RESTART PROGRAM – Bobbyjon Bauman, left, director of the Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, recently solidified his plans with Capts. Mike and Angie Smith of the Steubenville Salvation Army to restart a program called Rangers Adventure Corp (Boys) and Girl Guards for students in grades five through twelfth. “This program ran successfully at Sycamore a few years ago (pre-COVID), and we’re excited to get it back,” Bauman said. Students earn badges in Cooking, Sewing, Service, Woodworking, etc., just like in other Scouting programs. The group will meet every Friday from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. starting October 7. To enroll in this program or any of the center’s 53 other programs, go to — Contributed

STEUBENVILLE — The Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, has established its fall/winter schedule of after-school classes covering a variety of subjects.

The 54 courses of the first semester will take place from October 3 to December 12 and are free. To register for online classes, go to

Walks are run just after school from East Garfield on Mondays; Wells, Academy, McKinley STEM and Pugliese Elementary on Tuesday; Harding Middle School and Indian Creek Middle School Wednesday; and Harding Middle School on Thursday and Friday.

The courses offered on certain days are:

MONDAY: Sonshine Bible Club; plastic arts class; whiz kids math class; reading class/story time; martial arts program; cooking lessons; Fitness classes Run, jump and play; gardening courses; and computer lab.

TUESDAY: Sonshine Bible Club; acting/drama lessons; Faith & Fitness Fitness Classes; course Eat, grow, play; Crazy Eights math class; cooking lessons; tumbling lessons; Aspire Life Skills Course; story time, arts and crafts, genealogy class; Sycamore Classical Choir; and International Folk Dance Class for Sycamore Youth and Children.

WEDNESDAY: Boys Bible Study; girls bible study; Art of wood burning pyrography with pen course; cosmetology (hairdressing, make-up, nails); praise band class; marching band class; tumbling lessons; Sycamore Corps Carpentry and Life Skills Club for Boys; Stampin’ Up Cards/Crafting Classes; Young entrepreneurs/financial literacy courses; and Hip Hop lessons.

THURSDAY: Nutrition and healthy living skills class to Balance my day; acting/drama lessons; Faith and Fitness Classes; Multi Media 101 (photography, PhotoShop and Adobe); balloon art lessons; Sycamore Corps carpentry and life skills mentoring courses for boys and girls; drawing lessons (art); sewing, knitting and crocheting lessons; percussion/drums lessons; and computer literacy.

FRIDAY: Cooking class; martial arts program; board game lessons; gardening courses; voice performance class; tennis court; Ranger Adventure Corps, boy scouting program and Girl Guards, girl scouting program; and the Sycamore Advanced International Dance Class.

SATURDAY: (All ages, including adults), Dips and Dives Square Dance Night; Dream Big Band program; and swing dancing.

Questions can be directed to Bauman by calling or texting (740) 409-2986. For more information or to register online, go to

All elementary and middle school students at Steubenville City School will be able to take the school’s SVRTA bus to the Sycamore Youth Center, but will need to be picked up after class.

Second semester classes run from January 23 to May 12.

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