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“Grapevine Ridge” by Cheryl Ryan Harshman

‘Memories and Mud Pies’ at Artisan Center

WHEELING — Wheeling Heritage will host an exhibit of work by artists Betsy Cox and Cheryl Ryan Harshman titled “Memories and Mud Pies” from Thursday through Jan. 11 in the 3rd Floor Loft Gallery at the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. The exhibit opens with a free reception from ...


‘Celebrations of the Season’

WHEELING — One of the most beloved holiday traditions returns to the Ohio Valley as Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum in Oglebay Resort is lavishly decorated for the holidays by volunteers and open to the public for tours through Dec. 31. Each holiday season since 1973, the Mansion ...

Sarah Czapp, 6, is shown with Fezzie, the Shriners Hospitals for Children        mascot, during a break in filming of the national Christmas commercial in August in St. Louis.

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Girl With Prosthetic Leg Dances Into the Spotlight

Jocelyn and George Czapp of Wheeling think their daughter, 6-year-old Sarah, may have a future in front of the camera after she appeared in three Shriners Hospitals for Children national commercials this year and was tapped as the Erie Shriners Hospital ambassador, appearing in newsletters and ...

Olney Students Exhibit Art

BARNESVILLE — Olney Friends School, 61830 Sandy Ridge Road, will host a student art exhibition Saturday through Jan. 19 featuring two- and three-dimensional original works. An opening reception will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday in the main building, where the artwork will be on display. ...

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Authors Sharing Fun Facts

Co-authors Marc Harshman of Wheeling and Anna Egan Smucker of Bridgeport, W.Va., formerly of Weirton, shared the back story of their new children’s book, “Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece,” with area audiences this past week. The authors spoke at Lunch ...

Over Time Man Sees His Role in Divorce

DEAR ABBY: After 16 months of casual dating, I married my ex-wife. We met through Facebook. Unfortunately, we couldn’t make the marriage work, and after two years we divorced. That was two years ago. It was my first marriage and her second. I was angry that we couldn’t make it work, and ...

Man Harbors Hate for Stepson

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old man with two teenage sons. I have been married to my second wife for almost a year. She has an 11-year-old son, “Brice.” rice never had a man in his life until I married his mom. He is respectful and a sweet kid, but for some reason, I hate him. I know that ...

Get Ready for the Christmas Calorie Countdown

Here are a few Christmas foods that can sneak up on you, and what it would take to burn off those calories: HANDFUL OF MIXED NUTS = 36 minutes of standing in line to see Santa with three rambunctious kids (mild calisthenics) Fit Tip: Nuts are healthy, but they’re high in calories (1 ounce ...

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Daniel K. Dudley
Shevonne Sullivan

Sullivan, Dudley

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Dudley of Wellsburg announce the engagement of their son, Daniel K. “D.D.” Dudley, to Shevonne Sullivan, daughter of James and Diane Sullivan of Taunton, Mass. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Taunton (Mass.) High School and Emerson College in Boston. She is a ...

John Coup
Mallory Sinoski

Sinoski, Coup

Edward Sinoski and Martha Sinoski announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Sinoski, to John Coup, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coup. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of St. Clairsville High School and a 2008 graduate of Marietta College, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is ...

Christian McFarland
Amanda Masciarelli

Masciarelli, McFarland

Karen and Rick Zonker of Bellaire announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Masciarelli, to Christian McFarland, son of Stacey and Barry Hall of Adena and Betsy and David McFarland of Martins Ferry. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Bellaire High School and a graduate of The Ohio ...

Nathan Ross
Heather Lynch

Lynch, Ross

Mark and Cheryl Ross of Wellsburg and Michael and Barbara Lynch of Friendly announce the engagement of their children, Nathan Ross and Heather Lynch. The bride-to-be is a 2009 Tyler Consolidated High School graduate and graduated from West Virginia University in 2013 with a Bachelor of ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Brent Michael Totterdale
Allison Marie Duffy

Totterdale, Duffy

Allison Marie Duffy and Brent Michael Totterdale were united in marriage Aug. 26 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Wheeling with Msgr. Bakhos Chidiac officiating the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Linda and Earl “Mickey” Duffy of Wheeling. Parents of the groom are ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Naswadi
Jenafer Saseen

Naswadi, Saseen

Jenafer Saseen and Jeffrey Naswadi were united in marriage on Saturday, June 24, at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Huntington, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of George and Susan Saseen of Bethlehem. The groom is the son of George and Jean Naswadi of Copley, Ohio. Renae Haas served as ...

Grubb, Archey

Crystal Lynn Archey and Charles Samuel Grubb were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 21, at Frist Presbyterian Chruch in Moundsville, with the Rev. Timothy Wilt officiating the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Tina Archey of McMechen. The groom is the son of ...

Mr. and Mrs. Dustin Rossie Shepherd
Meredith Rachel Jones

Shepherd, Jones

Dustin Rossie Shepherd and Meredith Rachel Jones were united in marriage Saturday, July 15, at Saint Thomas Preservation Hall, Wilmington, N.C., with Pastor Bob Brooks officiating the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia Hill Jones and Christopher Leon Jones of Wilmington. The ...

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Barbara and Denny Magruder, then and now

Magruders Mark Golden

Denny and Barbara Magruder of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on Dec. 9, 1967, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling with the late Rev. Antonine Vukmanovich officiating. Barbara Magruder is the daughter of the late Harry ...

Scott and Melissa Dearth

Dearths Celebrate 40th

Scott and Melissa Dearth of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were united in marriage on Dec. 10, 1977. Melissa Dearth is the daughter of the late Edward and Lucille Hoffman of Wheeling. She is a homemaker. Scott Dearth is the son of the late John and ...

Margie and Werner Bechtel, then and now

Bechtels Celebrate 45th

Werner and Marjorie “Margie” Bechtel of Bellaire celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2. They were united in marriage Dec 2, 1972, by Rev. Joseph Brownlee in Martins Ferry. Margie Bechtel is the daughter of the late Lee J. and Doris (Minder) Sabic. She worked at the former ...

Dan and Barbara 

Samples Celebrate 60th

Dan and Barbara Samples of St. Clairsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on July 27, 1957, at Fleming Memorial Presbyterian Church in Fairmont, W.Va. Dan Samples is retired from the Internal Revenue Service. Their family includes daughters Karen ...


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Christmas Revue Tonight

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with the Farmer and Adele Christmas Revue at 8 p.m. today at the Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. The Farmer & Adele plays country/western cowboy and cowgirl swing, and today will present a country-western ...



Wine tasting at Stifel Unwind from the hustle and bustle of the hectic holiday season at Oglebay Institute’s wine tasting event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center.  Guests will sip award-winning vintages from California’s Imagery Estate ...


‘Monarch Tidings’ Christmas Concert Set For Tuesday

John Marshall High School’s Music Department is starting a new holiday tradition this year by presenting a combined Christmas concert. The inaugural “Monarch Tidings” hits the stage at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the John Marshall Center for Performing Arts. This student-produced, ...

Ron Retzer Trio To Present Holiday Concert at Capitol

The Family Service Upper Ohio Valley board of directors will present “A Family Christmas” benefit concert at the Capitol Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. The Ron Retzer Trio and the 1170 Band will perform at the family-oriented Christmas concert, which is sponsored in part by the Ohio ...

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Fabio’s Pizza manager Candy Basil, right, and Haleigh Hannas wait on customers at the restaurant’s front counter.

Fabio’s Pizza Satisfying Customers for Nearly 25 years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Fabio’s Pizza offers a variety of Sicilian, Napolitana and Chicago styles of pizza, as well as calzones, stombolis, salads, pasta and sandwiches. But it’s the customer loyalty for the past 25 years,” Fabio’s Pizza Owner Tom Cracolici says, that has allowed his ...

Silver Chopsticks Offers All Of Your Favorite Chinese Dishes

WHEELING — Located in the Elm Grove Business District, Silver Chopsticks has an extensive menu featuring all of your favorite Chinese dishes, including a weekday lunch buffet in an enjoyable and relaxing dining room atmosphere. Silver Chopsticks offers an array of beef, chicken, seafood ...

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Chapz Employees Carlee Stiles, left, and Kristin Wood feature the outdoor bar a patio area at Chapz Restaurant near Morristown.

Chapz Bar & Grill Features Outdoor Bar and Patio

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — Whether it’s listening to live entertainment or booking it for a private party — the outdoor bar and patio area at Chapz Bar & Grill, located along National Road just west of the Jamboree in the Hills site near Morristown, continues to ...

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Homestyle Cooking Keeps Customers Coming Back to Schlepp’s

MORRISTOWN — Whether it’s their rotisserie chicken, dry rub ribs, or a three egg omelet — it’s that signature homestyle cooking in a family friendly atmosphere that keeps customers returning for more at Schlepp’s Family Restaurant just off the I-70 exit near Morristown, according ...