Community happenings

George C. Smith Scholarship

Committee plans anniversary banquet

The George C. Smith Scholarship Committee will hold its 30th anniversary banquet on July 5, beginning at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Second Baptist Church located at 717 Adams St., Steubenville.

Craig Dawson, vice president of advertising and marketing for Soul Pitt Media, Pittsburgh’s largest minority media company, will be the keynote speaker.

Dawson serves as vice president of print, Internet and Internet radio. Since 2010, he has worked with athletes such as former Pittsburgh Steelers Greg Lloyd, Jerome Bettis, Yancey Thigpen and Casey Hampton. He also has also worked with entertainers Jamie Foxx, D.L. Hughley, Kanye West and the late Barry White.

The son of the late Roosevelt and Pearl Dawson, Dawson is a graduate of Steubenville High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He has a daughter, Tiffany Dawson of Steubenville, who is a graduate of Tennessee State University.

Sveta Petka Kolo makes

picnic plans for July 23

The Sveta Petka Kolo of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church, Steubenville, held its monthly meeting at Eat’n Park on June 12 with 12 members attending.

Members welcomed the return of Millie Pavlic and Janet Polverini in addition to guest Marti Wukelic.

Plans were made for the picnic with the women from the other area Orthodox churches, which will be held July 23 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The church picnic with be July 27, it was announced.

The group’s monthly donation will benefit the Serbian Flood Relief Fund.

The next meeting will be Thursday at Eat’n Park.

Cadiz Church of the Nazarene

to honor retiring pastor

The Cadiz Church of the Nazarene, 621 E. Market St., Cadiz, will honor Pastor Ernest Creamer during a special service Sunday.

Creamer is retiring after 28 years of service.

New Beginners Women’s Circle

to host July 4 breakfast

Members of the New Beginners Women’s Circle will host their annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday in the social hall of Bloomingdale United Methodist Church.

Patrons can eat in or get carryout from the holiday meal. Cost is by by donation.

House of Prayer honors fathers

during special Sunday service

The House of Prayer Church on Riddles Run Road near Brilliant recently held a special Father’s Day service.

“A token of love” was presented to each father with special recognition given to the following fathers: Harry Lowry, oldest father; the Rev. Donald Cline, youngest father; and Ronald Reynard, 2014 Father of the Year.

Two Ridges Presbyterian Church to host Splendid Sound, picnic

Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, Wintersville, will host Splendid Sound at its 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday.

The gospel singing group will lead the worship service, which will be followed by a picnic in the shelter at the church, an event sponsored by the evangelism committee. The public is invited.

The church with red doors and a digital sign in the front yard is located on state Route 43 near the US 22 interchange.

Pre-orders for Mount Carmel Church

cookbook being accepted

Pre-orders for Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church’s “O Taste & See” cookbooks are being accepted for a donation of $10.

The cookbook features more than 250 recipes from local contributors. Inquiries about pre-orders can be directed to Sandra Johnson at (740) 264-4868.

The church is located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

Back to one Sunday service at 9:15 a.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran

Starting Sunday, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will hold one worship service instead of two.

It will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Community happenings

Summer movies kick off Saturday

The town of Bethany will kick off a series of summer movies Saturday at 8:45 p.m. with a free screening of Disney’s “Frozen” in the field adjacent to the Bethany Community Center, formerly the town’s fire station.

Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs and if they desire, snacks. Popcorn will be provided.

Those attending will be invited to cast votes for films to be shown on July 26 and Aug. 23.

Domestic violence survivor support group formed

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: understanding trauma, Tuesday; understanding triggers and coping skills, July 8; self-abuse, July 15; self-medicating and substance abuse, July 22; and resources for survivors, July 29.

For information, call (304) 748-0332.

Children’s knitting

group to meet Wednesday

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

Children in third grade or higher may learn to knit with help from instructor Nora Bell. They should bring yarn and needles or loom to start creating. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free group.

Libraries kick off reading program for summer

Readers of all ages will explore the world of science this summer through a variety of activities as the Brooke County Public Library and Follansbee Branch Library present its summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

It’s open to preschoolers through eighth-graders with special programs, prizes, story hours and other free activities planned.

Registration will begin Tuesday. For information, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860.

Brooke County Senior Center picnic set for July 10

The Brooke County Senior Center will hold its annual picnic for seniors at 10 a.m. July 10 at Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg.

There will be food, bingo, live entertainment, a balloon release, prizes and other activities.

The center welcomes a $5 donation from each attendee.

Reservations and arrangements for transportation should be made by calling (304) 527-3410 no later than July 7.

Country Friends to host Sands of Time

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time Saturday at the 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.

On Monday and Friday nights, Country Friends holds covered-dish dinners and open mic nights. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends 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 or visit

Committee hears update

on Cupcake War in August

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau promotion and education committee held a luncheon meeting at Zalenski’s Family Eatery & Pub with Mary Ellen Grafton giving a reading titled “A Smile.”

Grafton reported on the Cupcake War to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Jefferson County Fair. The theme will be sports of all kinds to be incorporated into a design for the cupcake contest.

A decorating seminar will be held at 6 p.m. July 31 at the farm bureau office at the old Bantam Ridge School. Linda Chivers, retired Kroger cake decorator and instructor for the cookie decorating classses that were held each year at the fair, is the instructor. Unless a new sponsor is found, there will not be a cookie decorating contest this year, it was announced.

The possibility of having a float in the grand parade on Aug. 16 was discussed.

A date will be set to plant flowers at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds plot. Members are to bring potted flowers to set in the flower bed.

The booth for the fair will be decorated on Aug. 10.

A meeting will be held for the farm bureau presentation of “Straight from the Heart,” a woman’s wellness event to be held Oct. 4. at the Union Hill Methodist Church in Sugarcreek.

It will be an informative day of “fun, learning and fellowship in the heart of Amish country,” it was announced, with information available on a variety of topics of interest to women.

The registration cost for a farm bureau member is $25 and $30 for a nonmember. Checks should be made to the Jefferson County Farm Bureau and sent to its attention at 587 Bantam Ridge Road, Suite B, Wintersville, OH 43953. There is a musical titled “Half Stitched” that is $27 for those who wish to stay into the evening and see it.

Community happenings

Vietnam Vets group plans event

The Vietnam Veterans Support Group Chapter One, Steubenville, will conduct a community service project and fundraising event at the Steubenville Wal-Mart on Saturday.

Members will be at the Wal-Mart entrances Saturday to collect worn-out American flags for destruction at a future ceremony; to distribute information on veterans’ benefits; and to ask the public for donations to help support the group’s mission of service to the community and fellow wartime veterans, according to a news release.

All funds collected are spent locally, it noted.

The group, founded in Steubenville in 1988, is open to all wartime veterans from the community.

Centennial anniversary being marked

The presence of Christian Science services for 100 years in Steubenville is being celebrated with special activities in place to mark the centennial milestone. Observances by the congregation of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Steubenville, 600 Lovers Lane, Steubenville, are under way, open to the public, and include:

  • Reading Room hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Saturday;
  • There will be a testimony meeting beginning at 7 p.m. today where those in attendance will hear a short Bible lesson and then hear testimonies of how individuals are using Christian Science in their day-to-day lives for Christian healing of every sort. Tonight’s testimony meeting will be conducted by H. Lee Kinney.
  • There will be a free, one-hour Christian Science lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday led by Tom McElroy, Christian Science practitioner, of Jamaica Plain, Mass. His presentation is titled “How You Can Change the World.”

McElroy, who lectures in both English and French, earned a university degree in philosophy and “now loves meeting new people and sharing fresh, inspiring ideas leading to a better understanding of God,” according to promotional material.

  • Two anniversary services will be observed on Sunday – one at 10:30 a.m., which will be a traditional Christian Science worship service, followed by the centennial service at 3:30 p.m. The Sunday services will be conducted by James W. and Ronald P. Higgins, who are brothers, along with soloist Lakin Weaver; pianist Ruth S. Brown; and organist H. Lee Kinney.

Wells Township seniors meet Friday

The Wells Township Senior Citizens meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Wells Township Community Center.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served for lunch, and participants are asked to bring a covered dish. The event also will feature door prizes, a 50-50 drawing and fellowship.

Presentation set in Mount Pleasant

Charles B. Lamb, a Friend from Ireland, will share “the findings of his effort to get the truth behind the editing of George Fox’s writings” during a presentation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the old Quaker Meeting House in Mount Pleasant.

It is free and open to the public. George Fox was a leader in a 17th-century Christian awakening from which came the Quaker movement, now known as the Society of Friends or the Friends Church.

Four Seasons welcome new member

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens met June 18 at the Serbian American Cultural Center with President Norma Yoho presiding and welcoming new member Carol Zagula.

After dinner, members were entertained by singer John Bigler.

A report was given on get-well cards that had been sent. Chuck Rupani won the free dinner. Carmella Pulice and Bev DiBaise won the 50/50 drawing. Other prize winners were Jasper Wamsley, Barb Cerra, Jim Orler, Jane Barney and Ron Fallert.

The next meeting will be held July 16. The menu will feature a picnic buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, creamy potato salad, American cole slaw, baked beans, pickled beets and dessert. Members will be charged half price for the meal.

After dinner, members played cards and bingo.

Community Happenings

Shanagu Seniors

have anniversary

The Shanagu Senior Social Club of Mingo Junction held its 43rd anniversary dinner on May 18 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville.

President Rose Gampolo welcomed back longtime member Grace Crust.

Memorial services were conducted by Bettyanne Jeffries, chaplain, and Barbara Jackson, assistant, for members who had died this past year, including Rose Karas, Millie D’Alesio and Robert Darrah.

Door prizes that included hanging baskets of flowers and centerpieces were awarded to Susie Burga, Marge Jresko, Georgia Brooks, Floyd Crawford, Mary Gampola, Mamie Bucci and Tillie Guisto.

Members played a card game called Florida bingo.

The Shanagu regular meetings are evenry Wednesday from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mingo Senior Center. Bingo is played with three cards for a quarter. Individuals age 50 and older are eligible to join.

Brooke library

to show film

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will show the PG-rated animated film “The Lego Movie,” at 11 a.m. on Saturday

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

‘Lights, Camera,

4H!’ detailed

Hancock County 4-H Camp is scheduled for July 22-26 at Tomlinson Run State Park in New Manchester. The “Lights-Camera-4H!” theme will celebrate 4-H through the years.

Campers will experience the different types of movies (science fiction, action, etc.) Camp is open to youth ages 9-21. Space is limited to 80 campers. Those interested in attending should call (304) 564-3805.

Hancock County 4-H announces its sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp or an enrolled program, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive SNAP and/or TANF assistance are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

Treglia entertains


Rich Treglia performed a variety of Dean Martin renditions for the Gadabouts at their June meeting held at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

John Zak presided, recognizing those marking birthdays and anniversaries.

Rich Wyman gave devotions and read an inspirational poem.

Zak announced that the July picnic will be held at 1 p.m. on July 9 at the Follansbee Community House. Guests are welcome to attend with a member. The cost for guests will be $8 while members pay $3 and bring a covered dish. Zak encouraged all attending to have their covered dish there no later than 12:30 p.m.

Ernie Andrews won the 50/50 drawing conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Door prize winners were Dale Irwin, Steve Koslik, Laura Mamula, Bill Shipe, Tim Thomas, Rich Treglia and Ted Walaszcyck. The drawing for the door prizes furnished by Rich and Beverly Wyman was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

Upcoming bus trips announced were:

  • Sept. 10-12: Seneca Niagra Falls Casino.
  • Sept. 18: Pittsburgh Strip District.
  • Sept. 22-26: Pigeon Forge, Tenn, shows and Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Oct. 12: “Una Bella Festa” Italian Festival, Lincoln Park.
  • Oct. 25: Rock & Roll Doo Wop, dinner and show, Capital Theater, Wheeling

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

All Gadabouts trips are open to non-members. The club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.

Traveling exhibit

coming to Weirton

The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council, will be at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center from Aug. 17 to Sept. 27.

Hometown Teams interweaves images and text with almost 70 artifacts, video, audio and other interactive elements that present perspectives on sports in popular culture, as well as local sports traditions. It offers information about mascots, marching bands, cheerleaders, game-day traditions, tailgating, player/coach relationships, sports equipment, stadiums, rivalries and athletes who broke racial, gender or physical barriers in sports. The growth of alternative and extreme sports also is explored.

The Humanities Council is providing funding and technical assistance to each host site for the development of companion displays and supplemental programs that focus on local sports heritage.

Community happenings

Brooke Democratic Women to meet

The Brooke County Federated Democratic Women will hold their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Follansbee Library.

All members are urged to atttend to vote on “important club business,” according to a news release.

Guests remain welcome to attend. Dues are $10 a year, and the membership drive continues up to Aug. 1. Joining the county organization automatically makes a local member a state and national member as well.

The local group is seating delegates for the WVFDW annual meeting that will be held in the Eastern Panhandle the third weekend in September.

The theme will be “West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women 1964-2014 – Supporting Democratic Women for 50 years.”

To become a member, contact Linda Arbogast, president, at (304) 374-4030.

Senior center holding dance

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a West Virginia Day dinner-dance June 18 at the center located on Main Street, Weirton.

The doors open at 4 p.m., dinner begins at 5 p.m., and Light Touch will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $8.

Reservations must be made by calling (304) 748-3490 by Friday.

Community happenings

Kids Garden Club being launched

To show youth the benefits of gardening, organizers of the Brooke County Farmers Markets have started a Kids Garden Club.

For $5, children in primary school will receive an assortment of vegetable and flower seeds and plants to create their own 6-foot-by-8 foot gardens.

In June, July and August, the young gardeners will be asked to post pictures of their gardens on the farmers market’s Facebook page, and the gardeners of the top three gardens each will receive a $50 prize, courtesy of Main Street Bank.

For information, call Ruth Brown at (304) 374-2164 or the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service at (304) 737-3666.

Library to show ‘3 Days to Kill’

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will show “3 Days to Kill,” a PG-13-rated film starring Kevin Costner, at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Lions learn about Cardinal Plant

Chuck George, AEP Cardinal Plant manager, gave a presentation on the operation of the plant located south of Brilliant during the Adena Lions Club’s recent dinner meeting.

Introduced by John Parkinson, George explained the workings of the unit 3 plant.

“It has two coal fire-powered units which produce enough power for about 1 million people and burn 5 million tons of coal per year, which averages about 15,800 tons per day. There are 310 workers at the plant” he said.

“If you look at the coal pile while traveling along state Route 7, you will notice that there is a large load of coal there, usually 1.3 million tons in their coal yard at one time,” George said.

“Pollution controls are one of the most important duties at the plant. Emissions are held to a minimum, so that a greener and healthier atmosphere is present in the county,” the manager said.

George explained how electricity is made and distributed handouts about the electric-making process, it was noted.

The plant got its name from the Ohio state bird, the cardinal, it was explained.

Lloyd Hutchison gave the welcome and a certificate was presented to Mrs. Alva Kinney, whose husband passed away earlier in the year. The certificate had been presented to the club at the district convention necrology service in New Philadelphia.

Hutchison said new officers would take over in June and asked that members bring a visitor to the meeting as a potential new club member.

Laura Konkoleski is sponsoring a “Fill the Bottle” campaign for the Wellspring Pregnancy Center in Cadiz. The bottle is at every meeting so Lions can make donations for the center.

A committee comprised of Parkinson, Nancy Walker and Don Moore reviewed essays and grades of Buckeye Local High School entrants, and two students were selected – Michael Bailey and Faith Barkhurst. They and their parents will be at the June dinner meeting at the Adena Fire House.

Community yard sale in Colliers

The Colliers’ community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14.

Yard sales will be held throughout the community, and refreshments will be sold at some locations.

A $1 donation is requested of those holding the yard sale and may be made to the Colliers Fire Department Auxiliary at its Friday fish frys. For information, call Phyllis Aria at (304) 797-1380 or Carol Cain at (304) 748-3155.

Three Score Seniors hold meeting

President Marlene Hare presided at a recent meeting of Three Score Seniors where Tony LaRosa gave the invocation and benediction.

Janet Keller gave a tribute to mothers as the evening’s entertainment.

Reports were given by Secretary Barbara Purks and Ida Haynes, treasurer’s report.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following tours:

  • July 4, Gateway Clipper, Pittsburgh;
  • July 17, “South Pacific” at West Virginia Public Theater, Morgantown; and
  • July 25, Hartville Flea Market.

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

Membership Chair Nancy Smurda announced the club has 145 members. For information or reservations, call Smurda at (304) 748-4624.

Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent and received. Birthdays were acknowledged.

Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel announced 90 members and six guests were in attendance. Janet Keller, Lea and Bob Shirer, Mary Ellen Groves, Carla Glover and Donna Birch were guests.

Historian Lee Edwards passed around photo albums from 2001 to 2004.

Hospitality Chair Jim Hare gave gifts to Bill Wetzel, Margaret Chapman, Pat Evano, Helen Rohal and Mary Ann Elliott. Marlene Hare and Marian Lammers won the 50/25/25 drawing.

Kathy McCarrick awarded Undo’s dinner certificates to Sam Lescallette and Tony LaRosa. McCarrick gave flower baskets to Diana Crago, Margaret Chapmen, Nancy Fridley and Phyllis Troia in honor of Mother’s Day.

Stars, stripes cooking class offered

Nora Bell will present a stars and stripes-inspired cooking class at 11 a.m. June 14 at the Brooke County Public Library, Wellsburg.

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

Support group meeting scheduled

The Trinity Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. on June 12 at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, 3204 Johnson Road, Steubenville.

The group will meet in the conference room for a roundtable discussion.

The support group meets on the second Thursday, every other month. It is geared to prostate cancer survivors, their families and friends and is open to the public. For information, contact Brother John Paul McMahon at the Franciscan University of Steubenville at (740) 317-2888.

Weirton Hospital Retirees meet

The Weirton Hospital Retirees Organization held a spring luncheon at Gios Restaurant with 48 members in attendance.

President Joyce Barnhart introduced new members Gloria Jones, Velma Pellegrino and Dr. Anthony Licata. Linda Heilman offered a memorial for deceased members, followed by the invocation.

Josie Glauser, Sandy Haspel and Barbara Andrews gave reports. Andrews, sunshine chair, noted the cards sent in the past month.

Haspel announced $10 membership dues are payable at the June meeting.

Dorothy Means and Jeannie Kovalon sold 50/50 drawing tickets. Pat Doumont won the drawing. Kovalon and Means collected a $250 good-will donation for the Community Bread Basket.

Mary Orrechio presented “Stories to Brighten Your Day.”

Barnhart announced past President Donna Latkiewicz will return from her Florida home in time for the birthday celebration meeting at noon June 10 at Gio’s Restaurant.

The telephone committee will call members for reservations. Barnhart asked that members return calls, regardless of whether they plan to attend or not. Those with questions about the reservation policy can call Barnhart at (304) 748-4657.

Community happenings

New Somerset Church yard sale set

New Somerset Church’s annual yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the church, which is located at 12052 state Route 213, New Somerset.

A variey of items will be for sale, including many 25 cent items, and lunch will be available

Fundraiser dinner at E.S. center

The East Springfield Community Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser roast chicken dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The menu will include roast chicken breasts, thighs and legs, mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, green beans, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drink. Cost is $8 with children under age 6 eating for free.

Takeout orders can be placed by calling (740) 543-3700. The center’s website is

Antonio Meucci Lodge plans trips

The Antonio Meucci Lodge met May 12 at Undo’s with Vice President Anthony LaRosa presiding and Anthony LaRosa leading members in opening exercises.

Members had a buffet dinner.

Reports were given by Rita Orler and Carol Valenti, treasurer’s report and financial report.

The state lodge spring board meeting was attended by Regina Truax, Valenti, Linda Pfabe and Orler.

The group is planning a bus trip to the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh for Little Italy Days in August.

May birthdays were acknowledged. Thank-you notes from scholarship recipients Ryan Weaver, Nick and Steffanie Iannetti’s grandson, and Kory Kozloski, Victor and Mary Lou Rossi’s grandson, were read.

Upcoming tours were announced, including:

— July 4, Gateway Clipper’s Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise, Pittsburgh;

— July 13, “Dames at Sea” at West Virginia Theater, Morgantown; and

— July 25, Hartville Flea Market.

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

Orler won the 50/50, and Larry Purks won the Undo’s gift certificate. Dora Ferelli, Patsy Brancazio and Amando D’Amico won door prizes.

The next meeting will be held June 10 at Undo’s. Anyone interested in joining should contact Truax or any club member.

Senior center holding dance Thursday

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a dance Thursday.

The doors open at 5 p.m., and Hank Vincent and the Stone Street Station will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $5.

Story hours set at Follansbee branch

The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers at noon Monday and June 16, 23 and 30. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

BOP?employees breakfast set

The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant employee’s breakfast is held at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park. All are welcome.

Fundraiser dinner at Jewett VFD

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a hamloaf and baked steak dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The menu will include vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage for $8.

City schools retirees meet for lunch

Retirees of Steubenville City Schools met May 8 for a luncheon at Margaret’s Cafe in Toronto.

Cards were distributed and signed.

Retirees were invited to the Steubenville staff’s end-of-the-school-year luncheon.

The group’s next outing will be lunch at the Greek Food Festival on June 12 at 12:30 p.m.

A collection will be taken for Urban Mission Ministries in June and the American Cancer Society in July.

Community happenings

Wintersville Legion, auxiliary, SAL

to hold membership drive June 14

Wintersville Legion Post 557 will hold a membership drive for new legionnaires, ladies auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 14, Flag Day, at the shelter house area behind the Legion located at 1212 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville.

The installation of new officers will be conducted at 5:30 p.m., and the annual Retirement of Colors ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

The event will include food and entertainment.

Anyone interested in joining must bring proof of service – DD214, military ID, discharge, etc. Post 557 will pay a new member’s dues for the first year, which would be 2015.

For information, contact Holly Lewis at (304) 527-2683

Attention, Mingo High School classes of 1960-69, on registration deadline

For all Mingo High School Class of 1964 members and for all members of the MHS Classes of 1960 through 1969, the final registration deadline is June 30 for the Class of 1964’s 50-year reunion that will be held Aug. 16.

Registration forms and information can be obtained by calling Linda at (304) 479-2264.

No registrations will be accepted after that date.

Moving On members to be entertained by Joel Smith at Sunday meeting

Moving On, a widows and widowers group, met May 18 at Undo’s with Vice President Christine Brown presiding.

Jack Davis opened the meeting with prayer. Brown read a tribute to mothers and Memorial Day. Rita Archer and Mary Sawon were guests.

Margaret Ashbee, Janet Gilham, Fran Parsons, June Puskarich, Mary Lou Shutak and Nick Rodriguez provided gift cards as table prizes. Birthdays were recognized. Ron Retzer sang, providing the evening’s entertainment.

Lucretia “Toots” Ross and David Kramarich conducted the 50/50 drawing, which Davis won. Mary Jan Lindsey and Herb Simms won Undo’s gift certificates, and Jeannette Spear won the coaster tray.

Puskarich, Astrid Bricker, Delores Proakis, Lindsey, Simms and Davis won table prizes. Henrietta Malesick and Sawon won the dinners.

Secretary Ross and Treasurer Margaret Chapman gave reports. Davis closed with prayer.

The next meeting will be held Sunday, and Joel Smith will entertain. Anyone interested in joining the group can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487. Dues are $10 and dinners are $12.

Eight-week introductory course

in Italian being offered

Are you proud of your Italian ancestry? Love everything Italian?

Then learn Italian in “Italiano per Inizianti,” an eight-week introductory course to the language and culture of Italy.

Part I (for beginners) and Part II (for beginners and/or those who attended Part I), is titled “L’italiano e gli italiani attraverso le varie regioni d’Italia,” translated “Understanding Italian and Italians through the various and diverse regions of Italy.”

The classes run June 24 through Aug. 12 and will be held at Malara Hall at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2608 Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville.

The classes are every Tuesday for eight weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Part I and from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.for Part II, the Regions of Italy.

For information, contact Domenico DiBacco at (304) 670-3123.

Tri-State Writers Society to meet

June 10 at Schiappa branch

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karina Garrison, will meet at 6 p.m. June 10 in the conference room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Published and aspiring writers of all genres are welcome to attend. For information, contact Garrison at (740) 424-1243; Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507; or visit

Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens hold Mother/Father banquet

The Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens held their annual Mother/Father Banquet on May 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Toronto.

Joyce Gribben and Dottie Pavelka organized and hosted the event. The church’s women’s group served dinner.

Table prize winners were Mike Timko, Edna Riffle, Eileen Cernansky, Dave Trudicks, Sherry Sines, Marge Kane, Paul Sherwood, Jim Wilson, Don Clark, Rex Mossor, Joyce Gribben, Ray Burtynski and Judy Whyte.

Joyce Gribben and Dottie Pavelka won the 50/50.

Door prizes were won by Diana Hooper, Susan Kulstad, Madge DeJulio, Kenny Mossor, Sally Holland, DoDo Steele, Rusty Roth, Pete Graceffa, Carol McLain, Stan O’Halek, Peggy Nordgenger, Donna Olson, Ray Horne, Phyllis Smith, Elaine Briceland, Sandy Lesnick, Helen Lindsey, Joe McBride, Dottie Pavelka and Marcella McKnight.

Bingo and cards were played at the Roosevelt Center after the dinner. Bingo winners were Peg Nordenger, Nancy Bodrog, Kenny Mossor, Edna Riffle, Marlene Garrett, Donna Olson, Susan Kulstad, Janet Blaschak, John Bodrog, Carolyn McCart, Wilma Elder, Rex Mossor, Rose Gibson, Lucy Timko and Sherry Sines. Card winners were Kitty Roth, Joyce Gribben, Edna Riffle and Nina Kavanaugh.

The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on June 13 at the Roosevelt Center.

Weirton Elks Lodge planning

benefit wing night on Thursday

The Weirton Elks Lodge will hold a benefit to defray Exalted Ruler Debbie Sweat Verelst’s medical expenses from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday during wing night at the lodge located on Main Street, Weirton.

The event will include a 50/50 drawing and silent auction. Dine-in and take-out will be available. All members, family and friends are encouraged to attend. For information, call (304) 748-0565.

Satellite office of Veterans Service Commission to be open Wednesday

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 veteran’s benefits.

For information, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 500 Market St., Suite 310, 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.

Fort Steuben Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, meets

The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 10 at the Best Western Plus University Inn in Steubenville.

Regent Nancy Valles presided with opening ceremonies involving Mary Wood, Second Vice Regent Denese White, First Vice Regent Karen Blanc and Chaplain Wadeanne Nardo.

Following a luncheon, Scholarship Chair Carolyn Mizok introduced scholarship winner Morgan Abbot, a Weir High School senior. Abbot was one of two scholarship winners chosen from 25 applicants. She plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall and will study microbiology and Spanish. Abbott read her winning essay to the members.

Daniel Morgan, also a Weir High senior, also received a scholarship.

White gave the program on a book she wrote about her great-grandmother eight times removed, Mary Bancroft Dana. Dana was the wife of Captain Dana and daughter of Edmund Bancroft. She was named Pioneer Mother of Ohio and had a chair on the dais at Constitution Hall. The battle of Lexington and Concord was fought on the Dana farm, and the land now is the home of Holy Cross College. Mary Dana died at age 79 and is buried in Belpre, Ohio.

The business meeting included a report by Conservation Chair Susan Guy, who noted red, white and blue flower seeds will be planted around the DAR sundial at Union Cemetery. The flowers will be planted around the sundial until the group raises $500 for a monument to honor all four military branches. The chapter is selling ribbons to raise funds.

Cheryl Kelly presented the Indian minute on Chief Logan’s Lament, an appeal by the American Indian chief who lost many family members in Lord Dunmore’s War.

Susan Brown presented the National Defense Minute on Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Brown read a letter from President Barack Obama explaining the importance of supporting military families. He proclaimed May as a day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Members were reminded to report all community service hours to Karen Blanc. The hours will be recorded as part of the Celebrate America project.

The next meeting will be Sept. 13 at the Fort Steuben complex.