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Weirton Senior Center will host bakes, digs and a book sale

WEIRTON – The Greater Weirton Senior Center, located at 3425 Main St., Weirton, will hold its monthly bake sale, deli sale and book sale this week.

It will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public, according to Tammy Margetic, director of the center.

The center will also host an April Fool’s Day dance on April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Music will be provided by Jack Thomas.

Winter hike planned for

Saturday at Beatty Park

STEUBENVILLE – Friends of Beatty Park volunteers are hosting the park’s first activity for 2022 – a winter hike scheduled for Saturday, starting at noon. at the park located at 621 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville.

The hike will be on the historic McCook Walk Trail, looping through the Union Cemetery, according to Flora VerStraten-Merrin, founder of Friends of Beatty Park.

“John Boileigh from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will join us for the hike. It is always fun and engaging,” noted VerStraten-Merrin.

Participants must “be prepared for the weather” in their attire. Families with children are invited to participate.

Participants are advised to dress appropriately for the weather in layers with hiking boots (if snowy/wet) or comfortable winter shoes. Bringing a snack and drinking water is also a good idea.

The Facebook group of “Beatty Park Friends” offers updates and possible cancellations due to rain or inclement weather.

A 2022 calendar of events of planned activities and programs at the 99-acre nature park. “They are listed on our sign near the entrance and on our Facebook page,” said VerStraten-Merrin.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church to Host Bishop’s Visit

WEIRTON — St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive in Weirton will be honored with a visit Sunday from Bishop Michie Klusmeyer of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia.

The Eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. “Visitors are always welcome in St. Thomas,” said a spokesperson.

Father-Daughter Dance special moment for dads and daughters

STEUBENVILLE — A father-daughter dance specially designed for dads and their daughters will take place March 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Leonardo’s Ballroom, Third Floor, 159 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.

The evening will include appetizers and drinks, professional photos and “a fun bit of dance instruction.”

All ages are welcome. Dress is semi-formal “(Dad wears a coat and tie, the young girls wear a nice dress)”, a noted press release. For tickets, go to

Irondale VFD Hosts First Spring Fling Craft Show

IRONDALE – The Irondale Volunteer Fire Department will hold its first Spring Fling craft show on March 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saline Township Complex in Hammondsville.

Fundraising will include local artisans and vendors, baked goods, a Chinese auction and food concessions.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local scout troop 49.

Bridge competition registration deadline

CHARLESTON — Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in the West Virginia Bridge Design and Build competition, with entries due Feb. 27.

Everything a student needs to compete, including a free download of bridge design software and a tutorial from Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, is available on the contest website at

The contest is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Highways, BridgeWalk, and the West Virginia Department of Education and challenges students to design the best bridge using standardized design software. The goal is to build a safe, well-designed bridge at the lowest cost. Finalists will be notified by March 4 and will compete on March 26.

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