Community news from around the area

Pleasant Hill School House Museum lists fundraisers

STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum, located at 3125 state Route 213, lists two fundraiser events in the most recent newsletter issue.

One is Octoberfest, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Knoxville Volunteer Fire Department.

The other is the annual cookie sale, with orders places by Nov. 16 for pick-up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Dec. 15 at the schoolhouse. The Christmas cookie pre-sale features five dozen assorted cookies in a box for $30. All orders must be paid in advance. Checks can be made payable to the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum and mailed to Kay Finney at 920 township Road 378, Steubenville OH 43952. For information, call (740) 283-1626.

The museum celebrated 10 years of restoration and preservation with April 28 festivities that included speeches and special recognition from state Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction.

Improvements continue with a ramp into the building restored. A Christmas in July sale was held, and open houses were held at the museum on the second Sunday of the month from June through September. The building also was opened to local second-graders who visited in May.

All donations to the museum are tax-deductible. Membership is open to anyone at various levels, from $5 for students and alumni; $10 for a family: $20 for friends; $50, principal level; $100, superintendent level; and $150, lifetime donation.

Checks can be made payable to the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum and mailed to Richard Clashman Sr., 47 Clashman Lane, Steubenville OH 43952.

Three Score Seniors

gather for meeting

WEIRTON — President Kathy McCarrick presided at the September meeting of the Three Score Seniors Club at Undo’s where Mary Margaret Klepadlo gave the invocation and benediction.

Vice President Mary Ellen Groves introduced the entertainment, the Ron Retzer Trio.

Secretary Barbara Purks and Treasurer George Pohlman gave reports.

Membership Nancy Smurda will collect the $10 dues, effective with October.

Sunshine Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent and birthdays observed.

Social Cookie and Joe Veltri have stopped bingo for the year.

Kathy McCarrick used favorite sports teams as the theme for decorations.

Reservations Chair Vivian Weigel noted there were 54 members and seven guests, including Bonnie Smith, guest of Cil Findley; Carol Korzi, guest of Pauline Korzi; Mary Belchek, guest of Ida Haynes; Mary Ann Tassie, guest of Shirley DeLuca; Peg Barber, guest of Vivian Weigel; and Bob and Diane Moulds, guest of Betty Virtue.

Historian Lee Edwards and Brenda Edwards had albums on display.

The 2017 officers have agreed to stay on for 2018.

Prize winners were Cindy Richards, Pauline Korzi, Joe Veltri, Peg Barber, Cookie Veltri, Nick Dragisich and Josi Scott.

The next meeting is Oct. 22.

Country Friends announces

lineup of entertainment

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Light Touch on Friday and Sands of Time on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m, the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated. The last Friday of the month is gospel or charity night with a donation made to a church or charity.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information on Country Friends, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule, e-mail

GFWC Weirton Woman’s Club sponsoring style show

WEIRTON — GFWC Weirton Woman’s Club is sponsoring “Fashion to the Maxx” Style Show featuring fashions by T. J. Maxx of Steubenville.

The event will be held Nov. 11 at Undo’s in Weirton. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the luncheon served at 1:30 p.m. and show time at 2:30 p.m.

There will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

The cost is $30 per person.

Contact Delores Azzarello at (304) 723-0954 for advance tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door.

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ showing

at Mary H. Weir Public Library

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will present “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” rated PG, on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.

Admission and popcorn are free, and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and soft drinks. The accessible Walnut Street doors will open at 1:45 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

E-devices class on smart phones, tables offered Friday

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and Internet Essentials by Comcast has teamed to present a series of free hour-long classes taught by Tiffany Grimm and aimed at helping new computer users to navigate basic use, social media and electronic devices.

The next one, to be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, will cover using smart phones and tablets. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free class.

Brilliant Lions Club members schedule Oct. 27 tag day

BRILLIANT — A tag day was set for Oct. 27 in the village and in New Alexandria when the Brilliant Lions Club met recently at the club social room. Dave Porter presided.

The club will sponsor Coats for Kids in the Buckeye North Elementary School and is awaiting information from Susan Nolan, school principal, on the number needed.

A Zone 8 meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Zalenski’s Restaurant in Wintersville. The Brilliant club will serve as host, Porter noted.

Ralph Nickoson reported a wheelchair was needed by a village resident and has been provided.

Esther McCoy reported on Bootsie’s Boxes, a project that the club has participated in previously. Kevin Huggans will serve on the committee with her to make the purchases and pack the stockings.

Door prizes were won by Porter, Butch Ford and Jim Harmon.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Gown-a-Palooza! on Oct. 27

at Oak Glen Middle School

NEW MANCHESTER — Gown-a-Palooza!, a sale of gently used formal and semi-formal gowns and accessories, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Oak Glen Middle School.

It is open to the public, and admission is $5.

Sellers can reserve a table for $10 by calling Joyce Brothers at (304) 919-1242.

A limited number of garment racks are available for an additional $5.