Community news from around the area
Jefferson County Retired Teachers get updates, reports
WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association met Sept. 14 at Wintersville United Methodist Church with President Dave Nicholson presiding.
Larry Coleman reported that volunteer hours will be combined for 2020 and 2021. Barbara Pritts gave a presentation on “10 stimulating activities for retired teachers to complete.”
Avis Henry reported on the Pleasant Hill School House Museum improvements, its Christmas ornament sale for $20 and the holiday craft show Nov. 6 at the Knoxville Volunteer Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with vendors and food for sale.
Members heard from Robin Rayfield, Ohio Retired Teachers Association director, about the independent audit of the State Teachers Retirement System. Gary Russell spoke on the health care changes for 2022, and William Neville, STRS attorney, spoke about STRS’ side of the audit ORTA had completed.
The next meeting will be held Nov. 9 at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville.
Mount Olive Baptist Church
to hold annual tea on Saturday
WEIRTON — The Women’s Ministry of Mount Olive Baptist Church, located at the corner of Weir Avenue and Kessel Street, Weirton, will celebrate its annual A, L, B & E Memorial Tea on Saturday 1:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Carletta C. Platt Williams, who has worked as a registered nurse at Weirton Medical Center for 35 years. Throughout her career in medicine, she has held many positions, including nurse practitioner in a cardiology and internal medicine practice and administrator of cardiopulmonary services at WMC. She is the owner and sole provider of Care Excellence NP Primary Care. Williams will discuss breast cancer awareness and COVID-19.
Additionally, the tea will feature Tunisha Howard, sole proprietor of Loyal Luxuries, LLC. Her merchandise, consisting of purses, scarves and accessories, will be available for purchase after the program.
All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. The event will be held indoors. Masks are required.
‘Final Days of Weirton Steel’ topic of museum program
WEIRTON — Local author and historian Thomas W. Zielinsky will present the most recent research that comprises the newly revised and updated edition of his 2010 book, “The Final Days of Weirton Steel,” during a lecture Saturday at the Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, 3149 Main St., Weirton.
It begins at 11 a.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Admission is free.
Zielinsky has expanded his book’s narrative timeline to include developments over the last decade and has revised some of the information from the first edition following additional research and the public release of new documents and information. Each book in the museum gift shop is signed by the author. Zielinsky expands on the Weirton Steel story and explains the many variables that contributed to its collapse.
Zielinsky also is the author of the books “Rockyside: A Forgotten Mining Community” and “Zalia, Hancock County, WV: Rediscovering a Lost Community.” Both were co-authored with George B. Hines III.
The books are available in the museum gift shop, or online at https://weirtonareamuseum.com/store/.
The Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Wednesdays by appointment. Admission is $5 for adults, but free for children, although they must be accompanied by an adult. For information, follow WAMCC on Facebook or visit the website at www.weirtonareamuseum.com/.
Library announces programs activities that are scheduled
STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities are being held at its various locations, including:
Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782
Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. Call to join.
Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166
Adults: A “Social Media for Beginners” program is planned for Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. Learn how to set up and use popular platforms such as Facebook, Tik Tok, Pinterest and Twitter. Registration is required.
Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163
Adults: A “More Boo’s Please” wine glass painting for adults is scheduled for noon on Oct. 16. Registration is required by calling the library.
Toronto Branch, (740) 537-1262
Adults: Book Club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call to join.
Weirton United Way Turkey Trot scheduled for Nov. 20
WEIRTON — The Weirton United Way Turkey Trot presented by TC Energy will be held Nov. 20 at Marland Heights Park. The race will include a 5K Run/Walk for all ages, a 1-Mile Fun Run for ages 13 and under and a free Toddler Dash.
Pre-registration fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-Mile Kid’s Run. The family event will include free refreshments for participants, Hancock County School’s Story Book Cafe, and an inflatable bounce house provided by Weirton Rental. A food drive benefiting the Salvation Army and the Community Bread Basket will be part of it. For information contact Angela Myers, race director, at (304) 670-2148 or the United Way at (304) 748-7213. Registration forms are available at the United Way office, 3970 Main St., or register online at https://runsignup.com/race/wv/weirton/weirtonunitedwayturkeytrot.
Fall gospel meeting schedule announced at Weirton church
WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Church of Christ, located at 3169 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, has its fall gospel meeting is on the calendar for Oct. 17-22.
The featured speaker is Steve Stevens, whose sermon topics for the dates will be:
– Oct. 17: Bible study, 9:30 a.m., “Champions for God;” Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m., “Shammah, The Man Who Would Not Flee;” and Sunday worship, 6:30 p.m., “Three Great Discoveries in Life;”
– Oct. 18: 7 p.m., “Almost Persuaded;”
– Oct. 19: 7 p.m., “Write It Down for a Memorial;”
– Oct. 20: 7 p.m.: “Journey Into A Far Country;”
– Oct. 21: 7 p.m., “Fruit or Firewood;” and
– Oct. 22: 7 p.m., “Four Truths about the Judgment Day.”