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‘Husband’ Garners Critical Acclaim

The drama, “Daniel’s Husband,” featuring Wheeling native Leland Alexander Wheeler, continues to earn rave reviews for its second off-Broadway production. It was the featured play on the New York Times’ Ticket Watch on Thursday. “Daniel’s Husband” was declared “one of the New ...

Family Invasions

Dear Annie: Ever since we moved to a place that is central to all my husband’s relatives, they have treated us as the Free Holiday Inn. For the past 10 years, we have suffered their unending onslaught of visits. They come to visit their hometown, not to visit us; they just stay with us ...

Eight Glasses Of Water A Day: Myth Or Medicine?

The nutritionists tell us “You Are What You Eat.” Yet if one wants to be matter of fact, humans are mostly what they drink. So, how much of that should be water? According to the National Institutes of Health, about 60 percent of the average adult human body is made of water. This ...

Daughter Is Last To Learn of New Love in Dad’s Life

DEAR ABBY: My father began dating four years after my mother passed away from a terrible bout with cancer. He and I have always been close; in fact, I have always considered him to be one of my best friends. But since he started dating he has changed. I just traveled across the country for ...

Franco Enjoys ‘Taste’ Of City

Andres Franco, a finalist for the music director’s position with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, has already gotten a “taste” of the Friendly City. During a recent interview, the Pittsburgh resident remarked, “It’s funny, I went to a small neighborhood market last night and got ...

Duffy, Wheeler Return

Wheeling native Michelle Duffy is appearing in the cast of “Sweat,” a drama opening this week at Pittsburgh Public Theater. She portrays Jessie, a factory worker at Olstead’s Steel Tubing, in the contemporary play, which is set in Reading, Pennsylvania. This production is the ...

‘GWTW’ Captures Readers’ Loyalty

And the winner is ... “Gone With the Wind.” Patrons of the Ohio County Public Library selected Margaret Mitchell’s enduring love story of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler as the winner of the Great Wheeling Read. The Great West Virginia Read and the Great Wheeling Read selections ...

By HAL GORBY and SEAN DUFFY For the News-Register

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series about Wheeling during the First World War leading to a centennial observation of Armistice Day (Veterans Day) to be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Doughboy monument at Wheeling Park. If you are a descendant of a World War I veteran or nurse, ...

Clique Here

Dear Annie: I am still in high school, meaning that having an interconnected friend group is very important. In my friend group, we generally invite everyone to gatherings if possible, and if not everyone can attend, we keep social media posts to a minimum so people don’t feel as if they ...

One in Four Are Food Insecure

One in four West Virginia children are food insecure, meaning they “lack consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These students rely on their schools to provide them with a nutritious breakfast and lunch, but often they ...

Friend’s Goth Fashion Would Stand Out At Wedding

DEAR ABBY: A month and a half ago, my boyfriend of five years proposed. We are happy and excited. Most of the wedding party are my friends from college, who are like a family to me. They have also grown very close to my fiance. One friend, “Eden,” defines herself as a “goth.” She wears ...

Teen, Stepdad Square Off Over Game Purchase

DEAR ABBY: I have two sons, 14 and 10. I just got married a year ago. My husband, “Kurt,” has taken on the father role and does pretty well, although I think he sometimes goes a little overboard. He and my oldest son, “Elijah,” worked on a roof together, and because my son made $200 ...

Feeling Used

Dear Annie: I’m 64. I have known “Ashley” for seven years. She is a mother of two young boys, ages 7 and 5. In her early mommy years, she needed a lot of help. She would call me in the early mornings and ask whether I could care for the kids so she could go to work. I would make the long ...

Harshman’s New Book Wins Prize

West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman’s newest collection of poems, “Woman in Red Anorak,” has been released, and it’s already an award winner. This just-published volume is the winner of the 2017 Blue Lynx Prize. The book-length collection, published by Lynx House Press, is being ...

Women and World War I

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series about Wheeling during the First World War leading to a centennial observation of Armistice Day (Veterans Day) to be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Doughboy monument at Wheeling Park. If you are a descendant of a World War I veteran or nurse, ...

Boyfriend Has Something to Hide

Dear Annie: I have a question and hope your advice will make me see the light. I have been dating and living with my boyfriend off and on for 12 years. We currently are living together. I have left a couple of times throughout the course of the 12 years because he was on dating sites and I ...

Exhibition To Feature Cox’s Art

Artist Betsy Cox, who operates Echo Valley Pottery in Glen Dale, has been honored to have two of her works chosen for an exhibition mounted as part of “For Freedoms,” a 50-state initiative. The exhibit will be featured on display at Apartment Earth Gallery, located at 221 Hale St. in ...

University Education Leads to Enriched Lives

Ostensibly, people go to college to get degrees that will help them get jobs. Most jobs, even ones that don’t pay much more than minimum wage, require college diplomas these days. Many people balk at this requirement, which is understandable, given the student debt crisis, declining college ...

Check That AEDs Are Accessible, Up to Date

It’s hard to believe he would have been 34 years old this October, but he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) while in gym class and died one week later. Yes, my son Matt passed away 17 years ago at the age of 17. Since that time I have learned more about SCA than I could have ever ...

Sitting Idle While Grieving Could Be Depression

Dear Annie: I’m a retired man. My elderly mom lived with me for a long time, and I stayed busy with her. She recently passed, and I’m having a hard time getting motivated to do anything. I don’t have very many friends whom I’ve stayed in touch with. It’s not that I don’t have things ...