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The St. Clairsville High School/Middle School Cafetorium will be teeming with children ready to get dressed up and dance away the winter blues Friday night when the St. C. Singers play host to the 2017 Royal Family Snowflake Ball. (Photo Provided by Laura Zavatsky)

Royal Snowflake Ball Set for Friday in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Families throughout the Ohio Valley with students in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to shake off the winter blues this Friday night at the 2017 Royal Family Snowflake Ball. Presented by the St. C. Singers, the annual winter family dance will take place ...

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Jan. 23 —  Media Blood Donor Day, WesBanco Arena, 2 14th St., Wheeling. Jan. 23 — Film screening, “Pride,” a 2014 British historical comedy-drama, rated R, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, 6:30 p.m., free. Jan. 23-31 — National Archives exhibition, ...

In this photo by Dez Farnario, members of Resistance 13 are, from left, guitar player Joe    Pittner, bass guitar    player Bryan Meeks,   lead singer Jeremy Wright, guitar player Tommy Markwas and    drummer Louie Balk.

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Local Hard Rock Band Delivers Unexpected Message of Hope

Do the right thing. Push through the hard times. Believe in yourself. Empower others. Young people may be accustomed to hearing — and perhaps ignoring — these sentiments from teachers, parents or church leaders. They don’t usually get the message shouted at them from a high-energy, ...

WLU First Lady Lauds Campus, Community

Nancy Miller Greiner joined West Liberty University a little over a year ago as its first lady. A new but familiar role for her, this is the third time that she has served at a college led by her husband, Dr. Stephen Greiner. “Though I’ve served at other colleges, I’ve been especially ...

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Of Reclusiveness And Agoraphobia, One Is Diagnosis

DEAR DR. ROACH: How does one differentiate between reclusiveness and agoraphobia? I realize both are medical terms/diagnoses. — T.H. ANSWER: Of the two, only agoraphobia is a medical diagnosis. Reclusiveness is a personality trait with a broad definition, meaning someone who is withdrawn ...

Generational Divide About Art of Dating

Dear Annie: I’m lucky in that I feel as if I can talk to my parents about everything — everything, that is, except my dating life. My parents met in high school and got married while still attending their local state college. I’m in my mid-20s, and though I’d like a family one day, ...

Educator To Address Cuba Today

Educator and author Jeanne Finstein of Wheeling is best known for addressing historical topics or solving mathematical problems, but she is going to be speaking on an entirely different subject — the state of modern Cuba — next month. Finstein, who visited Cuba on an educational tour ...

Boyfriend on A Budget Needs Girl to Take Hint

Dear Annie: I have been dating this girl, “Laura,” for about two months. Things are going extremely well. She’s kind, funny, intelligent — all the things I look for in a woman. But we’ve been on many, many dates, and she’s only offered to pay once. I am happy to pay, and I want to ...

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Stanley, Morris

Ron and Jackie Stanley of Williamstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Stanley, to Paden Morris, son of Greg and Susan Morris of Moundsville. Stanley is a 2008 graduate of Williamstown High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education in 2012 and a ...

LeeAnn Marie Holliday
Eric James Burton

Holliday, Burton

LeeAnn Marie Holliday and Eric James Burton, together with their families, announce their engagement. Holliday is a 2011 graduate of John Marshall High School and a 2015 graduate of West Liberty University. She is employed by Wetzel County Hospital as a lab technician. Burton is a 2005 ...

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Gruber, Mollick

Geary Gruber and Janet Gruber, both of Wheeling, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh Gruber, to James Anthony Mollick, son of Joel Dunmire of Loris, S.C., and Theresa Dunmire of Proctor. Gruber is a 2005 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a 2009 graduate of ...

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Freese, Butyn

Karin Freese and Thomas “TJ” Butyn announce their engagement. Freese is the daughter of Douglas and Paula Heagy of Wheeling and Dr. James Freese of Eagle River, Alaska. Butyn is the son of Thomas and Lori Butyn of Franklin Lakes, N.J. Freese is a 2008 graduate of Wheeling ...

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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 ...

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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 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 ...

Driscolls Mark Golden

Dave and Sandy Driscoll of Martins Ferry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage Jan. 14, 1967, at the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry, with the late H. Dean Warren officiating. Dave Driscoll, son of the late Walter and Betty Driscoll, is ...

VanGilders Mark Golden

Nolan and Shirley VanGilder of Wellsburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They were united in marriage on Jan. 28, 1967, at Levels Methodist Church in Fairmont, with the Rev. Austin Burroughs officiating. Shirley VanGilder is the daughter of the late Charles and ...

Layburns Mark Golden

Donnie and Kathleen McAndrews Layburn of Follansbee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married on Dec. 29, 1966, while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy. He retired from Weirton Steel in 2002 and has been employed at Lyles Auto for 29 years. She worked at ...

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Stifel Exhibit Features Student Artwork

By BETSY BETHEL Life Editor The 28th annual Regional High School Student Art Exhibition at the Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling features 160 pieces of art — from sculptures to watercolors to photographs — created by students at tri-state high schools. The ...

WLU Art Faculty Members Kick Off Show

The winter semester at West Liberty University kicks off with the annual Art Faculty Exhibition, titled “The Toy Show.” Art faculty members participating in this year’s exhibition are Sarah Davis, Brian Fencl, James Haizlett, Martyna Matusiak, Moon Jung Kang, Nancy Tirone and Robert ...

WHAT’S GOING ON

Film screening Monday, discussion set for Tuesday The Ohio County Public Library will offer a free screening of the 2014 British historical comedy-drama, “Pride,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. Based on a true story, the critically acclaimed film depicts an unlikely alliance ...

Mystery Theatre Satirizes ‘Star Trek’

The crew of the starship Secondprize is seeking out strange new comedy and going boldly where no joke has gone before as Mystery Theatre Unlimited stages “Space Trek: The Rash of Budda Kahn” premiering at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at River City Restaurant in Wheeling. The  show ...

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Always Something Happening At Quaker Steak& Lube

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer While chicken wings — featuring more than 25 different sauces — star on the American menu at this casual automotive-themed chain restaurant located at The Highlands ...

Damon’s Bar & Grill

Some of the areaás best ribs, along with all the top sporting events, can be found at Damonás Bar & Grill on University Avenue in Steubenville!

The Roosevelt

Pasta, at its finest, can be found at The Roosevelt in Bellaire, Ohio, home of the notable noodle!

DiCarlo’s Elm Grove

Square pizza plus cold cheese equals pizza deliciousness! Only at Elm Grove DiCarlo's Pizza on National Road.