Community news from around the area
SHS Class of 1959 to hold
luncheon meeting on Oct. 20
STEUBENVILLE — The alumni of Steubenville High School’s Class of 1959 met in September with 20 in attendance.
Norina Eroshevich provided the blessing before lunch. Donna Snyder led the group in a moment of silence in remembrance of the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 as well as the recent passing of Richard Crugnale, a teacher at SHS for 34 years and the “voice” of Harding Stadium for many years.
Steubenville Mayor Jerry Barilla was welcomed as a special guest who provided an update on planned water treatment improvements in the city.
The next luncheon will be held Oct. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Naples in Steubenville. Those planning to attend should call Eroshevich at (740) 219-2234 or Snyder at (740) 314-5248 by Oct. 18 for reservations. All are welcome to attend.
Brooke Library’s crocheting
group to meet on Oct. 20
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library’s crocheting group will meet at the Brooke County Public Library at noon Oct. 20.
The group is for adults with various levels of experience, including beginners, and members are ready to help those who need it. Participants should bring supplies and projects.
Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free group.
Winners of library pumkpin decorating contest announced
WELLSBURG — Winners of the pumpkin decorating contest held by the Brooke County Public Library and Wellsburg Applefest Committee have been announced.
This year, area youth were provided pumpkins to decorate at home and asked to return them for judging at the Town Square during the festival.
The winners are: Sidney Beck, age 2, of Wellsburg, most creative; Solomon Prager, age 4, of Wellsburg, scariest; and Camden Oleksy, age 5, of Steubenville, prettiest.
Starkdale Presbyterian to host
STEUBENVILLE — Starkdale Presbyterian Church, located at 4600 Sunset Blvd., will be holding a “Trash-to-Treasure” sale in the church fellowship hall on Saturday.
It will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include “household items, jewelry, clothing, holiday decorations and more.”
Proceeds will go to the parking lot fund.
Plum Run Church of Christ
to hold revival services
RAYLAND — Plum Run Church of Christ in Christian Union will be holding revival services from Oct. 24-27 led by Pastor Randy Barker.
The services will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 24 and at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25-27.
For information, call (740) 733-8227.
Author having book signing
at New Cumberland library
NEW CUMBERLAND — Author Carol Hall will have a book signing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Swaney Memorial Library, 210 S. Court St., New Cumberland.
Born and raised in Chester, Hall resides in Lancing, Tenn., with her husband. Her writing career began with her first book, “Disappeared,” in November 2019. Since then she has written other books, including “The Journey North,” “The Inheritance,” “Full Moon Rising,” “The Witch of Broenwyck,” “Saving Grace” and her latest, “A King’s Ransom.”
The books will be available for purchase. There will be light refreshments.
Urban Mission continues coat drive, prepares for distribution
STEUBENVILLE — Though it may not seem like coat season at the moment, Urban Mission Ministries is continuing its annual fall coat drive and preparing for the distribution.
The mission is collecting new and gently used coats, jackets, hats, gloves and scarves for men, women and children.
The items can be dropped of at the donation drop-off center located at the rear entrance of Urban Thrift in the Seventh Street Plaza, Steubenville. To access the drop-off, drive toward the railroad tracks and look for the open garage door. The center is staffed every Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is an after-hours box available for smaller items.
The coat distribution dates and times are Oct. 25-27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Seventh Street Plaza.
Steubenville Lions Club plans OSU-Michigan tailgate party
STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Lions Club is planning its 26th-annual tailgate party for the Ohio State-Michigan game on Nov. 27 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner, Steubenville.
The donation is $60 with proceeds to benefit Lions charities. Tickets are available from any Lions club member or at Froehlich’s.
Only 200 tickets are printed, and tickets include drawing for cash prizes, large screen TV viewing and food and beverages for two.
The reverse drawing includes: First number drawn, $100; every 25th number drawn, $50; fourth number from last drawn, $50; third number from last drawn, $100; second number from last drawn, $150; next to last number drawn, $200; and last number drawn, $2,500. The winner need not be present.
Sycamore Youth Center
hosting ‘The Jeweler’s Shop’
STEUBENVILLE — The Sycamore Youth Center, 301 N. Fourth St., is hosting “The Jeweler’s Shop,” a play by Karol Wojty/Pope St. John Paul II.
It will be held Oct. 21-23 at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets by donation will be available at the door with proceeds to benefit the center.
A number of students and staff at Franciscan University of Steubenville will perform the play about human love and Christian marriage, subtitled, “A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, Passing on Occasion into a Drama.”