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Public Library of Steubenville,

Jefferson County closed for now

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County closed to the public on Tuesday until further notice as a measure of safety for employees, customers and to decrease further widespread of the coronavirus to the public, according to a news release issued by Jennifer Ceta, public relations coordinator.

During this time there will be no late fees, and due dates will be extended.

Library customers are encouraged to digitally connect to the library system for e-books, music, movies and more at www.steubenvillelibrary.org

“WiFi extends to the library’s parking lot. Please use it,” the release notes. The password is librarywifi.

“Become a social friend for updates and to learn more about the library’s digital services at facebook.com/steubenvillelibrary, Instagram’s @plsjc and Twitter @steubenvillelib.

“If you would like to get an er-card for the library’s digital services, call the main library at (740) 282.9782 or contact us on the library’s website at www.steubenvillelibrary.org,” the release notes.

Salvation Army of Steubenville

offers pantry, Sunday meals

STEUBENVILLE — The Salvation Army of Steubenville, located at 332 N. Fourth St., is opening its doors to continue to serve through its food pantry and Sunday Shepherd’s Table soup kitchen.

Days and times for services include today and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for prepacked food pantry in addition to Friday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Shepherd’s Table soup kitchen on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. will provide takeout meals only, according to Lt. Erik D. Muhs, commanding officer, The Salvation Army Steubenville Corps Community Center

For information, call (740) 282-5121. To make a donation to assist the increased need, contact the Salvation Army, donate to the outdoor pantry or for information on programs and services, call (740) 282-5121 or visit www.SalvationArmyOhio.org.

Toronto American Legion fish

fry on Fridays continuing

TORONTO — The Toronto American Legion Post 86, located at 415 Market St., is continuing its state-sanctioned fish fry on Fridays through Good Friday, April 9, according to a news release.

The fish fry runs from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for carryout and delivery only. The menu includes cod, fries and coleslaw. the phone number is (740) 537-9317.

Beginning beekeepers course

still on with virtual instruction

STEUBENVILLE — The “buzz” is the bee series is still on, just under different circumstances, due to precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus.

Ohio State University and Ohio State University Extension have announced the suspension of face-to-face instruction of lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings, and the move to virtual instruction through at least March 30.

Area residents continue to be invited to join with the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association and Ohio State University Extension to learn about the basics of beekeeping as part of a series of upcoming classes.

Joe Kovaleski, Eastern Apicultural Society master beekeeper, co-owner of Buena Vista Honey Farms and longtime beekeeper, will cover the basics of starting a hive with no prior experience required and noted the first few sessions at least will be virtual. Participants will be notified if there is a return to in-person sessions.

Classes will run on Thursdays from March 26 to April 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Topics covered include how to find a good location for a hive, maintaining public relations, space and time requirements, acquiring bees, hive components, honey bee biology and nutrition, pest and disease management and installing bee packages.

Cost of the course is $75 per person, which includes a copy of “Simple, Smart Beekeeping” by Kirsten S. Traynor and Michael J. Traynor. Pre-registration is required by March 23. Send registration to Joe Kovaleski, 167 Rosslyn Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952 and make checks payable to the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association. Questions can be directed to OSU Extension at (740) 461-6136.

OSU Extension will provide accommodations to handicapped persons needing assistance to participate in Extension programs. For information, contact the Jefferson County Extension Office at (740) 264-2212.

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