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Bright Collectors Enjoy Vintage Candlesticks

Candlesticks are perfect collectibles to enjoy as daylight sneaks away earlier every day and darkness begins at dinnertime. Candlesticks on the table shouldn’t be reserved for special moments. These utilitarian antiques warm up the table and relax dinner guests, even if they are just the ...

Share Musical Talents in Community Made Serenade Program

WHEELING — The first two meetings have been scheduled for the new Community Made Serenade program. With start-up funding from Try This West Virginia and sponsorship from Christ United Methodist Church, the Community Made Serenade program gives amateur musicians of all ages opportunities ...

Wheeling Symphony’s Woodwind Quintet Has Free Concert At Lunchtime

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will hold a WSO on the GO event featuring food trucks, a meet-and-greet with music director finalist candidate Timothy Hankewich and a performance from the orchestra’s woodwind quintet. The event is presented in coordination with The Health ...

Niggemyer Marks 90th

Robert “Niggy” Niggemyer is celebrating his 90th birthday today. He was born Oct. 14, 1928 in Wheeling. He was one of six children of the late Bernard and Helen Niggemyer and Margaret Niggemyer. He is a 1947 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and a former head rugby coach ...

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Boyfriend Has Something to Hide

Dear Annie: I have a question and hope your advice will make me see the light. I have been dating and living with my boyfriend off and on for 12 years. We currently are living together. I have left a couple of times throughout the course of the 12 years because he was on dating sites and I ...

Exhibition To Feature Cox’s Art

Artist Betsy Cox, who operates Echo Valley Pottery in Glen Dale, has been honored to have two of her works chosen for an exhibition mounted as part of “For Freedoms,” a 50-state initiative. The exhibit will be featured on display at Apartment Earth Gallery, located at 221 Hale St. in ...

University Education Leads to Enriched Lives

Ostensibly, people go to college to get degrees that will help them get jobs. Most jobs, even ones that don’t pay much more than minimum wage, require college diplomas these days. Many people balk at this requirement, which is understandable, given the student debt crisis, declining college ...

Sitting Idle While Grieving Could Be Depression

Dear Annie: I’m a retired man. My elderly mom lived with me for a long time, and I stayed busy with her. She recently passed, and I’m having a hard time getting motivated to do anything. I don’t have very many friends whom I’ve stayed in touch with. It’s not that I don’t have things ...

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Barr, Ring

Tom and Amber Barr of Bridgeport, West Virginia, together with Phil and April Ring of Piney announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Barr and Hunter Ring. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport (W.Va.) High School. She is a 2018 graduate of Fairmont State College and is ...

Thornburg, Blake

Jeff Blake and Felicia Thornburg announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christy Wilson of Beallsville and John Dabrowski of Bethesda. She is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School. Her fiance is the son of Helen Raush of Marysville, Ohio, and Scott Blake of Columbus. ...

Younger, Gill

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joe Younger of Moundsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Jo, to Jared Blane Gill, son of Kimberly (Bruce) Andrews of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, and Edward Gill of Moundsville. The bride-to-be attended West Liberty University and West Virginia Northern ...

Patel, Taylor

Timothy and Mary Paull Taylor of Wheeling announce the engagement of their son, Timothy Hubbard Taylor, to Rinku Thakor Patel, daughter of Thakor and Gita Patel of Macedonia, Ohio. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University with a double major in marketing and transport ...

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Tenley, Meeker

Michael Andrew Tenley and Amber Nicole Meeker were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Wheeling Park, with Rikki Mahan officiating. Parents of the groom are Michael Tenley of McMechen and the late Debra Tenley. Parents of the bride are Eva and William Meeker of Martins Ferry. The ...

Coup, Sinoski

Mallory Dawn Sinoski and John Edward Coup were united in marriage on July 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Bellaire. The bride is the daughter of Martha Sinoski of Colerain and Edward Sinoski of St. Clairsville. The groom is the son of Audrey and Richard Coup of Rayland. Lindsay ...

Miller, Hewitt

Hilary Linn Hewitt and Camden Alan Miller were united in marriage on April 14 at St John’s Evangelical Protestant Church, Wheeling, with Terry Endsley officiating. The bride is the daughter of Marty and Terri Hewitt of Sherrard. The groom is the son of Gregg and Beth Ann Miller of ...

Calangelo, Gilligan

Erin Michelle Gilligan and Joseph Sean Calangelo were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Shannopin Country Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Marguerite Rafalko officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Cindy Gilligan of Wheeling. The groom is the son ...

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Peytons Mark 60th

Ed and Jewel Peyton of Wheeling celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20. They were united in marriage at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheeling, on Sept. 20, 1958 by the Rev. Stanley Stiver. Their parents are the late James and Mildred Peyton and Margaretha ...

Smurdas Mark 62nd

Edward and Sharon Smurda of Follansbee celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Saturday. They were united in marriage on Oct. 13, 1956. Sharon Smurda is the daughter of the late Martin “Brownie” and Thelma Bash of Beech Bottom. She is a retired registered nurse. Edward Smurda is the ...

Youngs Celebrate 50th

Rick and Jayne Young of Belmont are celebrating their 50th wedding this week. They were united in marriage Oct. 19, 1968 at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Moundsville. Rick Young is a retiree from American Electric Power. Currently, the Youngs own and operate Young Cattle Co. They have ...

Ankroms Celebrate 60th

Robert W. and Shirley Ankrom of Moundsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage Oct. 4, 1958, in Benwood. They have two children. The family includes Todd Ankrom and his wife Barbara of Moundsville and Traci Wood and her husband Dan of Edmond, ...

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WSO’s Woodwind Quintet Plays Free Lunchtime Concert

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces a WSO on the GO event, featuring food trucks, a meet-and-greet with music director finalist candidate, Timothy Hankewich, and a performance from the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra woodwind quintet. The event is presented in coordination with The ...

Hilltop Players Plan 2018-19 Theater Season

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University Hilltop Players have planned another entertaining season of first-class theater on the hilltop for 2018-19. It all gets started with a modern classic, “The Miracle Worker,” opening on Oct. 18 in Kelly Theatre and directed by Maggie Vos Balsley, ...

Bluesman John Nemeth Plays Wheeling Tuesday

WHEELING — Bluesman John Nemeth has taken on a last-minute tour of the east coast through October and November, and one of his first stop is right here at River City. “We are incredibly pleased that John got in touch with us to make his first stop on the tour in Wheeling,” said Bruce ...

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Jimmy Gyro in Wheeling Offers Great Food for Great Value

WHEELING — The Jimmy Gyro diner located on the ground floor of the former Roger’s Hotel Building on 14th Street, offers a variety of tasty Greek and Mediterranean dishes. In addition to menu favorites such as: The Jimmy Stewart-Steak Gyro, the Jimmy “The Greek”-Traditional Greek Gyro, ...

Theo Yianni’s Restaurant in Weirton Takes Pride in Fun, Family Environment

WEIRTON — Theo Yianni’s Restaurant in Weirton continues to provide the best authentic Greek and American cuisine in a relaxing and fun family environment, according to Co-owners Yianni Bourbakis and Shawn Mihellis. In addition to their new Theo Salmon Salad and hot stuffed pepper ...

LJ’s Hoagie King in South Wheeling Offers ‘Famous’ Hoagie Menu

WHEELING — A quaint little eatery located at the corner of 39th and Jacob streets in South Wheeling, called LJ’s Hoagie King, offers a big-time menu of their “famous” hoagies, plenty of side dishes off their “munchies” menu and a recently added breakfast menu. LJ’s Hoagie King ...

Fabio’s Pizza in St. Clairsville Continues to Satisfy Customers

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Offering a variety of Sicilian, Napolitana and Chicago styles pizza, calzones, stombolis, salads, pasta and a variety of sandwiches — Fabio’s Pizza Owner Tom Cracolici said it’s the customer loyalty for the past 25 years that has allowed his business to stand the test ...