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Free-range Parenting Laws Could Catch On

SALT LAKE CITY — After Utah passed the country’s first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters say is an antidote for anxiety-plagued parents and overscheduled kids. Free-range ...

Teacher, Detective, Volunteer Accept Champ Awards

WHEELING — Ohio County prevention professionals on Friday recognized a detective, a volunteer and a teacher for going above and beyond for Ohio County children. Presented by the Ohio County Family Resource Network Partners in Prevention Team, this year’s trio of Deborah Allen Doleski ...

Wedding Wild Cards: The Speeches

Today’s weddings are often planned down to the tiniest detail, sometimes at great expense, to create a truly “perfect” day. But for better or for worse, one random element remains: the speeches and toasts that honored guests stand up and give. Often they’re sweetly, if awkwardly, ...

LGBTQ Couples Shake Up Wedding Industry

Traditional weddings are deeply rooted in gender-based rituals, but the growing LGBTQ wedding industry is reimagining that. Many couples are engaging with centuries of tradition but crafting their own way to the altar. “Structurally, what is required in the wedding planning process is the ...

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When Nothing Goes Your Way

Some days it seems like nothing goes your way. In my world, those days might start out something like this: I wake up to turn off my phone alarm but find I am pinned down by the dead weight of a sleeping dog pushed against my side and a cat snoozing on my chest. I pull an arm free and ...

In Love With The Lifestyle

Dear Annie: I’m not sure whether there is any advice you can give me, but here goes. I am a 23-year-old gay man. I have been living with my 56-year-old boyfriend, “Bob,” for the past four years. I love Bob but am no longer in love with him. I would like to move out but don’t make very ...

Wife Discards Husband Because He’s No Fun

Dear Annie: I am a 72-year-old married (for now) man. I was just told by my wife that she wants a divorce because I am no fun. We’ve been married for almost 50 years. Apparently, she has been planning this for quite some time. She got a face-lift, wants liposuction, etc. She goes out dancing ...

Cirrhosis Does Not Preclude A Transplant

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 52-year-old sister was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol. She has significant financial resources and gold-standard health care. Her liver has failed to bounce back. This month, she was placed on a liver-transplant list. How long can my sister live with ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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McClures Mark Golden

James and Helen McClure of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage April 20, 1968, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Wheeling with the late Rev. Edmund Yahn officiating. Helen McClure is the daughter of the late Helen and Frank Pasden of ...

Millers Celebrate 50th

Tom and Mary “Katy” Miller of Glen Dale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday. They were united in marriage on April 20, 1968, at Trinity Lutheran Church in South Wheeling by the late Rev. Rudolph H. Bischoff. Mary Miller is the daughter of the late John B. and Mary M. Cox of ...

Cranes Mark 40 Years

Charles and Kimberly (Parrish) Crane of Brookside are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. They were united in marriage on April 22, 1978, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brookside. The couple has two daughters: Cassandra (Nick) Moore of Columbus and Jennifer (Tony) ...

Sargents Celebrate 60th

Agnes and Arthur Sargent of Wheeling celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were united in marriage on April 12, 1958, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Limus Nickerson officiating. Agnes Sargent is the daughter of the late Oscar and Dorothy ...

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‘Sister Act’ the Musical Coming to St. C.

Students at St. Clairsville High School rehearse a scene from their spring musical “Sister Act” in anticipation for opening night Thursday, April 26. Performances of the musical comedy will take place in the middle school auditorium Thursday through Saturday, April 26-28, and Wednesday ...

Star-crossed Lovers Take to the Stage At West Liberty University

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University Hilltop Players conclude the 2017-2018 theater season with William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.” The production in Kelly Theatre continues at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. One of Shakespeare’s early poetic ...

OUE Theatre Presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern is proud to announce its up-coming production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest,” with performances ongoing today through Sunday and April 26-28 in the Shannon Hall Theater. “The ...

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Jimmy Gyro offers great food for great value

WHEELING — The Jimmy Gyro diner located on the ground floor of the former Roger’s Hotel Building on 14th Street, offers a variety of tasty Greek and Mediterranean dishes. In addition to menu favorites such as: The Jimmy Stewart-Steak Gyro, Jimmy “The Greek”-Traditional Greek Gyro, and ...

Theo Yianni’s Offers Authentic Cuisine, Plans to Open New Patio

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WEIRTON -- Theo Yianni’s Restaurant in Weirton continues to provide the best authentic Greek and American cuisine in a relaxing and fun family environment, according to Co-owners Yianni Bourbakis and Shawn Mihellis. In addition to their new Theo Salmon ...

Silver Chopsticks offers popular weekday lunch buffet

WHEELING — Established in 1998, Silver Chopsticks is committed to serving the best Chinese food in the Ohio Valley for a great value, according to Silver Chopsticks Owner Angela Truong. Silver Chopsticks offers a weekday lunch buffet with a large variety of food in an enjoyable and ...