Community news from around the area

OVH/Trinity School of Nursing

alumni group meeting Oct. 18

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Hospital/Trinity School of Nursing Alumni Association will hold the second of its biennial meetings on Oct. 18 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church with the covered-dish dinner getting under way at 5 p.m.

Alumni are encouraged to join the association that meets on the third Wednesday of April and October at Starkdale Presbyterian Church. Annual dues are $7.

The association’s fall newsletter notes the second reunion held Aug. 19 at the Prime Time Senior Center was a “huge success with 100 attending from various classes and served as a fundraiser to help the group award two scholarships to two in-going seniors. Helping toward that effort was the Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing that Juanita Kocsis Kerr, Class of 1959, graciously donated half back to the scholarship fund.

At the group’s last meeting, it was voted on and decided to sponsor a nutcracker for the Steubenville Nutcracker Village and Advent Market.

Association officers are Blanche Williams, president; Patty Milosevich and Shirley Costlow, co-vice presidents; Patty Dennis Thumm, secretary; and Char Biacco, treasurer. For information, contact Williams by phone at (740) 282-6502 or by e-mail at

Quarter auction in Wellsburg

to benefit Brooke dance team

WELLSBURG — A quarter auction to support the Brooke High School Dance Team’s efforts to compete in a national event in Florida will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Brooke High School Cafeteria A.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m., and admission is $5, which includes one paddle. Additional paddles may be purchased for $2 each.

The event will include more than 25 vendors, a 50-50 drawing, Chinese auction and food for sale.

Paint and sip fundraiser

for victims assistance

NEW CUMBERLAND — A “Paint and Sip” fundraiser for victims assistance will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the New Cumberland City Building gymnasium.

Mike Swartzmiller will be the instructor. Cost is $35 per person. Appetizers and snacks will be provided. Participants should bring the beverage of their choice.

RSVP by Nov. 1 to Michelle Wuyak at (304) 564-4277 or Tammy West at (304) 218-9534.

Brooke Library offering

superhero mosaic activity

WELLSBURG — Visitors to the Brooke County Public Library Wednesday between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. can create their own superhero mosaic in keeping with the theme for Teen Read Week: “Unleash your Superhero!”

Brilliant Lions Club plan food stand, do community project

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Lions Club made final plans for the recent food stand at the Haunted House, with John Goosman, Kevin Huggans and Butch Ford in charge of it.

Ralph Nickoson presided at the recent meeting attended by 22.

Jim Everson distributed the Lions T-shirts and sweatshirts to those who made purchases.

Everson, Nickoson and Dave Porter constructed a 14-foot sidewalk, ramp and handrail for a resident in the village as a community project.

Ron Brandfass reported that the Ron Retzer program at the Brilliant Presbyterian Church had a touching segment about an old flag that flew over a country courthouse and told its history. Retzer is a member of the club.

The group is conducting a 50-50 drawing to be held at the Dec. 7 Christmas party. Don Hutchison is in charge of the project. The twice-monthly door prize drawings were won by Curt Creamer, Lamont McCoy and Goosman.

Chalice to perform Friday at

Gathering Place Coffee Shop

BURGETTSTOWN — The Gathering Place Coffee Shop, Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, will host an evening of fellowship and music Friday, welcoming a performance by Chalice.

The free event gets under way at 7 p.m.

Formed in March 2000, Chalice is a Christian band of singers and musicians who perform a variety of styles of music, including praise and worship, southern gospel, traditional hymns, contemporary and original compositions.

For information, visit; call the office at (724) 729-3450; or visit the Facebook page.

Weir High School Class of 1968

holding fundraiser Friday

WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 1968 will hold a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the lobby of First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, 3501 Main St.

All proceeds will benefit the club’s 50th reunion celebration.