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This May, 13, 2017 photo shows a broccoli and blue cheese salad in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Broccoli, Blue Cheese Salad Satisfies Itch

’Tis (almost) the season of backyard barbecues, picnics and outdoor potlucks. We gather with friends, or simply migrate to the backyard picnic table for family dinner, and that has me craving the classics: grilled meats, veggies and some creamy starchy sides like macaroni salad. Today, I have ...

This April 24, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows an avocado and crab salad garnished with sliced radish and citrus-mango sauce, foreground, a chilled watermelon salad, right, and deep fried rice crisps, left, in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Make-ahead Salads Perfect for Picnics

In summer, a party can erupt any time of the day. Whether you’re serving a casual outdoor picnic or an elegant seated affair, we’ll help you throw together a stress-free menu in no time. A chilled salad is a no-brainer first course for a summer lunch, and The Culinary Institute of ...

This December 2016 photo shows a Mediterranean tomato wheat berry salad with fresh herbs in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)

Broccoli, Blue Cheese Salad Satisfies Itch

Wheat berries are great little nuggets — a whole grain, containing the germ, endosperm and bran. They have a nice dose of fiber and protein, as well as the B vitamins and several minerals. Though you can cook them just until they are crunchy, I prefer to let them get a bit more tender. They ...

West Liberty’s Poe Play Masters National Awards

West Liberty University’s theater program received top honors recently when it was recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., for its production of “Poe: Master of the Macabre.” The WLU team picked up a total of five awards including: ...

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Lawyer Wants To Help Friend Pass the Bar

DEAR ABBY: I have a close friend, “Samantha,” whom I met in law school four years ago. We both graduated in 2014. I have passed the bar exam, and so have all our friends from school, but Samantha has not. She was in a bad relationship back in school and planned to marry the guy. That ...

With This Ring, She Thee Spite

Dear Annie: I was engaged for about two years and ended the engagement and relationship after realizing that despite our fondness for each other, we would just not be able to live together. There was an argument at least once a week. After the breakup, I asked for the ring back, and she ...

Addressing The Pain Of Neuropathy

DEAR DR. ROACH: My feet hurt me so much that I no longer want to live. I am a 63-year-old white female. I have Type 2 diabetes, since 2014. My podiatrist says that I have plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis and foot neuropathy. I have all the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and then some. My ...

Local Schoolchildren Sound Off on ‘The Test’

It’s that time of the year when in the education world the “T” word is used quite often. That’s right, it is time for “THE TEST.” There are many controversies concerning assessing our students: Do we test too much, is it necessary and what do they really prove? Those are just to ...

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Meighen, Hillberry

Jamie Meighen of Glen Dale announces the engagement of her daughter, Jenna Christine Meighen, to Nathan Adam Hillberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Hillberry of Wheeling. Meighen also is the daughter of the late Richard Meighen. The bride-to-be is a 2016 graduate of John Marshall High School. ...

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Snodgrass, Braunlich

Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Braunlich of Wheeling announce the engagement of their son, Luke, to Katie Snodgrass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snodgrass of Spencer, W.Va. Snodgrass is a 2013 graduate of Roane County High School. She is scheduled to graduate magna cum laude from Marshall ...

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Archey, Grubb

Robert and Tina Archey of McMechen announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Lynn Archey, to Charles Samuel Grubb, son of Candy Wilson of McMechen. Archey is a 2006 graduate of John Marshall High School and a 2010 graduate of West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in ...

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Leanne Jafrate

Jafrate, Malik

Aaron Malik of Latrobe, Pa., and Leanne Jafrate of Wheeling announce their engagement. Jafrate is the daughter of Tom and Kim Jafrate of Wheeling. She is a 2005 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Wheeling Jesuit ...

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DeFrancis, Stone

Preston DeFrancis, formerly of Wheeling, and Rebecca Stone, formerly of Cleveland, were united in marriage Feb. 19 in a ceremony in Los Angeles, where they now reside. DeFrancis, the son of Robert and Patricia DeFrancis of Wheeling, is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School, Case Western ...

Craig, Vucelick

Mike Craig and Erin Vucelick were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Bellaire Presbyterian Church, with Pastor David Roberts officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Melody Vucelick of Moundsville. The groom is the son of Jim and Wanda Craig of ...

Cline, Orozco

Miwa Eugenia Shimizu Orozco and Thomas Brian Cline were united in marriage Sept. 24 at Warwood United Methodist Church, Wheeling. Pastor Bart Thompson officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcelino Shimizu of Toluca, Mexico. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. ...

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Peters, Gilligan

Melissa Katharine Gilligan and John Mason Peters were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Agnes Catholic Chapel in Shepherdstown, W.Va., with the Rev. T. Mathew Rowgh officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Cindy Gilligan of Wheeling. The groom is the son ...

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McKenzies Celebrate 60th

Art And Velma McKenzie of Bethlehem celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 3. They were united in marriage May 3, 1957, in Canova, S.D. They are the parents of a son, Ray, and his wife, Janice, of Wheeling. They have three grandsons. They celebrated the occasion with a dinner ...

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Couple Marks 40 Years

Frank and Anna Marie Duymich of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were united in marriage May 14, 1977, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wheeling, with the Rev. Andrew Arnold officiating. Susan Molnar was maid of honor. David Duymich served as best ...

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Couple Celebrates 50th

Michael “Buck” and Linda Turkaly of Windsor Heights will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage May 6, 1967, at the former St. Therese Catholic Church in Windsor Heights, with the Rev. John Allison officiating. Linda Turkaly is the daughter of ...

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Hacks Celebrate Golden

Robert A. Hack Sr. and Sue A. Hack of Wheeling will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on May 6, 1967, at Neffs Methodist Church in Neffs. They are the parents of Rose Ann (Dan) Linaweaver, Robert A. Hack Jr., Lori (Donald Jr.) Nickerson and ...

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Bridges to Make Annual Appearance at Towngate

Acoustic and soft rock band “Bridges” along with special musical guests take the Towngate stage at 8 p.m. Friday, May 26. Together since 2005, this three-part harmony, featuring talented vocalists Kim Butler, Doug Pettit and Dave Pettit, always draws a crowd and will provide an evening of ...

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People’s University to Conclude Next Week

To conclude the study of World War I, Hal Gorby will examine how the war shaped Wheeling for years to come, at the next People’s University at the Ohio County Public Library. Obviously the most affected by the war were the families who lost sons abroad. The class also will highlight the ...

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Homestyle Cooking Keeps Diners Coming Back to Schlepp’s

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — It’s that signature homestyle cooking that keeps customers returning for more at Schlepp’s Family Restaurant just off the Interstate 70 exit near Morristown. Whether it’s the rotisserie chicken or dry rub ribs or a three-egg omelet for ...

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Homestyle Cooking Keeps Diners Coming Back to Schlepp’s

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — It’s that signature homestyle cooking that keeps customers returning for more at Schlepp’s Family Restaurant just off the Interstate 70 exit near Morristown. Whether it’s the rotisserie chicken or dry rub ribs or a three-egg omelet for ...

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The 19th Hole Offers Great Food and Entertainment

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — Great food and entertainment has made The 19th Hole a popular Woodsdale bar and grill for nearly two decades, according to owner Angie Szalay. Wings, hoagies, cheese fries, chicken tenders and cheese sticks are just a few of the many popular ...

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Quaker Steak Offers Tasty Wings, Ribs and More in Unique Atmosphere

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer While the chicken wings and ribs are customer favorites on the American menu at this casual automotive-themed chain restaurant located at The Highlands in Ohio County — Quaker Steak & Lube features a large variety of delicious menu items. “We have ...

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Roosevelt Offers Homemade Pasta and Other Italian Items

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer BELLAIRE — Spaghetti, gnocchi, cheese stuffed ravioli, rigatoni, meatball and sausage sandwiches, and tossed salads are just a few of the menu selections that have kept such a loyal customer base at the Roosevelt Restaurant in Bellaire for decades, ...