Showing appreciation

The Weirton Knights of Columbus Council teamed with Theo Yianni’s Restaurant to express thanks to Weirton police and firefighters by providing $3,400 in gift cards to members of both departments. The amount also includes dog food purchased for the police department’s K9 unit. On hand for the presentation were, from left, officers Ryan Kuzma and Mike Plaso; firefighter Mike Veltri; Jim Kelly, the council’s grand knight; Mario Patrizio, trustee for the council; Kevin Davis, the knight who coordinated the effort; Yianni Bourbakis and Shawn Mihellis, co-owners of Theo Yianni’s; Jim Gerlando, deputy grand knight; and Tony Pashke, the knights’ recording secretary.