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WMC Auxiliary holding jewelry, accessories sale Thursday, Friday WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a $5 Masquerade jewelry and accessories sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday in the medical center atrium located on Colliers ...

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Promoting awareness

The first lap in Kim’s Walk for Neurological Diseases was again led by Kim Chapline-Byers, with the help of her husband, Gary, and many others joining them to raise awareness of neurological diseases and help for local residents affected by them. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ...

News from Colliers

Trappers elect officers The Northern Panhandle Trappers Association met recently at the Colliers Fire Hall, and officers for the upcoming year were elected. Tim Cain will serve as president with Jason Long as vice president; Charles Dulaney as secretary; and John McNicholas as the club ...

Rotary party

Service above self

Members of the Rotary Club of Steubenville collected toys for the Urban Mission’s Christmas distribution during the club’s Nov. 18 holiday party held at the Center of Music and Art in Wintersville. The evening included fellowship and a performance by members of Weirton’s Striplight ...

Baked steak fundraiser dinner set for Saturday in Unionport

UNIONPORT — A baked steak fundraiser dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Wayne Township Community Center, the site of the old Unionport school. The dinner includes baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, noodles, coleslaw, pie and a drink. Special music will be ...

Outreach project for Friendship Room

The Women’s Fellowship of the Wintersville Church of Christ met for their November meeting and made Christmas favors for The Friendship Room in Steubenville. Involved in the outreach project were, clockwise, from left, Mary Heckert, Virginia Fornwalt, Nancy Ritchie, Nine Cullen and Brenda ...

Ohio summer camp to debut new name, brand in 2018

CARROLLTON — When campers, counselors, instructors and camp directors make their to way to Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum the second week of June next year, their beloved Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp will have a new name and corresponding brand that pays homage to its inception in ...

CHAPTER LEADERS — Officers of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association are, front, from left, Dave Nicholson, president; Gina Judy, vice president; Avis Henry, webmaster; and Gloria Renda, Pleasant Hill Schoolhouse Museum; second row, Ann Wiley, reservations; Barbara Carter, publicity; and Barbara Losey, necrologist and historian; and back, Marguerite Andres, treasurer and membership; and Carolyn Piergallini, secretary; Larry Coleman, community service; and Diane Neptune, informative and protective chair.
-- Janice Kiaski

JCRTA celebrating 53rd anniversary

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, a chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and 208 members strong, is marking its 53rd year. The group held its organizational meeting on Aug. 18, 1964, at the home of Elsie Hannan. Charter members were Ruby Bailie, ...

HISTORICAL MARKERS ADDED — With one of the new historical markers is Community Projects Director George Hines, second from right, and New Cumberland Woman’s Club members, from left, Shirley Wineberg, Alice Mitchell, Sharon Neely and Dorothy Hawkes.
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N. Cumberland Woman’s Club updates River Walk

NEW CUMBERLAND — The idea of a river walk for New Cumberland began in 1993 when a group of women from the city’s woman’s club was looking for a community project. And it’s come a long way, with its most recent addition being two more historical markers. But it was more than 20 ...

WRAPPING UP THE 2017 SEASON — The Ohio Valley Music Guild presented the last of three annual programs on Nov. 19 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville at its annual membership event and “Simply Strings” performance by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra String Quintet.Guild representatives include, from left, President Judi Gaynor,  board member Barbara Jean Losey, event Chair Debbie Elias, board member Dottie Bossert and Marie-Helene Wilson, first vice president. 
-- Janice Kiaski

‘Simply Strings’ offered music, education

“Please enjoy the show!” That was printed on one of the initial pages of the program book for the Ohio Valley Music Guild’s “Simply Strings” event held Nov. 19 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, but the suggestion seemed hardly necessary. It was easy to enjoy the guild’s third ...