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Humor Writer Chris Rodell Writer Uses ‘All the Crayons’

Humor writer Chris Rodell practices the message of his book, "Use All The Crayons!" by signing each copy in the crayon color of the buyer's choice.Speaking at the Ohio County Public Library's Lunch With Books Tuesday, May 12, Rodell said he personalizes each inscription and includes the same ...

The Arts Are Alive at Linsly

The arts are alive at The Linsly School as the Linsly Fine Arts Department presented the 2015 Spring Concert and Art Show on Friday, May 3 in Banes Hall cafetorium. An annual tradition, the Linsly Concert and Art Show is a celebration of the arts, featuring student artwork and music from the ...

WJU Thanks Congregation Of St. Joseph

The Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph in Wheeling are this year's recipients of Wheeling Jesuit University's Communitas Award, and the sisters were recognized at WJU's annual graduation banquet on Thursday, May 7.The university designed the Communitas award - Latin for the word ...

Silhouette Artist Will Visit Martins Ferry Store

Those looking for a "new" way to capture their child's or loved one's image may want to invest in a silhouette portrait.A silhouette artist, Erik Johnson, is scheduled to visit Deluxe Toy & Hobby, 501 Hanover St., Martins Ferry, from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.Deluxe owner Mike Yeso ...

Children Lead Walk for Cure For Diabetes

Local children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have been busy spreading the word to family and friends to help support the area's third annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K walk, sponsored by Wheeling Hospital's Center for Pediatrics, which will be held Sunday at Wheeling Jesuit ...

Regaining Movement

For a hospitalized person, physical therapy can start early - even if the patient is hooked up to a ventilator or other life-saving equipment in the intensive care unit.Providing physical therapy in an acute care setting presents challenges, but obstacles can be overcome by trained ...

Visiting Artist Brings Green Screen Fun

The MITCH Collective, 501 N. 7th St., Martins Ferry, attracts artists from around the country to experience the beauty of the Upper Ohio Valley while creating new work. During their stay, the artists conduct a community outreach activity that features their specialty art form. In the past, St ...

Paree Shares Victorian Trade Cards

Longtime retail salesman Tony G. Paree of Wheeling shared his enthusiasm for Victorian trade cards with an audience at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday, May 5.Paree spoke at Lunch With Books and showed images from his new book, "Victorian Trade Cards of Wheeling, West Virginia." Several ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, for a program and luncheon. There is a cost for the luncheon. Reservations are due today, May 10, and can be made by calling 304-905-9295.Carnation TwigThe Carnation Twig of Ohio Valley ...

Reunions

Follansbee Class of '65Follansbee High School Class of 1965 will celebrate its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Weirton Holiday Inn, 350 Three Springs Dr.For information or to make a reservation, email Madeline Smith McGowan at madmacmcgo@aol.com or Tina Kerkes Mitchell at ...

Festival of Trees Returns to Oglebay

Oglebay Institute has announced the revival of the Festival of Trees, a holiday tradition in the Ohio Valley.Presented in conjunction with the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce, the Festival of Trees holiday decorating extravaganza will take place from Friday, Nov. 13 to Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Pine ...

C.A. House To Present ‘Music All Over’ Show

A special concert is planned next weekend to support and expand a blossoming music program at the Children's Home of Wheeling.CA House Music is presenting a band performance concert, "Music All Over," at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17. ...

A Glamorous Collectible For Mom on Mother’s Day

It started when I was a teenager. My mother gave me a birthday gift of Maja fragrance, complete with a darling Spanish doll and beautiful packaging. I was hooked.Though I had never heard of the spicy Oriental fashion fragrance for women first created in 1921 by Myrugia, I was captivated by the ...

Weirton Woman’s Club to Host 49th Annual Book Review Lunch

The 49th annual book review luncheon of the Weirton Woman's Club's literary department will be held at the Serbian-American Cultural Center, 1000 Colliers Way, Weirton, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17. It is a fundraising event for the Mary H. Weir Library in Weirton.Sandra Robbins, chairman of the ...

Auditions Set For Oglebay Institute Summer Theater

Parcel Players, Oglebay Institute's summer theater program for students ages 12 through college, will present two plays again this summer.Open call and auditions for students interested in learning more about Parcel Players will be held at 7 p.m. June 2-3 at Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., ...

Local Models Ready to ‘Rock the Runway’

Dozens of local celebrities and models will help "Rock the Runway" to raise money for the prevention of teen dating violence.Bob Bailey and his As You Like It event planning business is sponsoring Rock the Runway at Wheeling Park Ice Rink on Saturday, May 16. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the ...

Kentucky Derby: Where Dressing Up Is Still in Style

Traveling to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville last weekend, I was impressed with all the things you'd normally associate with this storied slice of Americana: the twin spires of Churchill Downs, the beautiful thoroughbreds, mint juleps with plenty of giddyup...What struck ...

Roller Derby Attracts All Sorts, Including Moms

By day, they are librarians, nurses, professors, respiratory therapists, graphic designers. And six of them are moms. But three nights a week, the 20 members of Ohio Valley Roller Girls answer only to their derby names as they lace up their skates, strap on their helmets and tear up the roller ...

Visiting the New Las Vegas: It’s More Than Just Gambling

By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLAssociated PressLAS VEGAS - Remember when a visit to Las Vegas was all about gambling? Massive, windowless casinos with air-conditioning and free drinks kept guests oblivious to the passage of time while they sat at slot machines and card tables for hours on end.But it's ...