Community news from throughout the area

Breakfast with the Easter

Bunny in Scio on Saturday

SCIO — The Scio Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at R.J. Spiker Hall, 318 W. Main St.

The cost is $8 and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes; two sausage links per child and four sausage links per adult; a drinkl and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Additional photos are $1 each. An Easter egg hunt will be held at the Scio Park immediately following the breakfast, weather permitting.

Wintersville craft show

to benefit Refuge 1:99

WINTERSVILLE — Proceeds from a craft show set for Saturday at Crossroads Christian Church, 110 Springdale Ave., will benefit the Refuge 1:99 safe house.

The craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will feature 40 vendors, a Chinese auction and lunch and desserts.

Refuge 1:99 is a long-term adult residential program for trafficking victims that the nonprofit Women In The Word Ministries is on the verge of opening in the Ohio Valley.

Richmond Historical Society

hosting St. Patrick’s Day dance

RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society will host a St. Patrick’s Day dance featuring the music of the Sands of Time.

It will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 17 at the Glenn Mills Senior/Communnity Center, located at 7576 state Route 152 S., Richmond. Admission is $5 for singles and $10 per couple.

There will be food, pop and water available for purchase. The event also will include a 50-50 drawing. Proceeds benefit the Crew House Museum located on Main Street, Richmond. For information, call Phil Judy, historical society president, at (740) 765-4534.

OSU Extension to host Women

in Agriculture Conference

MASSILLON — Ohio State University Extension will host the fifth-annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on April 6 at the RG Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE in Massillon.

All women and young women (high school age) who are interested, involved in or want to become involved with food, agricultural or natural resources production or small business are encouraged to attend.

The conference program features a networking fair, 16 breakout sessions and two extended breakout sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, producers and partner agencies. Sessions are focused around five themes: Business and finance, plants and animals, communication, home and family and special interest (branding and online marketing).

The keynote speaker will be Rose Hartschuh, farm wife, mother, Agvocate and recent winner of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Registered participants, community organizations or businesses interested in sponsorship information, and/or securing an information/vendor table, should contact the OSU Extension Coshocton County office at (740) 622-2265.

Interested individuals can register for the conference online at The cost is $55 for adult participants and $30 for students and includes conference participation, continental breakfast, lunch and conference handouts. A special discount is available for women and students who also plan to attend the Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference on April 7. The deadline to register is March 23. For information, contact the OSU Extension Holmes County Office at (330) 674-3015.

Relay for Life planning

meeting set for Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The next planning meeting for the Relay for Life of Jefferson County will be held Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m. in room 2502 of Eastern Gateway Community College.

Anyone interested in being a part of the relay that raises funds to benefit the ACS is welcome to attend.

The Relay for Life will be held June 16 at the Robert Kettlewell Memorial Stadium at Indian Creek High School in Wintersville — a familiar location for the event — but the time frame will shorten, getting started at 3 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. The theme will be “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone.

The relay’s ACS staff partner is Rikki Batson of Struthers, ACS community development manager. For information, she can be contacted by phone at (330) 318-4107 or by e-mail to

Easter Bunny in the Park

at Marland Heights Park

WEIRTON — Marland Heights Community Church will sponsor “Easter Bunny in the Park” on March 24 with an Easter egg hunt beginning at noon at Marland Heights Park.

The egg hunt will feature more than 20,000 eggs. A promotional flyer notes “bring your kids, pets and cameras.” The event benefits the Marland Heights Pool, according to the flyer.

Mary H. Weir Public Library

to show ‘Coco’ Saturday

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will show the PG-rated Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” at 2 p.m. Saturday in the library’s activity room located at 3442 Main St. Admission is free, and free popcorn will be provided. Patrons who would like to bring their own soft drinks or snacks are welcome to do so. The handicapped-accessible doors on Walnut Street will open at 1:45 p.m.

Coloring group to meet

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library has added a coloring club for adults who enjoy coloring for relaxation. Anyone may take part from 10:30 a.m. to noon or 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own. For information, call (304) 737-1551.