The Jefferson County chapter of the Ohio Genealogy Society is preparing for its annual Cemetery Restoration and Preservation meeting to be held March 31 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Powell's Lane, Wintersville.
The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the cemetery annual report meeting.
Topics of interest to anyone wanting to learn about pioneer cemeteries in Jefferson County, their preservation and restoration or volunteering for the project include:
= Techniques used to take digital photos.
= Histories of pioneer cemeteries and their tombstones.
= Techniques for safely cleaning and repairing a tombstone.
= How to read and transcribe tombstones.
= How to transform inscriptions to a spreadsheet.
= How to become a volunteer.
Information on a variety of topics also will be distributed and refreshments will be served.
There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation.
Bengier crowned Edison queen
Haley Bengier was crowned queen of the Edison High School semi-formal.
Bengier, daughter of Edward and Gina Bengier of Steubenville, received her crown during halftime of the Edison-St. Clairsville basketball game.
The dance was held at the Countryside.
Kelley presents TV to Dunbar center
Robert "Bob" Kelley, a former Weirton athlete, surprised the Dunbar Recreation center staff and children with the gift of a 52-inch television, two Wii games and video games for the children.
Kelley collected funds for the gift from people who had played at the center during their youth. The fundraising effort was undertaken after Tracy Veal, a former center employee, told Kelly there were plans for Friday movie nights for the children.
Kelley and his friends have become "Kelley's KidPals."
A Wii tournament is planned for this month.
Vets satellite to be in Dillonvale
The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale American Legion, Liberty Street, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans widows with VA pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veterans benefits.
For information or assistance, call the vets service office at (740) 283-8571 or visit it at 423 North St. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesday afternoon.
Humane society meets tonight
The March meeting of the Jefferson County Humane Society will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community College. The society is seeking volunteers for fundraising, off-site adoptions and other general duties. If you're interested, attend the meeting or call the society at (740) 66-6476.