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This June 19, 2017 photo shows a glass of icy agua fresca in Coronado, Calif. This dish is by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Fresh Fruit, Ice Blend Helps Keep You Cool

Balmy weather calls for ice-cold sweet treats; fruity drinks are a natural part of the summertime poolside landscape. But those drinks are often loaded with sugar, boasting 40 or more grams in even a reasonably sized drink. Worse, the “fruitiness” is often from flavored syrup instead of ...

This May 24, 2017 photo shows corn gazpacho with garlic croutons. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Corn Served in a New Way for Fourth of July

Simple and delicious straight out of the garden, abundant corn on the cob is one of the great things about summer. You boil it up, spread on a little butter, dig in and thank your lucky stars. But even perfection gets boring after a while. This cold refreshing soup is a way to have your corn ...

This May 30, 2017 photo shows salmon with crispy skin and pepperoncini lemon sauce in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Revive Traditional New England Fourth of July Dinner: Salmon

Throughout New England, the traditional entree of choice for dinner on the Fourth of July was salmon served with a side of peas. This happy pairing capitalized on the region’s seasonal bounty — it just so happened that the salmon were running and fresh peas were at their peak at the very ...

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Children participate in a yoga class at Happy Goat Yoga in North Wheeling. Instructor Nikki Kiger will wrap up the first summer session of kids’ yoga classes Tuesday and a second four-week session will begin on July 18.

Yoga’s Benefits Extend to Kids

As the benefits of yoga — not only physical but mental and emotional — become more recognized, getting kids more involved with the ancient practice is a no-brainer. Nikki Kiger, a physical therapist with West Virginia Birth to Three, is wrapping up a month-long summer session of kids’ ...

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Widower Not Ready For Romance

DEAR ABBY: My wife died of cancer four years ago. She was my best friend, and the pain of losing her was more than I could cope with. I was in a fog for about two years, just going through the motions. Eventually the fear of spending the next 20 to 30 years alone drove me to try internet ...

Hospice Volunteer’s Stories Tax Family

DEAR ABBY: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that’s great. The problem is, all she ever talks about anymore is the families and patients she helps. I’m tired of coming home from school or work and hearing about her latest patient’s family drama or the details ...

Continuous Hand Shaking May Be Focal Seizure

DEAR DR. ROACH: Yesterday, my right hand started shaking uncontrollably. It did not stop for two hours. Earlier this year, I found that it shook whenever I tried to write, and I had to utilize a note-taker. My left hand has had issues for years, shaking mostly when reading the paper or holding ...

Wheeling Travelers Undeterred

A group of international travelers from Wheeling found themselves on the periphery of sobering modern reality in the aftermath of a terroristic incident earlier this month. I had the privilege of being part of a group from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling that traveled to England ...

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Katelyn Gompers
Alex Peluchette

Gompers, Peluchette

The parents of Katelyn Gompers and Alex Peluchette announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tom and Sarah Gompers of Wheeling. Her fiance is the son of Paul and Nancy Peluchette of Wheeling. Gompers is a 2007 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and received a Doctor ...

Chad Kreczmer
Kristin Wilson

Wilson, Kreczmer

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilson of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin, to Chad Kreczmer, son of Lisa Niedzielski of Seaford, Md., and Robert Kreczmer of Baltimore, Md. Wilson is a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and a cum laude graduate of West Virginia ...

Camden Alan Miller
Hilary Linn Hewitt

Hewitt, Miller

Marty and Terri Hewitt of Sherrard announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Linn Hewitt, to Camden Alan Miller, son of Gregg and Beth Ann Miller of Moundsville. Hewitt is a 2009 graduate of John Marshall High School. She graduated magna cum laude from West Liberty University with a ...

Nicholas Schott
Andrea McGinley

McGinley, Schott

Edmund and Mary Jo McGinley of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea McGinley, to Nicholas Schott, son of Jack and Jill Schott of North Lawrence, Ohio. McGinley is a 2004 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School, a 2008 graduate of the University of Notre Dame ...

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Findley, McFarland Wedding

Virginia McFarland and Chris Findley were united in marriage on June 3 at Ash Cave in Hocking Hills, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Barbara McFarland of Bellaire and the late John McFarland. The groom is the son of Marion “Huck” Findley of Toronto, Ohio, and the late Terri ...

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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Traughs Mark 60th Year

Frank and Jennie Traugh of Wheeling celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage on June 22, 1957, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Triadelphia. Frank Traugh is a retired meat cutter and department manager from Foodland and Shop ‘n ...

Pat and Karen Games

Games Celebrate 50th

Pat and Karen Games of Moundsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday. They were united in marriage on June 26, 1967, at Hillview Terrace Church of Christ, Moundsville, by the Rev. D. Gene West. Karen Games is retired from Bryan Insurance Agency. Pat Games is retired ...

Couple Celebrates 45th

Couple Celebrates 45th

Mel and Marlene Montes of Benwood celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on June 17, 1972, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Mount Olivet. Marlene Montes is the daughter of Mary Bradcovich and the late John Bradcovich of Mount Olivet. She ...

Courtwrights Mark 45th

Doug and Jessie Courtwright of Elm Grove, Wheeling, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on June 10, 1972, at Thompson United Methodist Church in Wheeling. Jessie Courtwright is a graduate of Wheeling High School.. She worked as a Realtor for ...

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Annual Good Zoo Brew On Tap Saturday at Oglebay

A variety of craft beer, fine local cuisine, first-rate entertainment and some wild animals will all be a part of the 8th annual Good Zoo Brew, slated for 7-10 p.m Saturday, June 24, at Oglebay’s Good Zoo. The Good Zoo Brew, presented by the zoo in partnership with OVConnect, is one of the ...

Hit Play Productions present the Original Music Showcase from 8-11 p.m. today at River Ciety featuring Ezra John, above, with special guest Kaydon & The Kingsman. The show will be outdoor, weather permitting. River City is located at 1400 Main St., Wheeling.

WHAT’S GOING ON

Author to discuss Bill Stewart at Lunch With Books Author Susan Jones will discuss her book, “Bill Stewart: In His Own Words,” about the late, beloved WVU head football coach, at Lunch With Books, at noon Tuesday, June 27, at the Ohio County Public Library. Stewart came to national ...

Dead and Company

Dead & Co.

Photo by Eric Ayres John Mayer appears on a giant, high-definition video screen as he performs before a capacity crowd with Dead & Company along with members of the Grateful Dead on June 15 at KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa.

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Operations Manager Josh Beatty displays a box of the famous “DiCarlos Pizza” in the lobby of the downtown Wheeling shop.

DiCarlo’s Pizza Offers Iconic Taste for More Than 70 Years

WHEELING — Toni Dicarlo, owner of the downtown Wheeling DiCarlo’s Pizza shop said the business continues to provide their customers with the same iconic taste passed down through the generations for more than 70 years. Dicarlo said the business originated with her uncle Primo DiCarlo, who ...

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Operations Manager Josh Beatty displays a box of the famous “DiCarlos Pizza” in the lobby of the downtown Wheeling shop.

DiCarlo’s Pizza Offers Iconic Taste for More Than 70 Years

WHEELING — Toni Dicarlo, owner of the downtown Wheeling DiCarlo’s Pizza shop said the business continues to provide their customers with the same iconic taste passed down through the generations for more than 70 years. Dicarlo said the business originated with her uncle Primo DiCarlo, who ...

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Hillybilly Snack Shack is adding more items to menu

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For TGIF Wheeling — Noted for their homestyle cooking, the Hillbilly Snack Shack in Triadelphia has added more selections to their already diverse menu, according to owner Ed McDaniels. “It’s just more of a family atmosphere ... with good food,” said McDaniels. He ...

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Chapz Bar & Grill features outdoor bar and patio

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket MORRISTOWN — The outdoor bar and patio is a popular spot during the summer season at Chapz Bar & Grill, located along National Road just west of the Jamboree In The Hills site near Morristown. Chapz employee Kristin Wood said the patio is very popular ...

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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 ...