Community Briefs

Church Women United of Weirton

set World Day of Prayer service

WEIRTON — The Church Women United of Weirton’s World Day of Prayer 2018 will be held at 1 p.m. on March 2 at the First Christian Church, Main and Lee avenues.

The public is invited to attend.

The theme this year is “All God’s Creation is Very Good.”

Service project attendees are asked to bring snacks for the Weirton Christian Center’s after-school program.

Ronda Kreb is coordinator, with first-year delegates participating.

A tea will follow in the fellowship hall.

Cathy Cooper is the local unit president of Church Women United.

Public Employee Retirees

group holds meeting

WINTERSVILLE — Members of Chapter 5 District 9 Public Employee Retirees Inc. met in January at Murray’s Restaurant.

Newly elected President Harold Ray discussed his professional background and work with the state of Ohio.

Legislative officer Jerry Krupinski discussed legislative issues concerning the cost of living allowance. More information was expected at the February meeting.

Krupinski circulated a petition to members regarding filling the position on the OPERS board left vacated by the death of John Mauer.

Martha Olivito won the drawing, and John McDevitt won the table prize.

Area youth can watch

movie at Brightway Center

RAYLAND — Local youth can ward off the winter chill by enjoying a free movie day at the Brightway Center this Saturday.

A screening of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the center, 2511 county Road 15.

The movie day is part of the Quest for Success program sponsored by the Jefferson County Educational Service Center and is open to all county students. Lunch will be provided.

Quest for Success offers programs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the McKinley Building located at 1400 Adams St. in Steubenville. The program is open to county students in grades fifth through eighth, and about 35 children take part, while additional events are provided on some weekends. The goal is to increase opportunities for students to succeed in literacy, mathematics, social development, family support and community involvement, according to officials.

Quest for Success is funded through a five-year, $850,000 21st Century Grant from the Ohio Department of Education and works in conjunction with Coleman Professional Services, Franciscan University of Steubenville and Brightway Center.

For information about this weekend’s event or transportation needs, contact program coordinator Mark Masloski at (740) 283-3347, extension 134.

Guests celebrated Valentine’s Day

with Toronto Sunrise Seniors

TORONTO — President, Barbara Pritts, welcomed Sherry and Gary Grimm as guests to the Feb. 9 meeting of Toronto Sunrise Seniors.

Valentine favors and red lace hearts decorated the tables at the Roosevelt Center where members enjoyed a meal. Chaplain Mary Edwards gave the blessing.

Secretary Laura Sheets conducted the roll call of officers and read the minutes of the previous meeting.

Treasurer Judy Sabol gave a report.

Social secretary Nina Kavanagh announced February birthdays and anniversaries.

Susan Kulstad conducted a drawing to determine the Valentine’s Day king and queen. Dave Trudick and Joyce Gribben were chosen as royalty.

Pritts presented several options for summer trips and encouraged the group to take advantage of trips with the other group of seniors from Toronto.

The drawing was won by Betty Mossor. John Lash and Bob Deku called Bingo.

Following the meeting, members played Bingo and Scat. Winners for the evening included Beth Clark, Bill Kulstad, Joyce Gribben, David Carnahan, Nina Kavanagh, Marsha McConnell, Betty Mossor, Mary Lou Deku, Lucy Timko, Helen Lindsay, Susan Kulstad, Nancy Bodrog and Jay Smith. Scat winners were Susan Kulstad, Nancy Bodrog and Bob Deku.

The next meeting is set for Feb. 23.

Ohio Valley BPW meeting

scheduled for Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE –The next meeting of the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, 4141 Mall Drive.

Annette Dashofy, USA Today Bestseller, two-time Agatha Award nominee author, will speak.

RSVP by e-mail to or on the Facebook Page, no later than Friday.

Dinner is $15, and a reservation made is a reservation paid.

Jefferson County Federated

Republican Women set meeting

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Federated Republican Women will mark Presidents’ Day during the first meeting of 2018 set for 7 p.m. Monday at the Steubenville Popcorn Co., 157 N. Fourth St.

Mayor Jerry Barilla is to share the choices and challenges in his first six weeks.

Candidates and representatives for state, governor and senatorial offices including Fiona Rumniski, running for Ohio Congress, are to be on hand, according to Raquel Lopez, group vice president.