Surviving what winter weather has to offer

The people of YTR have been faring well despite the up and down temperatures of an Ohio Valley winter. Christmas decorations have been put away, snow shovels are ready for action and events are centered mainly on school and church. Families are spending time together in home-based activities as well as making trips to the mall, the movies and the grocery store. Plans are being made to watch the Super Bowl and our loyal fans support our Panthers and Fighting Irish in basketball and wresting.

Honoring Those Who Help Us at Times of Grief

The Rush Run Community Chapel will honor Ohio Valley Funeral Directors and their staff at their 11 a.m. service on Feb. 5. These dedicated professionals are there for families at the most difficult time when a loved one has passed. The members of the church community have chosen to honor these individuals for their service. The theme of the pastor’s sermon will be “Grief”. A luncheon will follow. The public is invited to attend. For further information, please call Donna Jokovich at 859-6454 or Pastor Jim Monogioudis at 859-3038.


Church of God

The Sunday school teachers at the Meadowbrook Church of God would like to keep the public informed of activities going on at the church on both a regular basis and on special occasions. Children are a major focus of many of the activities at the church through their instruction and participation. Scheduled services and activities are as follows:

9:30 Sunday School for all ages: Nursery provided, ages PK-5th studying Bible stories, ages Jr High to High School studying “Bible people like me”, adult class studying the book “Fearless” by Max Lucado, and the older adult class studying “The Faithfulness of God’s People.”

10:30 Sunday morning service led by Pastor Marvin Schooler with a blended worship of contemporary and classic music. During that service, Children’s Church is provided for grades K-3.

6:30 Sunday evening service and “Discovery Club” for ages PK-5th and Youth Group for 6-12th grade.

Each Wednesday at 6:30 is Adult prayer and Bible study led by the Pastor.

This Feb. 17 there is a Sweetheart Dinner with a Mystery Theatre provided by the youth group. Everyone is welcome. Why not get the New Year started off right?

Check them out on Facebook under Meadowbrook Church of God

Buckeye Local Events

The Buckeye Local Touchdown Club will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner/Night at the Races tonight at 6:00 at the Indian Club. All proceeds benefit the Panther football team. Cost is $20.

Elec Simon, a 1999 graduate of Buckeye Local and talented percussionist in the US tour of the Broadway show STOMP, will perform at the Black History Month Assembly for the Junior/Senior High students at BLHS. Elec, currently living in Akron, is to be commended for bringing his talents back to his high school and for encouraging others to pursue their dreams.

The BLHS cheerleaders will display their talents at the OVAC Cheering Competition at Wesbanco Arena on Feb. 4 in the 4A Division. The event begins at 9 and runs throughout the day. Best Wishes to our cheerleaders!

I had the pleasure to attend the Antarctica Skye presentation at BLHS on Monday and was in awe of the geography, the dedication of the researchers and especially, the interest of the students and staff in attendance. Sisters and fellow teachers, Natalie Harr and Bonnie Soos, the student technology team under the direction of teacher, Scott Wolfe and student, Ian Holliday and principal, Coy Sudvary, did an outstanding job in bringing the bottom of the world to BLHS.

The Foreign Language Club at BLHS will hold its annual International Culture Fair on March 8! Mark you calendar…it is an evening of culture awareness, food-tasting, raffles and live entertainment…come and travel around the world in one night!


We have been blessed with a mild winter thus far. However, living in the valley, we all know what February and March can bring. Dress warm, drive safely, help others and keep pets free from harsh weather conditions.