R.W. Dick Phillips Book Signing

Historian and author R.W. Dick Phillips will be signing copies of his latest book ‘Arthur St. Clair: The Invisible Patriot‘ at BookMarx Bookstore on Saturday, July 25th, 2015.

The book sheds light on one of the most influential yet little-known Revolutionary War heroes.  In addition to being one of George Washington’s 30 major generals, St. Clair is also credited with stopping the British Virgina governor from annexing what is currently Pittsburgh in 1774 as well as establishing a judicial system for six states of the Northwest Territory.  St. Clair established Jefferson County and named Steubenville after his friend Gen. Von Steuben.  He is also the namesake for the Ohio city where Phillips currently resides.  Phillips also credits St. Clair as possibly being the true mastermind behind Washington’s famous crossing of the Delaware.

BookMarx Bookstore, is located at 181 N. Fourth Street, and will be hosting different writers and artists each month.

For more information contact BookMarx at 740.282.6100.


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Thursday Night’s Concert at Berkman Amphitheater Canceled

Bluegrass & Country Night Concert at the Berkman Amphitheater featuring The Mayfields and Black Horse Band has been

canceled due to the weather.   The concert has been re-scheduled for Thursday, August 13th.


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Area 4th of July Celebrations

In Steubenville the official Fourth of July events in the city will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, with a “Run to Remember” starting in front of the City Hall on South Third Street.
The inaugural “Run to Remember” is sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The annual senior citizens luncheon will be held at noon at the PrimeTime Center on Lovers Lane. There will be door prizes and bingo games during the luncheon.
From noon until 5 p.m. the City Recreation Department will host a free swim at Belleview Park.
Several activities will be held at the Belleview Park lower field area on Saturday, including food vendors starting at 4 p.m. and music set to begin at 5 p.m.
There is a Family Fun Free Zone at Belleview Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the fireworks extravaganza at 9:45 p.m. at Belleview Park.

In Toronto there is the 15TH ANNUAL GEM CITY DAY on Saturday, July 4th opening at 9:45AM at The Gazebo Commons.
Patriotic Parade – Anything On Wheels – Kids/Pets
(Register at 9:30AM)
Carnival Games
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
Mayor John Geddis Memorial Service – Toronto City Building
Charlie Vantilburg Memorial Corn Hole Tournament
Watermelon Eating Contest
Seed Spitting Contest
Patriotic Canvas Painting
Wing Eating Contest– Fire Dept. Vs. Police Dept.
8th Annual T-Town Teeny-Tiny Turtle Race

FIREWORKS – Clarke Hinkley Stadium


For more information: www.FocusInToronto.com


Other Firework Displays in the area include:

Bloomingdale: 10 p.m. Saturday.
Cadiz: 10 p.m. Friday, Sally Buffalo Park.
Chester, 10 p.m., Saturday.
Follansbee: 10 p.m. July 12 during Community Days.
Hopedale: Dusk Saturday, the American Legion Post home grounds.
McDonald, Pa.: Dusk Friday, Heritage Park on West Lincoln Avenue.
Steubenville: 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Belleview Park.
Toronto: Dusk Saturday, Toronto High School Stadium.
Weirton: Dusk Saturday, near Municipal Plaza
Wellsburg: 9 p.m. Saturday, Betty Carr Recreation Site.
Wells Township: Dusk Saturday, Buckeye North stadium.


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