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This December 2016 photo shows a Mediterranean tomato wheat berry salad with fresh herbs in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)

Broccoli, Blue Cheese Salad Satisfies Itch

Wheat berries are great little nuggets — a whole grain, containing the germ, endosperm and bran. They have a nice dose of fiber and protein, as well as the B vitamins and several minerals. Though you can cook them just until they are crunchy, I prefer to let them get a bit more tender. ...

This May, 13, 2017 photo shows a broccoli and blue cheese salad in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Broccoli, Blue Cheese Salad Satisfies Itch

’Tis (almost) the season of backyard barbecues, picnics and outdoor potlucks. We gather with friends, or simply migrate to the backyard picnic table for family dinner, and that has me craving the classics: grilled meats, veggies and some creamy starchy sides like macaroni salad. Today, I ...

This April 24, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows an avocado and crab salad garnished with sliced radish and citrus-mango sauce, foreground, a chilled watermelon salad, right, and deep fried rice crisps, left, in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Make-ahead Salads Perfect for Picnics

In summer, a party can erupt any time of the day. Whether you’re serving a casual outdoor picnic or an elegant seated affair, we’ll help you throw together a stress-free menu in no time. A chilled salad is a no-brainer first course for a summer lunch, and The Culinary Institute of ...

Stifel Center Says Hats Off to Broadway Milliner

Top Hats. Boaters. Fedoras. Porkpies. Panamas. Newsboys. Cloches. Cartwheels. Pillboxes. Turbans. Upsweeps and Sidesweeps. These are some of the hat styles that continue to top the heads of men and women in the modern Western world and those that every commercial milliner knows how to make. ...

West Liberty’s Poe Play Masters National Awards

West Liberty University’s theater program received top honors recently when it was recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., for its production of “Poe: Master of the Macabre.” The WLU team picked up a total of five awards including: ...

Yesterday’s kitchen tools are today’s collectibles, shown here are a potato masher,    butter pat press, rolling pin, egg    beater,    wooden    pestle and melon scoop.
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Kitchen Collectibles Offer Nostalgic Decorating

Rolling pins, cookie cutters, sifters, wooden spoons, grinders, peelers and all kinds of vintage gadgets delight collectors of kitchen tools. I first learned about the value of antique kitchen tools from my mother who educated me on the superiority of antique rolling pins. I remember her ...

Special Activities

Civil War Roundtable The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Tom Buckley will speak on “The November 1863 Federal Expeditions Against Lewisburg, W.Va., and the Battle of Droop ...

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Pictured are Ohio County Schools tutors during the Tutorial Recognition at Wheeling Park High School on Wednesday, seated from left, Julie Kepreos, Mary Jane Rogerson, Linda Ferns, Joyce McCord, Suzanne Clutter and Lacey Gonzalez; standing from left, Candia Riddle, Meri Cummings, Jeanne Finstein, Becky Wilmoth, Melasa Swartz, Sara Blizzard, Loretta Hatcher and Christine Carder.

Ohio County Schools Thanks Tutors

The volunteers who give their time to help Ohio County youngsters learn received a special thank you on Wednesday. The Ohio County Schools Tutorial Recognition was held at the Wheeling Park High School Patriot Cafe. The tutors were thanked by Superintendent Kimberly Miller and other ...

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Lunch With Books patrons examine a Viking helmet and chain mail armor after a presentation by Dr. Darrin Cox, at right.

Professor Shares View of ‘Real’ Vikings

Disputing common myths, Dr. Darrin Cox contends the Vikings were traders, explorers and “metrosexuals” —not the dirty, horn-wearing warriors portrayed in popular culture for centuries. Cox, an assistant professor of history at West Liberty University, presented a program, “Reinventing ...

Documentary ‘Being Mortal’ Explores Care at End of Life

Valley Hospice and Wheeling Health Right are holding a free, community screening of the documentary, “Being Mortal,” at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., Wheeling, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. June 9. After the screening, audience members can participate in a guided conversation on how ...

Linsly School sophomore Nathan Seymour will travel to Germany next school year through the selective Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program.

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Linsly Student to Study In Germany on Scholarship

Nathan Seymour, a sophomore German student at The Linsly School in Wheeling, recently was named the recipient of a scholarship to spend a year studying in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. The program, which is jointly sponsored by the United States Congress and ...

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Homestyle Cooking Keeps Diners Coming Back to Schlepp’s

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer MORRISTOWN — It’s that signature homestyle cooking that keeps customers returning for more at Schlepp’s Family Restaurant just off the Interstate 70 exit near Morristown. Whether it’s the rotisserie chicken or dry rub ribs or a three-egg omelet for ...

FILE - This Thursday, April 8, 2005 file photo shows a bottle of Bextra at a drugstore in New York. Almost one-third of new drugs approved by FDA from 2001-2010, ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, suggested by an analysis published Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The painkiller Bextra was taken off the market in 2005 because of an increased risk of heart problems. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Side Effects Emerge After FDA Approval

CHICAGO — Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found. The results covered all 222 prescription drugs approved by the U.S. Food ...

Greens and herbs grown by Mick Luber on Bluebird Farm in Cadiz will be for sale this Saturday at the Wheeling Farmers’ Market on National Road in the St. Michael Catholic Church parking lot. The market is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Farmers Come To Market This Saturday

The Wheeling Farmers’ Market is ready to open with in-season fruits and vegetables, baked goods, potted plants and fine pottery starting Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church parking lot on National Road. The market runs from 8 a.m. to noon, and Charlie Schlegel from Ye Olde Alpha in ...

This November 2016 photo shows roasted asparagus with lemon dressing in New York. This lemon sauce is a simple way to dress up roasted asparagus, the pinup vegetable of spring. It’s also good for any simply cooked asparagus, such as grilled, steamed or sauteed. (Mia via AP)

Citrus Sauce Dresses Up Roasted Asparagus

This lemon sauce is such a simple way to dress up roasted asparagus, the pinup vegetable of spring ... or any simply cooked asparagus for that matter, such as grilled, steamed or sauteed. In fact, this sauce is also a quick and easy way to dress up pretty much any plainly cooked vegetable, ...

This February 2017 photo shows salmon with polenta and warm tomato vinaigrette in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)

Deadline Dinner: Salmon

As Mother Nature nudges spring along, it’s time to dream of the fresh, light meals that go hand in hand with this time of year. How about a bright, rich pink piece of salmon perched atop a bed of polenta, piled with a mound of roasted cherry tomatoes, collapsed into their own sweetness? ...

This April 3, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows a spring leek frittata in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Frittatas: Fun to Say, Easy to Prepare

We’ve romanticized brunch to the point that in certain cities, we will wait in a two-hour line to eat waffles with a side of French fries. But if you’ve served brunch at home, you know that a two-hour line can be a picnic compared to the stress of getting a full meal on a decorated table ...

Family Resource Network Invites ‘Friends of All Kinds’ to Summer Camp

The Ohio County Family Resource Network for the first time is offering a summer day camp for local children with special needs and their neurotypical peers. The camp is called Friends of All Kinds and is slated for Aug. 7-11 at the House of the Carpenter on Wheeling Island. It is for children ...

‘Transitions To Adulthood’ Set

Professionals who work in any capacity with children 14-21 who receive special education services are invited to attend a “Transitions to Adulthood” workshop from 1-3 p.m. Friday in Wheeling. The workshop, organized by the Ohio County Family Resource Network, will take place at the Ohio ...

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Getting ready for Grandparents Camp at Ohio Valley Medical Center are, from left, registered nurses Janet Wolfe-Medovic and Sherri Kellas, Dr. Mackenzie Mincey and nurse manager Lynette DeBertrand.

Grandma and Grandpa Go to Camp at OVMC

WHEELING — A new program, Grandparents Camp 2017, will be offered at Ohio Valley Medical Center’s nurses’ residence auditorium from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Topics to be addressed will include safe sleep, car seat safety and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for infants and children. Participants ...