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This March 2017 photo provided by Bonnie J. Lewis Allied ASID, CAPS, of 55+ TLC Interior Design, shows an In-law Suite living room she designed with a recliner at her client's home in Chandler, Ariz. (DeCastro Photography/Bonnie J. Lewis via AP)

La-Z-Boomer

Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Ariz. But the easy chair has gotten a face lift, thanks largely to baby boomers. “Before, this furniture was strictly about the ...

This March 6, 2017, photo shows a country-style breakfast skillet with eggs, bacon and vegetables in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Swap Out Potatoes for Lighter Yet Filling Fare

I am a morning person (by choice, not nature, but that’s a story for another time) and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Strong coffee and a hearty morning meal make me feel like I’m on vacation, luxuriating in hashed-brown-and-bacon heaven, without a health or calorie care in the ...

This November 2016 photo shows slow cooked herbed leg of lamb with fresh herb and arugula salad in New York. (Mia via AP)

Slow-Cooked, Herbed Leg of Lamb on the Menu

This is a good, old-fashioned showstopper of an entree, the kind of dish where you should not pretend to be bashful — “What, this old thing? I just threw it together from stuff in the fridge” — but rather take your accolades with modesty and grace. I have been playing around with ...

Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Sparkle

Starchy sides are a mainstay of the classic American dinner. It’s easy to get complacent and rely on a trusty, if unimaginative, rotation of mealtime regulars: rice, potatoes, noodles. The problem with serving essentially the same (white) thing over and over is that we are missing an ...

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Abused Wife Afraid to Be On Her Own

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married to my second husband for 14 years. He’s a great provider, but mentally and emotionally abusive. I want to leave him, but I’m scared to live on my own. We both work, but he makes a lot of money — which I do not — so I guess you can say, financially I’m ...

To Insure Prompt Service

As an enticement for good service, tipping developed in the tea gardens of England. Small, locked, wooden boxes were placed on the tables throughout the garden. Inscribed on each were the letters T.I.P.S., which stood for To Insure Prompt Service. If a guest wished the waiter to hurry (and to ...

Past Abuse Gets in Way Of Dating

Dear Annie: I’m a 46-year-old woman who has been married (and divorced) twice. Both marriages were filled with abuse — physical, emotional and sexual. Add to that severe child abuse — which has me permanently disabled now — and, well, I’m scared to be intimate with anyone ever ...

Baby Should Stay Home From Mexico

DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old daughter has a 6-month-old child. The father is a 36-year-old man who was recently deported to Mexico. He continues to contact her and wants her to travel to Mexico to visit him. I am terrified of all the things that could happen to her if she goes. I don’t trust ...

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Aaron Malik
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 ...

Maureen Rose York
John W. Johnson Jr.

York, Johnson

Maureen Rose York and John W. Johnson Jr. of Carnegie, Pa., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary and Randy York of Dormont, Pa. She is a 2002 graduate of Keystone Oaks High School and a 2007 graduate of Ohio University. She is employed as an inventory planner by ...

Jessica Lane
Chad Bauer

Lane, Bauer

Chad Bauer and Jessica Lane announce their engagement. Bauer is the son of Roy and Gigi Bauer of Wheeling. He is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School and employed by N’Focus Optical in Vienna, W.Va. Lane is the daughter of the late Jerry Lane and the late Peggy Lemon. She is a graduate ...

Alexa Cross
Brady Pellarin

Cross, Pellarin

Mr. and Mrs. David Cross of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexa Cross, to Brady Pellarin, son of Richard Pellarin and Lynette Pellarin, both of Wheeling. Cross is a 2009 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. She is a 2013 magna cum laude graduate of West ...

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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 ...

Mr. and Mrs. Jade Lucas Waligura
Brandi Nicole Richards

Waligura, Richards

Brandi Nicole Richards and Jade Lucas Waligura were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 8, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Dillonvale, with Msgr. John C. Kolesar as celebrant. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Richards of Dillonvale. The groom is the son of Jacob and ...

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Couple Marks 50 Years

William E. and Brenda Coffield of Moundsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. The high school sweethearts were united in marriage on March 31, 1967, at 7:30 p.m. in a candle-lit, double-ring ceremony at the Limestone Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. W.W. ...

Turners Celebrate 65th

Garth and Madelyn Turner of Long Vue Acres, Wheeling, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. They were united in marriage by the Rev. V.W. Powell on March 7, 1952, in Triadelphia at the home of the bride’s parents. Garth Turner is the son of the late Leah and Earl ...

Yunckes Celebrate 65th

Robert and Jacqueline Jaeger Yuncke of Mount Olivet will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on March 1. They were united in marriage on March 1, 1952, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in South Wheeling by the Rev. Ernest Noll. Robert Yuncke served in the Korean War and retired ...

Couple Celebrates 50th

Louis F. “Fred” and Constance S. Gross of Shadyside celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30. They were united in marriage Dec. 30, 1966, by the Rev. Alfred MCleese at the former First Reformed Church of Christ in Bellaire. Constance Gross is the daughter of the late Leonard ...

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Downtown Wheeling DiCarlo’s Offers Iconic Taste for More Than 70 years

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — Located at 1311 Main Street in downtown Wheeling, DiCarlo’s Pizza continues to be dedicated to providing their customers with the same iconic taste created over 70 years. Toni Dicarlo, owner of the downtown Wheeling pizza shop for more than 30 ...

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Maple Madness at Schrader Center

Something sweet is happening in Oglebay! Naturalists at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming harvest of maple syrup, which the public can enjoy during OI’s annual Maple Sugaring Day. Maple Sugaring Day takes place ...

WHAT’S GOING ON

‘The Light Between Oceans’ at Moundsville library The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27. The feature will be “The Light Between Oceans,” based on the acclaimed best-selling novel by M.L. Stedman. ...

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Downtown Wheeling DiCarlo’s Offers Iconic Taste for More Than 70 years

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — Located at 1311 Main Street in downtown Wheeling, DiCarlo’s Pizza continues to be dedicated to providing their customers with the same iconic taste created over 70 years. Toni Dicarlo, owner of the downtown Wheeling pizza shop for more than 30 ...

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Sports-Themed Damon’s Famous for Ribs, Onion Loaf

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Write Steubenville — It’s menu items like their “famous” barbecued ribs and onion loaf that keep people returning for a variety of great food at Damon’s Grill and Sports Bar in Steubenville. Supervisor Pamela Morris said they continue to offer their guests ...

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Top-Quality Italian Cuisine Keeps Customers Coming Back to Mario’s

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WEIRTON — Mario’s Restaurant & Lounge in Weirton has been serving exquisite Italian cuisine for more than 45 years. Mario’s is a family business that was started by Mario DiCarlo in 1955 when he brought his pizza-making skills and keen business ...

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Chapz Bar & Grill Offers Unique Bar Menu

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — Home to the popular Burn Out Burger, Chapz Bar & Grill, located on National Road just west of the Jamboree In The Hills site near Morristown, offers a unique bar menu in a biker-friendly atmosphere. Choices range from fresh seared tuna melt ...