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Christ Tree of Point Pleasant continues to benefit charities NEW CUMBERLAND — Over the years, the Christ Tree of Point Pleasant United Methodist Church in New Cumberland has raised more than $30,590 for charity. This year all monies donated will be equally divided between the New ...

Helping the Community Bread Basket

Even though the Christmas season is a busy time, many people are taking time to help those in need by volunteering at Community Bread Basket, according to Tara Shepherd, program director. “There is so much work to be done each week, but at Christmas time, more baskets are given, and more ...

Church sermon topics

- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “We Bring Glad Tidings.” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “God With Us.” - Calvary Community Memorial Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Names That Count.” - Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville: “The Love of Advent.” - ...

Listing of Tuesday Christmas Eve services

(Editor’s Note: What follows is an incomplete listing of Christmas Eve services as submitted to the community page.) - Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. The sermon title is “I Am As _______.” - ...

An old-fashioned country Christmas

An old-fashioned country Christmas free concert was held Monday at the Sycamore Youth Center, located at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. The event sponsored by the Ohio Valley Youth Network attracted an attendance of about 250 people, according to Bobbyjon Bauman, OVYN president. The event ...

Students remember hospice patients

Students from two area schools helped make Christmas brighter for Charity Hospice patients. Top photo, A group of pupils from Steubenville’s Pugliese West Elementary, known as “AOK,” an acronym for “Acts of Kindness,” recently demonstrated that to patients of Charity Hospice. The ...

New member for New Cumberland Lion Club

President Joyce Young presided at the December gathering of the New Cumberland Lions Club where guests introduced included Gary Pitcock, past district governor, and Zone Chair Bernice Pitcock. The club’s Christmas party included Gary Pitcock inducting new member Lee Alleman, who was sponsored ...

Ugly Sweater Sunday

North River Avenue Christian Church in Toronto held its first Ugly Sweater Sunday with participants including, front, from left, Crissie Cunningham, winner Rex Mossor, Betty Mossor, Jim Eckard and Lynnae Hightshue; and back, LeighAnn Rex, Lisa Rex, Carol Coma, Letty Ta’ulelei and Kathy Miller.

Wintersville man makes donations to organizations in wife’s memory

STEUBENVILLE — Two organizations got a financial Christmas gift from a Wintersville man honoring the memory of his wife and her passions. Gene Viola donated two $500 checks earlier this month — one to the Salvation Army of Steubenville, the other to the Jefferson County Humane Society, in ...

Community news from around the area

Country Friends announces entertainment for weekend COLLIERS — Country Friends Foundation will host Light Touch on Friday and the Moonlite Special on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers. The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall ...