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A helping hand for the Community Bread Basket

When Richard and Patty Soplinski of Paris, Pa., saw the needs of Community Bread Basket, they decided to do something positive to help, according to Jim Pauchnik, CBB board member. The Soplinski family has a traditional Christmas celebration. “This year we decided to help others rather than ...

Salvation Army of Steubenville has successful kettle campaign

STEUBENVILLE — The Salvation Army of Steubenville’s annual kettle campaign of 2019 was a success, exceeding its goal of $50,000. The report came Tuesday when Lt. Erik Muhs, a member of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club, told his group peers that the six-week campaign that ended Christmas Eve ...

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Kids 4 Christ after-school program returning Tuesday RICHMOND — Kids 4 Christ, an after-school faith-building program and ministry for children in kindergarten through grade three, will begin its winter session starting Tuesday at Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St., ...

Church sermon topics

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following sermon topics are submitted by local churches. The deadline for inclusion is noon on Thursday.) - Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Where’s Waldo?” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Remember Your Baptism.” - Calvary Community Memorial ...

Marjorie Bensie named Tri-State Area Master Gardener of the Year

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Tri-State Area Master Gardener Association has chosen Marjorie Bensie as the Master Gardener of the Year for 2019. A resident of George’s Run in Jefferson County, Bensie has been a West Virginia University Extension Certified Master Gardener since 2013. Herb ...

Steubenville Kiwanians planning 10th-annual trivia night March 14

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Kiwanis Club is reaching a fundraiser event milestone this year with planning under way for its 10th-annual trivia night competition. Club Secretary-Treasurer Tom Timmons will continue to serve as event chair of the fundraiser that will be held March 14 at ...

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Various programs, activities scheduled at library locations STEUBENVILLE — Programs and activities planned at the various sites of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include: Main Library, (740) 282-9782 Adults: The “A Stitch in ...

‘We’ve Come This Far by Faith’

STEUBENVILLE — A “Black in History” play that was created, written and produced by a group of local youth will be presented as part of a first-time event being held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Sycamore Youth Center, located at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. The time of ...

Wintersville Woman’s Club speaker to be vocational school superintendent

WINTERSVILLE — With education as the month’s program theme, the Wintersville Woman’s Club will resume the second half of its 2019-20 club calendar on Jan. 16, welcoming as guest speaker Todd Phillipson, superintendent of the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. The noon luncheon ...

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Super Bowl Eve United Way tailgate party set for Feb. 1 WEIRTON — The ninth-annual Super Bowl Eve United Way tailgate party will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown. Advance tickets are $25 per person or $30 ...

Adamovich named Township Official of the Year

MINGO JUNCTION — Knox Township Trustee Joe Adamovich received the highest honors by being named the 2019 Township Official of the Year during the recent 52nd-annual Raymond C. Amoroso Christmas dinner and awards banquet held at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall. Scott Fabian, master of ...

Brooke County Senior Center still persevering with services, activities

FOLLANSBEE — While it faced some financial struggles for a while, the Brooke County Senior Center has coped with them and continues to offer residents 60 and older a variety of activities and services, said its director. “We’re slowly coming back into the black,” said Angela Kocher, ...

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Farmers’ Winter Breakfast Series to continue in 2020 STEUBENVILLE — Ohio State University Extension will host a Farmers’ Breakfast Series in Steubenville every third Friday starting this month and continuing through April The first session is set for Jan. 17 at the OSU Extension ...

Poised to help in the new year

Community Bread Basket began the 2020 food distribution on Jan. 3 with several new volunteers arriving to help with the work, according to board member Jim Pauchnik, who noted at least four new volunteers needed community service hours from their schools. Pitching in were, from left, Bob ...

Brooke Rotary Club continues Christmas tradition

WELLSBURG — With help from friends, family and neighbors, the Rotary Club of Brooke County provided gifts, food, paper products and other items to families with children in each of Brooke County’s six schools this Christmas. “We’re just a bunch of local business people trying to do ...

Capital Health throws holiday party for East Garfield Elementary

STEUBENVILLE — In a spirit of giving back to the community, Capital Health Care Network adopted East Elementary School in Steubenville as the beneficiary of holiday good tidings. Capital Health threw a schoolwide Christmas party for the pupils on Dec. 16, according to Nancy Felton, ...

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Library programs include tribute to Simon and Garfunkel STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has the following schedule of activities and programs planned at its various locations, including: Main Library, (740) 282-9782 Adults: At 1 p.m. on ...

Doing their part

The Brooke High School boys soccer team volunteered their time as bell ringers for the Brooke County Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign. Among players participating were, from left, William Cruny, Blaise Buchmelter, Colin Wounaris, Tyler Mitchell, Hunter Adams and Josh Ferguson. Other ...

Tradition continues

New Year’s Day at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Weirton began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in remembrance of St. Basil the Great, followed by the traditional cutting of the Vasilopita, a sweet bread or cake with a coin baked into it. The person who finds the coin will be ...

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11th-annual extravaganza is scheduled for Feb. 9 WINTERSVILLE — The 11th-annual Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza Benefit for St. Vincent De Paul Ministry, caring for those in need, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the social hall at Blessed Sacrament Church, located at 852 Main ...