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Saturday Market on Fourth

offers ‘a relaxing morning’

STEUBENVILLE — A monthly open air market continues this Saturday in the green space on North Fourth Street across from Leonardo’s Coffeehouse, at 159 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The Saturday Market on Fourth is being held in the green space at 146 N. Fourth St. on the third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features fresh pastries, local produce, artisanal vendors and live music.

The Saturday Market was launched by a group of people with local roots who have more recently moved back to Steubenville after several years of having living places with robust farmers markets, an event spokesperson explained. They have partnered with local farmers, musicians and craft and food vendors as well as local nonprofits the Healing Land and the Harmonium Project to hold the monthly event.

Highlights include live music, fresh-cut flowers, made-to-order crepes and fresh croissants with ample seating and chalk drawing opportunities for children.

“Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Saturday Market,” a promotional flier reads.

For information, visit the Saturday Market on Fourth Facebook page or the website www.thehealingland.com.

Indian Creek student selected to serve on advisory council

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced that Alayna Starr, a sophomore at Indian Creek High School, is one of 50 students statewide selected as a member of the Conservation Teen Advisory Council for the upcoming school year.

ConTAC provides high school students from across Ohio with a unique opportunity to collaborate and contribute ideas to enhance ODNR’s youth outreach program efforts.

“It’s inspiring for us to see a new group of intelligent young people who are passionate about nature join our ConTAC program,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “We love their perspectives and look forward to their work this year with our ODNR experts.”

ConTAC members serve at minimum one year on the council. They have an opportunity to meet monthly with fellow members and natural resource mentors. Meetings are in-person March through November and virtually December through February.

This year’s kick-off meeting was held Thursday and was a stream quality monitoring event on the Grand River.

Members of ConTAC are tasked with developing and implementing campaigns and strategies that positively impact their community and environment. Examples of past projects include stream quality monitoring, habitat restoration, educating youth on environmental issues and fundraisers. Students are strongly encouraged to bring their new skills and knowledge back into their respective communities.

Twenty-one members of ConTAC are returning to the program for the 2022-23 school year. With 71 students, the program represents 35 counties and 56 schools.

Railroaders invited to attend

breakfast meeting Thursday

CHESTER — All railroaders are invited to attend a breakfast meeting at E.J.’s Restaurant, located at 807 Carolina Ave., set for Thursday at 11 a.m.

All retired and current railroaders and crafts are welcome to attend the get-togethers that are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at E.J.’s.

Questions can be directed to Rocco at (330) 853-3045.

Auxiliary makes plans for Christmas stockings, dinner

WEIRTON — President Shirley Brecht led the Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary’s meeting held Aug. 8.

Mary Ann Smith led in prayer with a list of concerns provided by Marcy Spano. Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott gave a report regarding a card sent.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Vice President Darlene Kemp conducted the roll call. Secretary Marcy Spano read the minutes from the July meeting, which were approved as read. Brecht provided the treasurer’s report.

Refreshments for the evening were cake and ice cream.

Announcements included notice that the Christmas stockings will be distributed next month and be filled for Christmas.

The auxiliary Christmas dinner will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Giovanni’s Restaurant. The menu will be rigatoni, chicken, green beans, pistachio fluff, salad bar, bread and butter, iced tea, coffee and water. Reminder calls will be made.

The Marine Ball will be held Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. and include cocktails and dinner.

Barbara Glessner won the 50-50 drawing.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Weirton VFW Post.

Kick ball tournament Saturday to benefit health center

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Health Center at 423 South St., Steubenville, is holding its “Kickin’ It for Ohio Valley Health Center,” fundraiser kick ball tournament, on Saturday at Belleview Park ballfield, beginning at 10 a.m.

Participants should register by Friday for the co-double elimination event by calling (740) 283-2856 or by e-mail to adminassist@ovhealthcenter. org.

The cost is $200 per team for a 10-person team. Awards will be presented for the winning team and best uniform.

The Ohio Valley Health Center provides high-quality health care to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in the Ohio Valley, regardless of their ability to pay.

For information, visit the center’s website or Facebook page.

Back-to-school celebration

Friday in New Cumberland

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Swaney Memorial Library, located at 210 S. Court St., New Cumberland, will host a back-to-school celebration at the library on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All school-age children are invited to attend. There will be games, prizes and giveaways and refreshments. Some of the old-fashioned games include a duck pond, a penny pitch, ring toss and the limbo.

Five backpacks filled with school supplies will be awarded to those who win the guessing game and those who pull the winning numbers out of a hat. Cookies and punch will be served.

“Come and enjoy an afternoon of games and prizes,” a spokesperson noted.

For information, call the library at (304) 564-3471.

Programs, activities happening at local library system

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities happening at its various locations:

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Children: Story Time for ages 5-10 will be on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Register by calling the library.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Adults: Paint a stemless wine glass at the library on Aug. 27 at noon. It’s free and supplies are provided. Register by calling the library.

Children: Grab-and-Go Story Time is ready for pickup on Monday while supplies last. The bag includes “Only One You” by Linda Kranz and materials to make a paper fish.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Children: Story Time, for ages 5-10, will be Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m. Register by calling the library.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Grab-and-Go Story Time is ready for pickup on Monday while supplies last. The bag includes “Only One You” by Linda Kranz and materials to make a paper fish.

Pond management topic of

Aug. 30 Extension, district event

STEUBENVILLE — Considering installing a pond? Have pond weeds that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Or maybe you’d like to add some fish to your pond but don’t know what the appropriate stocking rate is.

Join the Harrison County Extension and the Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District on Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Hopedale to learn about pond management.

Topics covered during this outdoor clinic include considerations for pond construction, stocking rates for carp and other fish and algae and weed management. Special guest speaker for the event is Eugene Braig, program director of aquatic ecosystems at Ohio State University.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Call (740) 264-2212 with questions or to register. The address of the clinic will be provided at registration.

Snacks and bottled water will be provided. In the event of severe weather, the event will be canceled.

OSU Extension — College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provides educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. “If you have questions concerning access to this event, need a sign language interpreter or have any other request for accommodation of disability, contact Erika Lyon at lyon.194@osu.edu or (740) 461-6136,” a news release notes.

Early requests are encouraged to enable Extension to provide better access to services.

Jefferson county Retired Teachers Association to meet

STEUBENVILLE — The second meeting of the Jefferson County Retired Teacher Association will be held on Sept. 13 at the Wintersville United Methodist Church’s Center for Hope, located at Main Street and Fernwood Road in Wintersville.

The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon reservations are due to Ann Wiley by Aug. 31.

Guest speakers will be Robin Rayfield, executive director of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and Tamla Cole from the State Teacher Retirement System with health insurance updates.

There will be a $50 drawing for anyone attends. Any retired teacher is welcome to join at any time.

Overdose Awareness Day time to remember, get resources

STEUBENVILLE — Overdose Awareness Day will be observed from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 as part of an event the Family Recovery Center at 1010 N. Sixth St. is hosting.

The event is being organized by Amanda Kantaras, director of clinical services at Family Recovery Center, will include a variety of resources along with a memorial banner on which individuals can write the names of loved ones lost to overdose.

In addition to honoring those affected by overdose, the event will provide information and resources to those who need it, while decreasing stigma in the community, according to information provided.

There will be free NARCAN available, mentl health and substance abuse resources, overdose prevention education, information on becoming a peer supporter, information on how individuals can stop the opioid epidemic and a food truck presence by Rusty Bull Taco Co. and Ice Cream Island.

Anyone can attend.

For information, call (740) 283-9446.

Brooke Library to screen

adventure comedy on Friday

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library will show the PG-13-rated adventure comedy, “The Lost City,” starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, at noon on Friday.

Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

To reserve a seat for the free screening, call (304) 737-1551 or visit https://brookecountylibs.org/programming-registration.

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