What’s going on throughout the area

Bergholz museum open Sunday

The Bergholz Area Museum will open for the season from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The featured display for June will be a collection of reflections found in books, letters and essays provided by and about various Bergholz residents through the decades. A variety of new materials also has been added to the museum’s permanent collection.

The museum’s permanent collection includes pictures and memorabilia related to area communities, the schools, local mines and various businesses.

The museum is located at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets across form the town parking lot. Admission is free.

The museum is open from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month from May through November.

Story hours to be held in Follansbee

The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 25, and their caregivers at noon Monday and June 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free program.

Domestic violence support group new

A domestic violence survivor support group has been formed by C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc.’s Domestic Violence Awareness Center at 3058 West St., Weirton.

The group, which meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, is aimed at helping survivors to understand domestic violence and find ways out of violent situations through the sharing of personal experiences and information.

Upcoming meetings will cover the following topics: Co-dependency and health relationships, Tuesday; building self-esteem and empowerment, June 10; safety and self-care, June 17; and community resources for survivors, June 24.

For information, call (304) 748-0332.

Toronto Senior Citizens meet

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held May 22 where Alice Robinson was welcomed as a new member.

Robert Haught gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner, and Ken Woodward led in opening exercises. Reports were given by Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine. Lola Swanagan reviewed remaining trips, noting the bus will leave at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday for the Benedum play.

The June kitchen committee consists of Ruth White, Sherry Chase, Jo Ann Fogle, Joyce Berdine, Shelby Smith, Deb Johns and Robinson.

Robinson won the 50-50 drawing. Door prize winners were Joyce Berdine, Mary Koth, Lester Grimes, Karen Krause, Richard Dobbs, Dolly Robinson, Angie Kurty, Mary Kat Petras and Lola Swanagan. Bingo winners were Dolly Robinson, Pat Richardson, Lester Grimes, Pat Pfabe and Mel Simpson.

The next meeting will be held June 12 at the Roosevelt Building.

Scat winners were Pat Pfabe, Judy Bickler, Joyce and Richard Dobbs, Ken and Pat Rose, Pat Richardson and David Krause.

Library to show ‘Monuments Men’

The Brooke County Public Library will show the PG-13-rated film “Monuments Men” at 1 p.m. on June 6.

The film was inspired by the nonfiction book, “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” by Robert M. Edsel. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Donohues entertain Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens met May 21 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with First Vice President Roberta Burnett conducting the meeting.

Mary Rose Spano gave the opening prayer.

Following dinner, the Donohues entertained.

Reports were given by Secretary Tom Maxwell, Treasurer Carolyn Shaffer and Jose Cekenovic, reservations.

Members welcomed guest Cindy Miller, Dorothy Blankenship’s daughter.

Marge Trinone announced May birthdays and anniversaries. Rich Sklener won the free dinner, and Blankenship and Al Partozoti won the 50/50 drawing. Jasper Wamsley, Tom Maxwell, Al Cellini, Jane Barney, Rita Orler and Dorothy Pashke won door prizes.

After the meeting, members played bingo and cards. The next meeting will be held June 18.

Library programs are announced

Upcoming programs of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include:

Cook book club will meet and eat on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch. To join, call (740) 769-2090.

A crafts for children session will be held at the Brilliant and Tiltonsville branches on June 6 any time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the Adena branch on Monday at 11:15 a.m. and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. This is an hour-long play session with letter-learning toys to promote early literacy skills.

Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 5) will be at the Schiappa branch at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. It involves an hour-long play session and an opportunity to meet other parents of young children.

Healthy Life Workshop is Thursday

Trina Kropka, a dietitian at Harrison Community Hospital, will present a workshop entitled “How To Be a Smart Shopper and Make Wise Food Choices at Your Grocery” at the next installment of the Healthy Life Work scheduled for Thursday.

It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.

With hundreds of new foods and beverages coming into the marketplace each year, it can be a confusing and time-consuming task to grocery shop today, according to Kropka, who will offer tips on how to more successfully maneuver through the maze of unfamiliar terms and labels to simplify choices and save time.

Kropka said food manufacturers use creative labeling to lure consumers to buy their products such as “sugar-free, fat-free, low-sodium, gluten-free and vegan.”

Although these foods can be good choices, it is important to be informed about the other ingredients on the nutrition label as well, she said. “For example, a product might be low-fat, but not sugar free or sugar free and not low fat. Which is the best choice for you? Many foods have well over the daily recommendation for sodium. Learn what you can do to limit your salt intake, which for some can increase their blood pressure,” a news release notes.

The Food and Drug Administration requires all food manufacturers to list ingredients in order of highest content to lowest. Kropka will explain the finer points of reading and understanding a food label. Participants are encouraged to bring in a food label from one of their favorite foods.

The free, educational Healthy Life Workshops are held the first Thursday of each month and feature physicians, nurses, dieticians and other health care professionals covering a wide range of topics such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and other health issues. Light refreshments are served, and reservations are not necessary.

Highway Nine Band at Country Friends

The Country Friends will host the Highway Nine Band Saturday at Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays are covered-dish dinners and open mic nights, with the last Friday of each month being gospel night, during which the group conducts its church walk and makes a donation to a church or charity. 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 Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-3322 or (304) 479-1270.

Children’s knitting group to meet

The Brooke County Public Library’s Kids Knitting Group will meet from 5:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Youth in third grade and up are encouraged to bring yarn and needles or loom and learn about knitting. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free group.

Evening story hour on Thursday

An evening story hour with a butterfly theme will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

What’s going on throughout the area

Hot dog sale at George’s Run UMC

George’s Run United Methodist Church will host its annual hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The church is located on state Route 151, 1 mile west of state Route 7 at the bottom of Tarr Hill Road.

Toronto museum opening 2014 season

The Main Street Museum, located at 210 Main St., Toronto, will open its 2014 summer season on Sunday.

This year, a World War I display will be featured. The display includes an Army uniform, original poster from 1917 and many pictures and artifacts, all belonging to former Toronto residents. New pictures and artifacts have been added to many of the permanent exhibits, and a new display on “the Corner Grocery Store” was created.

The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays for visitors interested in looking through a variety of history books, scrapbooks and notebooks collected over the years. The museum also features written histories of Empire, Stratton, Hammondsville, Knoxville and early histories of Toronto.

“You might enjoy looking through a notebook on interviews of local residents and another one on military men and women from Toronto. There also are ledgers from former businesses and plants,” a museum spokesperson said.

The summer season kicks off with honoring veterans through their stories led by Linda McFerren.

The historical society will host Terry Jones on June 8 at the museum with his extensive collection of Toronto pictures, post cards and memorabilia. Ed Pope will lead a discussion on “Toronto’s Founding Fathers” on June 15.

An informational and guided tour at Toronto Union Cemetery has been scheduled for June 22 with Dani Swearingen and Carolyn Walker serving as hosts. The cemetery was established in 1866 and covers more than 40 acres overlooking the city.

The last Sunday of the month, June 29, the society will bring back one of its favorite features – “What is it Worth?”

The museum is open every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Questions can be directed to Walker at (740) 537-2157.

Pasta dinner to benefit soccer club

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Brooke County Soccer Club will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 1 at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, 1340 Washington Pike, Wellsburg.

The cost is $7 for age 11 and up and $4 for children 10 and under. Served by the club’s coaches and players, the dinner will include pasta with home-made sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

Takeout will be available.

Library to show ‘Ride Along’ comedy

The Brooke County Public Library, Wellsburg, will be showing the PG-13-rated film “Ride Along” at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The comedy stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free showing.

No Country Friends on Monday

Country Friends will not meet Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

The group will, however, hold a covered-dish dinner and open mic night today and May 30. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal is at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

The group will host The Highway Nine for a dance May 31. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270.

Alumni Association to meet Tuesday

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern.

Library programs are detailed

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs:

— A web searching class will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. An instructor will explain a wide variety of search engines and how to use them. Register for one class by calling (740) 264-6166.

— Teen Book Club for the Schiappa branch will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. Join by calling 264-6166.

— Craft time for adults at the Adena branch will be held on Thursday at 5 p.m. Register by calling the library at (740) 546-3782.

— Thriller Book Club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Join by calling (740) 859-5163.

— Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

— Book club at the main library will meet on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Join by calling the library at (740) 282-9782. The Schiappa branch’s book club will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Register by calling (740) 264-6166.

— Tot Time (caregiver and children ages 2-3) will be at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Register by calling (740) 598-4028.

Gadabouts schedule summer picnic

President John Zak presided at the Gadabouts’ May meeting held at St. Florian Hall with Dino Rossi leading the opening exercises and Zak acknowledging a number of anniversaries and birthdays.

Larry Basil won the 50/50 which was conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.

The summer picnic will be held July 9 at the Follansbee Community House.

Zak announced once again that he will retire effective with October elections.

Masako Kubina was welcomed as a guest. New members are Mike and Lynn Payne, Edie Mitchell and Robert Burnett.

Door prizes furnished by Carol and Frank Wisnieski were won by Gloria Tripodi, Jenny Avoli, Ron Fallert, Bonnie Kay Moffat, Clyde Morelli, John Rayburn and Dorothea Vincent.

A number of bus trips for the year were announced and include:

— June 6: Sugar Creek;

— June 14: Rivers Casino;

— June 18-19: Seneca Alleghany Casino;

— July 4: Gateway Clipper Cruise and Three River Fireworks;

— July 13: Morgantown Theater “Dames On Sea;”

— July 25: Hartville Flea Market;

— Sept. 10-12: Seneca Niagra Casino;

— Sept. 22-26: Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Show and Smoky Mountains Tour;

— Oct. 5: Una Bella Festa;

— Oct. 25: Rock and Roll Doo Wop dinner and show; and

— Nov. 21, Oglebay Park dinner and Christmas light show.

For trip details, contact Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

All Gadabouts trips are open to the public. The Gadabouts club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.

Sisters of Beta Delta Master meet

The Sisters of Beta Delta Master met May 13 for their monthly chapter meeting with new President Llelia Buffone presiding and serving as hostess.

Beta Sigma Phi International informed the local chapter that it has three members eligible to progress to the Torchbearer Degree, the highest degree given to members who have held a master degree for 12 years.

Plans were discussed for a possible fall social in October.

Members will be meeting for their annual monthly dinner outing.

The next meeting will be held June 18 at Marlene Hamilton’s home.

What’s going on throughout the area

S.O.A.R chapter schedules picnic

The Tri-Valley Weirton Chapter 8-5 of Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees met in April at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton with John Balzano, president, presiding.

Sandy Gaffney, Highmark Insurance district representative, was the guest speaker. She spoke about Highmark’s benefits and answered questions.

Members discussed ways to help the community.

Balzano reported the chapter picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 at Follansbee Park. It is open to members and prospective members. Reservations must be made by June 10.

For information, call Balzano at the Weirton Union Hall at (304) 748-8080.

DKG Society installs officers

The installation of officers for the 2014-16 term and initiation of new members highlighted the May 10 meeting of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society held at the Harlem Springs United Methodist Church in Harlem Springs.

President Darlene Smith welcomed members and introduced the new initiates: Carolyn Kibble, retired from Indian Creek School District and nominated by Bernice Francis; Angela Smith, Edison Local teacher of Title 1 math and nominated by Karen Goddard and Ruth Farmer; and Lisa Truman, kindergarten intervention specialist in the Carrollton School District and nominated by Smith.

Business at the meeting included the announcement that revised bylaws will be voted on in the fall.

Smith expressed appreciation to Barbara Losey and her committee for the gifts presented to each member at the DKG’s 75th birthday celebration. Mary Coleman, who turned 100, was recognized in the State Teacher Retirement System publication, the Ohio Retired Teachers Magazine and The Voice, the DKG quarterly publication.

Carole Thorne led the initiation ceremony. The DKG banner was held by Linda Nocera and Linda Holub. Nancy Shuster explained the seven purposes of DKG and Bonita Lucci the meanings of its symbols. Initiates Kibble, Smith and Truman were presented a red rose, the flower of DKG. New members signed the register and were welcomed by all present.

Thorne also led the installation of new officers, including, Joyce Ferguson, president; Darlene Smith, first vice president; Ann Wiley, second vice president, CarolynLee Barrett, recording secretary; Jane Brower, corresponding secretary; Mary Barnes, treasurer; and Rose Seck, parliamentarian.

Cicely Worthington read a poem, “Vacation Days,” and thanked Jan Primack, Mary Lou Custer, Margery Gregg and Smith for their help in preparing the birthday bingo game.

Julie Blanton announced that scholarships were presented to Lucci, Donna Iachini and Arlene Obertance. Smith presented a gift to each of her officers.

Tri-State Marine Corps Club meets

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club held the monthly meeting May 12 with Jim DiBenedetto presiding and 32 members in attendance.

Members discussed the Follansbee Community Days parade, and Wayne Kemp volunteered to again be in charge for the club participants.

J.J. Jurosko, accompanied by the Tri-State Young Marines, will present the club’s wreath Memorial Day at the Millsop Community Center service.

Dan Lyons said the silver anniversary coins have been received, and each active member will be presented with one coin at no cost.

Gabe Arlia reported the Young Marines had planned an overnight training session at Tomlinson Run State Park.

Members inducted and welcomed new member Don Rauch of Mingo Junction.

The annual picnic will be held Aug. 3 at the New Cumberland Fire Department grounds. It will include food and beverages, drawings and children’s games, provided by the club. All members are encouraged to attend with their families.

Project Lifesaver topic for Lions

Sgt. Elizabeth Calmbacher of the Hancock County Sheriff Reserves Inc. spoke about Project Lifesaver to the Weirton Lions Club recently.

Project Lifesaver is a search-and-rescue system using radio transmitters and electronic tracking equipment. Individuals with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, autism and Down syndrome wear a transmitter bracelet that helps rescuers locate them.

The equipment is made available through grants and tax-deductible donations. Those who can afford it pay a $10 monthly maintenance fee.

The Weirton Lions Club made a donation to the project, and members encouraged other community organizations to consider making a contribution as well.

Calmbacher is the area Project Lifesaver liaison. Lions also discussed upcoming eyeglass purchases and plans for the new year.

For information on the Lifesaver Project or to make a donation toward the program, call the sheriff’s office at (304) 564-4068.

For information on the Weirton Lions Club, contact President Ken Howell at (304) 723-3076.

Toronto Sunrise Seniors meet

The Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens’ May 9 meeting included an update on trips with the Myrtle Beach excursion canceled.

Future trips to Atlantic City and Graceland, however, are under discussion. The trip to Washington, D.C., was hailed “a huge success.” John Bodrog thanked all those who helped make it such a fun trip.

President Tim Gribben presided at the meeting where he thanked the kitchen committee for serving the carry-in dinner.

Reports were given by Peg Nordenger, secretary; Rex Mossor, treasurer; and Tracey Wade, social secretary.

Pete Graceffa won the 50-50 drawing.

The signup sheet for the Mother/Father banquet to be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday was circulated. Appetizers will be served at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. All are welcome to come back to the Roosevelt Building to enjoy bingo and cards after the dinner.

Nordenger, chaplain, closed the meeting with prayer.

Bingo and card winners were Marlene Garrett, Kathy Samuels, Tim Gribben. Gloria Howard, John Bodrog, Brenda Cottrell, Paul Sherwood, Jean Henderson, Janet Blaschak, Rex Mossor, Donna Olson, Peg Nordgenger, Dorothy Pavelka, Kenny Mossor, Phyllis Smith, Paul Pavelka, Joyce Gribben, Bob Deku and Sandy Smith.

The Sunrise Senior Citizens hold their meeting the second and forth Fridays of each month at the Roosevelt Building.

What’s going on throughout the area

Master Gardeners having plant sale

The Tri-State Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the grounds of Gabriel’s parking lot at 211 Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

Flowers, vegetables, herbs and plants for shade and sun will be available as well as Mother’s Day gifts, contributed by the Master Gardeners, who will be available for consultations and planting advice.

The public is invited to attend.

Caregiver support group meeting set

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its monthly local caregiver support group on May 15 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.

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.

IACC announces

scholarship awards

President Jane Antonucci presided when the Italian American Cultural Club met April 14 at St. Florian Hall with 109 members in attendance.

Carol Almonte opened the meeting with a prayer.

It was announced that registration forms for the annual Campo set for June 16-20 have been sent out by e-mail.

The club received 11 applications for scholarships with five $1,000 scholarships to be awarded. The recipients are Gabriella Gentile, daughter of Anthony and Rita Gentile, Wheeling Central Catholic High School; Monica Werkin, daughter of David and Sheila Werkin, Catholic Central High School; David Ryan, son of Richard and Patricia Ryan, Wheatland Union High School; Michael Manfresco, son of Michael and Wendy Manfresco, Catholic Central High School; and Kayla Collier, daughter of Frank and Maria Collier, CCHS.

Children of club members performed at the recent Festival of Nations at the Millsop Community Center in Weirton, it was noted.

Una Serata is on the calendar for Aug. 1 and will highlight these four regions of Italy – Marche, Puglia, Calabria and Umbris.

Almonte won the 50/50.

Donna Balzano and Rich Antonucci won the dinner coupons.

Knights to host

spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 472 will host a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Knights hall on Two Ridge Road, Wintersville.

The menu will include spaghetti, meatballs, plain or garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Soft drinks also will be available. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and younger.

For carryouts call (740) 264-0092.

Superintendent at

Adena Lions Club

Mark Miller, Buckeye Local School District superintendent, was the guest speaker at the Adena Lions Club meeting held at Z’s Diner in Harrisville.

He discussed what is happening with education in the school district and provided printed visuals of where the money goes in the district. He said it is “exciting” to see the district move forward in the educational field. A question-and-answer period followed.

Lloyd Hutchison presided at the meeting where reports were given on “Roaring Through the Decades,” the 64th-annual minstrel held in April. The show was dedicated to Alva Kinney, an active member and past president of the club who passed away in recent months.

Club members attended the Ohio Lions District 13G District Convention held in New Philadelphia.

Indoor yard sale

in East Springfield

An indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

It is being organized by the Let’s Fight Together Fund founded by T.J. Anderson of Annapolis. He will be on hand selling baseball and softball equipment.

In addition to sports items, the sale will include clothes, garage sale items, vendors and baked goods.

Orders for Let’s Fight Together T-shirts will be taken for $20. Bracelets are $3.

The event also will include a drawing for a fishing rod basket and Pittsburgh Pirates tickets.

Mingo Class of ’74

classmates sought

The Mingo High School Class of 1974 will hold it 40-year class reunion on July 26 at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction.

The whereabouts of more than 20 classmates, however, remains unknown. To provide information, contact Kitsy at (740) 632-1682.

Rotary club

speakers listed

The Steubenville Rotary Club will welcome Laura Meeks, president of Eastern Gateway Community College, at its noon business and luncheon meeting on Friday at the YWCA of Steubenville.

Meeks will discuss the various campuses of the fastest growing community college.

Other May speakers will include:

May 16: Guhan Venkatu, a Federal Reserve economist from Cleveland, will discuss the reserve’s purpose and how it functions.

May 23: Ann Quillen, director of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center, will discuss the new dental clinic and the future of the health center, currently located at Trinity East.

May 30: Bill Reed, a telecom/network computer expert at Franciscan University of Steubenville, will discuss “Is It Really Safe to Open an Attachment?”

Retired teachers

hold meeting

The April meeting of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association was held at the Richmond United Methodist Church with Dave Nicholson, president, presiding.

Larry Coleman, community service chairman, announced the top five people accumulating the most volunteer hours.

Gloria Zamborsky, necrology chairperson, read “Eulogy for a Teacher” in memory of the following educators: Margaret Alice Myers, Blanche Garrison, Helen Mundis, Eileen Cozart and Donald Azallion.

Diane Neptune, information and protection chairperson, discussed health care, encouraging members to exercise.

Abis Henry will serve as the association’s webmaster.

Gloria Renda reported on the Pleasant Hill School House Museum, noting a tour of second-graders had been scheduled.

Jane Wittmer introduced Ray Fuller from Ohio Consumers Council who discussed comparing electric and gas choices to make informed decisions. He said consumers need to take into account “the good by saving money, the bad by checking hidden fees and the ugly by being careful with account numbers and door-to-door representatives.”

Mary Coleman’s 100th birthday was celebrated.

There will be a board meeting at 9 a.m. on May 14 at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

The association’s next meeting will be held on June 3 at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, state Route 213, Steubenville.

Moose group to hold pasta dinner

The Wellsburg Women of the Moose Golf League will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge.

The cost is $7, which includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Pop will be available for 50 cents and draft beer for $1.

Take-out and deliveries in Wellsburg are available. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

‘Easy listening’

concert on tap

“Easy listening” piano duo Mary Jane Senften of Carrollton and Canton native Dale Carr will present a piano/organ concert at the Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Road S.E., Carrollton, on Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Javan Shields, soloist, will be singing at the concert hosted by the Carrollton Bible Chapel OAKS, an acronym for Older Adults Knowing the Savior.

There will be refreshments after the concert, and a love offering will be taken.

The duo, both of whom attend the Church of Christ in Carrollton, has been performing since 2004. Their repertoire includes Big Band, Christmas, hymns, spiritual and classical music.

For information, contact Pastor Chuck Wilson at (330) 627-7376 or Richard Cunningham at (330) 323-9253.


hobbies theme

“Kiwanians and their Hobbies” will be the theme for speakers addressing the Steubenville Kiwanis Club in May during their noon business and luncheon meetings held on Tuesdays at the YWCA of Steubenville.

On May 13, Kiwanians David Scarpone, Dave Henderson and Chris Haught will discuss winemaking.

Jim Padden will discuss model railroading on May 20, and Phyllis Riccadonna will address floral design and other decorating tips on May 27.

Paul Brandt and the Rev. Bob Carson were to have discussed their ham radio hobby at Tuesday’s meeting.

AMVETS Post 275

to meet Saturday

AMVETS Post 275 will hold its May meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at CJ’s Restaurant, 4246 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

All veterans are welcome to attend.

Questions can be directed to Dan Wilson, commander, at (740) 317-8646.

What’s going on throughout the area


on Election Day

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host an Election Day breakfast/brunch on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to whenever.

Cost is by donation for a meal that offers pancakes, buckwheat cakes, french toast, belgium waffles, hash browns, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, coffee, juice and tea.

Carryout is available by calling (740) 543-3700.

Rummage sale

at Richmond UMC

The Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St., Richmond, will host a rummage and bake sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

There will be a variety of items and baked goods for sale with all proceeds to benefit the elevator fund. For information, call (740) 765-4957.

Library programs

are announced

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

Crafts for Children will be offered at the main library on Thursday anytime from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; at the Adena branch today at 5:30 p.m.; and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Toronto branch will offer a craft for children to make on Wednesday anytime from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register in advance for the Toronto branch by calling (740) 537-1262.

Gaming for Kids will be held on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Schiappa branch.

Cookbook Club for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will eat and discuss on Thursday at 5 p.m. To join, call the library at (740) 769-2090.

Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2-6) will be held at the main library on Wednesday and May 21 at 11 a.m. and at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.

Book Club for the Toronto branch will meet May 13 at 10 a.m. After the book discussion, Toronto native Tony Foglio will discuss and sign copies of his book, “The Troll of Newburg.” All are welcome to meet the author. For information or to join the book club, call (740) 537-1262.

Election Day lunch

at Brilliant UMC

Brilliant United Methodist Church, 525 LaBelle St., Brilliant, will host an Election Day lunch on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The menu will include bean, vegetable, broccoli and chicken noodle soup; hot turkey sandwiches; sloppy joes and hot dogs; and assorted desserts.

Patrons can dine in or get takeout orders by calling (740) 598-4472.

EGCC students excel at event

Eastern Gateway Community College students Samantha Gregory and Rebecca Rice received Third Team All-Ohio Academic honors during a statewide event April 30 in Columbus.

Both Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members, the students were recognized at a luncheon in the Ohio State House, sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.

Gregory of Toronto is studying to obtain an associate of arts degree. After graduation, she plans to transfer to Wittenberg University to pursue a career in adolescent counseling. As chairperson of the T.E.A.R. program, she organizes events to raise money to help cancer patients’ families. She also is active in the college’s honor society events and service programs.

Rice of Bloomingdale is pursuing an associate of arts degree with an emphasis on psychology. She plans to transfer after graduation to Kent State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a career goal of becoming a social psychologist. She is active in her church and the church band. Rice participates in Phi Theta Kappa activities at Eastern Gateway.

The All-Ohio Academic Team provides recognition to outstanding students in Ohio’s 23 public two-year colleges. The program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Since the program began in 1997, more than $230,000 in scholarships has been awarded to hundreds of outstanding two-year college students.

To be eligible for the All-Ohio Academic Team, students must be nominated by their college president. Nominees must be eligible to graduate during the current academic year and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25. The rankings for the All-Ohio Academic Team are determined by the scores nominees receive in the All-USA Academic Team judging. Winners are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstration of leadership and community service involvement. Ten first team members, 10 second team members and third team members receive cash scholarships as well as, medallions, certificates and pins.

Woodland Garden

Club meets

The April meeting of the Woodland Garden Club opened with a prayer offered by Paula Nutter and an inspirational message given by Susan Guskea.

Verna Smolinsky and Norma Harris prepared the meal and decorated with an Easter theme. Roll call was answered by naming a favorite perennial. Guest Darlene Horstman was introduced by Jodi Russell.

Sign-up sheets were circulated for various events, including Rosebud’s open meeting in Dillonvale on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Horticulture Day on May 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Moorefield. The latter will be a plant exchange and covered dish.

Information regarding the Jefferson County Fair garden club flower show was shared. Norma Harris demonstrated two samples of a “Hogarth Curve” artistic design.

The program was presented by Jeannie Barker featuring a photo slide show of the many varieties of perennials in her garden.

Retired school

workers to meet

The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. on May 13 at United Presbyterian Church of Follansbee.

Sharon Cuomo will preside at the business meeting immediately following the luncheon. There will be a memorial service to honor members who died in the past year.

All members are encouraged to attend. To make a lunch reservation, call Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by Wednesday.

Jewett VFD to

host fundraiser

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a barbecued chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 11.

The menu includes half a chicken, vegetables, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8.

Retzer entertains

Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens met April 9 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

Mary Rose Spano gave the opening prayer.

Ron Retzer entertained.

Reservations Chair Jose Cekenovich asked the callers and table workers stand and be recognized.

Patricia Beltrame won the free dinner. Carmella Pulice and Dorothy Blankenship won the 50/50 drawing. Carolyn Shaffer, Tom Maxwell, Barb Cerra, Jose Cekenovich, Rose Mark, Bob Anderson and Bob Burskey and Al Goykovich.

Marge Trinone announced April birthdays and an April anniversary.

After the meeting, members played cards and bingo. The next meeting will be May 21. The Donahues will entertain.

Mingo Lions

elect officers

President James Freiling presided for the April dinner meeting of the Mingo Lions Club that was held at Mingo Medical Group Office Building.

Karen Edwards led the opening prayer.

Bill Snyder announced that he had taken used glasses to the Lions Collection Center.

Terry and Bill Snyder reported on the district convention that they had attended along with Dr. William and Jo Ann Johns.

Members recycled to benefit Indian Creek schools.

Officers were elected with Jeff Schuetz tapped as president.

Serving with him will be: first vice president, Bill Snyder; second vice president Jo Ann Johns; secretary, Clara Sue Milewsky; treasurer, Jim Freiling; tail twister, John “Wiz” Fabian; Lion tamer, Leroy Milewsky; and one-year directors, Dr. William Johns and Terry Snyder. Sight Chairman is Dr. William Johns; youth chairman is Karen Edwards; and membership chairman is Michele Fabbro.

The next regular meeting has been changed to May 12 and will be held at Schuetz Funeral Home. Schuetz is the caller. Officers will be installed.