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Free Zoo Program Trains ‘Junior Zookeepers’

WHEELING — Mary Albert, a teen volunteer at the Oglebay Good Zoo, has been awarded a Disney Summer of Service grant through Youth Service America. The grant will support Albert as she partners with the Good Zoo to present a community service project that enables youth to become more engaged ...

Officials, Patients Turn To Acupuncture Instead of Opioids for Pain Relief

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain. “I don’t like taking pain medication. I don’t like the way it makes me feel,” he said. Harris also didn’t want to risk ...

Exotic Mix Of Spices Warms Carrot Dish

I first tasted harissa when I was 19, and I traveled on a lone adventure to Tunisia after spending a semester abroad in France. I browsed the open markets, with their appealing drapey white cotton clothing — I wore billowy pants from that trip for years to follow. I was particularly drawn ...

Smoky Lentil Soup Finds Depth Without Meat

Rich bean soups are classic winter comfort food. They are filling, healthy and inexpensive, making them a worthy addition to the menu rotation. The downside to dried bean cookery is the time it takes to soak and then cook beans. Canned beans are a reasonable substitute, although they cost more ...

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Adult Daughter A Financial Mess

Dear Annie: I’m a 69-year-old retired widow living on a fixed income. I’m paying monthly on a loan to get some repairs done to my home. My problem is my daughter and son-in-law. They both have health problems, my daughter especially. He gets Social Security disability and Medicare. My ...

‘Soft Skills’ Are Essential For Success

If you ask people what is taught in a typical public-school classroom, they often list specific subject areas like math, English, social studies and science. These content areas have long been the focus of lesson planning and delivery in public schools. However, when you ask people what they ...

Parents Fall Short on Promises

DEAR ABBY: I suffer from a debilitating, rare, chronic illness. Two years ago, my parents convinced me to move across the country to live with them in a city I’ve never lived in. They promised it would be “only for a year,” they’d pay the cost of moving and finance a “year of ...

Health Benefits of Owning a Pet Are Numerous

If you are an animal lover as I am, you may not be aware that above and beyond the love and affection we get from our pets, they also provide many health benefits. Studies have shown that owning a pet — dog, cat, fish or other — has a positive effect on the physical and mental health of ...

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Morgan, Silverio

Jay and Sandee Morgan of Shadyside announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia, to Aaron Silverio, son of Judy and Rich Silverio, also of Shadyside. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Shadyside High School, a 2015 graduate of West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in ...

McLaughlin, Graney

Mark and Barb McLaughlin of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen McLaughlin, to Matthew Graney, son of Martin and Teresa Graney of Middletown, Del. McLaughlin is a 2011 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a 2015 ...

Carder, Jones

Marty and Janie “Babe” Carder of New Martinsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meighan Nichole Carder, to Michael David Jones, son of Brian and Jan Hood Jones, also of New Martinsville. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Magnolia High School and West Virginia University, where ...

Lively, Vannest

The parents of Kayla Sue Lively and Michael Jeffrey Vannest of Gahanna, Ohio, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rick and Linda Lively of Sardis. She is a graduate of Ohio University and earned a master’s degree at Ashland University. She is an English teacher at ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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Karrases Mark Golden

Alia and John Karras of Wheeling and Manasota Key, Fla., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage Feb. 17, 1968, at St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church in Wheeling by the Rev. Thomas G. Ninnis. Alia Karras is the daughter of the late Jean ...

Billiters Mark 55 Years

Daniel and Joan Billiter of Paden City will celebrate their 55th anniversary next Sunday. They were united in marriage on Feb. 11, 1963, in Oakland, Md., by the Rev. Lawrence W. Sherwood. Dan Billiter is the son of the late Sherman and May Billiter. He is retired from Greif Corp. with 38 ...

Montgomerys Mark 55th

Bonnie and Daniel Montgomery of Sherrard celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Jan. 26. They were united in marriage on Jan. 26, 1963. Daniel Montgomery owned Montgomery Upholstering in Sherrard for 50 years. Bonnie Montgomery is a homemaker. They are the parents of three ...

Manacks Mark 65 Years

Eleanor “Bubs” and Raymond “Ray” Manack of Follansbee will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Tuesday. They were united in marriage on Jan. 30, 1953, in Rockville, Md. They met through their mutual friends, Frank and Violet Martino. Ray Manack retired from Conrail, and Bubs ...

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Homestyle Cooking Keeps Customers Returning for More at 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 ...

Niles, Keener to Entertain at Third Friday Event

Sean Decker, a member of The Bridge And Tunnel Collective entertainment group, said audience members at Friday’s Third Friday at Artworks event will be treated to a great evening of unique entertainment. The free night of music takes place at 7 p.m. at Artworks Around Town in Centre ...

Mystery Theatre Unlimited Offers Love for Holiday

Love isn’t just in the air, but also on the water this Valentine’s Day season as Mystery Theatre Unlimited presents its original musical comedy dinner theatre production “Murder on the Luv Boat.” The production will be presented at 7 p.m. today and at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 17, as ...

WHAT’S GOING ON

Meet President Abraham Lincoln at Lunch With Books In September 1862, following the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that all slaves in territory still in rebellion on Jan. 1, 1863, would be declared forever ...

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Silver Chopsticks Offering Favorites for New Year’s Eve

WHEELING — Dinner reservations still can be made for New Year’s Eve at Silver Chopsticks, located at 2135 National Road in Elm Grove. “Come here and celebrate New Year’s Eve,” said Silver Chopsticks owner Angela Truong. She said they will be offering all of their favorite dishes for ...

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 ...