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What’s going on throughout the area

October 5, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor, Herald-Star , The Herald-Star

Weirton Hospital

Retirees to meet

The Singing Nuns will be the featured entertainment at the Weirton Hospital retirees' luncheon set for noon Tuesday at Gio's in Weirton.

Any Weirton Hospital non-member retiree wanting to attend can contact Cathy Colbert at (304) 723-2255. Cost of the luncheon is payable at the door, but reservations must be made in advance.

At the last meeting, members heard reports from Josie Glauser, Rhadine Ross, Donna Karas and Colbert.

Donna Latkiewicz, president, addressed the membership, sharing several stories "to brighten your day." Among the attendees were Elaine Capazzoli, Barbara Fiedorczyk and Jerri Licause. Nancy Reyer won the 50-50 drawing.

Latkiewicz's tenure as president officially ends Dec. 31. Her resignation created an office vacancy which will be filled by current vice president Joyce Barnhart. Corliss McGee Brown will assume the duties of vice president.

Latkiewicz, who will be relocating in January, will be honored with a farewell celebration at the retirees' Christmas party to be held Dec. 11. Members will receive a newsletter detailing specifics about it in November.

Library programs

are announced

Upcoming programs offered through the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County are:

Annual bonfire

for BV Residents

The Buena Vista Residents group will not have a formal meeting in October, but the recycling pickup will be held Thursday, and the annual bonfire will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 in the upper level of Jim Wood Park with hot dogs and drinks provided.

There will be hay rides and the largest pumpkin contest with residents asked to bring a favorite pumpkin dessert. Rain date is Oct. 21.

Residents are reminded that recycling items should be placed at curbside by noon for pickup by volunteers between noon and 4 p.m. Plastics and cans can be combined, but paper and plastic should not be mixed. Paper should be bundled in paper bags or cardboard. The pickup is not for glass or Styrofoam.

The group's theme is Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Applebee's to host

pet adoption

Applebee's Restaurant in Steubenville will host an adoption event for the Jefferson County Humane Society from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Humane society members will be showing some of the homeless dogs and cats currently housed at the county animal shelter.

For information, call the humane society at (740) 314-5583.

Bergholz Museum is open Sunday

The Bergholz Area Museum will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring memorabilia this month of the Springfield High School Class of 1962 and other new Springfield items.

Other recently acquired historical materials include accounts of early Steubenville; an original 1797-1897 Steubenville Centennial Souvenir book; the bicentennial book; a history of the Steubenville Daughters of the American Revolution, the first 10 years; a history of the National Exchange Bank; a book featuring historical postcards of Steubenville; and a book dated 1834 about the Indian hero Black Hawk.

The museum's permanent collection includes a variety of historical items donated by area residents. These items include pictures and other memorabilia related to area communities, schools, local mines and various businesses.

New items for display are constantly being acquired, according to a museum spokesperson.

The museum is located at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets in Bergholz across from the gazebo and town parking lot. It is open the first Sunday of each month from noon to 3 p.m., May through November. Admission is free.

Scholarship Run-Walk is Sunday

The Lucas D. Sedgmer Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold its annual 5K Run/Walk on Sunday at Sally Buffalo Park in Cadiz.

In conjunction with that, a breakfast and craft show will be featured that day at Wallace Lodge.

Assisting more than 40 local graduates since 2005 as they continue their education, the scholarship committee sponsors the early event as one of its major fundraisers.

This year's run/walk kicks off at 1 p.m. and also will include a Lap the Lake Walk for those who just wish to enjoy a quiet afternoon stroll. A 100-yard kids' dash also is planned for 12:30 p.m. in front of Wallace Lodge, where both the start and finish lines are located for the 5K.

Pre-registration for those participating in the 5K is available for $25 while race-day registration is $30. Registration for the kids' dash and Lap the Lake is $5 per person. The first 75 5K run/walk registrants will receive a free T-shirt.

All registration packets will be available the day of the event in front of Wallace Lodge, from10:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. The race is a participant in the Tuscarawas Valley Challenge.

Trophies will be awarded to top finishers in the run and walk. Certificates and gift bags will be presented to the kids' dash and lake walk participants.

The committee also will conduct a 50-50 drawing, and the Cadiz Lions Club will host a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For event information, contact Kay Sedgmer at (740) 491-1371.

Italian festival

officers elected

The board of directors of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival has released the results of its September elections for the 31st anniversary year with Fred Renzella, Marshall County superintendent, elected festival chairman.

Executive officers are: Marian Grubor, president; Ron Castellucci, vice president; Marilyn Wehrheim, secretary; and Jennifer Yates, treasurer.

Board of directors local counties are:

- Hancock County: Marian Grubor, Deno Martini and Ron Castellucci.

- Brooke County: Robert Diccicio, Doug Hartlieb and Pete Barsi.

- Jefferson County: Michele Fabbro, Lucia Scaffidi and William Petrella.

The 2013 Italian Festival will be held July 26-28 in Wheeling.

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