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Wellsburg Kiwanis accepting

orders for apple pie, roses

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Kiwanis Club is combining its annual apple pie and rose sales, with orders due by Monday.

Eric Fithyan, the club’s president, said the move is being made to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in light of the cancellation of the Wellsburg Applefest due to state orders against community festivals.

Fithyan said the small pies will be the same ones of which the club has sold hundreds of each year at the Applefest and will be available for four for $6. Proceeds will go to various community projects.

The club also will be selling a dozen roses for $15 each, with proceeds again going to the Brooke County Salvation Army.

A box of pies and a dozen roses also may be purchased for $21.

The pies and roses may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Chambers Funeral Home parking lot. The club won’t be offering delivery this year. Orders may be placed by calling (304) 737-1579, 737-2255 or any member of the club.

Fundraiser dinner scheduled

for Saturday in Unionport

UNIONPORT — A fundraiser spaghetti and meatball dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport.

The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. The cost is $10. All proceeds benefit the community center.

National Voter Registration

Day at the library Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — Did you know you can register to vote at the library?

With Tuesday being National Voter Registration Day, the Jefferson County Board of Elections will have a presence at the main librray of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County from 10 a.m. to noon that day for those interested in registering or having questions.

The main library is located at 407 S. Fourth St. The phone number at the main library is (740) 282-9782.

Book Club, meanwhile, will meet for discussion in-person on Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. This month’s book selection is “Open House” by Elizabeth Berg. Registration is required by calling the library.

The Schiappa Branch on Mall Drive has readjusted its operating hours to the following new schedule: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning in October, the Schiappa Branch will reopen on Sunday from p.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number there is (740) 264-6166.

Book Club will be meeting virtually on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone with a cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer is welcome to attend the virtual book club. This month’s book selection is “The Weight of a Piano” by Chris Cander. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

For information on how to join the virtual book club, call the library.

Falls Prevention Awareness

Week geared to seniors

CAMBRIDGE — The Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, is partnering with the Ohio Department of Aging’s STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative to promote “10 BIG Steps to Prevent Falls,” a special learning opportunity for Ohio seniors.

This will happen during Falls Prevention Awareness Week, set to be observed Sept. 21-25.

“10 BIG Steps to Prevent Falls” is a week-long campaign that pairs five free, daily, online learning opportunities with five personal action steps to promote different aspects of falls prevention. Topics covered will include risk assessment, physical activity, home safety, nutrition and talking with health care providers. Those interested can see the schedule of learning opportunities, sign up and download personal action steps at www.steadyu.ohio.gov.

One in four older Ohioans will fall this year, and falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for them. But falls are not, however, a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented with simple changes to a person’s home, health and habits.

Since September 2013, the Ohio Department of Aging’s STEADY U Ohio initiative has helped older adults, families, caregivers, professionals and community leaders understand and recognize age-related factors that increase the risk of falling and fall-related complications. Individuals and organizations can find fall prevention information and resources at www.steadyu.ohio.gov.

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