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Looking for Traces of ‘Mockingbird’ in Harper Lee’s Hometown

MONROEVILLE, Ala. - Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is always nearby in the southwest Alabama town of Monroeville.The quiet city is the birthplace and current home of the 89-year-old author, and it inspired the fictional town of Maycomb in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book about race ...

Save The Butterflies

By DEAN FOSDICKAssociated PressOne of the most widely recognized butterflies in North America, the monarch, is disappearing fast. Most of that decline is blamed on changing land use, but property owners can help shore up the population by setting aside monarch "way stations" filled with ...

Not Just Another Steak Meal

By J.M. HIRSCHAP Food EditorJust because people tend to like to grill doesn't mean every meal has to be a culinary cliche.This summer, maybe you can mix it up a bit and do something a little more exciting. Without sacrificing any of the meaty goodness that folks crave, consider moving the meal ...

Fire Roasted Veggies a Hot Item

Start to finish: 1 hourServings: 81/4 cup tahini, well stirred2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 tablespoons water1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon minced garlicKosher salt1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes1 head broccoli, quartered down the center1 small ...

Ditch the Dogs, Grill Some Brats

By ALISON LADMANAssociated PressAnybody can grill a hot dog, slap it on a bun and dump on the usual ketchup and mustard. So how about going a bit beyond the ordinary this summer?Let's start with the meat. Rather than your basic dog, up the ante by grilling up something more robust, such as ...

Preventing Motion Sickness

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is one of many features included in the July/August edition of OV Parent magazine, a free publication distributed throughout the Ohio Valley to retail centers, doctors' offices, daycare centers, libraries, pools and more.Kids are always on the go. And while many can ...

Motion Sickness-Safe Road Trip Games

20 Questions - One person thinks of an object and the others have 20 chances to deduce the answer by asking questions such as "Does it breathe oxygen?", "Is it bigger than the car?" "Is it found in the house?", etc.Going on a Picnic - One person starts by saying, "I'm going on a picnic, and I'm ...

Connected With the Wild Side at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

One of the world's most renowned recreation and wildlife education destinations is located right in the heart of Ohio, and if you haven't paid a recent visit to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, you will likely be blown away by the vast array of fascinating features the facility boasts ...

Elmhurst Celebrates 125 Years With Evening Under the Elms

A festive "Evening Under the Elms" will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, on the lawn at Elmhurst, The House of Friendship in Wheeling in celebration of its 125th year of continuous service to the senior residents of the community.Anita Carenbauer, Elmhurst board member, and her husband, ...

Parcel Players Stage ‘Telling Wilde Tales’

Oglebay Institute's Parcel Players open its 2015 season with "Telling Wilde Tales," which will be staged 7 p.m. July 15-18 at OI's Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, at 7 p.m. wednesday through Saturday, July 15-18.An adaptation of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales by Jules Tasca, "Telling ...

Actress Portrays ‘Mother’ Jones

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, both revered and reviled in her lifetime, "visited" the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling for a historical portrayal Tuesday, July 7.Actress Karen Vuranch, who is well known for her living history presentations, portrayed Jones for a Lunch With Books program set ...

Community Foundation Awards Impact Grants

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has awarded its Community Impact grants for 2015.The foundation awarded a total of $66,549 through the Community Impact grants program to organizations within the foundation's eight-county region of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel ...

Gamble Receives Educator Award

Mary Elizabeth "M.E." Yancosek Gamble, chair of the Business, Communications and Media Arts department at Bethany College, has been awarded the West Virginia Public Relations Educator of the Year Award by the state chapter of Public Relations Society of America.The award recognizes a PRSA ...

YWCA Awarded Grant

The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. is cleaning and archiving over a century of rich historical ephemera and artifacts at the YWCA Wheeling.Through its Partnership Grant Program, Wheeling Heritage has provided the YWCA with a $1,000 mini-grant for archival and cleaning materials, and ...

Queen Of Queens Field Is Set

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will once again crown the Queen of Queens as young women representing 25 member high schools compete for the 2015 title.The talent show will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, with a new venue this year, the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. Tickets are on sale ...

Gosnell Celebrates 90th

Jean Zillweger Gosnell of St. Clairsville, formerly of Pittsburgh, will celebrate her 90th birthday Tuesday, July 14.She was married to the late Al Gosnell for over 60 years, and together they had a son, Ron Gosnell of Lyons, Colo., and a daughter, Linda Koledin of St. Clairsville. She has five ...

Kaveski Reaches 100

Mildred Ilovar Kaveski of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Blaine, celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, July 11.She was born July 11, 1915 in Smartno Pri Litiji, Slovenia-Yugoslavia. She arrived in Blaine at age 13 with her mother, Louise Ilovar, and two sisters, Louise Ilovar Kozel, now ...

Readers Contribute to Facts Behind Antique of the Week

I am grateful for the comments and information that my readers offer. Many times, I'll get emails or letters (yes, handwritten letters!) from interested readers who know so much about the collectibles that I detail in my column.It's nice to chat with readers about their collections. Even when a ...

Wheeling Teen Gears Up for Youth Summit

Seventeen-year-old Amber Parsons has a singular focus this summer. While her friends are heading to the beach and lounging poolside, she's hustling to raise money to attend a Tony Robbins-sponsored event in San Diego - the Global Youth Leadership Summit - this August."The summit builds ...