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This painting among others by Nicole Renee Ryan is on display at the Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University through Oct. 19.

WLU Gallery Hosts Ryan

West Liberty University is now featuring the work of contemporary artist Nicole Renee Ryan in its Nutting Gallery. A native of Mercer, Pa., Ryan works in Pittsburgh and is a watercolorist, oil painter and muralist. “Nicole is obsessed in painting her memories of the natural world. These ...

In this Aug. 7, 2017, photo, Kenneth Parker Ulrich, left, a research technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, prepares to collect a blood sample from Erricka Hager, a participant in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The "All of Us" research program is run by the National Institutes of Health and plans to track the health of at least 1 million volunteers by 2019. By doing so, researchers hope to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventative care to people's genes, environments, and lifestyle. The University of Pittsburgh is running a pilot program with some of the first enrollees in the study. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

NIH Seeks 1 Million Gene-Study Participants

WASHINGTON — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to customize ways to prevent and treat disease. Why does one ...

This kid's bedroom was designed by Andrew Howard. Howard suggests parents choose timeless, classic wall colors and furniture for a child's bedroom so that the room doesn't require redecorating as the child grows and is easily convertible into a guest room in the future. (Lucas Allen/Andrew Howard via AP)

Give Kids’ Rooms Staying Power

The first weeks of school can be the perfect time to reboot a child’s bedroom. Ideally, the room should be easy to keep organized and great for concentrating on homework. It also needs to be decorated in way that’s cheerfully kid-friendly and but not too age-specific, so you won’t ...

This Aug. 16, 2017 photo shows a pear tarte tatin in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sara E Crowder/Katie Workman via AP)

Pile Ripe Pears Into Tarte Tatin

Taxi cab confession: Before now, I had never made a tarte tatin. It sounded just plain scary — flipping a pan over so that the fruit ends up on top and the crust ends up on the bottom. Such drama! Why would anyone put themselves through such angst? But there I was just minding my own ...

Apple cranberry pie, from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

One Crust, One Skillet Makes This Apple Pie Easy

Just because nothing’s more American than apple pie — and few desserts more delicious — doesn’t mean that making one is easy. On the contrary, the standard recipes can be pretty involved. But this recipe is for a pie with only one crust, not two, and with everything cooked in the ...

Lentil and salmon salad is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Pair Salmon With Beans for Quick Supper

You can throw together a hearty meal if you stock the kitchen with “healthy convenience food” such as fresh produce, canned beans, canned fish and small boxes of pre-cooked legumes found in the prepared produce section. Sure, you will pay an extra dollar or two for steamed lentils, for ...

Amy Witschey of New Martinsville painted this crop of rocks that she and her children       hid. “I do it to spread love and        positivity,” she said.

Kindness Rocks the Ohio Valley

People of all ages are rocking the Ohio Valley with colorful messages of kindness and hope “hidden in plain sight.” Since spring, painted rocks in all shapes and sizes have cropped up along walking trails, in parks, near landmarks and outside local businesses. Some bear small masterpieces, ...

Exhibit Allows Virtual ‘Interviews’ With Holocaust Survivors

By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK — What was it like in a Nazi concentration camp? How did you survive? How has it affected your life since? Technology is allowing people to ask these questions and many more in virtual interviews with actual Holocaust survivors, preparing for ...

October calendar

Oct. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1-31 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Oct. 1-31 — Oglebay ...

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This turtle spittoon is a wonderful example of a clever design.

Collectibles for Everyone

There is a collectible for everyone, young and old, male and female. For example, tobacco has an interesting social history despite its negative reputation on the social scene at present. Many antique objects are collected that supported the tobacco habit and illustrate the social aspect of ...

Tessa Thompson arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. AP Photo

Emmys Inspire Rainbow Hues, Metallics, Feathers Galore

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross. And what’s a dress without hair and makeup? The winners in beauty ...

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Excited to start a new year of after-school programming at Laughlin Memorial Chapel are, front from left, Precious Ellsworth, Heavenly Ellsworth and Malachi Miller; back row from left, Ellen Saunders, administrative assistant/mentor; Dr. Georgia Kurko, executive director; and Judi Saunders, program coordinator/mentor.

Laughlin After-school Program Kicks Off

WHEELING — Laughlin Memorial Chapel on 18th Street has begun a new year of after-school programming, offering a safe and nurturing environment to students in kindergarten through eighth grades Monday through Thursday afternoons. Nutritious snacks and meals are central to the mission and are ...

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Madison Elementary School reading intervention specialist Melanie Riddle reads to students, from left, CaVohn Demello, Aaron Plecenik and Kaleigh Backus. Riddle is the chairperson of the Ohio County chapter of Read Aloud West Virginia.

WV Read Aloud Book Fair Slated for Sept. 30 at BAM

Ten Books-A-Million stores across West Virginia, including one at the Highlands in Triadelphia, will host a book fair to benefit Read Aloud West Virginia on Sept. 30. Customers visiting BAM stores that day can donate 10 percent of their total purchase to benefit reading programs across the ...

The Moody Blooms: Dark Florals Move From Runway to Rooms

We know that what brews in fashion percolates into decor. This fall, it’s floral prints loaded with depth and drama. Anna Sui’s fall 2017 show was replete with deep, moody florals on velvet, silk and chiffon. Recent collections from Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu have also ...

This Aug. 17, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows honey-glazed chicken with savoy cabbage in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Ring in Jewish New Year With Feast Fit for Solomon

By The Culinary Institute of America Though the disco ball drops in January, the shofar blows in September, marking the beginning of the new year for Jewish communities across the globe. Observed as one of the holiest days of the year, Rosh Hashanah is a special two-day celebration of ...

Daughter Of Self-centered Mom Feels Cheated

DEAR ABBY: My mother is extremely self-centered. Ever since I can remember, everything has always been about her. That’s probably why she and Dad split. You can’t have a conversation with her without her turning it around and making it about her. I’m 25. I just want to have a regular ...

This January 2017 photo shows spicy braised radicchio and red cabbage with citrus in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)

Seeing Red: Cabbage And Radicchio

We always had some sort of braised red cabbage during the Jewish holidays, especially Rosh Hashana, when I was little. I remember being very skeptical of the sweet and sour jumble, but then really falling for it. For this cabbage dish, I decided to fall headfirst for the notion of ...

Gathered before their first “Ticket to Nashville” rehearsal  at the historic    Capitol Theatre on Main Street in Wheeling Thursday are, kneeling, lead Tristen Smith, standing from left, stage manager Jana Jarrett, musical director Kevin Dorsey, actor Terry Kiser, actor Woody Pond, actor Matt Van Fossen, actor Molly Malady, actor Kaileigh Bullard, co-producer Rob Capehart, director Demetrius Navarro, co-producer and writer Ty DeMartino and Erlinda     Navarro. The cast rehearsed for 11 days at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville before moving to the    Capitol last week. Photo by Scott McCloskey

Original Country Musical Premieres At Capitol Theatre

WHEELING — Billed as the first original “country jukebox musical,” “Ticket to Nashville” will take the historic Capitol Theatre stage Friday through next Sunday. The musical tells the story of a young singer-songwriter, Tucker Davis, who is torn between moving to Nashville to seek ...

Painters participate in a past Paint Historic Wheeling outdoor (or plein air) session on Market Street in Center Wheeling. Paint        Historic  Wheeling, organized by  Artworks Around Town, will take place this year Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

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Co-op Invites Artists To ‘Paint Historic Wheeling’

WHEELING — Artists wearing sensible shoes and floppy hats to protect them from the sun will gather at Artworks Around Town with their easels, paints and brushes for the 12th annual Paint Historic Wheeling Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Artworks will hold this much-anticipated plein air painting event ...

Special Activities

Genealogical Society The Monroe County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at the Monroe County District Library, Home Avenue, Woodsfield, at 2 p.m. today. It is a general business meeting including financial decisions and establishing a slate of officers for 2018. All meetings ...