Community

Helping the hungry

Community Bread Basket in Weirton recently received a shipment from Mountaineer Food Bank of Gassaway, W.Va. Volunteers helping to unload the truck were, Pastor Tim Colvin, front, and standing, from left, Bill Aftanas, Mike Runkel, Tom Runkel, Bob Johnson, Carolyn Johnson, Luke Krause, Michah ...

Church news from throughout the area

One Voice Music Festival set for Labor Day weekend PARIS, Pa. — The 18th-annual One Voice Music Festival will be held over the Labor Day weekend at 590 Steubenville Pike, Paris, Pa., in the lot next to Victory Life Church. Dates and times for the free event featuring southern gospel ...

An annual tradition and treat

The Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton was the site of a decades-long tradition Aug. 5 for Sacred Heart of Mary Parish of Weirton as its annual picnic open to the public was held. The church’s major fundraiser attracted as many as 600 patrons to enjoy a variety of foods prepared and served by ...

Church sermon topics

-- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “You Have to be Kidding Me.” -- Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Wisdom of God.” -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Divine Protection.” -- Finley United Methodist Church, ...

Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary presents awards, installs officers

WEIRTON — Sondra Weigel, Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary president, recently presented awards at a special dinner held in the auxiliary’s honor. Weigel recognized Florence Jonczak for her 35 years of service, Marylou Batcho for 15 years of service and Sue Ball for five years of service ...

Twins Days honors for local participants

“Two Player Mode” was the theme of the 2018 Twins Days Festival held earlier this month in Twinsburg, Ohio, for what is the largest annual gathering of twins. It also is a participation tradition for two local sets of twins — the Todd twins, Sandy Rollo and Susy Eft, and the Graham twins, ...

Family reunion

Martino WELLSBURG — The Martino family held its 61st-annual reunion July 28 at Brooke Hills Park with 75 members attending. It was chaired by Debbie and Brian Gampolo. Following a buffet dinner, the afternoon included various games for children and adults. A golf tournament was held in ...

Community briefs

Friends of Madonna picnic set WEIRTON — The Friends of Madonna picnic will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton. There will be food, drinks and activities, and Spinning Jenny will perform, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Attendees also will have the ...

Outing for Red Hats

The Weirton Red Hat Sassie Lassies met recently with dinner catered by Bucky’s of Weirton. Attending were, seated, from left, Carolyn Drizake, Patty Channing, Kaye Vidich, Shelia Falk and Carla Colson, and standing, Shirley DeLuca, Peggy Kula, Connie Norwood, Joan Weaver, Judith Mikula, ...

Wellsburg Civic League set to begin 78th year of service

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Civic League will kick off the new club year in September with Janis Cross as president. Officers for the new year were installed during a banquet held May 22 at Drover’s Inn. Joining Cross in leadership roles are: Vice president, Toni Taylor; secretary, Cindy ...