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Tickets remain available for OVBPW Wine and Shoe event

STEUBENVILLE — Tickets remain available for the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s key fundraiser — the Wine and Shoe Extravaganza that will be held April 28 at the St. Francis Centre, located at 805 Lee Road, Follansbee.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and include heavy hors d’ouevres, wine and other beverages. They are available by contacting Julie Decker at (740) 632-9972 or [email protected] or Phyllis Riccadonna at (740) 317-3868 or [email protected]. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tables are available for $200 for eight people.

While the event raises money for scholarships awarded by the organization, it also celebrates six area residents up for Woman of the Year honors, the outcome of which is determined by popular vote taken that evening by attendees. The nominees are Mary Lou Jones, Kathy Santoro, Kelli Sarlo, Jeannine Sawon, Maureen Taggart and Nanci Walker.

A ballot at the door allows everyone to vote for Woman of the Year, and their choice of the best shoes.

Breast cancer screenings part of Minority Health Month

STEUBENVILLE — As part of Minority Health Month events, Diversity Health Initiative and Urban Mission Ministries will present a breast cancer screening event on April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a presence by the mobile unit from Tiffany Breast Care Center in Mahoning County. The mobile unit will be at 311 N. Sixth St.

The screenings are for women who are residents of Ohio and age 40 and older, insured or uninsured. Assistance is provided by the Northwest Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Project.

Women interested in participating are required to register by calling the mission at (740) 282-8010.

There will be lunch-to-go for screening participants.

The Jefferson County Health Department mobile unit will be offering free on-site COVID vaccines. People getting their very first vaccine will receive a $50 gift card.

Weir High School has first

induction into NTHS chapter

WEIRTON — Weir High School recently held an induction ceremony for its first National Technical Honor Society chapter.

To qualify, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, must be in good school standing both academically and with outstanding attendance and must strive toward CTE excellence. Students from the Information Technology pathway, the accounting pathway, the management and administrative support curriculum, the pre-engineering program of study and the teaching program of study receive consideration to join NTHS.

Students from grades 9 through 12 who met the qualifications for induction into the NTHS are Sophia Aperfine, Shaylah Arvin, Alena Austin, Karlie Bailey, Joshua Berdine, Nathaniel Best, Leanna Bissett, Jake Bostaph, Gianna Brun, Dante Bruno, Anthony Cross, Arwen Denunzio, Nektarios Dimitriou, Rylee Donaldson, Kendall Drobish, Mason Drobish, Joshua Duffy, Ryan Dunmyer, Anthony Earley, Angelo Figlioli, Joseph Fletcher, Dominic Guiddy, Marissa Howard, Tyler Kelly, Mason Klink, Michael Lytle, Andrew Manteau, Madalyn Masters, Haley Mazon, Savannah Moore, Rachel Ogbonna, Kiara Palavis, Anthony Potocnik, Elizabeth Rhodes, Mallory Rosnick, James Sauer, Jude Smith, Owen Totten, John Wansack, Arissa Waugh, Ryan Weber, Grant Wilharm, Dylan Wilson, Brandon Yoho and Shawn Young.

The National Technical Honor Society is an educational nonprofit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in career and technical education.

As the honor society, it serves more than 100,000 active members annually in secondary and postsecondary chapters across country.

Since its founding in 1984, nearly 1 million students have become NTHS alumni. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides close to $300,000 in scholarships annually and strives to help connect education and industry to build a highly skilled workforce.

Mingo church taking orders

for soup sale on April 23

MINGO JUNCTION — Harmony United Methodist Church, located at 2117 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, will hold a one-day-only soup sale on April 23.

Vegetable and bean soup at $6.50 per quart will be available in carryout containers instead of jars. Pickup will be after 11:30 a.m. To place orders, call Jim McClung at (740) 535-0730.

Brooke High School to present ‘Cinderella’ on April 22-24

WELLSBURG — Brooke High School will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein version of “Cinderella” at 7 p.m. April 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. April 24.

Tickets are $10. Reservations can be made by calling (304) 527-1410 ext. 1902 or e-mailing [email protected].

Local historian to be presenter for OGS Chapter lecture series

STRATTON — Local historian Virginia Glenn will be the presenter when the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society continues its lecture series.

Glenn will reference “I Walked the Footsteps of My Fathers,” a book by Helen Rose York, during her presentation at 1 p.m. on April 24 at the Stratton Municipal Building.

Glenn’s lecture will relate the story of Margaret and Mary Castleman, two young sisters who were taken by Indians in 1791 at the mouth of Croxton’s Run near Knoxville in Jefferson County. Margaret, the younger sister, was sold as a slave to a trapper. Mary was married to a half-Indian chief named Abraham Williams, a drunkard who threatened to harm her. He was one of the lesser chiefs who signed the Treaty of Greenville.

Mary and Abraham had two children, a boy and a girl, but Mary left the children with Abraham and made her way back to Holliday’s Cove to be with her parents. Abraham raised the children as Christians and the daughter married a preacher named Journeycake. The couple traveled with some of the Shawnee tribe when they left Ohio. Mary’s second husband, William Wells, was one of Washington’s Rangers.

Author Helen Rose York discovered that her sixth great-grandmother wrote a two-part manuscript about the Castleman sisters and how their story was passed down through oral history. York could not find citations of proof or evidence so she researched, hunted, asked questions, and wrote the book, “I Walked the Footsteps of my Fathers.”

Crocheting club schedules

get-together for April 20

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library’s Crocheting Club will meet at noon April 20.

Area residents, including beginners, are welcome to participate by bringing supplies and projects of their own, with advice available from experienced members if desired.

To register for the free group, call (304) 737-1551 or visit

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