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Oscar statuettes in various stages of the coating process are hung together at Epner Technology in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Each statuette is coated in three layers - the final one the iconic gold - and every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over by people far from Hollywood who have spent the last several months making 60 identical gold Oscars for the Feb. 26th awards. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Casting Oscar

ROCK TAVERN, N.Y. — Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood. Workers at the Polich Tallix fine art foundry, about 50 miles north of New York City, began work in late September on the awards to ...

Opera Hits the Hilltop

“Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss Jr. will be performed by West Liberty University music students on Thursday and Friday. The opera will be staged at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. Directed by Professor Linda Cowan, the opera’s world premiere was in Vienna ...

Special Activities

AARP Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park’s White Palace in the Teen Center at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Reservations for members are required for the luncheon and can be made today by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made ...

Reunion Notebook

Triadelphia Class of ’47 Triadelphia High School Class of 1947 will meet for lunch at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, on Monday. Moundsville Class of ’48 Moundsville High School Class of 1948 will meet for brunch at Perkins Restaurant, 105 Lafayette, Ave., ...

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Friend’s Singing Hits Sour Note

Dear Annie: I go to a small school, with only a handful of people in my graduating year. We’ve all known one another since kindergarten and first grade, and we all spend our time talking and interacting as a group. Sometimes at the lunch table — or when a conversation dies down and ...

Area Native Draws Praise For Rap Art

An Ohio Valley native is shining in the limelight for his creative collaboration with a Grammy award winner known professionally as Chance the Rapper. O.J. Hays, son of Judy and Okey Hays of McMechen, serves as art director for Chance, who was honored during the Grammy ceremony last Sunday ...

College Corner

Bret Nadolski graduated cum laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management and a minor in business administration. He has accepted a position with the Boy Scouts of America Ohio River Valley Council, as a district executive of the National Trail ...

The Favorite Child

Dear Annie: It has been over a year since my sister and I had a falling-out. She used to live with me but moved in with my mother. I have tried to reconcile with her to keep harmony within the family. I have been unsuccessful. It appears that our mother has taken my sister’s side in our ...

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Calendar

Jan. 30-31 — National Archives exhibition, “The Bill of Rights and You,” at Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, free. Jan. 30-31 — Art exhibition, “All Members’ New Work Show,” at Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 10 a.m.-5:30 ...

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Deon Foster

Barr, Foster

Danna Barr of Wheeling and Deon Foster of Bridgeport announce their engagement. Barr is the daughter of Myrtle Barr and the late Jerry Barr of Wheeling. She is a 1987 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a graduate of West Virginia Northern Community College. She is employed by Wheeling ...

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Daniel Joseph Alkire

Voellinger, Alkire

Mark and Cathy Voellinger of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Lynn, to Daniel Joseph Alkire, son of Joe and Sue Alkire of Fort Ashby, W.Va. Voellinger is a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and West Virginia University, with a bachelor’s degree in ...

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Stanley, Morris

Ron and Jackie Stanley of Williamstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Stanley, to Paden Morris, son of Greg and Susan Morris of Moundsville. Stanley is a 2008 graduate of Williamstown High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education in 2012 and a ...

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Craig, Vucelick

Mike Craig and Erin Vucelick were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Bellaire Presbyterian Church, with Pastor David Roberts officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Melody Vucelick of Moundsville. The groom is the son of Jim and Wanda Craig of ...

Cline, Orozco

Miwa Eugenia Shimizu Orozco and Thomas Brian Cline were united in marriage Sept. 24 at Warwood United Methodist Church, Wheeling. Pastor Bart Thompson officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcelino Shimizu of Toluca, Mexico. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. ...

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Peters, Gilligan

Melissa Katharine Gilligan and John Mason Peters were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Agnes Catholic Chapel in Shepherdstown, W.Va., with the Rev. T. Mathew Rowgh officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Cindy Gilligan of Wheeling. The groom is the son ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jade Lucas Waligura
Brandi Nicole Richards

Waligura, Richards

Brandi Nicole Richards and Jade Lucas Waligura were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Dillonvale, with Msgr. John C. Kolesar as celebrant. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Richards of Dillonvale. The groom is the son of Jacob and ...

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Couple Celebrates 50th

Louis F. “Fred” and Constance S. Gross of Shadyside celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30. They were united in marriage Dec. 30, 1966, by the Rev. Alfred MCleese at the former First Reformed Church of Christ in Bellaire. Constance Gross is the daughter of the late Leonard ...

Driscolls Mark Golden

Dave and Sandy Driscoll of Martins Ferry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage Jan. 14, 1967, at the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry, with the late H. Dean Warren officiating. Dave Driscoll, son of the late Walter and Betty Driscoll, is ...

VanGilders Mark Golden

Nolan and Shirley VanGilder of Wellsburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They were united in marriage on Jan. 28, 1967, at Levels Methodist Church in Fairmont, with the Rev. Austin Burroughs officiating. Shirley VanGilder is the daughter of the late Charles and ...

Layburns Mark Golden

Donnie and Kathleen McAndrews Layburn of Follansbee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married on Dec. 29, 1966, while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy. He retired from Weirton Steel in 2002 and has been employed at Lyles Auto for 29 years. She worked at ...

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 WSO on the Go to Perform In the WVIH Courtroom

A Wheeling Symphony string trio will performs at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at WV Independence Hall, 1528 Market St., Wheeling, as part of the WSO on the Go initiative. “WSO on the Go is a showcase for the talent of our musicians in informal, relaxed settings around the Ohio ...

Black Slaney At Towngate

Irish folk band Black Slaney will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 18 at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. Named after southern Ireland’s famous river, Black Slaney plays a rousing mix of traditional Irish folk and acoustic roots music to create a sound all their own. The ...

Forlorn Strangers in Concert

Nashville’s string-forward quintet, Forlorn Strangers, will return to Barnesville for a performance on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Albert S. George Youth Center. The band’s sound is based on the roots of American music, leaning heavily on bluegrass, drenched in four-part harmony with ...

‘Mamma Mia!’ a ‘Wonderfully Fun Show’

By BETSY BETHEL Life Editor If Max Ehrlich ever met his “Mamma Mia!” character, Eddie, in real life, he’s pretty confident they’d hit it off. In the musical set on a sunny Greek isle and based on the hit songs of ABBA, Eddie is the best man in an impending wedding between ...

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19th Hole Known For Great Wings and Hoagies

Wheeling — Wings, hoagies, cheese fries, chicken tenders and cheese sticks are just a few of the many popular menu items at The 19th Hole, located along National Road in the heart of the business district of Woodsdale. Owner Angie Szalay said ...

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El Patron Offers Variety Of Daily Specials

MOUNDSVILLE —  The variety of  their daily lunch and dinner specials is what makes El Patron Mexican Restaurant in Moundsville stand out, according to Manager Daniel Martinez. He said the eatery offers a special each day of the week for lunch and ...

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Roosevelt Restaurant Offers Top Quality Homemade Pasta

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer Serving top quality homemade pasta and other Italian menu items has been the hallmark of The Roosevelt Restaurant in Bellaire since 1933, according to owner Neal Zaccagnini. Spaghetti, gnocchi, ...

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Always Something Happening At Quaker Steak& Lube

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer While chicken wings — featuring more than 25 different sauces — star on the American menu at this casual automotive-themed chain restaurant located at The Highlands ...