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Oglebay Woodcarvers to Mark 40th Show

WHEELING — Wow! Has it already been 40 years of consecutive Oglebay Woodcarvers Shows? Yes, answers current carvers president Clark Adams of Strabane, Pennsylvania. He said a small, struggling group of local folks chartered together in 1976, formed a club and three years later decided to ...

Swirled Glass with Odd Name Remains Fun for Collectors

Lots of big names in West Virginia glass are known all over the world, including Central, Hobbs Brockunier, Northwood, Ritchie and Sweeney. There are other art glass companies that are linked with the Mountain State. One that is especially fun is Akro Agate. Akro Agate is an odd name for a ...

Dragon Boats, Kids and Fun, Oh My!

WHEELING — Not many organizations established in the late 1800s can say they are still up and running today. Yet that’s just the case on 13th Street in East Wheeling where King’s Daughters Child Care Center continues to meet the needs of working families. The child care program is ...

Collectors Love These Little ‘Kewpie’ Dolls

Kewpie dolls are just adorable to collectors. These little imps also have an interesting background. The charming dolls were born in the early part of the 20th century after illustrator Rose O’Neill decided to satisfy her public’s request for a doll that complimented her stories ...

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Boos Directs New Play

Theatrical innovator Karla Boos, formerly of Wheeling, is directing another world premiere in Pittsburgh this month. Boos is the founder and artistic director of Quantum Theatre in Pittsburgh. Under Boos’ leadership, Quantum is known for presenting world premieres and staging plays in ...

Duffy Earns Prize

Congratulations are extended to Sean Duffy of Wheeling who has won third prize in the 2019 West Virginia Fiction Competition. Duffy, who is the programming director of the Ohio County Public Library and executive director of the WALS Foundation in Wheeling, captured the bronze medal with a ...

WV Writers In Spotlight This Month

West Virginians’ literary accomplishments are booming this summer. Author and poet Anna Egan Smucker, who grew up in Weirton and now resides in Bridgeport, West Virginia, has a new work that is slated to be published this week. Her poetry chapbook, titled “Rowing Home,” is set to be ...

Beetle Baby Feted

When Vickie Wynn Owens Bauer of Wheeling observes her 50th birthday on Thursday, she may have a grand celebration, but it’s unlikely that the festivities will top the excitement of her actual arrival — in a Volkswagen Beetle! Vickie, of course, doesn’t remember the specifics of her ...

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Thomas, Terlesky

Emily Elizabeth Thomas and Michael Bernard Terlesky II of Steubenville announce their engagement. Thomas is the daughter of Lee and Cindy F. Thomas of Jackson Township, Pennsylvania. Terlesky is the son of Mary Lou and Michael Terlesky, also of Jackson Township Thomas is a 2008 graduate ...

Wade-Georgetti

Shelby Wade of Colliers and Shane Georgetti of Wellsburg have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Wade of Colliers. She is a 2013 graduate of Brooke High School and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in ...

Welch-Tieke

Alisandra Welch of Weirton and Zachary Tieke of Hinsdale, Il. have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Janeen Rateau Welch of Weirton and Thomas and Betty Jo Welch of Weirton. She is a 2014 graduate of Madonna High School and earned a ...

Oliver-Denham

Michael and Linda Oliver of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Oliver, to Ryan Denham, son of Harry and Elaine Denham of St. Clairsville. The bride has a degree in business management and office administration. She is employed at Ohio County Schools. The groom has a ...

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Brown-Latos

Kristine Nicole Brown and Jamie Christopher Latos were united in marriage on May 11 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Paul Mundumoozhikkaranirappel officiating. Kristine is the daughter Tim Brown of Duncansville, Pennsylvania and Mary Brown of Andover, Kansas. Jamie ...

Currin, Dawson

Amanda Nicole Dawson and Sean David Currin were united in marriage Saturday, May 4, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis, Maryland, with the Rev. Luyen Dau officiating the nuptial Mass. Parents of the bride are Charles and Patricia Dawson of St. Clairsville. Parents of the ...

Burkett-Stevey

Alexa Burkett and Joshua Stevey were united in marriage on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the beautiful Corolla- Outer Banks, North Carolina where a destination wedding was held. Joshua is the son of Archie and Sabrina Stevey of Moundsville. He is a graduate of John Marshall High School and is ...

Morgan-Silverio

Olivia Morgan and Aaron Silverio were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, with the Fr. Daniel Huesel officiating. Life-long best friend Kelsey Holloway was the maid of honor. Josh Kernik, a best friend of the groom, was best ...

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Studencs Mark Golden

Dennis and Norma Studenc of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 9 with a dinner at one of their favorite local restaurants with a small group of family. They were united in marriage at St. Vincent’s de Paul Catholic Church in Elm Grove on Aug 9, 1969. Norma is ...

Snyders Celebrate 45th

Bill and Charlene Dalton Snyder of Wheeling will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 12. They were married Aug. 12, 1974 at Stone Presbyterian Church in Wheeling. Bill is retired from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office and court security at the City-County Building. ...

Irvines Celebrate 50th

Terry and Cindy Irvine of Wheeling celebrated their 50th anniversary Friday. They were united in marriage at St. John Catholic Church in Benwood on July 26, 1969. Cindy Irvine is the daughter of John and Virginia Pisarczyk. Terry Irvine is the son of Russell and Jane Irvine. They met ...

Sokoses Celebrate 60th

Gus and Frances Sokos of Wheeling celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 12. They were united in marriage July 12, 1959, at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. Demetrius Michaelides. Frances is the daughter of the late Louis and Christina Mamakos of ...

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ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series Presents Ryan Ritchea on Thursday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Singer songwriter Ryan Ritchea, originally from New Martinsville, continues the 2019 ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series. The free show will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue and ...

Ananga Martin Band Album Release Party Hits Saturday

WHEELING — Live music returns to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre this weekend when the Ananga Martin Band performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Adrian Niles, Matt Smith, Chad Burrall, Michael Iafrate and John Whorton join Martin onstage and the group will perform songs from ...

Brewing History Is on Tap At 2nd Annual ‘Pier-Pint’ Event

WHEELING — History and hops will take center stage at the Francis Pier-Pint Historic Brew-Off: Prohibition Edition. The event, which takes guests back to prohibition-era Wheeling, is part beer tasting, part trivia, part interactive history. The Brew-Off takes place today, Friday, Aug. 16, ...

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The 19th Hole in Wheeling Offers Great Food and Entertainment

WHEELING — Wings, hoagies, cheese fries, chicken tenders and cheese sticks are just a few of the many popular menu items that have made The 19th Hole such a popular bar and grill for more than two decades, according to Owner Angie Szalay. In addition to great food the Woodsdale eatery, with ...

Theo Yianni’s Restaurant Offers Best Authentic Greek and American Cuisine

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 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 ...