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SPECIAL TREE — This 2012 photo shows Bill Glass with the Christ Tree he initiated in 2005 at Point Pleasant United Methodist Church in New Cumberland. since its inception 12 years ago, it has generated more than $27,000 to benefit local charities,  according to a church member.
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Christ Tree tradition helps local charities

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Once again the Christ Tree, a giving tradition of more than 10 years, is up at Point Pleasant United Methodist Church on Wylie Ridge Road in New Cumberland. “This tree, a vehicle for local charitable giving, resulted from the witness of Bill Glass in 2005,” explained ...

Crowded field for Democrats complicates Ohio election

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CINCINNATI — The entry this week of the former federal consumer watchdog into Ohio’s 2018 governor race has swelled the current field to at least six Democratic candidates, setting up what could be the largest gubernatorial primary battle in six decades. That came after Republicans ...

News from area churches

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Smithfield Council of Churches sponsoring Ron Retzer Trio concert SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Council of Churches invites the public to an evening of special Christmas music to be performed by the Ron Retzer Trio in concert. “The Sounds Of Christmas” will be presented Sunday at ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Erol Hosdil, 47, 330 Reserve Ave., red light violation; William A. Mercer, 25, 3605 Genteel Ridge Road, Wellsburg, expired plates and no operator’s license and Takim J. Green, 26, 963 Sherman Ave., driving under a suspension. Arrested: Edward C. Zaremba, 53, 1899 N. ...

About 20 Steubenville High School students in the scholars program helped the Salvation Army of Steubenville pack bags of food Friday morning for 62 area families who will receive assistance at the Dec. 20 distribution. Clockwise, from left, Sgt. Maj. Lorraine Linton and Lt. Erik Muhs expressed appreciation to the helpers, including students Carlo Biasi, Myla Gulan, Mia Pierro and Paige Everhart. — Janice Kiaski

Local Salvation Army remains in need of bell ringers

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STEUBENVILLE — Bell ringers and donations are on the early Christmas wish list for the Salvation Army of Steubenville. “As of right now we’re still looking for volunteers for our Red Kettle campaign,” said Lt. Erik Muhs, who serves as commanding officer along with his wife, Barri ...

DONATION MADE — Donations of food were presented to Pastor D. W. Cummings at the Church Women United’s annual Christmas luncheon. The canned goods are for Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, Wheeling, and Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, Weirton, pantries. On hand were, from left, Rebecca “Tish” Turner of the CWU; Pastor Cummings and his wife, Latisha Cummings; Cathy Cooper, president; and Diane Pastoric, citizens action chair.
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Church Women United hold Christmas luncheon

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WEIRTON — Church Women United members met for their annual December Christmas luncheon hosted by Helen Jeter and Rebecca “Tish” Turner of the Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly Church, Weirton. President Cathy Cooper welcome those attending. Karen Tate gave a reading titled “Christmas ...

Marriages

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The following marriage applications were filed in Jefferson County: Alexander Vogel and Jessie Cornell, both of Steubenville. Timothy Ray McCourt and Crystal Gayle, both of Empire. Patrick Andrew Barry of Virginia Beach, Va., and Vanessa Jane McEwen of Toronto. Dustin Lee Phelps and ...

Oak Glen schools locked down after gun report

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Two area schools were placed temporarily on lockdown Thursday morning after officials received reports of a youth with a gun near a Hancock County bus stop. Hancock County 911 received a call at 6:35 a.m. stating someone saw what they believed to be a school-aged child with ...

Church sermon topics

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-- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Pondering Words of Wisdom.” -- Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Are You Ready?” -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “The Word Expanded.” -- Covenant Presbyterian Church, ...