Former Congressman Ney to
hold book signing Thursday
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio - Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney will sign copies of his book, "Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Undo's West at the Hampton Inn located at 51130 National Road East.
Ney plead guilty to federal charges of corruption and falsification of federal documents in November 2006 in connection with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Ney later became a talk radio host.
In "Sideswiped," he explains his side of the story and maintains Congress didn't learn from the scandal. It also looks at Ney regaining his sobriety and gives Ney's perspective on George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Karl Rove, Pope John Paul II, John Travolta and Mother Theresa, Afghanistan, Iran and campaign finance reform.
Ney has recently appeared on MSNBC, CSPAN, and the Dennis Miller Radio Show, as well as in print in TIME, Washington Post, Politico, Huffington Post and the Washington Times.
The event is sponsored by Words and Music Bookstore.
Council to hold 'Paint and Sip'
WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Art Council will hold a "Paint and Sip" at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the council offices at 636 Charles St.
A Moon River Studio artist will guide those attending through creating their own painting based on a tropical ocean theme. Participants will be provided with a canvas, paints and finger foods and may bring the beverage of their choice.
"Our artists will go home with a completed 18-by-24-inch painting, ready to frame, and a complimentary ticket to any non-musical production at the Brooke Hills Playhouse this summer," said Julia Barnhart, council president.
Church holding vendors night
WEIRTON - The Marland Heights Community Church will hold an annual vendors nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the church located at 3900 Bright Way.
The event includes vendors and food. Admission is free.
Newcomers Club meeting
WHEELING - The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold the monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. April 11 at the Wheeling Country club.
A representative from Frederick's Salon of Wheeling will speak about cosmetic trends and treatments. Lunch is $15 per person.
To make a reservation by April 9, call Marilyn Rabinowitz at (304) 243-0164.
Vendor and craft show scheduled
WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Arts Council will hold a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. April 13 at the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department Hall.
"We're especially pleased to have so many hand-crafted goods," said Amy Balog of Follansbee, event chair.
More than 40 crafters and vendors are expected. Items include gourmet apples, jewelry, scarves and purses, wreaths and candles. Direct-sale vendors also will participate in the show.
"Their wares include jewelry, candles, scrapbooking supplies, purses and body products, just to name a few," said Balog.
The craft and vendor show also will feature a Chinese auction and a 50/50 drawing. Concessions will be provided by the Follansbee Baseball Association.
For information, contact Balog at (304) 374-4933.
Folk music workshop set
FRANKFORT SPRINGS, Pa. - The Appalachian Folk Music Club will conduct a workshop on learning to play the hammered dulcimer workshop from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 14 at the Frankfort Springs Grange Hall located at 1476 state Route 18.
All music and instruction sheets will be provided. There will be instruments available for student use. The cost is $20.
The club will hold an autoharp workshop May 5 and folk guitar workshop June 2.
For information or to register, contact Alice Whitehill at (724) 573-9109.
C.H.A.N.G.E. to hold seminar
WHEELING - C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will host an affordable housing and personal finance seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16 at West Liberty University's Highlands Center.
Ron Hatfield of West Virginia University, Steve Fisher of the West Virginia Housing Development Fund, Wheeling Assistant Fire Chief Ed Geisel, Laughlin Johnson of the Wheeling Health Department, John Miller of the WVU Extension Office and attorney Paul McKay will speak.
Topics include gas and mineral leases, financial security, homeownership, healthy homes and home safety. Continuing education credits are available for Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania attorneys and West Virginia social workers and accountants. The seminar is open to everyone. Lunch will be provided. For information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Women holding meeting
WEIRTON - The Church Women United will hold their executive board meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church located at 300 Three Springs Drive.
Karen Tate, Weirton Unit president, will preside.
Eleanor Cline, devotions leader, and Eloise Evans, Fellowship of the Least Coin, will give reports. Second-year delegates will be assigned to plan the May Friendship Day celebration under the guidance of Helen Tate, co-ordinator.
Retirees to meet April 9
WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 9 at the Franklin United Methodist Church.
President Sharon Cuomo will preside over a business meeting immediately following lunch. Local legislators will be the guest speakers. Members are asked to wear red, supporting the group's goal to raise $15 per year of service. Members are also asked to bring kid lit books and animals. Membership is open until June 30, and new members are welcome.
Lunch reservations can be made by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 or Dottie Cooper at (304) 737-1697 by today.
Sons of Legion hold fundraiser
WEIRTON - The Sons of the American Legion Post 10 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the post from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 21 at the post located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave.
Dinner costs $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 5 and under. It includes homemade spaghetti, salad, dessert and coffee. Other beverages are available for purchase.
For information, call (304) 723-2732.
Dinner to benefit local man
FOLLANSBEE - A spaghetti dinner will be held April 30 at the Hooverson Heights Fire Department on May Road to benefit Rich Beatty of Follansbee, a kidney transplant patient.
The cost is $6 for the dinner, which will begin at 3 p.m. There also will be a 50-50 drawing.
For information, call Anthony "Butch" Rotellini at (304) 479-0225.
Young Marines set boot camp
NEW MANCHESTER - The Tri-State Young Marines are accepting new recruits, and a week-long new recruit boot camp begins May 13 at Tomlinson Run State Park.
The youth education and service group accepts boys and girls aged 8 through high school in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It has promoted mental, moral and physical development in the Upper Ohio Valley for 16 years. The program focuses on character building and leadership and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The Young Marines is the focal point for the U.S. Marine Corps' Youth Drug Demand Reduction efforts. To learn more about the Young Marines, visit the national website at www.youngmarines. com.
For more information on the Tri-State Young Marines or to register call (304) 280-8898 or (740) 381-0838.