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U.M.W.A. Local 1304

cancels April meeting

HOPEDALE — The United Mine Workers of America Local 1304 has canceled the Saturday regular meeting. The tentative date for the next regular meeting, which will include the election of the delegate for the convention, will be May 2 at Capraro’s Restaurant in Hopedale, beginning at 10 a.m.

SHS Class of 1959

cancels April luncheon

STEUBENVILLE — In response to COVID-19, the Steubenville High School Class of 1959 luncheon for April has been canceled. Holding future luncheons will be re-evaluated, a spokesperson noted.

Tri-State Winemakers Club

announces officers elected

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Winemakers Club held its monthly meeting on March 12 with new leaders for the group selected.

New officers elected for a two-year term were: President, Wendell Barner; vice president, Jon Patton; treasurer, Linda Cole; and secretary, Ben Beswick. Barner led a wine discussion about softening red wine by allowing the wine to go through maloactic fermentation (or maloactic conversion) after primary fermentation, but before stabilizing. This will reduce malic acid by converting it to lactic acid, which is less harsh than malic acid, he explained.

Members discussed possible social activities, such as train tours, winery visits, going out to dinner and going to Broadway theaters. The meeting was capped off with an Hawaiian-themed meal hosted by Wendell and Ellen Barner. There were 24 members present.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, pending COVID-19 status.

Satellite office won’t be open

STEUBENVILLE — The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be closed on Wednesday. For information or assistance, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 500 Market St., Suite 310, Steubenville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

On the second Wednesday of the month, it closes at noon for board meeting.

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