Community happenings

Quarter auction Friday at school East Elementary at 936 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will be hosting a quarter auction on Friday with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the auction getting under way at 6 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will go toward creating education-enriching events, a news release notes.

Vendors will include Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl, Beauti Control, Damsel in Defense, Just for the Craft of it, Pampered Chef, It Works!, Celebrating Homes, Tia’s Craft, Mesh Wreaths and Bows, Candles with Jewelry, Knot Sew Perfect, Thirty-One, Gold Canyon, Scentsy, In a Pikle and others. The first two rounds will be vendor only with the third round being all donated items.

Tickets are $5 for a paddle and are being sold at the school. A concession stand also will be available.

Anyone interested in donating, being a vendor or purchasing tickets can contact Jaclyn Walters Abrams at East Elementary at (740) 282-4912.

Roast pork dinner at E.S. center

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host its monthly fundraiser dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The menu is roast pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drink.

The cost is $8 with children under age 6 eating for free. Takeout orders can be placed by calling (740) 543-3700.

Local author to speak Thursday

Local author Mary Jean Bonar will discuss her new book, “Go Forth!: The Band Plays On,” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg.

The book is the sequel to her 2008 novel, “Overflowing with Hope,” and completes the story. “Overflowing with Hope” also was reprinted at Books 1 and 2 of “The West Hope Trilogy,” making “”Go Forth!” the trilogy’s final installment.

Copies of the books will be available for purchase. There also will be refreshments. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Community happenings

Thermes Women at coffeehouse

The Pleasant Hill Coffeehouse will welcome the Thermes Women to perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

The coffeehouse is located at the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church at 3279 state Route 213, Steubenville. The suggested admission donation is $5, and snacks are available for purchase. Proceeds go to charity.

The Thermes Women – Barbara Thermes and her daughters Lesa R.Thermes-Costlow and Leslie Thermes – are Christian singers who have been blending their harmonies and performing mostly contemporary Christian selections for more than 30 years.

Free diabetic shoe fitting set

Medi-Home Care, 105 Main St., Wintersville, will host a free diabetic shoe fitting from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Appointments can be made by calling (740) 266-3974. Walk-ins are welcome. Participants should bring their insurance card.

Rummage sale at area church

Wintersville Community Chapel at 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville, will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

A spokesperson said there will be “lots of clothes” at $1 per brown grocery bag, and many items will be priced at 25 cents.

Lunch will be available in the church fellowship hall.

OES chapter honors Masons

The Wellsburg Chapter No. 23 Order of Eastern Star honored the Masons at its meeting with a dinner and style show.

Dinner and entertainment were provided by OES members.

Worthy Matron Janice Swain and Worthy Patron William Mushet were in charge of the meeting.

Next month the chapter will hold a friendship night and tea with a decorated hat contest.

Community happenings

Spaghetti dinner at Prime Time

The Prime Time Senior Center at 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, will host a spaghetti dinner that’s open to the public and will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

The dinner includes spaghetti, meatball, salad, bread and desserts. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under.

For information or to place carryout orders, call (740) 314-5197.

‘Feline Fix’ event scheduled May 10

The Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation will sponsor “Feline Fix with Frankie’s Friends,” a nonprofit animal welfare group that operates a mobile veterinary spay-neuter clinic.

Through the foundation, appointments are now available to provide surgical sterilization procedures – for felines only – at a low cost, during a clinic scheduled for May 10.

Appointments are limited to 30 female cats and 20 male cats, and appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. House pets, strays and feral cats are eligible for the surgery.

To schedule an appointment, call the Hancock County Animal Shelter at (304) 387-4102, during business hours, Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fees are due the day of the surgery. The charge for female cats is $50, and male cats are $30, payable by cash or check only. The fee includes surgery, rabies shot, flea and ear treatment and ear tipping for ferals and strays.

The mobile clinic will be stationed at the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Department in Paris, Pa., and is open to all residents in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The deadline to register is May 1. Participants will receive notification by phone of their appointment time one week before the scheduled clinic date.

The Hancock County Animal Shelter Foundation is a nonprofit organization, which runs the Hancock County Animal Shelter, through a contract with Hancock County Commissioners. According to a press release, its members and staff strive to provide quality care, comfort and compassion to all animals entrusted to them. “We also actively seek to improve the quality of life for animals through our adoption, education and advocacy programs throughout Hancock County,” the release noted.

Antonio Meucci Lodge 2506 meets

The Antonio Meucci Lodge 2506 met April 8 at Undo’s in Weirton.

Mary Rose Spano read the invocation, and Boyd Barker led in opening ceremonies.

President Regina Truax presided at the meeting where she introduced guest Earl Wendt.

Reports were given by Rita Orler, secretary; Linda Pfabe, treasurer; and Carol Valenti, financial.

Truax thanked members who baked, worked the concession booth, set up or made a donation at the Festival of Nations.

Members were asked to submit the names of children or grandchildren attending college for consideration for the annual scholarships. Kory Kozloski, grandson of Victor and Mary Lou Rossi; Ryan Weaver, grandson of Nick and Steffanie Iannetti; and Alexandra Settepanella, granddaughter of Laura Settepanella, were awarded scholarships.

Members acknowledged April birthdays. A thank-you note from the LaRosa family was read.

The following tours were announced:

  • May 12-15, Bally’s Casino, Atlantic City;
  • June 18-19, Seneca Allegheny Casino; and
  • June 22-28, Branson, Mo.

For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Anthony Guglielmo won the 50/50 drawing and Undo’s gift certificate. Sophia-Teresa DiBacco of Weirton provided the evening’s entertainment by singing Italian folk songs and “Happy Birthday” in Italian. Her father, Domenick DiBacco, gave backgrounds on the songs and the regions in which they originated.

After the meeting, members were invited to play bingo. The next meeting will be held May 12 at Undo’s. Anyone interested in joining can contact Truax or any club member.

Upcoming library programs detailed

Upcoming programs offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They are:

  • Tot Time (caregiver and children ages 2-3) will be held at the Brilliant branch on April 29 at 6 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on April 28 at 6 p.m. Register for the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028 and at the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163.
  • Book Club will meet on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schiappa branch and at the Brilliant branch on April 28 at 6 p.m. Join by calling the Schiappa branch at (740) 264-6166 and the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028.
  • Book Look (ages 8-10) will be held at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on May 1 at 5:30 p.m. Book Look includes stories, craft and a movie.
  • Craft for Adults will be at the Adena branch on April 29 at 5 p.m. To register and find out what’s being made, call (740) 546-3782.
  • Story Hour (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the main library at 6 p.m. on May 6, 13 and 20. Register by calling (740) 282-9782.
  • Story Time (children ages 4-6) will be at the Tiltonsville branch on May 5 and 12 at 5:30 p.m. and the Brilliant branch on May 6 and 13 at 5:30 p.m. Register at the Tiltonsville branch by calling (740) 859-5163 and the Brilliant branch at (740) 598-4028. It also will be offered at the Schiappa branch on May 5, 12, and 19 at 6 p.m. Register at the Schiappa branch by calling (740) 264-6166.
  • Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) at noon on April 28 at the Toronto branch; at 11 a.m. on April 29 at the Brilliant branch; and at the Tiltonsville branch on April 28 at 11 a.m.
  • Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 3) will be held at the Schiappa branch on May 1 and 6 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
  • Thriller Book Club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet on April 29 at 6 p.m. Join by calling (740) 859-5163.

DAR members hear program on plants

The Fort Steuben Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met April 12 at the Best Western Plus University Inn, Steubenville, with Regent Nancy Valles presiding. Opening ceremonies involved the participation of Mary Wood; Second Vice Regent Denese White; Bonny Slemmer; and Chaplain Wadeanne Nardo, who gave the invocation and blessing for the meal.

Following the luncheon, First Vice Regent Karen Blank introduced Sharon Neeley, who presented a program entitled, “Posies a Plenty.” Neeley entertained the chapter with information about heritage plants, flower crafting and edible plants.

The business section of the meeting began with Registrar Danice Ryan’s introducing prospective members Patricia D’Aurora, Shirley Farrow, Gabriella Harcharick and Donna Dennis. She also introduced Mary Doorn, visiting Regent from the Conococheague, Md., Chapter.

Reports were given by Vickie Joseph and Beverly Livingston. Opal Kleineke’s Defense Minute reminded members to express their gratitude to all veterans, especially those from the Vietnam War.

Members were reminded to record their community service hours for the Celebrate America Project.

Vickie Joseph presented the women’s issues topic on how to avoid being a victim of investment fraud and telephone scams.

Junior American Citizenship Chairperson JoAnn Morrison reported that the chapter had 11 winners at the state level.

Six of the winners were able to attend the State Conference JAC luncheon honoring their achievements. The 11 winners from Harding Middle School are: Brooklyn Jones, Haelee Jenkins, Grace Dillon, Jordan Sarjeant, Carlo Biasi, Chardonnay Sanders, Katlin Rayl, Lena Jolly, Veronica Kaine, Elizabeth Anderson, and Aiyanna Glynn.

The students, their parents and their teacher, Dennis McGrath, will be the honored guests at the May 10 meeting and luncheon.

Scholarship Chairperson Carolyn Mizok reported that 22 entries for the scholarship contest are being judged.

In old business, it was noted that Valles and Morrison attended the Ohio State Conference in Columbus from March 28-30, where the chapter received certificates for national defense, DAR schools labels and state scholarships.

Under new business, it was announced that Valles, Vickie Joseph and Lauren Joseph will attend the NSDAR Continental Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., on June 25-29.

The DAR Schools Committee is planning a bus trip Sept. 24-27 to visit four of the DAR supported schools. They are Tamassee School in Tamassee, S.C.; Kate Duncan Smith School in Grant, Ala.; Hindman Settlement in Hindman, Ky.; and Berry College in Berry, Ga. The cost for the trip, including bus and lodging, is $425 per person.

Greeters for the meeting were Bonny Slemmer and Mary Wood.

The next meeting will be held May 10 at the Best Western Plus University Inn. Carolyn Shockley and Rebecca Hersko will be greeters.

Nardo gave the benediction.

Community happenings

Garden club open meeting

scheduled for May 7

Plans for the upcoming Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club open meeting were made at the April meeting where Caroline Williams presided.

The open meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the Dillonvale City Building. Master Gardener Dawna Kale will speak on plant progagation. The meeting will include a plant sale and a drawing for a rain barrel.

A buffet dinner will be offered, and the program is open to all garden club members throughout the area as well as the public. There is no fee, but reservations are suggested by calling Williams at (740) 859-4362 or Linda Kovach at (740) 733-8381.

Member Darwin Burge presented a program on how to make a rain barrel. While displaying a rain barrel he had made, he gave a detailed explanation of the steps involved, including the importance of installing a screen to keep out mosquitoes and how elevation increases the pressure so water will be delivered better.

Hostesses for the evening were Jane Westfall and Gloria Bartyzell.

New members welcomed

at Moving On meeting

Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met April 13 at Undo’s in Weirton for their luncheon with Norma Boni, president, presiding.

Jack Davis opened the meeting with a prayer, and Christine Brown provided the springtime reading.

Tulips in various colors decorated the tables and were given by the club.

Mary Jane Lindsey and Barb McMillan were the newest members to join the club. Guests present were Penny Calbacher, Helen Jeter and Connie Zumpano.

“Mysteries of the Mind” was the theme of magician Nick J. Gallios’ entertainment. He used cards and engaged the audience in his act.

Lucreatia “Toots” Ross and David Kramarich conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Jean Baird.

Undo gift certificates were won by Nancy Martino and Carol Zagula. The glass dish was won by Zagula, and the tulip table prizes were won by Jeanette Spear, Jack Davis, Martin, Ross, Joe Quattrone and Barbara Mayers. Jim Barrett won the ham dinner.

Reports were given by Ross, secretary, and Margaret Chapman, treasurer.

The next meeting will be held May 18 with Ron Retzer providing the enteratinment. The cost is $12 for dinner and $10 for dues. Anyone interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

WMC Auxiliary Board honors

invidivuals’ volunteer hours

The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary Board met April 15 in the Starvaggi Board Room, with President Sondra Weigel conducting the business meeting.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley; Corresponding Secretary Mary Lou Batcho; Treasurer Paula Billick; and Administrative Liaison Barbara Coalter, who discussed projects under way and pending ones.

The following service reports were given: Barbara Visnic, gift cart; Barbara Cameron, information/surgical desk; Jennie Fetty, reporting for Peg Barber, mail; Paula Billick, payroll deductions; Elda Weekley, publicity; and Beth DiGregorio, surgical desk escorts.

Special reports were given by: Weekley for Flo Jonczak, birth certificates; Grace Lenhart, historian; Lenhart reported for Alma Wansack, Remembrance Fund.

Weigel gave the record of hours. The top 10 members volunteering most hours for the fourth quarter were Sondra Weigel, 215.5; Paula Billick, 170.5; Patrick Gurrera, 152; Augie DiGirolamo, 133; Vivian Weigel, 120; Sue Ball, 116; Elda Weekley, 114.5; Mary Lou Batcho, 108; Diana Bond, 106.5; and Barbara Visnic, 89.5. Total hours volunteered during the fourth quarter were 2,918. The top three volunteens volunteering the most hours for the fourth quarter were Emily Thermes, 64; Emily Burda, 47; and Kayla Bryant, 42. Total hours volunteens volunteered during the fourth quarter were 377.5.

The annual awards dinner will be held July 15 in the medical center’s cafeteria.

Weigel, Vice President Jeannie Duffy, Weekley and Hospitality Chair Joan Hawrot will attend the spring workshop at the Stonewall Jackson Resort May 12-14.

Other dates of interest include:

— April 29-30, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale;

— June 4-5, uniform and shoe sale;

— July 10-11, Love That Glass Jewelry;

— Aug. 6-7, uniform sale;

— Sept. 10-11, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale; and

— Oct. 30-31, Books are Fun.

Community happenings

Serbian Orthodox announce Holy

Week, Easter services

Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 North Fourth St., Steubenville, will join other Christians worldwide in the observance of Holy Week this week. As sometimes happens, Orthodox and Western Christians celebrate Easter, or Pascha, on the same day this year, April 20.

On Holy Thursday the Divine Liturgy commemorating the Last Supper will be served at 10 a.m. “The very moving Matins of the Holy and Redeeming Passion of our Lord with the reading of the 12 Passion Gospels will be served at 7 p.m. that day,” explained the Rev. Rade Merick. This service describes in detail and relives the Last Supper, the betrayal, the trial, the crucifixion, death and burial of Christ.

“On Great and Holy Friday another very moving and beautiful service, the Burial of Christ with the lamentations and the procession around the church with the winding-sheet depicting the burial of Christ, will take place at 7 p.m.,” Merick said. The winding sheet will be placed in a “tomb” prepared in the center of the church for veneration by the faithful.

“On Great and Holy Saturday the Vesperal Divine Liturgy with Holy Communion before the Tomb of Christ will be served at 10 a.m., with the first proclamation of the resurrection and the change to bright vestments,” he said.

“Again this year the services of Pascha, or Easter, will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Easter morning as a sunrise service, with the removal of the winding-sheet of Christ from the tomb and the Resurrection Matins with the candlelight procession around the church and the joyous proclamation of the resurrection,” Merick explained. The Divine Liturgy of Pascha will immediately follow. Colored eggs will be blessed and distributed at the conclusion of these services, and a Paschal agape brunch will be shared.

The celebration of the resurrection will continue on Bright Monday and Tuesday, April 21 and 22, with the Paschal Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to all services.

Richmond Legion meeting changed

The Richmond American Legion Post 740 Honored Seven will meet at 7 p.m. on April 24 at the Legion hall.

Normally the meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, but April’s has been changed because it falls on Maundy Thursday.

Unionport services are detailed

Unionport Christian Church will host a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. Friday.

The Christian Church and Unionport United Methodist Church will unite for a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday at the Unionport UMC. A breakfast will follow. Each church will have its own regular Sunday school and worship service on Easter Sunday also. Jeremiah Kuttler is pastor of the Unionport Christian Church, and the Rev. Chuck Mehl is pastor at Unionport UMC.

Weirton Shriners plan fundraiser

The Weirton Shriners will hold a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, located on Cove Road near the State Highway Garage, Weirton. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under and free for children under 6.

Final Lenten luncheon at Zion United

Zion United Church of Christ, 139 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will host its final Lenten season luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The menu will feature beef stew with biscuits, $2; pierogies, $2; cole slaw, $1; Jell-o salad, $1; choice of dessert, $1; chips, 50 cents; and beverage, 50 cents.

Special services at Harmony UMC

Holy week events at Harmony United Methodist Church, 2119 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, have been set. They include:

  • Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. with communion following the meal.
  • Friday: Participants will meet at Harmony at noon to participate in the Christ Walk. A Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. with the “I Thirst” offering to benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Line dancing on Monday at center

An opportunity to learn line dancing and get exercise at the same time will be offered Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 905 Market St., Steubenville.

Asantewa Anyabwile will be the instructor. The event is sponsored by Urban Mission Ministries/Neighborhood Community Development Center and is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Community happenings

Weirton’s Morning Star, Pastor Nevels to host Good Friday celebration

The William F. Kirtdoll Foundation will sponsor the annual “Seven Last Words of Christ: The When Series” at 6 p.m. on Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church, 3124 Weir Ave., Weirton, with the Rev. Willie Nevels as host pastor.

Area clergy will present sermons on the seven final phrases Jesus Christ spoke from the cross.

The service has been held by the foundation’s chair, Sharon Kirtdoll, the widow of the late Rev. William Kirtdoll, since his death more than 17 years ago.

The program organizers are his daughters, Carmen Thompson, Ivy Jo Smith and Angela Kirtdoll Suggs.

“Rev. Kirtdoll was the lead organizer of this annual event, and this is the foundation’s way of carrying on his legacy of community worship services. It’s a great time of fellowship and worship between the churches and pastors,” Sharon Kirtdoll said.

This year’s service is the “When Series” involving sermons from Pastor Vaughn Foster of Christ’s Community Church; Elder Robert Montgomery of Agape Apostolic Assembly; Pastor Michael H. Harrison of Union Baptist of Youngstown; Pastor Lydia Spragin of the shared ministry of Simpson United Methodist Church and Phillips Chapel; Pastor Norries Hood of Mount Zion Baptist; Pastor Mark Gilliam of Second Chance Ministries Church of God in Christ; and Pastor Raymond Mickens of Quinn Memorial AME;

Bishop Roy C. Dawkins of Greater Zion Worship Center will give the opening prayer; Pastor Everett Mitchell of Tower of Power will give the purpose of occasion; and the Rev. Calvin McLoyd Jr. of Second Baptist Church will read the scripture.

Sermon titles will include “When Love Overpowers Hate,” “When God’s Got Your Back,” “When A Mother Outlives Her Son,” “When God Is Silent,” “When Living Water Thirsts,” “When I’ve Come to the End of My Journey,” and “When You’re in God’s Hands.”

Special music will be provided by the Morning Star?Church choir.

A free will offering will be collected with the proceeds to benefit local ministries and scholarships.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The service is open to the public.

Toronto Area Ministerial Association to hold ecumenical Good Friday service

The Toronto Area Ministerial Association will hold an ecumenical Good Friday worship service at the Cornerstone Church, 423 Clark St., Toronto.

It will begin at noon on Friday.

Pastor Tony Foglio will be the preacher.

Community happenings

Harrison park plans dinner, auction

The Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park will hold its 20th-annual dinner-auction on May 10 at the Hopedale social hall.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with a dinner featuring fried chicken, beef and all the trimmings at 6 p.m. The auction will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 each. Reservations can be made by calling Marilyn Monzula at (740) 942-3895 or Claren Blackburn at (740) 937-2460. Checks or money orders can be sent to HCRHP, P.O. Box 403, Cadiz, OH 43907. Donations to the auction can be made by contacting Monzula or Blackburn.

Nifty Needles sewing group meets

The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild met at the First Christian Church in Weirton.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members and presented a program on cloth vinyl-covered placements with chalkboard fabric on the back. All members received a kit to take home.

Sanders will attend the sewing expo in Cleveland this month and will give a report at the next meeting.

During “Show-and-Tell,” Carol Village displayed a quilt kit, “Welcome to My Garden,” featuring 12 squares with a different flower in each square. It is a pieced construction.

Members discussed attending the Niles, Ohio, chapter’s spring event, which features a style show, luncheon and vendors. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 6 at the church. For information, contact Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Cancer benefit to be held May 3

Tami Irwin Logan, a melanoma survivor, and her Relay for Life team, “Proud 2 B Pasty” will host a benefit, “A-Singin’ and A-Pickin’ for a Cancer Butt-Kickin’,” beginning at 5 p.m. on May 3 at Zalenski’s Family Eatery and Pub in Wintersville.

Frontroom will headline, and nine other musical acts are scheduled to perform an all-ages show. The event also will include drawings and a 50/50 drawing.

“Until that day on Nov. 14, 2013, I didn’t know how serious and deadly melanoma and other skin cancers can be,” said Logan. “My goal now is to spread the word and educate people.”

Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Zalenski’s and Frontroom have donated their services.

Library to host screenings

The Brooke County Public Library will host a series of preventive health screenings offered by Life Line Screening on May 3.

Five noninvasive screenings will be used to detect potential problems related to blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries in the legs, irregular heart beat and bone density issues related to osteoporosis in women or men. The five take 60 to 90 minute to complete.

The cost for the five is $149 or $139 with a Life Line member discount. A $10 discount on the five is available when pre-registering, which can be done by calling (888) 653-6441 or visiting www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

Caregiver support group meetings set

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its monthly caregiver support groups on the following dates:

  • Thursday at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.
  • April 22 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

The meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.

Mingo Knights Easter egg hunt set

The Mingo Knights of Columbus 4361’s annual Easter egg hunt co-sponsored by Mayor John “Wiz” Fabian and Scott Fabian will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction.

The event is for the children of Mingo Junction and the children and grandchildren of Knights of Columbus members. It is for infants up to age 12.

A light snack will be provided. Those planning to participate should call the hall at (740) 535-8037 and leave a message.

Association plans bake sale

The Meridian Greene Tenants Association’s semi-annual bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Meridian Greene, which is located on Meridian Way opposite the Wintersville Baptist Temple just off Fernwood Road in Wintersville.

New president for Shanagu Seniors

The Shanagu Senior Social Club of Mingo Junction has a new president with Rose Giampolo assuming the duties in March.

Joining her in the club leadership roles until the next election in May 2015 is Barb Jackson, vice president.

Plans were discussed for an April dinner to be held for Easter at Naples Spaghetti House in Steubenville.

End-of-the-month prizes were awarded to Giampolo, John Boka, Gloria Howard, Marilyn Campbell and Connie Sohovich.

TIMET retirees to meet Tuesday

Retirees of TIMET in Toronto will have occasion to chat, reminisce and stay connected at the next get-together luncheon scheduled for Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’s Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville.

It’s open to all TIMET retirees. For information, contact Bob Olexia at (740) 535-0937.