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Honoring King’s Legacy

Essay readings, dramatic skits, award ceremonies, panel discussions, musical presentations and marches in Wheeling and Steubenville will commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the assassinated civil rights movement leader who would have been 87 on Jan. 15.While many ...

Nailers, Family Agency Team Up for School Supply Drive

The Wheeling Nailers and the Ohio County Family Resource Network are teaming up for the fourth year to collect school supplies for students in Ohio County. Hockey fans can bring supplies before the game on Saturday at WesBanco Arena. Supplies also can be dropped off Monday, Jan. 11, through ...

The War Rooms

Responding to public demand, the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh has extended its "We Can Do It!" World War II exhibition through Sunday, Jan. 10. The exhibit will be open until 8 p.m. from Monday through Sunday.The exhibit, which explores the region's incredible impact on the ...

Travel 2016: Rio, Indy 500, German beer, Christo in Italy

Rio and Cuba. The Pope's Year of Mercy and artist Christo's walk on water. Philadelphia, Cleveland and the next U.S. president. Super Bowl in California and the Indy 500 at 100. A centennial for America's National Park Service, 400 years since Shakespeare died and 500 years of pure German ...

Little Golden Books Are Treasures

When I was in Pat's Hallmark over the holidays, I picked up a colorful book, "Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book." Well, I had to have it since I'm a big fan of these classic children books.The glossy new book gathered Christmas images from generations ...

OI Classes Explore Wheeling Glass

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 7, Oglebay Institute's Glass Museum at Oglebay Park will offer a special four-part series of classes exploring the history of the major companies that operated in Wheeling during the height of local glass production.More than 100 glass factories have operated in the ...

Local Lens: Artworks Gallery Features Three Photographers

The January exhibit at Artworks Around Town in Wheeling features photographs by three local photographers who take their art seriously as a science, as a personal interpretation of the planet and as a motivational tool to teach others civility and kindness.Guilio Cappelletti, Len Smith and ...

Pipes, Drums Herald Scottish Poet

The Macdonald Pipe Band of Pittsburgh, a popular performer at the Wheeling Celtic Celebration each year, will hold its annual fundraising dinner and show in honor of the prolific Scottish poet and songwriter Robert Burns on Saturday, Jan. 23, in Mount Lebanon, Pa.The nonprofit organization is ...

Ferragamo Revisits Marilyn’s Pump in Capsule Collection

MILAN - When Marilyn Monroe ordered pumps from Salvatore Ferragamo in the 1940s, she had a special request, the shoemaker's grandson revealed. One heel was slightly higher than the other, enhancing her famed wiggle.A new capsule collection for Salvatore Ferragamo by the luxury Colombian shoe ...

Hipster Chocolatiers Wrapped Up in Controversy

By CANDICE CHOIAP Food IndustryNEW YORK - A scandal is roiling the world of fancy chocolate: Did two brothers misleadingly sell remelted chocolate and sprout beards to cultivate a hipster appeal?The headlines began after a site called DallasFood.org published a series about Rick and Michael ...

Vintage Gifts, Like Toby, Lead to Interesting Stories

Just looking at the colorful faces of Toby mugs transports you back in time with their personality and charm. Tobies offer something for everyone. When I think of Tobies, though, I'm reminded of my holiday purchase of a gift for my brother, who is a collector.It began with a couple I met at ...

Speakers Recount Civil War Stories From Wheeling Perspective

Several contributors to the 2015 book, "Wheeling During the Civil War," shared stories from that era with an audience at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday.Ten members of the Wheeling Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, which spearheaded the history project, spoke at the Lunch With Books ...

Friends of Wheeling, West Virginia’s oldest historic preservation organization, has launched a Preservation Loan Guarantee Program at WesBanco to accelerate momentum in the community for revitalizing property. The goal of the program is to assist the gro

Friends of Wheeling, West Virginia's oldest historic preservation organization, has launched a Preservation Loan Guarantee Program at WesBanco to accelerate momentum in the community for revitalizing property.The goal of the program is to assist the growing number of people who are investing in ...

West Liberty Athletic Training Students Practice Giving Back

Before heading home for the holidays, West Liberty University students who are members of the Athletic Training Club practiced a little giving back to the community."The students organized a charity event for those in need and invited the public to bring new toys and winter gifts to campus ...

Bed & Breakfasts

Tired of cooking for picky eaters? Annoying relatives got you down? Christmas songs making your ears bleed? Well, put down the spiked egg nog and look to one of the area's many bed & breakfasts."Stay-cationers" have their pick - from a gingerbread Victorian mansion, to a renovated ...

Outdoor Shot of the Week

This submission is the Sunday News-Register's "Shot of the Week," where a different outdoor shot submitted by a reader is featured both in the newspaper and on our CU photo gallery website, cu.theintelligencer.net. At the end of each month, our editors will select the best photo from that month ...

Student Lounge Improvements Add to West Liberty Experience

This semester, West Liberty University students had more choices of attractive spaces for studying and socializing, thanks to recent improvements made in student lounges.Beta, Hughes, Curtis and Bonar main lounges were renovated with a fresh new look last year with new paint, carpet, ceilings, ...

LIGHT YEARS

It's the end of an era on Windermere Drive.After more than three decades, St. Clairsville resident Mike Maistros has moth-balled his Griswold-esque exterior Christmas lights display, which, at its peak, was dubbed "Oglebay West." The display consumed $700 of electricity per month and drew ...

Taylors: Like Father, Like Son

The ornament doesn't fall far from the tree. B.E. Taylor's son, B.C., first appeared on the Capitol Theatre stage at age 11 during his father's first Christmas concert. He sang backup, along with his sister, Tahnee, and mother, Veronica, on "O Come All Ye Faithful" -both on the first CD, ...