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Documentary Screening West Virginia Northern Community College will present a screening of the documentary, “Recovery Boys,” at 6 p.m. Monday in the B&O Building auditorium, 1704 Market St., Wheeling. After the screening, a panel of experts will discuss substance abuse and prevention, ...

Bright Collectors Enjoy Vintage Candlesticks

Candlesticks are perfect collectibles to enjoy as daylight sneaks away earlier every day and darkness begins at dinnertime. Candlesticks on the table shouldn’t be reserved for special moments. These utilitarian antiques warm up the table and relax dinner guests, even if they are just the ...

Concert Features Director Finalist, Guest Violinist

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s next concert of the 2018-19 season, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique,” will be conducted by music director finalist Timothy Hankewich and will feature guest artist Bella Hristova. The performance will be held at the Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main ...

Wheeling Symphony’s Woodwind Quintet Has Free Concert At Lunchtime

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will hold a WSO on the GO event featuring food trucks, a meet-and-greet with music director finalist candidate Timothy Hankewich and a performance from the orchestra’s woodwind quintet. The event is presented in coordination with The Health ...

Share Musical Talents in Community Made Serenade Program

WHEELING — The first two meetings have been scheduled for the new Community Made Serenade program. With start-up funding from Try This West Virginia and sponsorship from Christ United Methodist Church, the Community Made Serenade program gives amateur musicians of all ages opportunities ...

Niggemyer Marks 90th

Robert “Niggy” Niggemyer is celebrating his 90th birthday today. He was born Oct. 14, 1928 in Wheeling. He was one of six children of the late Bernard and Helen Niggemyer and Margaret Niggemyer. He is a 1947 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and a former head rugby coach ...

Hospital Therapy Dogs Spread Superbugs to Kids

NEW YORK — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with weakened immune systems. So they conducted some ...

Heavy Metal in the Kitchen

Cast iron, once a common material for pots and pans, has tended in recent years to be used most visibly by either pro chefs or campers. Now it’s trending again in this fall’s kitchenware product previews. Options range from basic skillets to grill pans to pots both diminutive (for ...

Dense and Nutty Coffee Cake a Decadent Treat

This ultra-rich coffee cake is pure decadence, from its nutty topping and dramatic swirls of cinnamon sugar to its supremely moist, dense crumb. We cut softened butter into the dry ingredients for a tight, velvety crumb, and sour cream delivered distinct tang. Sprinkling a simple streusel ...

Haunted Hospital: Former W.Va. Mental Asylum Offers Historical and Ghost Tours

WESTON, W.Va. —“Are you ready?” the ghost-tour guide in the cavernous foyer at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum addressed my 12-year-old daughter Emma, who was positively effervescing with excitement. Then, he actually said: “It’s been crazy up there today!” I’m still not sure ...

Chillingworth Puts Collection Up for Auction

There are collectors — and then there are collectors. Peter Chillingworth is one of these other collectors, those who have a great eye, an appreciation of history and the opportunity to acquire first class antiques. With a long history of managing antiques shows and himself an antiques ...

Vessels for Carrying Water Were Vital in Victorian Age

Everyday life was often depicted in paintings or figurines in the days when photographs were unknown. Familiar workers like firemen, soldiers, farmers or royalty were made from porcelain or metal. Several important factories, including the Royal Worcester company of England, Royal Dux, Zsolnay, ...

Special Activites

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a meeting and luncheon at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature club member Agnes Hinton, who has a doctorate in health and nutrition. She will discuss how what one eats affects one’s health and life. ...

Stella McCartney Embraces Her Laid-back Roots

PARIS — An on-form Stella McCartney presented her first Paris Fashion Week collection since taking full control of her eponymous design house this year by buying the 50 percent stake owned by luxury giant Kering. The British-American designer used her new independence to go back to her ...

Oglebayfest Returns for 41st Year in Wheeling This Weekend

WHEELING — Get ready to celebrate the wonders of fall at the 41st annual Oglebayfest celebration today through Sunday. 2018 festival highlights include: Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market: Located in Mansion Woods next to the Oglebay Mansion Museum, this exciting market features ...

Turn On, Plug In, Zone Out: Furniture with ports and plugs keep you connected

We’re a nation of multi-taskers, often keeping an eye on our phones or other devices even while lounging on the sofa watching television. And those devices need power. Who wants to keep getting up to plug stuff in when you’re bingeing a great show, reading a good book or otherwise zoning ...

Nothing Fishy About It: Crab Dip Still a Party Hit

In its ideal form, crab dip is a warm, decadent party pleaser full of creamy, meaty seafood and savory spices. Unlike other versions of this popular appetizer, ours has a high ratio of crab to cheese, allowing the sweet crab flavor to come through. To make it even more party-friendly, we ...

Low-tech Toys Tap Into Kids’ Creativity

The world is full of high-tech children’s toys. But there’s a movement afoot to bring back some simpler playthings — ones that invite kids to explore the outdoors, and tap into their ingenuity, creativity and sense of play in ways that don’t involve an app or a download. Design ...

Perc-N-Gersh to Entertain Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club will meet at Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, at 11 a.m. Thursday. Martha Winn is sponsoring this month’s program of Perc-N-Gersh featuring pianist Robert Irvin. President Geri Sloane will conduct a short business meeting and hear reports ...

Paint Historic Wheeling at Artworks

WHEELING — For four days in September, artists participating in Paint Historic Wheeling put their easels up around the Centre Market area, at the Ohio River waterfront and at Oglebay Park. Images of historic bridges, buildings, gardens and lakes now hang in the Studio Gallery at Artworks ...