“Library Card Sign-Up Month”

The Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County has proclaimed September “Library Card Sign-Up Month”, a time to make sure that all students have the most important school supply of all – a current library card.

The bookmobile will be at Kroger in Hollywood City Center, Steubenville on September 2nd & 23rd from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Stop by and register yourself and your children.   You may also register for a library card at the main or any branch of the Public Library.

Also, during the month of September, show your current library card at Sincerely Yogurt in Steubenville and receive 15% off your order (certain restrictions apply).

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The 38th Annual Festival of the Arts in Toronto, Ohio

Next weekend, September 5th-6th, is the 38th Annual Toronto Festival of the Arts.   This festival has grown in size and popularity and offers something for everyone including a diverse variety of handmade arts and crafts, continual live entertainment, hourly raffles,  a huge variety of delicious food and so much more.

The festival is open on Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm and on Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.toronto festival of arts.



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An exciting new addition for the ‘City of Murals’

After 18 long years there is a finally a new Mural going up in downtown Steubenville.  In 1986 the Mural project began with the creation of the mural entitled ‘Market Street’ and grew over the next 11 years.  The murals were hugely popular and have drawn many visitors to the city from all over.  In the years following, numerous murals have been restored and unfortunately some have been lost due to the demolishing of the buildings on which they were painted, but no additions.

So now it is very exciting to have a new mural underway.  This mural will depict the War Department Telegraph Office in the Civil War with President Abraham Lincoln, Edwin McMasters Stanton, his Secretary of War and Steubenville native, and David Homer Bates, Lincoln’s telegraph operator during the war, also a Steubenville native.

The artist is Ruston Baker from Millersburg, Ohio.  ‘Rusty’ has painted many murals as well as other works and is renowned for his artistic talent.

The mural is on a building owned by Tri-State Printing which is located in the 100 block of North 3rd Street and is visible from the parking area and drive-thru of PNC Bank. It is fascinating to watch this larger than life historic scene take shape.  Feel free to come by and see for yourself!

Watch for the date and time of the Dedication Ceremony which will be announced.Stanton Mural 3

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