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Chemistry 101

CHARLESTON —Most colleges are back in session. The stress of returning to college and juggling many areas of life, such as studying, working, and extracurricular activities can lead to unintentional poisonings. The West Virginia Poison Center highlights a few ways college students may ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Celebrates With Music Under the Stars

WHEELING — Elements of something old, new and even “blue” will be interwoven in the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s Music Under the Stars concert next Sunday. The free performance will launch the WSO’s 90th season in the place where the orchestra began — Oglebay Park’s ...

Student Volunteers Are Sought

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony auxiliary will conduct a mandatory training session for student volunteers at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Capitol Theatre. The training for the 2019-2020 symphony season will last approximately two hours. Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend the ...

Collectors Are Crazy About Clocks

I’ve always had a thing for clocks, especially classic designs like mantel clocks with chimes, bells and interesting features. Ironically, clocks seem like a timeless home accessory to me and create elegance in just about any room in the home. I have a New England mantel clock, a German ...

September Calendar

Sept. 1-30 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sept. 1-30 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1-30 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1-30 — ...

Doggy Con: A Pop Culture Event for Canine Fanatics

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s scorching August heat didn’t stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention. Doggy Con drew hundreds ...

Dragon Boats, Kids and Fun, Oh My!

WHEELING — Not many organizations established in the late 1800s can say they are still up and running today. Yet that’s just the case on 13th Street in East Wheeling where King’s Daughters Child Care Center continues to meet the needs of working families. The child care program is ...

Swirled Glass with Odd Name Remains Fun for Collectors

Lots of big names in West Virginia glass are known all over the world, including Central, Hobbs Brockunier, Northwood, Ritchie and Sweeney. There are other art glass companies that are linked with the Mountain State. One that is especially fun is Akro Agate. Akro Agate is an odd name for a ...

Oglebay Woodcarvers to Mark 40th Show

WHEELING — Wow! Has it already been 40 years of consecutive Oglebay Woodcarvers Shows? Yes, answers current carvers president Clark Adams of Strabane, Pennsylvania. He said a small, struggling group of local folks chartered together in 1976, formed a club and three years later decided to ...

Randy’s Last Wishes Are Being Fulfilled

WHEELING — Grief ought to be a four-letter word. It’s just as obscene as any curse word. Ask any parent who has lost a child, especially after his or her child experienced a grueling fight with a childhood cancer — and lost.Liz and Randy Stephens of Warwood know all too well what a ...

Collectors Love These Little ‘Kewpie’ Dolls

Kewpie dolls are just adorable to collectors. These little imps also have an interesting background. The charming dolls were born in the early part of the 20th century after illustrator Rose O’Neill decided to satisfy her public’s request for a doll that complimented her stories ...

Broadway Back at the Capitol Theatre

WHEELING — The Bordas & Bordas Broadway at The Capitol is bringing some of Broadway’s best and newest shows to the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling as part of its 2019-20 season. This year’s titles include Wheeling premieres, timeless classic tales, family favorites and more. Season ...

OV Civil War Roundtable to Host Symposium Aug. 17

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will hold its annual Civil War Symposium at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at West Virginia Independence Hall in downtown Wheeling. The symposium will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Mattox who passed away last month. The first speaker ...

Live Music Returns to Towngate Theatre

WHEELING —Live music returns to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre withe the appearance of the Ananga Martin Band taking the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Adrian Niles, Matt Smith, Chad Burrall, Michael Iafrate and John Whorton join Martin onstage, and the group will perform songs ...

Children’s Museum Will Announce New Location on Oct. 18

WHEELING — The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley’s Board of Directors will announce a new location for the popular children’s facility in October. After years of looking for another home, the CMOV finally made the decision to close its doors at 1000 Main St. in downtown Wheeling ...

Brewing History on Tap at Second Annual ‘Pier-Pint’ Event

WHEELING — History and hops will take center stage at the Francis Pier-Pint Historic Brew-Off: Prohibition Edition. The event, which takes guests back to prohibition-era Wheeling, is part beer tasting, part trivia, part interactive history. The Brew-Off takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday ...

Boggs Celebrates 100th

WELLSBURG — A 100th birthday party was held Sunday, Aug. 4 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville for Ruth Marie Boggs of Wellsburg. Boggs is the mother of Charles “Charlie/Chuck” Boggs and her beloved dog, Buster. She has been a member of the Wellsburg community for over 80 years. ...

Special Activities

Genealogical Society Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will meet in the St. Clairsville Public Library’s meeting room, 108 W. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Monday. All meetings are free and open to the public. The guest speaker will be Patrolman Michael Duplaga of the St. Clairsville Police ...

Reunion Notebook

Wheeling Class of ‘50 Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Monday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors. St. Joseph’s Class of ‘54 St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 ...

Choosing the Right Rug for the Room

A warm, cozy rug can make a room look and feel more appealing on even the chilliest fall night. And the right rug can be a source of comfort year-round. “They’re also great in the summer, if you think about it, because your shoes are off, you’re in your shorts, the house is air ...