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Tour of Treasures — Belmont County Home Tour

Architectural treasures from three centuries will be featured during the Belmont County Historical Society’s Home Tour from 1-5 p.m. next Sunday in Barnesville. The self-guided tour begins at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, at 532 N. Chestnut St. After purchasing tour tickets ...

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Amy Gamble of Sherrard holds her self-published book, “Bipolar Disorder: My Biggest Competitor” in her Wheeling office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Gamble Details Highs, Lows of Bipolar Disorder in Book

After spending most of her adult life hiding her mental illness from everyone, including herself, Amy Gamble of Sherrard is bravely telling the world about her battle with bipolar disorder. In her book “Bipolar Disorder: My Biggest Competitor,” Gamble — an Olympic athlete and John ...

Review: ‘Bipolar Disorder:  My Biggest Competitor’ by Amy Gamble

Amy Gamble is a champion for mental health, advocating for awareness, improved care and the removal of stigma. In her book, she painstakingly describes the details of her own battle with bipolar disorder that led her from the U.S. Olympic team to a prosperous career for a top Fortune 500 ...

Max Greenfield attends the premiere of "The Glass Castle" at the SVA Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Pencils, Paper, Backpacks, Oh My! Celebs Talk Back-to-school

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK — Fresh pencils and the perfect lunch box, new clothes and the hottest notebooks. In the wind-down of summer as we head into fall, a variety of celebrities time-tripped back to childhood, sharing favorite moments preparing for the first day of ...

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‘Ruin Me’ Fares Well For Creator

Accolades continue to pour in for Wheeling native Preston DeFrancis for “Ruin Me,” the new feature film that he co-wrote and directed. Co-writer Trysta Bissett and DeFrancis have been nominated for the best writing prize by the Women In Horror Film Festival, a three-day event to be held ...

Teen Weighs Impact Of Joining Alliance

DEAR ABBY: I’m 14, starting my freshman year in high school and, of course, will be joining lots of clubs to prepare for college. My best friend is gay, and when I asked her if she wanted to join any clubs together, she suggested the Gay-Straight Alliance club. As a saved Christian, I am ...

Friend Lacks Follow-through

Dear Annie: After college, I moved across the country to New York City. Coming from a small university, only a few friends moved to the big city with me, and we took very different career paths. However, I felt OK about the move because one of my best friends from college, “Olivia,” was ...

Electronic Pacemaker Not Forever

DEAR DR. ROACH: How does a person with a pacemaker die? Won’t the pacemaker keep the heart beating? My husband is 87 and on his seventh pacemaker. Please advise so that I know what to expect. — G.D. ANSWER: An electronic pacemaker is implanted for a variety of electrical problems with the ...

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Brent Michael 
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Duffy, Totterdale

Earl “Mickey” and Linda Duffy of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Marie Duffy, to Brent Michael Totterdale, son of Lois L. and John E. Totterdale II of Bridgeport and the late Bonita Mae Thomas Totterdale. An Aug. 26 wedding is planned.

Michael Anthony Bray
Samantha Ann Hogenson

Hogenson, Bray

Samantha Ann Hogenson and Michael Anthony Bray announce their engagement. Hogenson is the daughter of Jim and Melissa Hogenson of Camdenton, Mo. Bray is the son of Ted and Jeanne McKeets of Wheeling. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Macon County R-IV School and a 2011 graduate of ...

Michael Parkinson
Jennifer Ann Marie Watkins

Watkins, Parkinson

Jennifer Ann Marie Watkins of Wheeling and Michael Parkinson of St. Clairsville announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Haley Myers of Wheeling, William Bracey of Wheeling and the late David Fleming. She is a 2006 graduate of State College (Pa.) High School. An Oct. 7 ...

Desiree Galensky
Nicholas Jasko III

Galensky, Jasko

Desiree Galensky and Nicholas Jasko III announce their engagement. Galensky is the daughter of Michael Galensky of Adena and Clara Galensky of Martins Ferry. Jasko is the son of Linda and Nicholas Jasko II of Bethlehem. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Buckeye Local High School and a ...

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Fissel, McGee

Sadie JoJean McGee and Paul Justin Fissel Sr. were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McGee’s Farm, West Liberty, with the Rev. Dennis Arnold officiating the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey McGee Sr. of Wheeling. The groom is the son of the ...

Matthew Schwertfeger
Valerie Roach

Schwertfeger, Roach

Valerie Roach and Matthew Schwertfeger were united in marriage May 27 at Stone Manor Country Club, Frederick, Md., with Angelo B. Ciccolella officiating the outdoor ceremony. A small Catholic ceremony also was held at St. Augustine Church, Elkridge, Md., officiated by the Rev. John ...

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lee Myers
Amy Lynn Thornburg

Myers, Thornburg

Amy Lynn Thornburg and Timothy Lee Myers were united in marriage on June 16 at the Marshall County Courthouse with Judge David Hummel officiating. The bride is the daughter of James Thornburg of Glen Dale and Bill and Susan Joseph of Wheeling. The groom is the son of Jim and Linda Myers of ...

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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 ...

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Salvatoris Celebrate 50th

Alex and Peggy Salvatori of Sun Valley, Glen Dale, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on Aug. 26, 1967, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Wheeling with the Rev. Antonine Vukmanovich officiating. Peggy Salvatori is the daughter of the ...

Lazears Mark 55 Years

Vincent and Betty Lazear of Bellaire celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage on Aug. 18, 1962, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Dawson, W.Va. Betty Lazear is the daughter of the late Loren and Lovie Puckett of Dawson. She is retired from Marshall ...

Naegeles Mark Golden

Raymond and Betty Naegele of Clearview celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on Aug. 19, 1967, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Wheeling with Msgr. Edmund J. Yahn officiating. Betty Naegele is the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Finn. ...

Duffys Observe Golden

Earl P. “Mickey” and Linda Fadul Duffy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage on Aug. 19, 1967, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling, by the Rev. Carl Bauer. Both are retired and serve as volunteers at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite ...

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Quaker Steak offers wings, ribs and more in unique atmosphere

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket Known for their delicious wings, ribs and burgers — Quaker Steak & Lube at The Highlands in Ohio County features a large variety of menu items that keeps cutomers returning for more. “We have definitely been known for our wings. We have been voted as ...

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BluesFest Kicks Off Today

Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see blues icon Taj Mahal on stage with the Keb’ Mo’ Band at Heritage Music BluesFest at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. TajMo takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. today at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The 2017 edition of Heritage Music BluesFest kicks ...

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Two nights of entertainment at Holy Grounds Cafe

 Holy Grounds Cafe will open its doors twice this month — on Saturday, Aug. 12, and on Thursday, Aug. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. on both nights and the events will run until about 9:30 p.m.  On Aug. 12, Holy Grounds Cafe is sponsoring an evening of live gospel music by hosting two musical ...

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Brooke Hills announces cast for ‘Farce of Nature’

 The Brooke Hills Playhouse has announced the cast for the closing comedy of their 46th summer season, “Farce of Nature” by Jessica Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, which will run Aug. 18-20 and 25-27. Reservations are available by calling or texting the Playhouse at ...

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Quaker Steak offers wings, ribs and more in unique atmosphere

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket Known for their delicious wings, ribs and burgers — Quaker Steak & Lube at The Highlands in Ohio County features a large variety of menu items that keeps cutomers returning for more. “We have definitely been known for our wings. We have been voted as ...

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Fabio’s Pizza manager Candy Basil, right, and Haleigh Hannas wait on customers at the restaurant’s front counter.

Fabio’s Pizza Satisfying Customers for Nearly 25 Years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Offering a variety of Sicilian, Napolitana and Chicago styles of pizza, calzones, stombolis, salads, pasta and a variety of sandwiches, Fabio’s Pizza has stood the test of time for 25 years. Owner Tom Cracolici says it’s the customer loyalty for the past 25 years that ...

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Silver Chopsticks offers favorite dishes in elegant atmosphere

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket WHEELING — Established in 1998, Silver Chopsticks has an extensive menu featuring all of your favorite Chinese dishes, including a weekday lunch buffet in an enjoyable and relaxing dining room atmosphere. Silver Chopsticks offers an array of beef, chicken, ...

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The staff and owners of El Patron, pictured from left, Pauline Hill, Daniel Martinez, Felicity Bolt, Abby Martinez and Kacey Ingram welcome visitors to try the delicious daily specials.

El Patron Mexican Restaurant Offers a Variety of Daily Specials

MOUNDSVILLE — Family-owned El Patron Mexican Restaurant, located on First Street in Moundsville, offers a variety of tasty daily specials in a colorful decorative atmosphere. Manager Daniel Martinez said they offer daily specials for both lunch and dinner and have a large variety of ...