BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Community happenings

Brightway sponsoring chili cook-off

The Brightway Center, located on county Road 15 outside Smithfield, is sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off on Feb. 9 with a call out for all good chili makers to participate and compete for a $50 prize.

Those interested in participating should submit an application to the Brightway Center by noon on Friday.

The “People’s Choice” vote will determine the $50 winner.

Tasters will be charged to taste all the entries and go back for more when they find one they like the most.

Virginia Young is chairman of the event.

Forms can be obtained from her, at the center or from service board members Sherry Matthews or Shirley McCartney.

This is the first fundraiser to be held by the group.

Sands of Time at Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Winemakers part of Feb. 9 event

The Tri-State Winemakers Club held its January meeting at the Wellsburg Elks Club with Rick Parker presiding.

Susan and Denny Johnston were hosts for the meeting attended by 20 members.

Treasurer Linda Cole is collecting dues of $10 per person.

At the March meeting, the nominating committee will present a slate of officers to be considered.

The club will be participating in the first wine-tasting held by the Weirton Elks Club on Feb. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Susan and Jim Zorbini will serve as hosts of the Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day meeting at the Wellsburg Elks at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Alpha Tau chapter members meet

The Alpha Tau Chapter of West Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa held their February meeting at the Swaney Memorial Library.

President Fran Jones presided. Chaplain Donna Durkin gave the “Thought of the Day.” Reports were given by Corresponding Secretary Shirley Washam, Recording Secretary Donna Bohach and Kathy Griffith, treasurer. Committee reports also were given.

Sheri Marsella, Zumba instructor, led a fitness activity. Karen Oyster, Michelle Bernardi, Michelle Turner and Debby Churella were hostesses.

Mended Hearts dinner Feb. 11

The Greater Wheeling Area Chapter No. 280 of the Mended Hearts Inc. will hold its annual dinner meeting Feb. 11 in honor of Heart Month.

Members and guests will meet at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Perkins in Wheeling and order from the menu. The guest speakers will be Dr. Ahmad Rahbar, whose topic will be “The Vein Clinic.” To make a reservation, call Betsy at (304) 242-6444 or Mary at (304) 280-5221.

Community happenings

Jewett Ruritan Club plans event

The Jewett Ruritan Club will hold a free blood pressure and diabetes screening at 10 a.m. Saturday at Valie Market in Jewett.

A bake sale also will be held at the same time.

Free trees for

joining foundation

Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting, according to a news release from the organization.

Anyone from Ohio who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

“The blue-green hue and distinctive shape of Colorado blue spruce trees will help beautify Ohio for many years to come,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees will also add to the proud heritage of Ohio’s existing Tree City USA communities.”

The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 35 years.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members also receive a subscription to the foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and “The Tree Book,” which contains information about planting and care.

To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Colorado Blue Spruce Tree, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 28 or visit arborday.org/february.

Community happenings

Rosebud Garden

Club meets

The Rosebud Garden Club met at the Dillonvale Presbyterian Church with members answering roll call by giving a woman’s name that is a flower.

Dorothy Molnar read the garden tip. Gloria Bartyzel presided, sharing photos from the December Christmas meeting held at the Farm Restaurant in Adena.

Jodi Russell, Caroline Williams and Bartyzel presented the program on decorating for the holidays the natural way by creating centerpieces using pine, berries, flowers, pine cones and branches.

Upcoming spring events were discussed. Darwin Burge, master gardener, reminded members to save plastic jugs and paper cylinders for planting as part of a project scheduled for March.

The club will co-host a flower show with the Mount Pleasant Garden Club on May 18. Nina Cleaver, Williams and Bartyzel will serve on the planning committee with Linda Kovach handling publicity.

Dawna Kale, master gardener, distributed fliers on the upcoming Tri-State Area Master Gardeners Round Robin presentations to be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The topics include herbs, perennials, veggie gardens, annuals, lawns, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and other pests, shade or sun gardens and ponds and water features.

The program was “Armchair Gardening.” Members shared their favorite gardening books and magazines, as well as seed catalogs.

Mary Jane Westling and Bartyzel were hostesses.

Debbie Finney will present a program on aromatherapy at the club’s Feb. 20 meeting.

For information on the club, call Bartyzel at (740) 769-2263.

Dance to feature

Sands of Time

A dance at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39, East Springfield, next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will feature the Sands of Time country classic band on Saturday. The dance will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be available.

Wells Township

seniors to meet

Wells Township senior citizens will hold their first meeting of the new year on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Wells Township Community Center on Steuben Street, Brilliant.

The meeting is open to Wells Township senior citizens. The annual membership fee is $5.

The meetings include a lunch, 50-50 drawing, door prizes and an occasional guest speaker with an estimated 15-minute message to share.

Lunch will include Capri sausage sandwiches and salad with participants at liberty to bring a dessert.

Questions can be directed to Liz Cook, Wells Township recreation director, at (740) 598-3967 or (740) 632-6253.

Art Beal band at

Country Friends

Country Friends will host Art Beal and the Country Tradition band on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events every Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. each Saturday, and the dance starts at 7 p.m. On Monday and Friday nights, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they so desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

The website is www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Community happenings

The following news comes from the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz.

Local author to visit

Local author Kerry George will visit the Puskarich Public Library, 200 E. Market St., Cadiz, at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 to meet interested readers and sign copies of his new book “Black Damp Century.”

According to a news release about the book, William “Buck” Storm is the tyrannical patriarch of his family and brutal coal mine owner whose war-time experiences have flawed him. He respects nothing and no one.

Jesse Kamin is the passionate son of a coal miner killed in an Ohio mine explosion and raised by a mother full of hate. Violence and anarchy in the United Mine Workers drive him to the government and by chance, he is pitted against Storm.

This is the story of strife, loyalty and fury as told with a backdrop of the historical events of the 20th Century, beginning with the bloody battle at Blair Mountain in West Virginia. The clashes deeply mar the coal operators, miners and the government for generations.

The miner’s world holds multiple forms of black damp, which threatened to suck the oxygen from the lives of all involved.

George is a graduate of Ohio University and a retired U.S. mine inspector with the federal government. He lives in Adena with his wife, Christine and a daughter, Carrie.

Free tax clinics scheduled

The Ohio Benefit Bank will hold a free tax clinic on Feb. 2 and March 2 at the library from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The service is provided for any household making less than $54,000 a year.

Completed tax forms are E-filed for free, and refunds can be direct deposited in order to obtain reimbursement promptly.

The bank will determine tax credits a person can claim, including the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit.

Call the library at (740) 942-2623 to make an appointment and learn what papers to bring for the clinic.

There’s a new addition

The Cadiz library has a new addition.

It’s on the right side of its home page – a link to the Tumblebook Library with e-books that are always available to patrons of the library system. As long as the library client has an Internet connection and a device with browsing capabilities, patrons can view an e-book from the Tumblebook Library without ever waiting in line.

Help with losing holiday weight gain

Joseph Maiorano, family consumer science educator, will hold a program to shed holiday weight gain at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

This is a program with strategies for healthy nutrition and physical activity to aid in reducing the weight gained during the recent holiday celebrations. Contact the library for information.

Maiorano will hold a summer get-away program from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 4. Participants will explore options for local destinations and ways to save money.

A class on scarf sewing

Marie Mader will be instructing a scarf sewing class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30.

Stop at the library or call to get the list of materials needed for the project.

Attention, area hiking enthusiasts

The Outdoors Club will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 to hike part of the Clendening Lake section of the Buckeye Trail. Hikers should meet at 1:45 p.m. at the state Route 799 pull-off at the start of the hill from the lake toward Kennedy Ridge.

Cherilynn Morgan will demonstrate the basics of jewelry making and then the class will create a special piece at the session at noon March 9 at the library.

Pre-school story hour will be held from 11 a.m.to noon each Wednesday for those 3-years-old through kindergarten. It will be held on Tuesdays at the Scio Branch Library from 1 to 2 p.m. Call (740) 945-6811. The Clark Branch Library will hold the story hour on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon.

Toddler Time, for children age 1 to 3, will meet on the second and forth Wednesday at the Puskarich library from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m on Feb. 13 and 27.

Community happenings

Free throw contest

set for Saturday

Steubenville Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 is sponsoring a basketball free throw contest to be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bishop John King Mussio Elementary School, 100 Etta Ave., Steubenville, in the former Holy Rosary School gymnasium.

All boys and girls from age 10 through 14 are eligible to participate.

Individual contests will be conducted for each age group, and there will be awards for the winners of each age group.

The winners will be eligible to compete in the District Free Throw competition, which is scheduled for noon Saturday immediately following the local competition.

Entry forms can be picked up at local grade schools in the Steubenville-Wintersville area.

If a school doesn’t have entry forms, they will be available at the door the day of the contest. Proof of age is required if signing up Saturday. Doors open at 10 a.m.

For information, contact Lou Almonte at (304) 670-6790 or Don Hall at (740) 264-6724.

Alpha Mu has

new members

The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional honor society for women educators in Jefferson and Carroll counties, accepted Katherine Ferguson and Diana Thomas as new members at its Dec. 8 meeting.

They were nominated for membership by Joyce Ferguson and will be officially installed at the chapter’s March meeting.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has more than 95,000 members in 17 countries. Its mission is promoting professional and personal growth among women educators.

Darlene Smith is the president of the local chapter.

Candlelight vigil

set for Saturday

Survivors for Victims, in collaboration with the Sexual Assault Help Center, will hold a candelight vigil at 6 p.m. Saturday in front of the Millsop Community Center.

The vigil will recognize the high-profile rape case in India and honor that victim and all sexual assault victims.

This is part of a wide-spread vigil being held at the same time throughout the United States and India.

For information on the local vigil, call Michele Robinson at (304) 914-8571.

Community happenings

Elks hosting pasta dinner on Sunday

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 past exalted rulers will host members and guests at the monthly pasta dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.

Dinner includes salad, pasta, bread, butter, dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

One ticket will be selected for a free dinner at the February pasta Sunday dinner.

Respite grand opening Friday

The Sunny Day Congregate Respite will have a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the facility located at 1052 County Road, Weirton, adjacent to St. Peter’s AME Church.

The facility will provide families who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia a place to leave their loved ones in a safe environment.

Sunny Day Respite will provide meals, task assistance, medication prompts, cognitive drills and activities. The staff is Alzheimer’s Association-trained. Clients can stay a minimum of one hour or a maximum of 12 hours.

The site will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and fees will be based on a sliding scale. Private pay is $13 per hour. Transportation is not available at this time.

Gardeners holding round robin

The Tri-State Area Master Gardeners will hold their fourth-annual round robin from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Mary H. Weir Public Library located on Main Street, Weirton.

Members will discuss annual, perennials, herbs, vegetable gardens, sun and shade gardens, lawns, butterfly and bird gardens, trees and shrubs, deer and other pests and ponds and water gardens.

The cost is $5 for those who pre-register and $7 at the door.

For information or to register, call the West Virginia University Hancock County Extension Office at (304) 564-3805 or send an e-mail to hancockcountyextension@mail.WVU.edu.

Country Friends holding dance

Country Friends will host Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. Country Friends hosts covered-dish dinner and open mic nights each Friday and Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit the website at www.countryfriendsfoundation.com.

Gadabouts plan February outing

Claudia Clevenger, Gadabouts tour director, has announced that there will be a day trip to Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack on Feb. 18 with the bus leaving from the parking lot of Riesbeck’s in Wintersville at 11 a.m.

For details or reservations, contact Clevenger at (740) 264-5678.

Feline Fix-It

clinics continue

Need alteration surgery for your cat, but can’t afford the cost?

Hounds’ Haven Animal Shelter is continuing its weekly low-cost spay/neuter clinics for cats only. The offer is limited to households in need, or for any household caring for stray cats in their area.

Cat spays are $35, and cat neuters are $20. Patrons are required to schedule an appointment and pre-pay. Call the shelter at (740) 733-8546, leave a message and expect a contact regarding appointment time and instructions.

Hounds’ Haven is a private, nonprofit, “quality-of-life” shelter for homeless pets from around the Ohio Valley. It provides quality care for life to hundreds of animals each day. It also operates a comprehensive pet adoption program, public education and low-cost pet medical services.

Community happenings

Benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday

for cancer patient Jeff Wurschum

A spaghetti dinner to benefit cancer patient Jeff Wurschum is being organized for Saturday by his fellow employees at Iron City Distributing Co.

It will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rayland Fire Hall. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, a soft drink and coffee.

The fundraiser also will include door prizes, a Chinese auction, a bake sale and a 50-50 drawing. Music will be provided by DJ Nick at Nite.

“For more than 12 years, Jeff has been a most loyal and dedicated employee at Iron City Distributing Co.,” says Cathy Peterson of Iron City Distributing Co. “Jeff’s outgoing personality, thoughtful demeanor and his always-willing-to-help-someone attitude has endeared him to his fellow employees. Therefore, on Jan. 19, a benefit will be hosted at the Rayland Firehouse, 115 Warren St., Rayland, to help Jeff with his expenses during his time away from his job.”

Knights of Columbus schedule

basketball free throw contest

The Steubenville Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 is sponsoring a basketball free throw contest beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Bishop John King Mussio Elementary School located at 100 Etta Ave., Steubenville, in the former Holy Rosary School gymnasium.

All boys and girls from the ages of 10 through 14 are eligible to participate.

Individual contests will be conducted for each age group. There will be awards for the winners of each age group.

The winners will be eligible to compete in the district free throw competition which is scheduled for noon immediately following the local competition.

Entry forms are available at local grade schools in the Steubenville-Wintersville Area.

If a school doesn’t have entry forms, they will be available at the door the day of the contest. Proof of age is required if registering at the door. Doors open at 10 a.m.

For information about the contest, contact Lou Almonte at (304) 670-6790 or Don Hall, grand knight, at (740) 264-6724.

Toronto Senior Citizens meet,

welcome guests, award prizes

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting on Jan. 10 where Carolyn Owen and Carol Thompson were welcomed as guests.

Paula Krensavage gave the blessing and devotions and led the members in opening ceremonies.

January birthdays and anniversaries were acknowledged.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine.

Dolly Robinson won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Leah Bickerstaff, Deanna Starr, Phil Cicone and Pat Balser. Bingo winners were Nancy Ludewig, Rose Dials, Dee Fouts, Angela Kurty and Carolyn Owen.

Lola Swanagan discussed upcoming trips, noting the trip to Denmark is still open for July. Anyone interested can call (740) 537-3064.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 24 at the Roosevelt Building.

Community happenings

Weirton museum

schedule listed

The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has announced several upcoming activities.

They include:

  • 6 p.m. tonight, “Archeology Within the Upper Ohio River Area.”

Robert Maslowski, retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Archeologist, will present.

  • noon Feb. 2, “African-American Archeology in West Virginia and the Ohio Valley.” Heather Cline, Grave Creek Mound Archeological Complex lead curator, will present, and museum secretary Kim Salter will chair. The new Dunbar School history display, with display space donated by Bob Kelley, will be unveiled.
  • 10 a.m. March 9, “The Final Days of Weirton Steel.”

Tom Zielinsky will speak about his book, “The Final Days of Weirton Steel: Could the Collapse Have Been Prevented?”

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 “Fifth-Annual Festival of Nations.” The event celebrates the city’s varying ethnic heritages and is chaired by Dr. Juginder Luthra. It will take place at the Weirton Event Center, located at the former Cove School site, located on East Street. In the event of bad weather, it will be held at the Millsop Community Center on Main Street.
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 27, “Afternoon Tea with Rosie the Riveters.” The museum will host those women who did industrial work during World War II. Museum Vice President Pam Makricosta will serve as event chair.
  • 6 p.m. Sept. 10, “Rediscovering Holliday’s Cove.” David. T. Javersak and Michael E. Nogay will talk about the history of the local area, including the Village of Holliday’s Cove, before Weirton existed.
  • Oct. 19, “Fifth-Annual Robert Haworth Memorial Art Exhibition.” The museum will host an exhibition featuring several area artists, especially those who studied under Haworth, a Weir High School art teacher from 1932 to 1969. Dr. Ray Greco chairs.

All events, other than the Festival of Nations, will be held at the museum at 3149 Main St.

Museum President Dennis Jones is composing a book of photographs, and those who want to help identify those in the photos can attend meetings at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of January, February and March.

January’s meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 at the museum.

For information, visit www.weirtonmuseum.com

Knights hosting

chicken dinner

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 is having a roasted chicken dinner Saturday at the council hall in Wintersville from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The cost is $7 per person. The dinner is open to the public, along with all members and their families. Reservations are not necessary. Carryouts will be available by calling (740) 264-0092.

The menu consists of roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, bread, dessert and coffee.

Bottled water, sodas and other refreshments are available in the council social room at minimal cost, according to a council spokesman.

Community happenings

Dinner fundraiser

to aid shelter

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Agape Homeless Shelter in Steubenville will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Agape Apostolic Assembly located at 525 Slack St., Steubenville.

Patrons can dine in or get cerryout orders by calling (740) 283-1677.

Patrons are asked to allow 30 minutes for deliveries.

The cost is a $7.50 donation.

All proceeds will go toward the Agape Homeless Shelter located near the church, according to a news release.

Library announces

program schedule

The following are programs planned by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County:

— Children can make a winter craft to take home at the Schiappa Branch on Jan. 17 any time from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. then at the Tiltonsville branch on Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Brilliant branch on Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. A make-and-take home craft also will be offered at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Jan. 14 any time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Adena branch on Jan. 15 any time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Register for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch at (740) 769-2090.

— A book discussion group for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will meet on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.

— Get tech help on how to download books and music from the library’s website to your hand-held devices at the Schiappa branch on Jan. 16 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the library at (740) 264-6166 to make a 15-minute appointment.

— Play and Learn for caregiver and children ages birth to 3 will be offered at the Toronto branch on Jan. 16 at 12 p.m.

— Children ages 2-6 along with a caregiver can attend the Play and Learn Alphabet at the main library on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

— New at the main library is Coffee & A Movie for adults beginning Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. Coffee & A Movie will be held the third Friday at 10 a.m. of every month. Registration not required.

— Learn how to turn an old book into an art journal with Lillian Brue. A demonstration will be held on Jan. 15 at noon. Register by calling the library at (740) 282-9782.

Community happenings

Library announces

upcoming programs

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities have been planned:

The Tiltonsville Branch will hold its book club on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling the library at (740) 859-5163. Cookbook Club for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. Call the library at (740) 769-2090 for information. The Toronto branch will have its book club meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call the library at (740) 537-1262 to join.

Family Story Hour will be offered at the Tiltonsville branch at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. It will also be held at the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

Enjoy watching a movie at the Tiltonsville branch on Jan. 12 at noon. Registration is not needed.

There will be gaming for kids at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Get tech help on how to download books, music and more from the library’s website on to your hand-held devices at the Schiappa branch on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An appointment must be made in advance by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

A basic Internet class will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Register for one class by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Registration begins now for Tot Time that will be held at the Schiappa branch for three different times: On Mondays, Jan. 14-28 at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Jan. 15-29 at 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, Jan. 16-30 at 11 a.m. Pick one time slot by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Tot Time is for parent and child ages 2 and 3. It’s an interactive program that promotes literacy while offering stories, songs, craft and play.

Tot Time also will be offered at the main library on Wednesdays from Jan. 9-23 at 6 p.m. Call (740) 282-9782 to register.

Play and Learn for parent and children ages birth to 3 will be held at the Schiappa branch on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Registration is not required.

Play and Learn the Alphabet offers an alphabet toy collection for fun while promoting early literacy skills. It is for children ages 2-6. It will be offered at the Dillonvale-Mt. Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and at the Adena branch on Monday at 11:15 a.m. Registration is not required.

Lupus Support Group

meeting set for Monday

The Lupus Support Group meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday will feature Dr. Joe Lewis, a podiatrist who will discuss foot and ankle care.

The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn located at 820 University Blvd., Steubenville. Walter and Pat Howard are project coordinators. Iris Callahan is an outreach worker.

Community happenings

Angeline Alloggia

marks 100th

Angeline Alloggia, a resident of Heritage Village Senior Apartments, 3010 Johnson Road, Steubenville, celebrated her 100th birthday Monday.

The daughter of the late Louis and Palma Palazzone, she was born on Dec. 31, 1912, in Foster, Pa.

Her siblings were Jennie Rensi, Margaret Marancci, Mary Tipton, Elizabeth Detri, Deloris Vansickle, Arthur Palazzone, Jim Palazzone Jr. and Alek Palazzone, all deceased.

She and her husband, James Alloggia, who died Feb. 18, 1975, were married on June 3, 1928, and made their home in his hometown of Piney Fork.

They had three sons: Fred, Robert and Jim, who is deceased. The family also includes seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Her hobbies include Tuesday night bingo and 31 card game. She became a resident of Steubenville and the Heritage Village Senior Apartments on Dec. 21, 2000.

Management has determined that she has walked 800 in-house miles in her 12-year residency at Heritage Village.

Satellite veterans

office to be open

The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans and/or veterans’ widows with Veterans Administration pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans’ benefits.

For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 423 North St., Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is closed every Wednesday afternoon to the public.

Mingo Knights

announce events

The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 has announced the following upcoming events in January:

  • There will be a council meeting at 7:30 p.m.on Thursday.
  • The free throw contest will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hills Elementary School’s gymnasium. The contest is open to boys and girls age 10 to 14. Forms can be picked up at local schools.
  • There will be a council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

Purple Circle

Honor members were recognized at the Purple Circle 4-H Club end-of- the-year banquet held at the East Springfield Community Center.

Cliff Wood, adviser, presented certificates and pins in the gold category to:

Taylor Grafton, Nathan Grafton, Kayla Wood, Jacob Wilson, Catherine Walden, Mackinzie Waggoner, Dylan Waggoner, Colby Smith, Morgan Roe, Nicholas Ramsey, Tyler McAfee, Dustin McAfee, Chessa Cunningham and Cole DeGarmo.

Pins in the silver category were presented to:

Troy Sargeant, Cheyenne Roe, Charlie Tressler, Ethan Sharpe and Kayea Bell.

New members taken into the club were Abby, Emileah and Dylan Newburn.

Special guests who did special duties for the club also were recognized, including Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Bill and Mary Wilson, Diane Salisburg, Ron Martin, Rich and Sue Davis, Frank and Janine Yeske and Esther and Lamont McCoy.