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Tell Kids Pot Use Is Risky

It’s getting easier to obtain marijuana in America. Legalization of cannabis (marijuana) in the U.S. has been moving at breakneck speed. Over the past 20 years, there have been substantial changes to the cannabis policy landscape. To date, 28 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized ...

Kids Need To Know Risks Of Pot Use

It’s getting easier to obtain marijuana in America. Legalization of cannabis (marijuana) in the U.S. has been moving at breakneck speed. Over the past 20 years, there have been substantial changes to the cannabis policy landscape. To date, 28 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized ...

Friend With Benefits Is Disappointing

DEAR ABBY: I have known this guy “Noah” for six years. We’re mostly just friends with benefits, but I’ve always had deeper feelings for him. I always wanted to see where things could go between us, so I mentioned it to him. He told me that if he didn’t already have a girlfriend, he ...

She Has A Bridesmaid Conundrum

Dear Annie: I’m engaged to a man who is the love of my life, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. My fiance, “Anthony,” proposed last week. We’ve tentatively set the date for next spring, and now I’m starting to do some preliminary wedding planning. I’m facing a dilemma regarding ...

Mom Must Bear SIL For Daughter

DEAR ABBY: I’m not proud to write this, but I don’t like my son-in-law. I think the feeling is mutual. He’s arrogant and thinks he knows everything. My daughter and I had a close bond before she married him. That quickly changed. She barely comes to my house anymore, and I don’t see ...

Weed Control Starts With Seed Control

Weed seeds are among the most patient organisms in nature. Many weeds can produce thousands of seeds per plant per year, and those seeds might lie dormant for decades, just waiting for the right conditions to sprout. If you want to control weeds, then find where these seeds accumulate — in ...

Jealousy Creeps In

Dear Annie: I’ve never felt so strongly about anyone as I do about my girlfriend, “Angelina.” She is warm and funny and makes me want to be my best self every day. The year that we’ve been dating has been the best of my life. This is a great change from my previous girlfriend, who ...

Never Too Late for Love

Dear Annie: I’ve wanted to write to you for a long time. I want to tell you my story. I am a 52-year-old man. I have never married and have never even been in a serious relationship. In my late teens, I was put in the position of being caretaker to two family members who were unable to take ...

Thrombocythernia Comes with Risks

DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, I was diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia. The recommended treatment is the drug hydroxyurea because I turned 60 this past year and have a mutation in the JAK 2 gene. If I had not turned 60, the recommended treatment would be aspirin alone. Currently, I am taking ...

Teen’s Suicide Attempt Is Call for Friend to Act

DEAR ABBY: I’m 13, and I’m writing you about my best friend. Her life at home has always sucked, but now it has reached a new level. Her grandmother is no longer paying for her tuition, her parents verbally abuse her and yesterday she attempted suicide. Luckily, she called me and I talked ...

Habla Espanol?

Dear Annie: Our 4-year-old will be in pre-kindergarten in the fall. His elementary school offers a Spanish immersion program, and we can’t decide whether to enroll him in it. The program was one of the things that influenced our decision to buy a house in this area. But now that decision time ...

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This Victorian milk glass bowl, produced in a contemporary shade of spring green, was purchased at Oglebay Institute’s Antiques Show and Sale several years ago.

Annual Antique Show Coming to Oglebay

Oglebay Institute’s annual Antiques Show and Sale is just weeks away and should be on your list of to-do events for spring. Why? Because it’s the perfect place to learn about antiques and, of course, shop! I’ve attended ever since I worked at OI, about 15 years now, and I’m never ...

Wheeler Landing Off-B’way

Actor and Wheeling native Leland Alexander Wheeler is going to be performing Off-Broadway, beginning this week. Wheeler is reprising his role as Trip in the new drama, “Daniel’s Husband,” at the Cherry Lane Theatre, the oldest Off-Broadway theater in New York City. The play’s New York ...

Grief Alienates Family

Dear Annie: I have never written to an advice columnist before, so please bear with me. My dad passed away in January 2016 from a tragic motorcycle accident. A driver wasn’t paying any attention and hit my dad. He died a week later in the hospital from his injuries. I got the call he ...

Teen’s Suicide Attempt Is Signal

DEAR ABBY: I’m 13, and I’m writing you about my best friend. Her life at home has always sucked, but now it has reached a new level. Her grandmother is no longer paying for her tuition, her parents verbally abuse her and yesterday she attempted suicide. Luckily, she called me and I talked ...

Widow Fears Wig Is False Advertising

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 57-year-old lady. I have been a widow 23 years and chose not to date while raising my daughter, who is now 26. I would now like to meet a nice man to spend time with, but I suffer from an affliction many older women deal with — alopecia. My hair is very thin, but with wigs ...

Diet Is Very Important With Celiacs

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 78-year-old woman who was just diagnosed with celiac disease. I had an endoscopy in 2007 because I was anemic, and the doctor told me I had an ulcer that healed itself. This year I had an endoscopy because I again was anemic, but this time he did a biopsy, which came back ...

Positive Environment Leads to Positive Results

It’s so simple, and yet so profound: “Treat others the way you wish to be treated.” It’s amazing how a positive culture begins to grow and flourish when this mindset becomes a focus. I recently spent several hours on a Southwest flight to visit my daughter. I was overwhelmed with the ...

Something Rotten In Dad’s Search For Dinner

DEAR ABBY: I have an issue with my father and don’t know where to turn. Dad is in his early 80s and — aside from poor eyesight — he’s in good health. I’m concerned because he has developed an unusual habit. He likes to look through the dumpsters behind the grocery store. ...

Gambling Can Be Addictive

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. During March, Wheeling and many other communities work to raise awareness of the consequences of problem gambling and the resources available for individuals whose gambling is causing problems in their lives. Treatment of gambling problems ...