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This photo provided by Mr. Call Designs shows a dorm room designed by interior designer Jon Call. To personalize a college dorm room, Call suggests adding a headboard to the existing bed frame and investing in high-quality distinctive bedding, as shown in this dorm room pictured. (Sean Litchfield/Mr. Call Designs via AP)

Designers Suggest Next-level Dorm Decor

When Young Huh left for college in the 1980s, she brought “one giant poster of The Cure, bedding from the local bed-and-bath store and maybe some desk accessories.” Like so many Gen-Xers, her one creative touch was asking a supermarket for leftover milk crates to use as bookshelves. Now ...

This cheese sandwich souffle in New York is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

Airy, Eggy Bread Makes a Souffle Sandwich

One time many years ago, I was riffling through my grandmother Ruth’s box of handwritten recipe cards when I pulled up short at the sight of the title of this recipe for Cheese Sandwich Souffle. Souffle? Fancy! But reading the details, I quickly understood that this item was nothing more ...

Deviled burgers are from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)

Turn Up the Heat with Deviled Burgers

Some good ground beef, preferably not too lean (when making burgers, fat is our friend), and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper is all you need to make a fine burger most days. But on some other days, you might want a burger with a bit more zing, more interest, more panache. Some ...

Custy pork tenderloin, made with a barbecue rub of dark brown sugar, salt, pepper and paprika, is shown at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Pair Pork Tenderloin With Tangy Jezebel Sauce

As its name implies, the tenderloin is one of the most tender cuts of pork, and comes from the full loin. It’s mild in flavor and takes well to rubs, marinades and sauces. Tenderloins range in weight from 10 ounces to 1 1/2 pounds. I prefer the smaller 10- to 12-ounce tenderloins and look for ...

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A solar cooker can be made using aluminum foil and black poster board.

Harness Power of Sun To Make a Snack

By DONNA ERICKSON When you put news on your mealtime menu, it opens up all kinds of opportunities for together-time conversations, whether it’s the stats of your home team or the biggie event coming up over North America on next Monday — the solar eclipse of the sun. While not a total ...

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‘Broken Vessels’: Christian Music Legends to Share Message of Hope

Citing the belief that today’s popular Christian musicians don’t publicly acknowledge — let alone honor — those who paved the way for them, local Christian singers and twin brothers Brian and Shawn Chrisagis on Saturday will host their third annual Legends concerts featuring some of ...

FILE - In this May 20, 2012, file photo, the annular solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver. Destinations are hosting festivals, hotels are selling out and travelers are planning trips for the total solar eclipse that will be visible coast to coast on Aug. 21. A narrow path of the United States 60 to 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina will experience total darkness, also known as totality. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Eclipse Mania Spurs Festivals, Tours, Sold-out Hotels

Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the U.S. along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans for festivals, concerts and viewing parties . Hotels in Casper, Wyo., are charging five times ...

Emily Blatt, 10, of Wheeling shows off her newspaper gown, complete with a train, jewelry, hair bow and handbag, during the Upcycled Fashion Show at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville on Aug. 5.

Fashion Show Teaches Lessons In Creativity, Repurposing

Learning typically takes a recess in summer, but several local girls put on their thinking caps to craft creative clothing out of cast-off items and recyclable materials for the annual Upcycled Fashion Show. The young fashionistas strutted down the runway at the Ohio Valley Mall Centre Court ...

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Quaker Steak offers wings, ribs and more in unique atmosphere

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket Known for their delicious wings, ribs and burgers — Quaker Steak & Lube at The Highlands in Ohio County features a large variety of menu items that keeps cutomers returning for more. “We have definitely been known for our wings. We have been voted as ...

Kenny McIntyre is fitted for a vest designed for heart failure patients that he wears for 90 seconds each day so it can monitor the amount of fluid buildup in his lungs. That information is sent to his cardiologist using secure cloud technology, allowing the doctor to track his condition and adjust his medications, if necessary.
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High-tech Vest May Help Manage Heart Failure

Doctors at The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital are testing a high-tech vest which measures fluid inside the lungs from outside a person’s clothing. It could be a new way to prevent repeated trips to the hospital for the nearly six million Americans living with heart ...

The PPG Paints hue Black Flame is shown on the wall of a living room. It was named 2018 Color of the Year by PPG Paints.

Fall Decor Goes Dark

Deeper, richer hues are often part of decor’s autumnal palette, but this year they’re bigger and bolder than usual. “Color is a powerful communicator,” says Pottery Barn spokeswoman Monica Bhargava. “It can be a key point of inspiration that defines the mood and feel of a ...

This photo shows breakfast tacos at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel.

Cheesy Eggs, Avocado Fill a Breakfast Taco

Long before I knew that the origin of breakfast tacos were a hotly debated topic, I was eating them and loving them. I had my first breakfast taco many years ago in Houston and have enjoyed many more in Austin, Texas. But, I am not about to give birthright credit to any particular city ...

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CDC Offers School Safety Tips, Resources

While our nation’s schools are expected to be, and usually are, safe havens for learning, unintentional injuries and even violence can occur, disrupting the educational process and negatively affecting the school and surrounding community. As millions of students return to school this fall, ...

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Robert Strong of SMART Centre Market in Wheeling shows how an ordinary cheese grater, or a colander, sink strainer or salt and pepper shaker top, can be used for safe indirect viewing of the sun’s image during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Expert Gives Eclipse Viewing Tips

Astronomer Robert Strong of SMART Centre Market in Wheeling is offering innovative, inexpensive suggestions for safe viewing of the upcoming solar eclipse. Area residents may join Strong and his wife, Elizabeth, and others at Grand Vue Park’s shelter 3, 4 and 5 in Moundsville for ...

Riders feel the fury of The Beast, Kings Island’s most famous roller coaster, which has maintain the world record as the longest wooden roller coaster since its debut in 1979.

Rediscovering Iconic Family Amusement Park in Ohio

MASON, Ohio — Summer 2017 is winding down, but for those looking to squeeze in one last adventure before the leaves turn, there’s still time to make memories at one of the region’s most beloved family destinations. Best of all, it’s just a one-tank road trip across the Buckeye ...

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featured in the new walking tour, the         Dowler-Shreyer House at 1900 Warwood Ave. Also known as Shady View, it is owned by Sandy and Jeff Mauck and dates to 1906.

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Historic Preservation, Sharing and Antiques

Most antique enthusiasts appreciate history and value historic preservation. After all, treasuring your collectibles goes hand-in-hand with an appreciation of social history and the craftsmen and women who first made the antiques. So I was pleasantly surprised to take part in a recent walking ...

Reunion Notebook

Wheeling Class of ’48 Wheeling High School Class of 1948 will meet at Generations, 338 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Saturday. It is a change of meeting place. For more information, call Margaret Mowder Stewart, 304-242-7300. Whipkey The 89th annual Whipkey reunion will be held at ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 2. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware (Gallery/Scout Press) 4. “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 5. “Paradise Valley” by C.J. Box (St. ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Guest speaker Kurt Zende, Wheeling’s economic development specialist and Centre Market manager, will discuss changes taking place at the market area plus the renovations ...

Wheeling Symphony Seeks Student Volunteers

The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary will have a student volunteer training session at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Capitol Theatre for the 2017-18 symphony season. Students in ninth through 12th grade are invited to attend the mandatory training. Students will usher concerts and help with the Patron ...