Belmont County Coat Closet

The Coat Closet of Belmont County is open Monday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Bellaire Christian Church on 3665 Belmont Street in Bellaire. Coats are free for those in need. One new coat is provided each year and sizes range from infant to adult. Donations are accepted and can include monetary, gently worn or new coats. For more information contact Margaret Paolucci at (740) 695-8470.

Bethesda - Belmont - Morristown Rotary

The Bethesda-Belmont-Morristown Rotary Club Dinner Meeting is every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. in the Bethesda Senior Center.

R.O.C.K Program

The Belmont United Methodist Church announces the second year for our R.O.C.K. (Reaching Out to Christ's Kids) Program. Children in grades K-6 are invited to come for an evening of Bible lessons, games, crafts, and fellowship. We meet monthly at the church in the basement. For more information call the church at 484-4567.

All meetings begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end promptly at 7:45 p.m.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday. Belmont United Methodist Church Youth Group - Grade 7-12 every Sunday at 6 p.m.

Depression and Bipolar Support Group

The Depression and Bipolar Support Group of the Ohio Valley meets monthly, on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. at Wheeling Jesuit University in Whalen Hall.

For more information - call: 304-243-9406 or e-mail:

ABLE and BTC Classes

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) and Belmont Technical College are pleased to announce a new partnership to encourage success - free ABLE classes that will meet every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Classes will provide assistance in reading, writing and math skills that a necessary for job, career or college success. For more information, contact Karen Taylor at (740) 695-9500 ext. 1026.

ABLE GED Test Preparation

The ABLE program offers free GED test preparation classes for adult learners who wish to obtain a high school diploma equivalency. Basic instruction is also provided to anyone who wishes to improve basic academic skills. Classes are individualized and self-paced. Classes are available at the following locations: Barnesville, Bellaire, Cadiz, Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville.

For additional information or to register, please call (740) 695-9130, ext. 165 or 800-350-1242.


The Belmont County WIC program will sponsor walk-in clinics on Tuesdays in St. Clairsville and on Wednesdays in Bellaire. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New clients need proof of address, proof of income and identification such as a drivers license or a social security card. Crib cards will be accepted for newborns. Clients who need recertified will need proof of income and their WIC folders. Also, a written authorization from a parent/guardian to have a child receive WIC services is needed if a parent/guardian is not with a child at the time of recertification. Belmont County WIC is having open enrollment the months of November and December. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that encourages breastfeeding and provides education to its clients. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, infants and children up to the age of five qualify. Working families are encouraged to apply. For more information call 695-0222 or 676-2232.