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Rotary Club accepting scholarship applications STEUBENVILLE — The Rotary Club of Steubenville is accepting applications from graduating seniors in Jefferson County for the Service Above Self Scholarship. The local Rotary Club has offered this scholarship for 20 years through the ...

Helping to feed the hungry

Vanessa Roberts-Beaver, right, owner of Sweet Temptations, has again come up with a way to help those in need, according to Jim Pauchnik, a board member of the Community Bread Basket located at 3501 West St., Weirton. “When a person brings a nonperishable item into our shop at 3666 Lindberg ...

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St. Paul weekly fish fries are happening with many changes WEIRTON — The St. Paul Holy Name Men and Christian Mothers will once again have their fish fry every Friday during Lent and featuring Coleman fish. But because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year will bring many changes, ...

Longtime church members honored

Pastor Mark Mayer of the Weirton First Christian Church conducted a special service Feb. 7 to honor three longtime members of the church, including, from left, Paula Brown, Connie Norwood and Karen Blanc, with the status of elder emeritus, a lifelong honor. Elder emeritus is a status given to ...

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Chapter learns about district book study, online social hour NEW CUMBERLAND — The Alpha Tau chapter (WV) of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Organization for Women Educators held its February meeting online through Zoom. Diane Bowers, president, called the meeting to ...

Music makers

Music students at John Gregg and Stanton elementary schools are making their own music following lessons in their respective classes. Music teachers Kathy Ramsey and Dani Carroll have been working in tandem, and a recent lesson on music instrument families inspired some students to create ...

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Bay Six: Wheels 2021 to help kids get a bike, skateboard, scooter MINGO JUNCTION — Every child should have something to ride on — a bike, a skateboard or a scooter. Such is the school of thought behind the Bay 6: Wheels 2021 giveaway being organized by The Bay Six Project, 618 ...

Valentine royalty

Wyngate of Weirton celebrated Valentine’s Day with a party that included crowning a Valentine king and queen. The queen is Madonna Davis, and the king is Mark Pieniazek. “Love shines through even during a pandemic,” a Wyngate spokesperson noted.

Greenwood presented God and Service Award

NEW CUMBERLAND — Rick Greenwood, who has served on the Boy Scouts of America Ohio River Valley Council Board for four years, was presented the God and Service Award on Feb. 7. It constitutes the highest religious award given to adults in Scouting. Bill Littell, on behalf of the Christian ...

Church sermon topics

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Lima Oscar Victor Echo,” guest preacher Wally Jancura, www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “The Impact of Friends.” - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “Dressing for the ...

Campus news

Muskingum University The following students have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Muskingum University in New Concord. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a term GPA of 3.60 or above on a minimum load of 12 completed semester hours of A-F graded ...

Lending a hand

Members of Wellsburg Elks Lodge 1553 presented a donation to volunteers behind the Follansbee R.E.A.C.H. Program, a local food pantry. The donation is part of a $3,500 Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant the lodge secured and divided among the Brooke County Public Library, A Child’s Place ...

Featured artist

Paul “Pete” Spencer of Weirton is the Steubenville Art Association’s featured artist for February, with works on display in the lobby of Historic Fort Steuben, located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. A self-taught artist, Spencer first took an interest in the arts because his wife had ...

Library offerings include vaccine registration, tax forms

STEUBENVILLE — Register for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. “If you’re eligible to register for the vaccine, but don’t have a computer or the Internet, visit the library for free access,” explained Jennifer Cesta, the library ...

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Weirton open houses planned Saturday mark Black History Month WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center and the Dunbar Recreation Center are teaming up to host a Black History Month open house on Saturday that will celebrate the many people and places that contributed to ...

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Brooke alum wins scholarship for design of health care facility MORGANTOWN — Cassidy Bland Roberts, a 2014 graduate of Brooke High School, has won a $2,500 scholarship for her design of a health care facility in a competition held by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of ...

Bird count welcomes local participants

The 24th-annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs Friday through Monday, is an opportunity for all budding birdwatchers and bird-count veterans to use their skills, according to event organizers. People from around the world — and locally — count the birds they see for at least 15 ...

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DAR Fort Steuben Chapter plans May bench dedication STEUBENVLLE — A board meeting of the Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Board was held Jan. 29 through Zoom. Board members present were Regent Vickie Valles, Karen Watson Blanc, Nancy Valles, Patti ...

Philoptochos holds coat drive

During the month of January, the All Saints Greek Orthodox Philotochos Society sponsored a coat drive to benefit the Salvation Army. New or mildly worn coats and jackets of all sizes were collected at the church along with new outerwear such as gloves, hats, scarves and boots. The clothes have ...

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Mingo Knights announce plans for fish frys, detail changes MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Junction Knights of Columbus Monsignor Joseph F. Dooley Council 4361 will sponsor fish frys from noon to 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent, beginning Feb. 12 and ending March 26, at the council hall. ...