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Longoria Weaves Empowerment Into Her New Clothing Line

LOS ANGELES — Eva Longoria is a master of multitasking. The 43-year-old actress is producing a new pilot, continuing her work with the Time’s Up initiative, launching her clothing line on HSN and preparing to welcome her first child with husband Jose “Pepe” Baston. “I have two ...

Lions Club Has Vision For Ohio County Students

WHEELING — The Lions Club of Wheeling has again contributed to the vision needs of Ohio County Schools students. Wheeling Lions Club board member John Wensyel represented the organization Tuesday at the Ohio County Board of Education office to donate three Plusoptix machines to Ohio County ...

Flowers Spring Up

We’re coming up on cherry blossom festivals, tulip time and lilac season. Here’s a look at some of the places that celebrate spring flowers with festivals and other events. TULIP TIME You could go to the Netherlands to see the Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, which are planted with 7 ...

Grandma’s a Flower Girl

Nancy Rutchik and Flossie Pack are flower girls extraordinaire. Not only did the outgoing and energetic 80-somethings draw cheers as the surprise flower girls at their granddaughter Lucy Schanzer’s wedding, but they reprised the role to further acclaim at the wedding of Schanzer’s ...

Ohio Valley Pride Elects Officers, Plans Festival

WHEELING — Ohio Valley Pride, a local group representing individuals in the LGBTQ community, is expanding its membership in the Wheeling area. The group is part of the downtown revitalization movement, and is in the process of establishing the Ohio Valley Pride Community Center at 1320 Market ...

Stylin’ Milan: Nailers Defenseman Sews Up Fashion Hobby

WHEELING — Dan Milan tears up the ice and his opponents as the Wheeling Nailers’ top penalty-earning defenseman, and he has the stitches to prove it — about 50 throughout his career. Off the ice, though, Milan is more likely to be tearing out seams on thrift-store-bought T-shirts and ...

Fast Fashion Turns Heads

NEW YORK — Cardi B’s climbing her way up, professionally speaking, but she’s not above a bargain fashion moment. The brash rapper regularly shouts out the online retailer Fashion Nova, along with La La Anthony and other celeb hawkers for the fast-fashion phenom that owes its rapid ...

Barbers Trim Hair, Cut Blood Pressure

ORLANDO, Fla. —Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health. The project had pharmacists work with dozens of Los Angeles ...

Imperfect By Design: Home Decor Embraces the Informal, Artisanal

“Perfect imperfection” is a trend in furnishings and decor. “It’s a return to the artisanal and the crafted, with narrative and meaning to objects,” says Caroline Till, co-founder of the London design studio FranklinTill. “Fingerprints of process and technique are part of the ...

Swap Rabbit for Chicken In Classic French Braise

The French know a thing or two about the perfect braise, so I wasn’t surprised when I tasted the rabbit in cider, Calvados (apply brandy) and cream that my host family served me during my semester abroad in Nantes. If you ever find yourself in France, I highly suggest seeking out this ...

Pouches Offer Quick Fish Fix

The health benefits of eating fish two or three times a week are well-documented. So, as a mom of four kiddos, I’m always looking for creative ways to add fish into our weekly menu. I love Alaskan cod especially this time of year because it’s in season, it’s loaded with omegas and ...

Slow Cooker Perfection: BBQ Beer Beef Stew

Let’s just start by saying that the words beef, beer and barbecue in a recipe title don’t make my husband sad. When browning beef for a stew (whether you’re making it in a slow cooker, or a regular old pot or Dutch oven), it’s less important to get all the sides of the cubes of beef ...

Tap Into History With Maple Syrup Program at Oglebay

WHEELING — Every year, the majestic stands of maples in the Oglebay woods are tapped for sap that is harvested and then boiled down into syrup. On Saturday, the Oglebay Institute Schrader Environmental Education Center staff will celebrate the harvest and educate families about syrup ...

Library, Writers’ Group Craft New Contest

Although writing is a solitary pursuit, Fred Connors of Bridgeport believes it takes a village to grow a writer. So, about nine years ago, he created a village called the Ohio Valley Writers. The authors in the group have flourished, Connors said, nourished by the encouragement and advice ...

Mi Casa es Tu Casa: How to Find a Mexican Beach Rental

COZUMEL, Mexico — Long before Airbnb was a thing, my family rented houses for our holidays rather than stay in hotels. Houses were easier with small children who needed room to run. We liked going to markets in foreign countries and cooking with fresh, local ingredients. And we liked ...

Forum Over Fashion At Oscars

There were bold reds and classic whites, warrior-worthy golds and playful pops of pink and purple on the Oscars red carpet, but the fashion takeaway seemed more about keeping the clothes out of the way so the conversation could turn to pressing matters: Honoring history, standing up for ...

Our Lady of Peace Students ‘Skate’ Into Science

Our Lady of Peace School students were stoked to participate in a Skateboard Science lesson. Children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade learned about the distribution of force, center of mass, center of gravity and inertia from professional skateboarders. “We love bringing innovative ...

OUE to Offer Dual Degree in Sports Management

ST. CLAIRSVILLE —Ohio University Eastern Campus has announced a new dual bachelor’s degree in Sport & Lifestyle Studies and Applied Management. With concentrations in sports development and business practices, this course of study is designed to broaden the administrative expertise ...

Federal Panel OKs Nasal Spray for Flu Vaccine

NEW YORK — It’s OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again, a federal panel said. Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn’t working against swine flu, the kind of flu that was making ...

Opioids Send More Kids to Hospital

CHICAGO —Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care. The study included accidental poisonings along with overdoses from intentional use. ...