What’s going on in the area

Program begins Tuesday

at Wellness Center

The Young Men’s Christian Association and Trinity Health System will hold a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday, at the YMCA Wellness Center at St. John Arena located at 3151 Johnson Road, Steubenville..

The insurance-based program looks at heart diseases, lung diseases, diabetes, stroke, arthritis and cancer. YMCA programs that enhance health will be reviewed.

To register, contact Cami Taylor at (740) 264-7183.

Adena Lions Club

installs officers

The Adena Lions Club held an installation of officers at the June dinner meeting, with John Lengyel taking on the duties of president, following the term of Lloyd Hutchison.

R.J. Konkoleski, past district governor, installed the new officials.

Phil Wallace, past district governor, announced that the club had done well at the recent district convention.

Konkoleski was presented a Council of Governors award and his wife, Laura, was awarded a plaque from the district past governors. Additionally, the club won the newsletter contest for the second time in two years.

Darrin Young, zone chairman, made a presentation to Martin Kim, who was inducted into the District Hall of Fame. Young described it as a well deserved milestone.

Faith Barkhurst and Michaela Bailey were guests and the recipients of the club’s annual education award.

Hutchison presided for the last time, and Nancy Walker, secretary, presented club members with perfect attendance pins and other noted awards.

The club approved helping with the annual Heritage Days to be celebrated by the village in August.

A baby bottle collection was made for the Wellspring Pregnancy Center in Cadiz.

SAL steak fry set

for July 18 in Weirton

The Sons of American Legion members will hold their annual steak fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 18 at the Post 10 American Legion hall located on 3140 Pennsylvania Ave, Weirton.

Cost is $12 per person and includes steak, baked potato, salad, coffee and desserts.

Questions can be directed to (304) 723-2732.

‘Add Spice to Life’ at

Puskarich Library

Cooks and gardeners will have an opportunity to learn the difference between herbs and spices when the “Add a Little Spice to Your Life” program is held at the Puskarich Public Library in Cadiz, beginning at 6:30 p.m. July 14,

Adele Mason and Michelle Meyer, Master Gardener volunteers, will explain the difference between herbs and spices and how to grow herbs and identify them.

There will be useful tips on using herbs and spices in recipes and a taste test to sample herb butters and spice butters. Registration is needed. Call (740) 942-2623.

Pre-school story hour for the fall has been set for children ages 3 to 5 to introduce them to the library and to literature.

The Puskarich Library program starts at 11 a.m. on Sept. 17; Scio branch at 1 p.m. Sept 16; and Clark branch at 11 a.m. for preschoolers only and noon for those 7 and under, including home-schooled children and school groups on Sept. 18.

Toddler Time for those age 18 months to 3 and their parent or caregiver will be held Sept. 10 and 24 at the Puskarich Library from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Teen Night will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 for the game “Minute to Win It,” based on the television show by the same name but with modified rules. Registration is needed.

Adult book clubs follow:

The “Reading Club” at the Puskarich Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18.

The Clark Branch Club will meet at 2 p.m. on July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.

The “Page Turners” will meet at the Clark Library at 6 p.m. July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11.

The “Quilt with Sue” program will be held at 3 p.m. on July 7, 14, 21 and 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Darlene Horstman, Master Gardener, will conduct a program about beneficial bugs and plants for the garden at 6 p.m. July 17 at the Clark Branch. Call (740) 658-3855.

The Four Seasons Garden Club of Freeport planted flowers at the Puskarich Public Library. Sam Gill, owner of Woodland Greenhouse in Richmond, donated the flowers and bushes for the beautification project.

Meeting looks at Shale development issues

The Church of Christian Disciples will host the Ohio Organizing Collaborative Communities United for Responsible Energy town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 10 at the church located at 353 Moody Ave., Carrollton.

Residents will receive information on protecting themselves during the shale drilling boom.

Attorneys Emily Collins and Dave Armstrong of Fair Shake Environmental Legal Service will discuss landowners’ concerns. Spencer Wells, Rental Housing Information Network in Ohio community manager, will speak about renters’ concerns.

Toronto Sunrise

Senior Citizens meet

The Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens held their June 27 meeting at the Roosevelt Senior Center with President Tim Gribben welcomed five guests, including Alex and Beverly Anderson, Patricia Carlock, Cindy Moser and Ruth White.

The kitchen committee was thanked for serving the meal.

Nancy Bodrog won the 50/50.

Following opening ceremonies, reports were given by Treasurer Rex Mossor; Secretary Mary Lou Deku; and Social Secretary Tracey Wade, who announced June birthdays and anniversaries.

The kitchen committee for July includes John and Nancy Bodrog, Sally Holland, Marcella McKnight, Marie Bernabei, Sherry Sine and Darlene Carter. They will assist Tim and Joyce Gribben at the annual picnic to be held July 11 at Stratton Park. Hot dogs and snacks will be served at noon, and the covered dish dinner will be served at 5 p,m. The club will provide hamburgers and drinks.

Upcoming trips include Hartville, Aug. 7; Atlantic City, Aug. 19-21; and Tunica and Memphis, Oct.12-18. For information, contact Judy Whyte, tour director, at (740) 264-7837.

Glenn Smith gave the closing prayer.

Bingo winners were Eileen Cernansky, Sally Holland, Kitty Roth, Brenda Cottrell, Judy Whyte, Rex Mossor, Marlene Garrett, Janet Blaschak, Betty Mossor, Kenny Mossor, Judy Price, Nancy Bodrog, Lucy Timko, Beth Clark, Donna Oleson, Sandy Lesnick, Gloria Howard, and Cindy Moser. Scat winners were: Kitty Roth, Tim Gribben, Bob Deku, Edna Riffle and Mary Lou Deku. Go winner was Paul Parker.

The Toronto Sunrise Senior Citizens hold their meetings the second and fourth Friday of each month at the Roosevelt Senior Center.