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WEIRTON — After a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the annual Youth Morning Tennis Camp is making a return and will be held Monday through June 10.

Basic courses, games of skill and exercises will be offered to children from first to ninth grade. Children in grades one through four will receive instruction from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at a cost of $40.

Those in grades five through nine will receive instruction from 10:30 a.m. to noon at a cost of $50.

Registrations are accepted at the Millsop Community Center, located at 3420 Main Street. Participants will receive a t-shirt at the end of the camp. Each camper should bring a tennis racket, a bottle of water and two boxes of USTA approved tennis balls. Sunscreen is also recommended. Tennis rackets will be available for those who do not have one.

For more information, call (304) 797-5721 or (304) 748-5280.

1970’s Weir High Class Talks ’70th Anniversary Picnic’ Plans

WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 1970 meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gee’s Restaurant at 1229 Pennsylvania Ave.

There will be further discussions on the “70th Anniversary Picnic.” All classmates and their spouses are welcome to attend.

UMWA Local 1304 to meet

Saturday at Hopedale Legion

HOPEDALE – Local 1304 of the United Mine Workers of America will meet on Saturday at the American Legion of Hopedale, located at 48225 Rabbit Road, Hopedale.

Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 10:00 a.m.

Annual ‘Chicken blasts’ from Wednesday to August 31

WEIRTON – A local tradition and fundraiser in place for decades continues on Wednesdays with the 2022 installment of the “chicken explosions.”

The Serbian men’s club will hold the first of them on Wednesday at the Serbian picnic ground of the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection. The picnic grounds are located on Kings Creek Road in Weirton.

The Chicken Blasts will continue every Wednesday through August 31.

Orders of fire-cooked and slow-roasted poultry can be placed from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at (304) 748-9866 on the day of the sale. Orders must be picked up before 6 p.m. The price this year is $9.

Olde St. John’s Episcopal will hold an indoor garage sale on Saturday

COLLARS — The Olde St. John’s Episcopal Church will hold an indoor garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be hot dogs, chili dogs and other food for sale.

Brooke Library offers

DIY class for young people on June 9

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will host a craft class for youth ages 8 and up on June 9.

Participants can come at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. to create a diamond painting, with all the materials provided by the library.

To reserve a spot on the free class, call (304) 737-1551 or visit

Hancock County Museum

The committee meets on Wednesday

NEW CUMBERLAND — The regular meeting of the Hancock County Museum Commission on May 4 opened at the museum with President Vivian Weigel leading the flag pledge.

Were present, in addition to Weigel, Lois Carpini, Janet Keller, Marcus Trelaine, Alice Mitchell and Doris Cameron.

Treasurer Marcus Trelaine presented the financial statements which were placed on file for verification. He added that the 990EZ report is prepared and ready to be filed. This report is due annually if necessary.

As part of old business, Janet Keller announced that Jerry Werkheiser would install the new toilets as soon as possible. Mike Dulaney was hired to install a new electrical panel box in the basement.

Trelaine submitted an updated Deed of Loan form which was accepted.

The Summer Speaker Series will feature Paul Zuros, Executive Director of Historic Fort Steuben, on September 18.

As part of the new business, Weigel reported that Greg Blake had set up the museum’s website with the help of Green Geek Co. Kathy Beagle offered to maintain a Facebook page for the museum.

Trelaine reported finding a portable microphone noting a cost of around $200.

Vivian reported receiving an invitation from the New Cumberland Festival Parade Committee to participate in the Memorial Day Parade.

Homer Laughlin China’s WE Wells life program was due to be presented by Trelaine on May 17 at the East Liverpool Community and Learning Center.

Trelaine announced his resignation as Treasurer in three months due to other civic duties.

The next meeting will be Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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