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Ohio University Eastern Campus ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The following local students have been named to Ohio University dean’s list while attending classes at the Eastern Campus for the fall semester ending Dec. 12. Students earn their place on the dean’s list by completing at least 15 ...

Church sermon topics

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “The Creator Who Recreates,” www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “Sometimes It’s Good to Get Lost.” - Finley United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Eating Right,” www.finleyumc.org. - Follansbee First ...

Top winner in entrepreneurship program

TRIO Upward Bound, a Department of Education-funded grant that operates out of Eastern Gateway Community College, recently held a virtual entrepreneurship program in which 16 students from Jefferson County high schools participated and completed the pitch competition on the final day. First ...

Toronto group splits proceeds from sale of veterans booklets

TORONTO — The Toronto Coalition for Revitalization has divided $2,115 raised through the sale of more than 180 of its Veterans Military Banners booklets to three nonprofit groups. Members of the nonprofit group recently presented $1,000 to leaders of Toronto American Legion Post 86 while ...

Presentations made

The Mingo Junction Knights of Columbus Monsignor Joseph F. Dooley Council No. 4361 recently presented six $200 scholarships to Catholic Central High School students. Involved in the presentation were, front, from left, Baci Carpico, past state deputy of the Ohio Knights of Columbus and current ...

Gorman, Lee recognized

Carpico, also a member of the Ohio Charity Foundation, presented a check for $1,000 each to CCHS students Ryan Gorman and Michael Lee. The students displayed outstanding involvement in school, church and community activities, along with academic excellence. During the 2020-21 school year, the ...

U.M.W.A. Local 1304 to meet Saturday at Hopedale Legion

HOPEDALE — The United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1304 will hold its regular meeting on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hopedale American Legion Post 682, located at 48225 Rabbit Road. Because of COVID-19 precautions, masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed.

Bill Johnson announces service academy nominations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, has announced U.S. Service Academy nominations for young men and women from Ohio’s 6th Congressional District. Among the 18 students nominated from Eastern and Southeastern Ohio was Conrad Schuetz of Tiltonsville, Buckeye Local High School, ...

Weirton Woman’s Club installs officers, learns of special honors

WEIRTON — The Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia, met in November for the opening meeting of the 2020-21 club year. COVID protocols were observed with masks and social distancing. Helen Gibson, president, opened the meeting and ...

Community news from around the area

S.T.E.M. grants available again for area educators WHEELING — The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has announced the continuation of a strategic grant partnership with Southwestern Energy that will support S.T.E.M. — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — education. ...

Campus news

Duquesne University A.J. Connor, Wintersville, obtained dean’s list honors for the Fall 2020 semester at Duquesne University. Luca Connor, Wintersville, obtained a 4.0 for the Fall 2020 semester at Duquesne University. West Virginia Northern Community College West Virginia Northern ...

Church sermon topics

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “A Church in Transition,” www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Divine Provision/Protection.” - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “End the Isolation.” - Finley United Methodist ...

Work day set for Saturday at Beatty Park

STEUBENVILLE — Work days continue to be held at Beatty Park in Steubenville’s South End with the next one scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. All volunteers are welcome to meet at the site of the old (original) pool, according to Flora VerStraten-Merrin, organizer of the Friends ...

Community news from around the area

Valentines being collected for first responders, others Chambers and James Funeral Homes are inviting area residents to join them in thanking emergency first responders and frontline workers as well as military veterans through a collection of valentines under way through Feb. 5. The ...

‘Take-and-Make’ craft

Area residents can celebrate African-American History Month in February by visiting the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County to pick up a “Take-and-Make” Alma Thomas craft. Thomas is considered a major artist of the 20th century and achieved a great ...

Family idea helps Community Bread Basket

For many years the Vince and Lorraine Soplinski family exchanged gifts at their traditional Christmas Eve dinner. Last year, however, Rich Soplinski’s wife, Patty, discussed the option of donating to those in need since the family had so many blessings. That led to collecting nonperishable ...

Community news from around the area

‘Cooking with Cast Iron’ first East Ohio Women in Agriculture program topic STEUBENVILLE — This year the Ohio State University Extension’s East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference has been deconstructed into 10 free webinars and three in-person field days now through May ...

Community news from around the area

STEUBENVILLE — Normally February is Pinewood Derby time. But this year is going to be different for the 2021 Boy Scouts of America Two Chiefs District’s annual tradition, according to Joe Kovaleski, longtime chairman. While there will be a Pinewood Derby this year, it won’t be held ...

Briefs

Jefferson County Farm Bureau to award three scholarships The Jefferson County Farm Bureau will be awarding three $500 scholarships in 2021. The scholarships are being sponsored as an aid to young people of Jefferson County in continuing their education and becoming self-directing, ...