Community Briefs

NRA basic pistol safety

course scheduled Jan. 18-19

WEIRTON – A National Rifle Association basic pistol safety course will be held Jan. 18-19 at the Hancock County Sportsman’s Association

The course will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 18 and beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 19.

A NRA firearms instructor will present the course, which includes lectures and live-firing. The nationally accredited course is approved by several states as a requirement prior to applying for a concealed carry permit. Class size will be limited; pre-registration is required. To register, contact Roger Tate at (304) 748-0253 or taterd

Baseball sign ups


FOLLANSBEE – Follansbee Baseball Association signups will be held throughout the month at the city council chambers.

Those signing their child up are asked to bring a photocopy of their child’s birth certificate, regardless of whether they have previously submitted one.

Age divisions will be determined by the child’s age as of April 30. They include T-ball, 4 to 6; Pinto, 7 to 8; Mustang, 9 to 10; Bronco, 11 to 12; and Pony, 13 to 14.

Registration cost is $40 for T-ball and Pinto; $60 for Mustang and Bronco; and $40 for Pony for the 2013 season only, to celebrate the re-opening of the Pony Division. Registration fees include baseball pants, hat and jersey.

Registration dates include the following:

5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 19;

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26;

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2;

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9; and

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 13.

Those who cannot attend any of the above dates can contact Lori Browning at (304) 871-3308.

Christian concert


ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Emmanuel Baptist Church will hold a Christian Music Concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 50470 E. National Road.

Sam Lucarelli, guitarist and vocalist, accompanied by the Rev. Gary Eller on drums; duet Reggie and Shirley Roth; and the Emmanuel Singers will perform.

A love offering will be received. For information, call (740) 695-2787 or email gospelgretsch@