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Boost Beefy Flavor With Marinade

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Well-marbled steak tips, with their beefy flavor and tender texture, proved the best choice for our grilled beef kebabs. We created a robust marinade using several key elements: Beef broth and tomato paste added rich, umami tones, salt helped brine the meat and ...

Preteens Share What’s Cooking on FaceTime

By DONNA ERICKSON It’s 7:30 Monday morning of the last week of school. Ten-year-old Eva skips down the stairs to the kitchen, tosses her empty lunch bag on the counter, grabs a bag of bagels and a big jar of peanut butter, and opens the refrigerator and chooses her favorite strawberry ...

Sweet Carolina: Outer Banks, Kiawah Island Make Dr. Beach’s Top 10 List

A crescent-shaped beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui got the top slot on the list of best beaches issued annually by a Florida professor known as Dr. Beach. Kapalua Bay Beach topped the list released by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal science professor at Florida International University in ...

At This Summer Camp, It’s OK to Act Like a Child

Last week it was lights, camera, action on West Liberty University’s first Performance Arts Camp. The summer day camp for children ages 8-14 focused on teaching performance art and singing, all the while fostering creativity. Mike Aulick, West Liberty’s director of theater in the ...

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Mental Health Issues in College Students on Rise

Last semester another professor and I were talking about how student needs and expectations have changed over our 20-plus years of college teaching. We both agreed that the single biggest difference is the need for mental health support and intervention, something neither of us had been trained ...

Try a Little Kindness and Discover Benefits

I saw a billboard with a message, the gist of which was this: “Life is too stressful. Let another driver in ahead of you.” Not rocket science, but it had an impact. Don’t you remember the driver in a long line of traffic who let you go in front of him? Or the person who held the door ...

Forced to Quit?

Dear Annie: My girlfriend (of a year) and I are both in our mid-20s and are both smokers. In fact, that’s how we met — on the smoking patio of a bar, both out there alone because none of the friends we were there with smoked. We’ve both always talked tentatively about quitting, but in a ...

Man Learns He’s Not First

DEAR ABBY: I met the love of my life eight months ago. Everything about our relationship is perfect. We both love our families, fine food, games and, most importantly, each other. We met at an antique store and now have an extensive stamp collection together. Wanting this joy to last ...

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Schneids Mark 55 Years

Sandy and Pat Schneid Sr. of Wheeling celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage May 25, 1963, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the late Rev. Cecidio J. Federico officiating his first wedding ceremony. Sandy Schneid is the daughter of ...

Mincey, Schmid

David and Eleanor Schmid of Wheeling announce the engagement of their son, Dr. David Robert Schmid, to Dr. Krystal Ann Mincey, daughter of Steve Mincey and Susan Mincey, both of Elberton, Ga. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary ...

McGowan, Braho

Charles and Laura McGowan of Wellsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Nicole McGowan, to Joseph Michael Braho, son of Gerald and Michelina Braho of Fowler, Ohio. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Brooke High School and a 2015 graduate of West Virginia University with ...

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 ...

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Winland, Melko

Elizabeth Ann Melko and Zachary Michael Winland of McMechen were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Benwood, officiated by the Rev. Arul Anthony. Parents of the bride are Monica Melko and the late Scott Melko. Parents of the groom are Paul and Susan ...

Porter, Norman Wed

Tennieal Dakota Norman and Brandon Edward Porter were united in marriage on June 2 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Paul Hudock officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Norman of Wheeling. The groom is the son of Mark and Barbara Porter of ...

Bevington, Emery

Kimberly Miller Bevington and Gregory Emery were united in marriage on April 30 at the Ohio County courthouse with Circuit Judge David Sims officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Mary Miller of Glen Dale. The groom is the son of John and Janet Emery of Sherrard. A reception was ...

Hillberry, Meighen

Jenna Christine Meighen and Nathan Adam Hillberry were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Wheeling, with Msgr. Paul Hudock officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jamie L. Meighen of Glen Dale, and the late Richard C. Meighen. The groom is ...

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Couple Celebrates 60th

Charles and Roxie Jacobs of Tucson, Arizona, celebrated their 60th anniversary on May 31. They were united in marriage on May 31, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roxie Jacobs is the daughter of the late Harold and Mabel Mason, formerly of Smithfield, West Virginia. She is a 1957 graduate of ...

Zieglers Mark 68 Years

Ed and Fran Ziegler of Wheeling are celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary today. They were united in marriage on June 17, 1950, at St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Wheeling by the late J. Moulten Thomas. Fran Ziegler is the daughter of the late Frank and Beulah Wilkinson. She is a ...

Benners Mark 60 Years

David and Rebecca Benner of Moundsville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage on June 14, 1958, at Wana United Methodist Church in Wana, West Virginia, by the Rev. Joseph Kelly. Becky Benner is the daughter of the late Nellie and Edward Wiley ...

Conaways Celebrate 30th

Bruce and Melissa Conaway of Jacobsburg celebrated their 30th anniversary on June 11. They where united in marriage on June 11, 1988, in Valley Grove. Melissa Conaway is the daughter of the late John and Darlene Bumba of Jacobsburg. Bruce Conaway is the son of Edwin and Betty Conaway of ...

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Silver Chopsticks Is the Perfect Stop for Summertime Dining

WHEELING — Established in 1998, Silver Chopsticks is committed to serving the best Chinese food in the Ohio Valley for a great value and would be the perfect stop for a summertime meal, according to Silver Chopsticks Owner Angela Truong. Silver Chopsticks offers a weekday lunch buffet with ...

Film Showing at Moundsville Library

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will present a Think Outside the Book film for “Teen Tuesday” at 6 p.m. this Tuesday. The feature will be “Love, Simon,” a comedy-drama-romance based upon the novel “Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. This ...

‘Jurassic World 2’ Leans on Nostalgia, Contrivances

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer Here’s the good news: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom “ is more fun than “Jurassic World.” It’s not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A. Bayona, with Chris Pratt’s high-wattage charisma on full ...

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Silver Chopsticks Is the Perfect Stop for Summertime Dining

WHEELING — Established in 1998, Silver Chopsticks is committed to serving the best Chinese food in the Ohio Valley for a great value and would be the perfect stop for a summertime meal, according to Silver Chopsticks Owner Angela Truong. Silver Chopsticks offers a weekday lunch buffet with ...

Johnny Boys Pasta, Pizza ,Wings And More Offers Plenty of Tasty Dishes

WHEELING — Whether it’s trying their freshly made pizza or building your own calzone or oven baked sandwich, Johnny Boys Pasta, Pizza ,Wings and More has a large variety of tasty dishes that keeps their customers returning for more, according to Owner John Angius. Located next-door to the ...

Fabio’s Pizza Continues to Satisfy Customers for Nearly 25 Years

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