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OOGEEP is accepting applications for the 2023 scholarship program

GRANVILLE, OHIO – The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program, along with the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation, is accepting applications for the 2023 scholarship program.

Students interested in a career in the natural gas and oil industry may qualify for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications will be accepted until March 1st.

Scholarships are awarded to Ohio students interested in careers such as petroleum engineer, finance, machinist, mechanical engineer, welder, and others. The scholarship can be used to attend a recognized college, university, technical or commercial school. The student must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

“Each year we are incredibly grateful to be able to help young Ohioans pursue high-paying careers in the natural gas and oil industries,” commented Shawn Toy, manager of education and human resource development, Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. “We can’t wait to meet our 2023 grantees and see what they will achieve.” he added.

OOGEEP is proud to support the next generation of leaders and workers in the natural gas and oil industry through its grant program, according to Toy. Since 2007, OOGEEP has awarded 599 scholarships to students pursuing careers in the natural gas and oil industries. These previous winners have represented 74 colleges, universities, technical or commercial schools and include 61 majors, degrees or certificate programs.

Anyone interested in applying for the scholarship or supporting the future of the natural gas industry can visit

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The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program is a nonprofit, statewide education and community program. Founded in 1998, OOGEEP offers a variety of programs throughout the state of Ohio on behalf of Ohio’s natural gas and crude oil producers. The primary goal of these programs is to educate Ohio consumers and leaders by focusing on industry research, teacher workshops, scholarships, science fairs, firefighter training, career and staff development, landowner and guest speaker programs.

Quilting and sewing classes begin January 19th at Weirton Church

WEIRTON — Quilting and sewing classes begin January 19 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 300 Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

Classes are held for two weeks each month and the hours are from 11:00am to 3:00pm

“We welcome all levels of sewers and quilters, from beginner to experienced, and will teach those who want to learn to sew and/or quilt.” explained a spokesman.

“We invite experienced quilters to share their knowledge with all of us.”

Call (412) 912-6614 for information.

Indoor Flea Market Saturday

at Legion Post Weirton

WEIRTON – The Weirton American Legion Post No. 10, located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, will be hosting a garage sale.

Held on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, it has 20 tables selling everything from baked goods to discounted Christmas items and vintage items. “There is something for everybody” noted a spokesman.

City Mission Plans Friday

voluntary orientation session

STEUBENVILLE – If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to volunteer more, Urban Mission Ministries invites you to learn about the volunteer opportunities available.

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On Friday noon, the Mission shares the latest volunteer information for all new or interested volunteers at its location at 311 N. Sixth St., Steubenville. For more information, call (740) 282-8010.

Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary reviews 2022 events

WEIRTON – Auxiliary members of the Tri-State Marine Corps Club held their meeting Monday, chaired by President Shirley Brecht.

Marcy Spano said the prayer and Barbara Glessner named the sick.

Brecht introduced the oath of allegiance. The appeal was conducted by Vice President Darlene Kemp. Spano gave the sunshine report and read the December meeting minutes, which were approved to be read.

Brecht presented the treasurer’s report, which was also approved as read. There is an exam in March.

The group’s new adopted veteran for 2023 is James Beeman.

The meeting included a review of achievements made by the Aide in 2022, including adopting a veteran; lap blankets for veterans at the Weirton Geriatric Center Nursing Home and Christmas stockings for the veterans; a donation to the community breadbasket; the assistant’s no-bake-bake sale; an ice cream social in July and August; Easter baskets for veterans at the Weirton Geriatric Center; the presentation of a wreath on Memorial Day; an additional dinner at Giovanni’s Restaurant on Veterans Day; and a new member in Debbie White, who joined the group in December.

January birthdays were recognized.

The group was found to have lap blankets that were donated to give to a Veterans Association or a nursing home.

Members were reminded that fees are fees.

Spano won the 50-50 draw and donated it back to the club treasury.

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The next meeting will be on February 13th at 6pm at the VFW in Weirton.

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