Community news from around the area

Jefferson County Historical

Society Museum open house set

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Historical Association will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum located at 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville.

According to President Judy Brancazio, there will be a special display of Moses Fleetwood Walker memorabilia shared by Soundra Palmer, whose husband, the late Dennis Palmer, was a relative.

Walker, who was born in Mount Pleasant and raised in Steubenville, was the first African-American professional baseball player.

In late September, the Ohio Senate approved a bill to officially designate Oct. 7 as Moses Fleetwood Walker Day in Ohio, with Gov. John Kasich signing House Bill 59 into law. It will officially be observed this year for the first time.

Local history of Steubenville and Jefferson County is preserved in the 19-room mansion adjacent to the Vivian Snyder Genealogical Research Library.

Visitors are welcome to tour the museum where light refreshments will be served.

Veterans outreach event set

for Wednesday in Mingo

STEUBENVILLE — St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club will partner with the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission for the next monthly outreach breakfast gathering for veterans and their families.

It will be held Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of St. Agnes Catholic Church, located at 204 St. Clair Ave., Mingo Junction. Breakfast will be served.

The outreach events are designed to provide veteran-related information and promote services offered by the commission in a brief and informal setting.

This outreach will focus on community services, according to Schelley A. Brooks, veterans service officer and executive director of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission. Those planning to attend are asked to call the commission office at (740) 283-8571 or e-mail Outreach Officer Annabelle Clutter at

Jefferson Township Historical

Society to meet Saturday

ELDERSVILLE, PA. — The May meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall.

The GPS address of 12 Fire Road, Burgettstown, Pa., 15021.

The guest speaker will be Tony Lavorgne, a writer, author, researcher and public speaker of local legends and lore throughout Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio.

He has authored “Haunted Roads of Western Pennsylvania” and will have copies of his book available for $20. It also available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. “Shades of Death Road in Jefferson Township” is included in his book.

The meeting is open to the public. There will be refreshments and a social time afterward.

Baked steak dinner set

for Wednesday at Hill Top

TORONTO — There will be a baked steak dinner from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Hill Top Fellowship Hall, located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto.

Cost is by donation.

It will be the last dinner until fall.

Outreaches at Gathering Place

include stroke awareness

PARIS — Several outreach events that are free and open to the public are happening at the Gathering Place Coffee Shop, Paris Presbyterian Church, 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris (Burgettstown), Pa.

The Sharing Hope talk and luncheon at noon on Wednesday will focus on stroke awareness in honor of May being National Stroke Awareness Month.

Patty Noah, administrative director of the stroke program at Allegheny General Hospital, will share the latest information about stroke prevention and the latest treatments. It will include how to recognize the signs of a stroke.

The Gathering Place will host an open mic session on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. and a “Color Me Calm” adult coloring session on May 22, beginning at 10 a.m.

A potluck lunch will be held at noon on May 21, offering a time of fellowship and food. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share at this once-a-month event.

On May 29, beginning at 11 a.m., there will be a rock painting class led by Becky Anderson. All supplies will be provided.

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

Brilliant American Legion

to host fish fry on Friday

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant American will host a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Fish sandwiches for $6 and fish dinners for $9 will be available. This fundraiser also will include the addition of chicken with four chicken tenders for $6 or o chicken tenders dinner for $9.

Dinners include bread, french fries and cole slaw.

Orders can be called in to (740) 598-3515. Limited delivery will be available.

The Brilliant American Legion hosts a fish fry on the third Friday of each month.

Weirton library to show

‘Paddington 2’ on Saturday

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will show the PG-rated “Paddington 2” at 2 p.m. on 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.

Counted informal service

Wednesday at Richmond UMC

RICHMOND — The new Counted ministry of Richmond United Methodist Church, 112 S. Sugar St., will hold its next informal service in the fellowship hall on Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. Anyone is welcome to attend.