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Grill Onions With Sausage Using Foolproof Plan

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Sausage and onions are a classic pairing that sounds tailor-made for the grill. But the reality is usually onions that are both crunchy and charred and sausages that either dried out or—even worse—catch fire. We wanted a foolproof method for grilling sausages ...

Wheeling’s First Labor Heritage Week to Feature Variety of Events

WHEELING — A variety of events celebrating the Upper Ohio Valley’s labor and working class heritage are planned for the first Reuther-Pollack Labor Heritage Week to be held Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 at First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff St., and at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th ...

Getting to Know All About Thailand

Business students at West Liberty University got an up-close look at business practices and cultural customs in Southeast Asia plus a close encounter with Asian elephants during a two-week trip this summer to Thailand and Cambodia. The trip, arranged by Gary E. West College of Business ...

Seven Ways to Cut Waste in the Kitchen

Disposables have become a mainstay of many American kitchens — plastic baggies, plastic wrap, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic straws and more. Reducing or even eliminating them can save you money in addition to cutting down on trash that ends up in landfills. “It’s easy to be ...

Transform This Campfire Favorite Into Ice Cream Cake

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN The combination of chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows is irresistible. We wanted to take each element of s’mores and reimagine this beloved campfire snack as a magnificent ice cream cake. Combining warm, gooey s’mores with ice cream may sound like a ...

Score a Teaching Moment From Baseball Tweeters

NEW YORK — At 13, Charlie Fish in Cincinnati has just been given the parental go-ahead to use social media for the first time. He’s also a competitive golfer, avid “SportsCenter” watcher and well aware of the attention received by offensive tweets posted years ago by some Major ...

Today’s Lesson: • Saving Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on ...

Towngate Theatre Stages Local Playwright’s ‘Widow’s Tale’

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre will stage “The Widow’s Tale” by Wheeling playwright Paul Orr at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The performance is part of Towngate’s mission to present new and/or original works by local playwrights. The play follows Carol, a widow in ...

Roots of Wine Run To Republic of Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia — Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You’ll have to go about 2,000 miles east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. This beautiful and affordable country has many other attractions for both budget and sophisticated ...

Diaper Bags Get Stylish

In generations past, the array of baby paraphernalia needed by new parents was carried in cumbersome totes of heavy plastic, often emblazoned with prints and patterns that spoke more to infants than to adults. But the style stork has delivered some smart-looking new options for moms and ...

Save the Butterflies: Milkweed Gets a Makeover

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — For generations, North American farmers have despised milkweed and done their best to rid their lands of it. “I hate to have milkweed in my strawberry field,” Nathalie Leonard says from her farm by the Quebec village of Lac-du-Cerf. So why does she have 60 acres of ...

For Moist Meat, Make Time to Brine

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Barbecuing is the perfect method for cooking fatty cuts of pork or beef, but relatively lean chicken is another story. For barbecued pulled chicken with a smoky flavor and moist, tender meat, we’d have to come up with some tricks. Brining the birds kept the ...

Visit and Enjoy Iconic Glass Treasure

This weekend as Oglebay Park celebrates its 90th anniversary., we pause to remember that to anyone who enjoys antiques, the park is important, not just for its history, but also for the fine collection of local glass and wonderful antiques housed in the Museums of Oglebay Insitute. In 1900, ...

Tingler Celebrates 96th

Mary Tingler will celebrate her 96th birthday on Tuesday. She was born July 31, 1922 in Blaine, the daughter of Louis and Julia Nagy. She married Lawrence “Pete” Tingler on her birthday in 1951. She has two children: Larry and his wife Deb of Morristown and Mary and her husband Troy ...

august calendar

Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Aug. 1-31 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Aug. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay ...

Reunion Notebook

Gouldsberry The annual Gouldsberry family reunion will be held at the Barn, Fourth Street, Moundsville, at 2 p.m. next Sunday. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and an item for a chance auction. Moundsville Class of ‘58 Moundsville High School Class of 1958 will hold a ...

Special Activites

Drumming A drumming program will be presented at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 134 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. There is a cost to participate. Lunch With Books Travis D. Stimeling will appear at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., ...

Creative Kids: A Selfie-Portrait

It’s family travel season. A time to visit monuments, landmarks and iconic buildings at tourist destinations. With phones instantly accessible from back pockets, a smartphone photo album isn’t complete without numerous selfies taken in front of places such as Mount Rushmore, the Alamo or ...

YWCA Wheeling Plans To Go Over the Edge

WHEELING — The YWCA Wheeling will bring its edgy fundraiser to the area at a new venue on Aug. 18: Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Ractrack. Partnering with Over the Edge Global, the YWCA Wheeling staff and friends will be rappelling off the hotel portion of the track to raise funds and ...

Five Sisters of St. Joseph Celebrate Jubilees

WHEELING — Five members of the Congregation of St. Joseph are marking jubilees this year, representing a combined total of 320 years of service and ministry. All five sisters celebrated their jubilees together Saturday with a liturgy and a luncheon with family and friends at Mount St. ...