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Bastard Bearded Irishmen

Festival Celebrates All Things Celtic

Beards and brews, pipers and dancers, Scotch eggs and mead: All these and more things Celtic will collide on Saturday at the Wheeling Celtic Celebration. The Celtic Celebration began 20 years ago as a way to highlight the heritage of many Ohio Valley residents whose ancestors hailed from the ...

Pianist To Perform For Music Club

The Thursday Music Club will meet at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 11 a.m. Thursday. President Lynn Welsh will conduct the meeting. Lunch will be catered by member Judi Porterfield for a fee. Reservations may be made with Emily Mayer at 304-232-1714 by ...

Folmar Marks Centennial

Clara Pearl Wilson Folmar will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 6. She was born the third of seven children on March 6, 1917, to Earl and Margaret Wilson of Big Wheeling Creek. She married George P. Folmar, also of Big Wheeling Creek, now deceased, and they had two children: Christine ...

Special Activities

County Council The Ohio County Community Educational Outreach Service Council will meet at Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 10 a.m. Monday. President Linda Wade will preside at a business meeting. Any representative who cannot attend is asked to send an ...

March calendar

March 1-30 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. March 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. March 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. March 1-31 — Oglebay ...

A sweet little crimped bowl is a lovely example of opalescent Goofus Glass and features gold trim.

Mad World of Collectibles

In the crazy world of collectibles, Goofus is a nickname for an ornate form of glass that began as a cheap form of finery but today is valuable. These pressed glass treasures are painted on either the back or the front of the design. The paint is often in gaudy colors of gold, red and ...

Janice and Terry Griffith, along with their Wheaten terrier Finbar, greet revelers from the reviewing stand at the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1999, when Terry was grand marshal. Janice is the 2017 grand marshal.

Couple Finds Luck With the Irish

Call it Irish luck. When Terry and Janice Griffith moved from Wheeling to Pittsburgh 44 years ago, they fell in with a group of Irish-Americans who weren’t just proud of their heritage but flat out celebrated it — and not just on March 17. It was oddly exciting for Terry and Janice, ...

A model wears a creation part of Max Mara's women's Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italian Fashion Contrasts Audacious Pucci, Modest Max

MILAN — Red accents are lighting up the Milan runway, from blood red ensembles to red contrasts in footwear or a simple stripe of color. But not on the lips. Milan Fashion Week previews for next fall and winter entered their second day on Thursday, with runway shows by Max Mara, Fendi, ...

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Schlepps Family Restaurant Noted for Homestyle Cooking

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — Whether it’s chicken or ribs, a three-egg omelete, or their homemade bread, Schlepp’s Family Restaurant customers continue to return to the locally owned establishment for their homestyle cooking. Owners Maryann and Rusty Lucas of Bethesda ...

Photo by Linda Comins
Winners of the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation’s writing contest are St. Michael Parish School students, from left, Margaret Hartzell, second place; Gino Gentile, third place, and Hunter Midcap, first place. Offering congratulations are foundation members, back row from left, Pattie Hershey, Lynne Exley, Dr. Joseph Laker and Dr. Leslie Liedel.

St. Michael Students Earn Pierpont Essay Prizes

Three students from St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling have captured the top prizes in the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation’s eighth-grade writing contest. Monetary awards and certificates were presented to the winning students during a ceremony in the historic courtroom of ...

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Magnolia High School students Cassi Smith, left, and Ryan Horn portrayed Katherina and Petruchio, respectively, in a scene from “The Taming of the Shrew,” which took the top prize in the scene category for grades 8-12 at the Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest at Pittsburgh Public Theater on Monday.

Magnolia Students Win Top Prize In Pittsburgh Shakespeare Contest

Two Magnolia High School students won the top prize for their scene from “The Taming of the Shrew” in the Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest at Pittsburgh Public Theater on Monday. Ryan Horn and Cassi Smith portrayed Petruchio and Katherina, respectively. They were among 1,000 ...

FILE - This Sept. 11 2009 file photo shows a packet of AndroGel testosterone in Hygiene, Colo. Testosterone treatment didn't improve older men's memories or mental function in the latest results from landmark government-funded research. Study men used AbbVie's AndroGel in a pump dispenser or placebo gel daily for a year. Some benefits were seen for bone growth and treating anemia but doctors say long-term research is needed to identify potential harms.(Richard M. Hackett /The Daily Times Call via AP, File)

Testosterone Doesn’t Boost Memories of Older Men

CHICAGO — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements. While testosterone use for one year appeared to strengthen bones and reduce ...

This undated photo provided by The Monacelli Press shows Untermyer Park and Gardens in Yonkers, N.Y. Sphinxes by Paul Manship crown pairs of Cippolino marble columns. Across the lawn is the Temple of the Sky. The gardens are featured in the book "Rescuing Eden: Preserving America's Historic Gardens." (Curtice Taylor/The Monacelli Press via AP)

Interest Grows In Gilded-Age Gardens

The period Mark Twain dubbed “the Gilded Age” was one of extreme wealth and ostentation, of robber barons amassing great fortunes, of glaring chasms between rich and poor. It was also a time when some of the nation’s grandest gardens were constructed. “These were incredibly ...

Special Activities

AARP Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park’s White Palace in the Teen Center at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Reservations for members are required for the luncheon and can be made today by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made ...

Reunion Notebook

Triadelphia Class of ’47 Triadelphia High School Class of 1947 will meet for lunch at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, on Monday. Moundsville Class of ’48 Moundsville High School Class of 1948 will meet for brunch at Perkins Restaurant, 105 Lafayette, Ave., ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Finders Keepers” by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume (Knopf) 4. “Radiant Angel” by Nelson Demille (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “Piranha” by Clive ...

Blue opalescent glass in the seaweed pattern by Hobbs, Brockunier, makes for an exceptional pitcher for Wheeling collectors.

Wymer Auction a Wheeling Collector’s Dream

Auctions are the perfect remedy to the endless gray days we’ve had this winter, and collectors will have another chance to bid on first class antiques from the Betty June Wymer Collection on March 11 as Frio Auctions at the Highlands present her sixth big sale. Betty June is well known in ...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, a maid from the royal court of Endymion throws beads as the Krewe of Endymion Mardi Gras parade rolls through New Orleans. New Orleans is entering the height of its annual pre-Lenten Carnival season, culminating on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, which falls on Feb. 28 this year. Travelers to the city face an abundance of choices on how, when and where to take it all in. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans Getting Ready for Mardi Gras Celebration

NEW ORLEANS — Revel in the bawdy French Quarter or catch a parade? Which parade? Do you plan to wear a costume on the big day? Politically themed? Historic? Risque? All of the above? New Orleans is entering the height of its annual pre-Lenten Carnival season, culminating on Mardi Gras, ...

Oscar statuettes in various stages of the coating process are hung together at Epner Technology in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Each statuette is coated in three layers - the final one the iconic gold - and every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over by people far from Hollywood who have spent the last several months making 60 identical gold Oscars for the Feb. 26th awards. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Casting Oscar

ROCK TAVERN, N.Y. — Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry far from Hollywood. Workers at the Polich Tallix fine art foundry, about 50 miles north of New York City, began work in late September on the awards ...

Marcy Dunn entered this series of photos of herself to be considered for the Arnold Fitness Model Search, which will take place March 3 in Columbus. She is one of 12 women nationwide chosen to compete.

Strong Mom

Like many new moms, Marcy Dunn of Moundsville felt she needed to get back in shape after giving birth to her son, Cooper, three years ago. She was tired all the time, and she had baby weight to lose. “I wanted to be able to play with my little boy and go and run with him,” she said. ...