Community happenings

AIM Women’s Center schedules

sixth-annual walk/run for Sept. 20

The AIM Women’s Center, located at 248 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will host its sixth-annual Walk/5K Fun Run on Sept. 20 at Jim Wood Park in Steubenville.

The fundraising event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“You and your family can participate in a 5K fun run and/or a 2-mile walk at the park,” explained Victoria Fallon, center spokesperson. “Consider getting your family and friends together for a morning of fun and merriment while helping to raise awareness and funding for the AIM Women’s Center,” she said, adding participants are encouraged to raise money by obtaining sponsors. Those who raise $50 or more will receive a free T-shirt.

Awards will be presented to top fundraisers and top finishers in the Y-13 and adult categories.

Participants can register on line at by clicking the Ministry Sync link.

The order of events will be:

— 7:30 a.m.: 5K Fun Run registration;

— 8 a.m.: 5K Fun Run begins;

— 8:30 a.m.: Two-mile walk registration; and

— 9 a.m.: Two-mile walk begins.

For information or to request a sponsorship form, contact Fallon at (740) 283-3636.

Steubenville Legion Auxiliary to host social for Buckeye delegates

The Steubenville American Legion Post 33 Auxiliary will host a social for all Buckeye Boys and Girls State delegates beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Legion hall.

The delegates will be introduced to the membership and discuss their experiences there.

Their families also are invited, according to Dorothy Mazik, auxiliary member.

Story time, Book Look among variety of library programs being offered

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

  • Play and Learn the Alphabet (caregiver and children ages 2 to 6) will be at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. and at the main library on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The one-hour play session with letter-learning toys promotes early literacy skills.
  • Book Look will be offered at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Book Look is an afterschool program for children that offers stories, crafts and a movie.
  • Register now for Story Time (caregiver and children ages 4-6) at the Tiltonsville branch. It will be held Sept. 8 and 15 at 5:30 p.m. Call the library at (740) 859-5163 for information.
  • Beginner’s Internet Class will be held at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday at 1:30 and at 6 p.m. Register for one class by calling the library at (740) 282-9782.
  • Kids’ Game Night is scheduled at the Schiappa branch on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Patrons can stop in anytime.
  • Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 3) will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. at the Schiappa branch. This is a one-hour play session to introduce children at a young age to the library and an opportunity to meet other parents of young children.
  • Watch a movie with family at the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 5 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Sept. 6 at noon.
  • Register now for Story Hour (caregiver and children ages 2-6) at the main library. It will be held on Sept. 9, 16, and 23 at 6 p.m. Call the library at (740) 282-9782 for information.
  • Tot Time (caregiver and children ages 2-3) will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Mondays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 10 a.m.; and Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, and Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. Register for one session by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.

Follansbee Chamber, Woman’s Club raising funds for shelter project

The Follansbee Chamber of Commerce and 20th Century Woman’s Club are raising funds for small beds for animals at the Brooke County Animal Shelter.

The groups plan to purchase beds that can fit into cages, are chew-proof and come with a warranty, said Brandy Puskarich, chairman of the effort’s fundraising committee.

She noted by elevating the animals from the floor, they will help to prevent illness.

Puskarich said the beds normally cost $69.50 each, but the supplier has agreed to sell them for $52 each.

For information about making donations, call (304) 527-3657.

Area student recognized by

U.S. Achievement Academy

Ryan Archer, son of Dr. Robert and Bonnie Archer of Toronto, has been recognized by the U.S. Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in science.

Archer, who attends Steubenville High School, was nominated for the honor by Dave Ziarko, a teacher at SHS. Archer’s name will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy’s official yearbook, which is published nationally.

The academy recognizes students upon the recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the standards of selection set by the academy, which includes academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a qualified sponsor.

Local spay-neuter clinic scheduled for Sept. 6-7 by Brooke organization

The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will host a Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost clinic Sept. 6-7th at the Jefferson County Airpark. Pre-payment is required. No walk-in services or vaccinations will be available.

Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Community happenings

Poker run, pasta dinner benefit set

A poker run and spaghetti dinner will be held Sept. 7 to help Henry Mikels, a local man who recently had quadruple bypass heart surgery and lacks insurance, organizers said.

Registration for the poker run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Weister’s Water Hole Bar and Grill on Eighth Street, Wellsburg, with the run to start at noon and end at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per motorcyclist and $10 for each rider.

There also will be a spaghetti dinner there from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $12, which includes pasta, salad, roll, dessert and tea or lemonade.

There will be a 50-50 drawing, Chinese auction and bake sale. For information, call Millie McAdoo at (724) 249-5345.

Sisters of Beta Delta plan Octoberfest

Sisters of Beta Delta Master (Beta Sigma Phi) met Aug. 20 for their monthly meeting with Llelia Buffone presiding.

Pop tabs were collected from members for Children’s Rainbow Hospital in Cleveland.

The chapter is making preparations for Octoberfest, which is tentatively set for Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern. Members are inviting family and friends for the luncheon.

Plans for the torch bearer degree will be discussed at the September meeting at Ina Chidester’s home.

Alberta Herrick served as the hostess for the evening that included a swim party and cookout with members bringing a covered dish.

Watkins entertain Gadabouts

At the August meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by the husband-wife team of Dave and Sherijo Watkins and their selection of dancing favorites from the 1950s through the 1970s in a program billed as “It’s Martini Time.”

John Zak presided, welcoming new members Rich and Cathy Petrella, and Ernie and Barbara Andrews. Okey Nestor gave devotions. Zak acknowledged the past efforts by Treasurer Peg Frederick, who is leaving the area. Claudia Clevenger will assume those duties.

The door prizes furnished by Paul and Gloria Tripodi were won by Mary Alice Meyers, David Hunt, Jerry Williams, Marian Moore, Edith Cooper, Janet Haverfield and Ed Treglia. Frank and Carol Wisnieski conducted the drawing.

The 50/50 drawing conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert was won by Jean Dalfonso.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following trips:

Sept. 14, Rivers Casino;

Sept. 18, Pittsburgh’s Strip District;

Oct. 3, Sugar Creek;

Oct. 12, “Una Bella Festa,” Lincoln Park;

Oct. 25, “Rock & Roll Doo Wop,” Wheeling’s Capitol Theater;

Nov. 21, Oglebay Festival of Lights; and

Dec. 9, “Christmas Memories,” Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa.

For information and reservations, contact Regina at (304) 723-0419.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 17.

Planning for Apple Stirrin’ Festival

Unionport Community Grange members met Aug. 19 to plan for their Apple Stirrin’ Festival to be held on Oct. 18-19 on grounds off county Road 39 in Unionport.

Many activities were discussed for the 36th-annual event where festival profits benefit a scholarship fund and community needs.

Community happenings

Pancake breakfast/brunch Saturday

at East Springfield center

The East Springfield Recreation and Service Center will host a pancake breakfast/brunch from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The center is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

The menu will include pancakes, buckwheat cakes, french toast, belgium waffles, hash browns, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and tea.

Cost is by donation, and carryout is available by calling (740) 543-3700.

Steubenville City Schools retirees

planning outing to Amish country

Retirees of Steubenville City Schools met for lunch at JC Wine Cellars in East Springfield.

Cards were signed and a 50th anniversary notice was shared for Dave and Nancy Murray.

Sept. 11 will feature an outing to Amish country. This will involve a 5:30 p.m. supper at Schrock’s Country Cookin’. The cost is $19. Reservations and money are due to Linda Holub by Sept. 2. For directions, call Holub at (740) 264-4203.

October’s lunch will be held at the Farm in Adena.

Moving On members entertained

by Harmony Brothers at meeting

Moving On, a widows and widowers group, met at Undo’s on Aug. 10 with President Norma Boni presiding and in celebration of the club’s fourth anniversary.

Eleanor Cooper gave the blessing, and one August birthday was acknowledged.

The Harmony Brothers of Weirton and New Cumberland provided the entertainment featuring oldies and rock ‘n roll music.

Tables were decorated with ornate cups and saucers with tea bags surrounded with cookies and a box of chocolates. These were donated by Ed Bidorini, Liz Bonavich, Jack Davis, Mary Ann Kramer, Peggy Sweeney and Fred Vogt.

Lucretia “Toots” Ross and David Kramarich conducted the 50-50 drawing, which was won by Jeanette Spear.

Undo’s gift certificates went to Spear and Mary Jane Lindsay. Bidorini won the Eat ‘n Park gift certificate. Richard Kimmel won the evergreen garden.

Ross, Nancy Smurda, Madeline Michael, Nick Rodriguez and Herb Simms won table prizes.

Reports were given by Ross, secretary, and Margaret Chapman, treasurer. Boni James provided the closing prayer.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 14 at Undo’s with entertainment provided by Ron Retzer.

Those interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487. Dues are $10, and dinners are $12.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church holding its first corn boil Saturday

St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive, Weirton, will hold its first corn boil, with corn on the cob, burgers, hot dogs and other food for sale, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

For $6, patrons may choose two hot dogs, french fries and corn on the cob or a hamburger, french fries and corn on the cob.

A slice of apple pie with ice cream also will be available for $1.50.

Motivational speaker to address Steubenville Rotarians on Friday

The Steubenville Rotary Club will welcome Michael Angelo, motivational speaker and a Rotarian hailing from Caruso Royal Oaks, Mich., as the speaker at its noon luncheon business meeting Friday at the YWCA of Steubenville.

Eric Towell, representing Invesco, will discuss economic and market outlooks at the Aug. 29 meeting.

Cory Wingett, Rotary Club president-elect, is the August program chair.

Community happenings

Knights plan corn roast,

check presentations

The Knights of Columbus Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 will hold its annual corn roast with hot dogs on Thursday at the council hall.

The corn roast begins at 6 p.m.

Special guests for the evening will be representatives of Area 9 Special Olympics with Jane Bodo, Jefferson County and Special Olympics coordinator, representing the School of Bright Promise.

The council will present checks at 7 p.m., representing money collected during the Measure-Up Campaign in April and May for people with developmental disabilities.

All members, their families and guests are invited to attend. The cost is $5 a person and $3 for children age 12 and younger.

The social room will be available for refreshments at a minimal cost.

The family-oriented social evening is attended annually by many members and their guests, a council spokesman said.

Crew House open house scheduled for Sunday

The Crew House Museum on Main Street, Richmond, and operated by the Richmond Community Historical Society continues its summer open house series from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors can tour the facility that features a variety of Richmond memorabilia and check out the Jefferson Union High School room of school items, including yearbooks, uniforms and trophies.

There will be Richmond crocks and mugs on sale in addition to Richmond history books and T-shirts bearing the logo “In Richmond, We Remember.”

Phil Judy is president of the historical society that will be meeting today at the Hout House in Richmond at 7 p.m. to make plans for its Quaker Day festivities on Sept. 27 and to hear a program presentation on the Hout House by Jay Hout and Janice Hout Kiaski.

For information, call (740) 765-4534.

Women of Glory flag

ministry event detailed

The women of Second Baptist Church at 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will be celebrating a Christian Women’s Ministry Weekend with a three-day celebration Friday through Sunday.

It includes the Women of Glory flag ministry celebrating its anniversary at 6 p.m. Friday at the church with Sister Loma Nevels of Morning Star Baptist Church, Weirton, as the guest speaker. Performers will include Karen Wayne of Christ the King Worship Center in Weirton; Jada Creech of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Midland, Pa.; and Kim Fletcher of Tower of Power.

‘Color for College’ program

offers scholarships

The Cellular Connection has announced its “Color for College” program will give $1,500 scholarships at nearly 300 stores.

Children 13 and younger who color a pre-printed page provided by the store and have their information entered through Aug. 31 will be eligible. A 529 college savings plan, redeemable when the child begins college, will be awarded. No purchase is necessary. Winners will be selected in a random drawing Sept. 5. Parents or guardians of the winner will be contacted by Sept. 30. The participating store in Weirton is located at Suite 4, 206 Three Springs Drive.

Low-cost spay, neuter clinic set for Sept. 6-7

The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will hold a spay and neuter Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost Sept. 6-7 at the Jefferson County Airpark in Wintersville.

Pre-payment is required. There are no walk-in services or vaccinations available. Appointments are not limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Community happenings

Grand Chapter OES session set

The 125th session of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, Order of the Eastern Star, to be known as “Journey of Life” session, will be held Sept. 26-28 at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton.

An open installation (by invitation only) of the 2015 grand officers at 1:30 p.m. will close the grand chapter session on Sept. 28.

Susan Simpson of Cuyahoga Falls will be installed as worthy grand matron, and Steve A. Moore of Urbana, Ohio, will be installed as worthy grand patron for 2015.

All Eastern Star members are encouraged to attend.

Those attending from the LaBelle Chapters, Steubenville, will be Clara and Howard McClure, Wendy Gorney, and Lou Anne and Randall Craven.

Toronto Seniors

enjoy picnic

The Toronto Senior Citizens held their annual picnic at the Stratton Park on Aug. 14.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing.

Paul Koltz won the 50/50.

Mary Alice Meyer and David Krause won the golf game, and Richard Dobbs and Laura Mamula won the balloon toss.

Chinese auction winners were Pat Balser, Pat Pfabe, Doris Matyas, Glenna DeBacco, Pam Dunlap, Lea Bickerstaff, Glenn Dornbusch, Mary Alice Meyer, Arlene Zanhiser, Ken Woodward, Terry Mamula, Sharon Carroll, Bill Baier, Patty Rose, Barbara Lyons, Laura Mamula and Irene Sabados.

Bingo winners were Bobbi Koltz, Bob Richardson, Cathy Grimes, Fran Sheets, Joyce Berdine, Huck Hanuscin, Monica Dornbusch and JoAnn Fogle.

Lola Swanagan updated the members on the remaining trips. The bus will leave from the Cornerstone Church on Aug. 29 at 7:30 a.m. from Stratton and 8 a.m. from Toronto for Hartville.

There are a few seats for the beach trip on Sept. 15-19 and the Doo Wop concert on Oct. 25. For information, call (740) 537-4977 or (740) 537-3064.

Scat winners were Carole Eddy, Arlene Zahniser, and Joyce and Richard Dobbs.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 28 at the Roosevelt Building.

4K run-walk part of Brooke Fair

The Brooke County 4-H Leaders Association is organizing a 4K run-walk during the Brooke County Fair to benefit Brooke County 4-H.

It will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 6, with registration at 8 a.m. The cost is $25, which includes admission to the fair that day.

Registration forms can be obtained at the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension office at 840 Charles St. or online at

For information, call Jason Rine at (304) 737-3666.

Library offering

program variety

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has planned a variety of programs for patrons. They include:

  • Play and Learn the Alphabet, for caregiver and children ages 2 to 6, will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Schiappa branch. The one-hour play session with letter-learning toys promotes early literacy skills.
  • Watch a movie at the Schiappa branch with your family on Friday at 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Register for one time by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.
  • A free cooking demonstration will be held at the Schiappa branch at 6 p.m. today. Certified health coach Angela Lombardo will make two dishes using Quinoa. Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.
  • Babygarten, for caregiver and children ages birth to 2, will be held at the Adena branch on Thursday, beginning at 11:15 a.m.
  • Play and Learn, for caregiver and children ages birth to 5, will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday. It is a one-hour play session for children.
  • Gaming for Teens, for ages 12 to 18, will be on Wednesday anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Park to hold night

golf scramble

Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg will hold its annual night golf scramble Aug. 23.

Registration is $50 per player in advance and $60 at the door and includes dinner, cart fees and door prizes donated by area businesses. The event is limited to 24 two-player teams.

For information, call Brooke Hills Park at (304) 737-1236.

Ride for a Cure

set for Saturday

The eighth-annual Ride for a Cure motorcycle poker run to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held Saturday.

Registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall on 12th Street, Wellsburg, with the first bikes out at noon and first bikes returning there at 4 p.m.

The cost is $20 per cyclist and $10 each for additional riders.

The run will end with a party with food, soft drinks and entertainment. It is open to non-riders for $10 each.

For information or to pre-register, call Bill Riggs, (304) 374-1442; Dena Verner, (304) 374-0084; or Sue Simonetti, (304) 737-2090.

AARP Chapter

holds meeting

President Joann Bugin called the recently AARP Chapter 3846 meeting to order.

Carol Irvine gave the invocation and benediction. Barbara Visnic passed out leis in keeping with the meeting’s Hawaiian theme.

Vice President Bettie Williamson introduced Joe Diamond, comic and musician, who provided the evening’s entertainment. Friends, a gospel group, will provide the September entertainment.

Reports were given by Secretary Barbara Purks and Frank Fazio.

Joann Bugin reported there are 125 members. Those interested in joining AARP are asked to contact any member.

Regina Truax announced upcoming tours. They include:

Saturday, Bloomfield’s Italian Festival;

Oct. 3, Sugar Creek, Ohio; and

Oct. 25, Rock and Roll Doo Wop, Wheeling.

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

Sunshine Chair Mary Rose Spano gave a report on cards sent and birthdays and anniversaries celebrated.

Barb McCoy gave a report on the penny jar collection, and Milt Fabianich collected five cellphones and 16 pairs of glasses.

Parliamentarian Louise Herman spoke on the Environmental Protection Agency regarding coal mines.

Diana Crago and Patsy Verlast shared the 50/50 drawing. Norma Boni and Patty Beltrame received the Undo’s dinners. Mary Hvzdzak won the club check. Dolores Proakis won the quilt. Richard Dobbs won the throw donated by Frank Fazio.

Hospitality Chair Kathryn Hardsauk gave prizes to Alma Wansack, Chuck Bugin, Richard Dobbs, Kathryn Hardsauk, Carol Weiher, Liz Messerly, Tony Beltrame and Diana Crago. The next meeting will be held Sept. 8, and the theme will be “sport your team.”

Community happenings

Knights, Sisters to

host annual Mass

The Knights of Columbus and the Sisters of the Handmaids of Reparation will have their annual Rosary Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary on Thursday at the Sacred Heart Villa in Sunshine Park, 36 Villa Drive. Steubenville.

It will begin at dusk, at approximately 8:25 p.m.

Monsignor Gerald Calovini will be the celebrant.

Brooke board

candidates sought

The Brooke County school board seat held by the late Frank Ujcich will be on ballots in the Nov. 4 general election.

Those interested in filling the seat should file for candidacy no later than 5 p.m Aug. 19 at the county clerk’s office at the Brooke County Courthouse.

To comply with residency conditions for the school board, candidates must be residents of the Wellsburg or Weirton magisterial districts.

A $25 filing fee and certificate of announcement is required.

For information, call County Clerk Sylvia Benzo’s office at (304) 737-3661.

The winner of the election will serve the remainder of Ujcich’s four-year term, which began July 1.

Weirton Elks

events resume

The Weirton Elks Lodge will resume its wing night and pasta dinner this week for Elks members, family and guests.

Wing night will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and the pasta dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Take-out wing orders are available by calling the lodge at (304) 748-0565.

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

Tickets will be selected for free wings and a free dinner at next month’s events.

WHS All-School

Reunion Saturday

The Wintersville High School All School Reunion will be held Saturday at Aladdin Land with a covered-dish lunch beginning at noon.

All school members are encouraged to attend.

For information, contact Lola Dornbusch Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.

Community happenings

Knights install officers

District Deputy Joe Solomon presided at ceremonies where new officers for Immaculate Heart of Mary Council Knights of Columbus No. 472 were installed for the 2014-15 fraternal year.

They include: grand knight, Bill DiMarzio; deputy grand knight, Jim Marquis; financial secretary, Lou Almonte; treasurer, Phil Bender Sr.; chancellor, Bill Calandros; warden, Ric Fornal; recorder; the Rev. Jack McCoy; advocate, Daemon Hall; outside guard, Leo Lanaghan; inside guard, Joe Gabrielli; and trustees, D. L. Romel, Don Hall and Rocco Auteri.

DiMarzio also appointed McCoy as council chaplain and Tom Matanzo as lecturer.

The following events are planned for August and September, including:

  • A corn roast with hot dogs on Aug. 21; and
  • A steak fry on Sept. 25.

Officers and members are reminded that the business meeting is held the second Thursday of each month, and all are asked to attend and participate.

Meucci Lodge holds picnic

The Antonio Meucci Lodge 2506 met recently at Starvaggi Memorial Park in Weirton for the group’s annual picnic.

Mary Rose Spano led the invocation, and Regina Truax introduced guests Mike and Beverly DeBiasi, Jim and Barb Cerra, Al Ruggieri, Pauline Snyder and Vinnie Rossi.

Members enjoyed an Italian picnic, including desserts made by club members.

Mary Longhi won the 50/50 drawing.

Tours were announced, including an Aug. 23 trip to the Bloomfield Little Italy Festival. For information, call Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 9 at Undo’s. Those wanting to join the lodge may contact Truax.

Community happenings

Cancer support group

meeting is Thursday

The Trinity Prostate Cancer Support Group will hold its next meeting on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, 3200 Johnson Road, Steubenville.

The meeting will feature a roundtable discussion on shared experiences of cancer survivors. Spouses are welcome to attend. The meeting is open to the public.

For information, contact Brother John Paul McMahon, TOR, group coordinator, at (740) 317-2888.

Four Seasons Senior

Citizens meet

President Norma Yoho presided at the Four Seasons Senior Citizens July picnic at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.

Carolyn Shaffer gave the treasurer’s report.

Reservations Chair Josie Cekenovich reported 84 members in attendance. Members acknowledged several birthdays and an anniversary.

Joann Clark won the free dinner, and Jasper Wamsley and Bob Thornburg won the 50/50 drawing. Irene Rupani, Ron Fallert, Carolyn Shaffer, Ruth Ladomersky, Jeannette Gibson, Jim Orler, Norma Yoho, Nick Rodriguez and Rick Sklenar won door prizes.

Members played cards, bingo and cornhole.

Steubenville Rotary to welcome Patricia Allen

The Steubenville Rotary Club will welcome Patricia Allen of the Jefferson County Children’s Service Agency to its noon luncheon business meeting Friday at the YWCA of Steubenville.

Allen will discuss the plight of and services available to troubled and needy children in the area.

Other speakers for August will include:

  • Aug. 22: Michael Angelo, motivational speaker and a Rotarian hailing from Caruso Royal Oaks, Mich.; and
  • Aug. 29: Eric Towell, representing Invesco, will discuss economic and market outlooks.

Cory Wingett, Rotary Club president-elect, is August program chair.

Fun Seekers updated

on upcoming tours

The Fun Seekers held their August meeting at the Prime Time Center’s lecture and banquet hall with President David Hunt presiding.

Joann Bugin gave the invocation.

The Paesanos, a group consisting of Al Provenzano, Bill DeLelles, Jay DeFallo and Rick Pastre, entertained for the evening.

DeFallo, treasurer, gave his report. Tour Director David Krause announced upcoming trips. They include:

Aug. 21, Nemacolin Lady Luck Casino;

Sept. 18, Strip District and South Hills Mall; and

Sept. 10-12, Seneca Niagara Falls.

For information, contact Krause at (740) 264-6886 or Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Mary Margaret Klepadlo resigned from the board, and Christine Sklenar accepted the position.

Club dues will be collected in September.

Jim and Barb Cerra supplied door prizes. George Pohlman, David Krause, Linda Lenzi, Walt Klepadlo, Philomena DeStefano, Ann Iachini, Betty Owens, Patsy Verlast, Nick Smarrella and Al Cellini won door prizes. Janet Fulciniti won the dinner certificate. Betty Owens won the 50/50 drawing. Jeannette Gibson and Louis Panebianco will provide prizes in September.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 3 at the Weirton Undo’s.

Sewing expo topic

for Nifty Needles

The Nifty Needles Neighborhood group of American Sewing Guild met at the First Christian Church on Main Street, Weirton.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed new member Ann Paul of Wheeling. Six members were in attendance.

Sanders announced the Sewing Expo is Thursday through Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Volunteers are needed to help with the sewing guild booth. She also distributed drawing tickets for the event for an Accuquilt fabric-cutting machine. The drawing will be held Saturday, and the winner need not be present to win.

The problem-solving segment was held, and two members presented projects for which they needed helpful ideas.

During the show-and-tell segment, Marcie Cooper displayed a suit she made for her daughter from a Vogue pattern. Dale Negle displayed Christmas panels to make a quilted wall hanging for her granddaughters. Carol Village displayed a handmade Raggedy Ann doll.

Ann Paul won the door prize – a quilted personal-size tissue holder handmade by Negle.

Village presented a program on detergent bottle aprons, and each member received a kit to take home.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the church.

For information, contact Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Sisters of Garibaldi

hold meeting

President Gina Marchetti presided when the Sisters of Garibaldi held their monthly meeting July 15 at the lodge.

The serving committee was Yolanda Mannella and Joyce Parrish.

Prizes were awarded to Mannella, Dora Ferrelli, Mary Santangelo, Edna Michetti, Marchetti, Luck Takach and Mary Ann Fletcher.

The next meeting will be held at the lodge on Aug. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

Brooke library to show

‘Heaven is Real’

The Brooke County Public Library will show “Heaven is Real” at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The film, which stars Greg Kinnear, is based on a best-selling Christian book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent about Burpo’s 4-year-old son’s near-death experience. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Community happenings

TIMET retirees to

meet Aug. 19

Retirees of TIMET in Toronto will have occasion to chat, reminisce and stay connected at the next get-together luncheon scheduled for Aug. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at CJ’s Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, Steubenville.

The group also will meet on Sept. 16.

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

Mingo High School Class of 1965 making reunion plans

The Mingo High School Class of 1965 will meet at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Parkview Inn in downtown Mingo to discuss plans for the 50-year reunion.

All classmates are invited.

For information, call Dave Stromp at (740) 317-6998 or Mike Vag at (740) 282-9380.

Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club

to hold open horse show

The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club will sponsor an open horse show Sunday at 4-H Camp Aura located on Ross Road, New Cumberland.

The show begins at 10 a.m. with five 10-years-old and under classes, including walk-trot, thread the needle, egg and spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10-and-under classes will be awarded a first-place trophy and ribbons for up to five places.

Following exhibition barrels, open performance classes begin at noon. They include thread the needle, down and back, straight barrels, pole-bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. Open classes are divided into age divisions, including 12 and under, 13- to 17-years old and 18 and over. All classes with eight or more entries will have a cash payback.

There are three added-money classes, including $50 added barrels, $50 added poles and $25 added stakebend.

Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age categories at the conclusion of the show. Contestants must register for high points to be considered.

Concessions will be available.

In the event of extreme inclement weather, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. the evening before the show to check for possible show cancellation.

For information or show bills, contact Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747 or Megan Walker at (304) 564-3598.

Country Friends to host Sands of Time on Saturday

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.

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

For information, call (304) 479-1270 or (304) 527-3322 or visit

Weirton Medical Center

Retirees hold meeting

The Weirton Medical Center Retirees Organization held a birthday celebration for 46 members recently at Gio’s Restaurant.

Helen Bright, accompanied by daughter Jan Hicks, was honored as the oldest active member. She is 91.

Following Linda Heilman’s invocation, luncheon was served, members sang “Happy Birthday” and President Joyce Barnhart presented members with cupcakes.

Barnhart announced the Community Bread Basket volunteers expressed appreciation for the organization’s donation of $250. Dorothy Means and Jean Kovalan sold drawing tickets, and Elaine Capazzoli won the drawing.

Members discussed Weirton Medical Center Supplemental Retirement Income Plan’s letter of intent to change from Met Life to Transamerica Retirement Solutions. Members discussed how they would be effected. Barbara Coalter, medical center human resources director, will attend the August meeting to address questions.

Retirees concerned about the change are encouraged to attend the meeting at noon on Tuesday at Gio’s. Reservations must be made, and the cost is $10 for lunch.

Dr. Jaypal Reddy will be the Oct. 14 keynote speaker.

For information, contact Barnhart at (304) 748-4657.

Library programs

are announced

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following lineup of upcoming programs. They include:

Play and Learn (caregiver and children ages birth to 5) will be at the Schiappa branch on Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.

“Coffee, Doughnuts and a Movie” will be at the main library on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.

Watch a movie at the Toronto branch with your family on Monday, beginning at 2 p.m.

Book club will meet for discussion at the branches of Toronto and Tiltonsville, both on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling the Toronto branch at (740) 537-1262 and the Tiltonsville branch at (740) 859-5163.

Babygarten (caregiver and children ages birth to 2) will be held at the Brilliant branch on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Registration is not required.

Children can make a craft (kindergarten through age 12) to take home at the Brilliant branch on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and at the Tiltonsville branch on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

“Ready, Set, Go To Kindergarten” is a program for children getting ready to begin school. It will be at the Schiappa Branch on Tuesday at 11a.m. Register by calling the library at 264-6166.

Alzheimer’s caregiver

support group meetings set

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:

  • Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.
  • Aug. 26 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.

Benefit is Saturday at

Hopedale American Legion

The Hopedale American Legion, 48225 Rabbit Road, Hopedale, will host a benefit for Mista Mae Darios on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.

Chicken or spaghetti dinners will be available as well as a variety of baked goods.

There will be an auction and a 50/50 drawing as well as a dance in the evening. For information, call (740) 937-9995.

According to a news release, Darios has spent her entire life in Hopedale voluteering to help others.

She is a more than 40-year member of the Legion Auxiliary and has volunteered many hours at the Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department social hall. She attends the Church of Christ in Hopedale.

“She has lost most of her sight, yet she continues to show up to volunteer her time for the people of her community.

“Recently, she was hospitalized and now faces many medical bills,” the news release notes.

Weirton Elks Lodge wins

traveling trophy

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 won the traveling trophy when they competed against the Weirton Knights of Columbus Council 3734 and Weirton Fraternal Order of Police at the second annual Fraternal Golf Challenge July 27 at Mountaineer Woodview Golf Course.

The Knights were the 2013 champions.

The Weirton Elks scored 68 points in the two-man scramble while the Fraternal Order of Police scored 51 and one-half points and Weirton Knights scored 42 and one-half points.

Benny DeFelice of the Weirton Knights was the winner of the Money Hole No. 5

Elks players included Bill Verelst Jr. and Scott Swoops, Donnie Hickey and Sean Beaman, Brad Crow and Dave Zwierzchowski, Dick Pannett and Dave Reese, Roger Kirkpatrick and Rick Antol, and Shawn Rybka and Chris Messer.

Accepting the traveling trophy for the Weirton Elks was Shawn Rybka. The Knight’s Richie Fiedorcyzk presented the trophy to the winners at a steak dinner held at the Elks Lodge following the golf scramble.

Rybka was golf chair.

Community happenings

13th-annual 9-11 salute planned by Brilliant American Legion Post

The officers of the American Legion Post 573 of Brilliant have announced the 13th-annual 9-11 salute will be held Sept. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. at the post located at 210 Market St., Brilliant.

Representatives of local churches, police departments, fire departments, organizations, clubs, businesses and individuals are encouraged to attend and place a wreath on the memorial in remembrance of 9-11.

Participants can bring their own wreath or make a $10 donation or more toward the memorial wreath fund by making a check payable to American Legion Post 57 Memorial Fund.

To RSVP, call (740) 598-3515 by Aug. 31.

Roast beef dinner Thursday at East Springfield Community Center

The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center will host its monthly fundraiser meal with a roast beef dinner scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The roast beef dinner will include mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, peas and carrots or corn, applesauce, rolls, dessert and drink.

Cost is $8 with children under age 6 eating for free.

Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700.

The center is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Proceeds go toward the center’s upkeep and improvements.

Mingo Knights of Columbus Council announces event lineup for August

Shawn Zarych, grand knight, has announced the following lineup of events for the Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361, including:

The Knights of Columbus will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday with food served afterwards.

It will be meet Indian Creek Head Football Coach Andrew Connor and his staff on Aug. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. with food served afterwards.

It will be meet Catholic Central Head Football Coach Steve Daley and his staff on Aug. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. with food served afterwards. There will be no Knights of Columbus meeting on that day.

Tri-State Writers Society to meet

Aug. 12 at Schiappa library branch

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning author Karen Majoris-Garrison, will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at 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 Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507 or visit

Wellsburg Elks Lodge to host

luau dance on Aug. 16

The Wellsburg Elks Lodge at 834 Charles St. will hold a luau dance from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 16, with music by disc jockeys Dave Secrist and Her.

Admission is $35 per couple, and advance payments will reserve a table in their name.

The lodge will provide finger foods and bar. Those attending may bring their own snacks and are encouraged to dress in luau style.

For reservations or information, call (304) 737-9806 on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evenings or e-mail

Jewett Volunteer Fire Department to host lasagna dinner on Sunday

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a lasagna dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The menu also will include salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.