmas season a memorable time for first-graders at Garfield East Elementary School in Steubenville. The annual ...

Honored guest

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 welcomed John Penn of Morgantown, president of the West Virginia Elks Association, as the honored guest at the Weirton Elks’ Christmas party held Dec. 9. Participating in the holiday festivities were, from left, William Velerst, Weirton Elks trustee and Northern ...

Mingo Woman’s Club has Christmas party, plans for Legislation Day

MINGO JUNCTION — Members of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo held their Christmas party at Manfred’s Restaurant. President Janet Petrella gave the welcome, and Mary Jane Tiberio gave the opening prayer. A brief business meeting was held before the party. Sharon Cole-Isner distributed ...

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Toronto Sunrise Seniors celebrate Christmas with dinner, music, prizes TORONTO — The Toronto Sunrise Seniors celebrated Christmas with a catered dinner Dec. 8 at the Roosevelt Center President Barbara Pritts, welcomed guests, including Mayor John Parker and his wife, Tracey; Don and ...

And a Merry Christmas parade to all

Merry Christmas! Today’s community page is devoted to photos I took while attending the Eastern Gateway Community College Sights and Sounds of Christmas Nutcracker Magic Parade held in downtown Steubenville on Dec. 9. About 90 units participated in the annual parade with Trinity Health ...

Brooke High School Class of 1972 holds 45-year reunion

Members of the Brooke High School class of 1972 held their 45-year reunion this summer at the Mountainside Conference Center at Bethany College. The festivities also included an ice breaker held at the Holiday Lanes Family Fun Center. Attending the reunion were, front row, from left, Regina ...