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Report Hints Lifestyle Plays Role in Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON— There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer’s, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may ...

Kim Mueller, left, administers a test on July 6 to Alan Sweet, in which he describes an illustration, as part of a University of  Wisconsin-Madison study on dementia. The study found that for some people,   subtle changes in everyday speech can be correlated with early mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

Speech Difficulty Could Indicate Mental Decline

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh ... developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Researchers had people describe a picture they were ...

Above, Corbett     Lighting’s Theory    ceiling fixture is an ode to mid-century Italian design, with horizontal spokes alternating clear glass and gold-leaf iron rods.

Illuminating Ideas for Home

Creative new shapes and technology mean that home lighting fixtures often do far more than provide illumination. They can be exciting and sculptural works of art. “Designs are now not only a source of light, but a distinctive feature of an interior design,” says New York architect West ...

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Homemade Tartar Bumps Fish Sandwich Up a Notch

I love a deep-fried, puffy-battered fish sandwich, with a tempura-like coating, but I’m not doing that at home. That’s for an indulgent summer seafood shack lunch, or if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in a British pub. But a great, pan-fried piece of fish can be yours with much ...

Green Goddess Dressing and Dip is served with crudites.

All Hail the Green Goddess

Green Goddess Dressing was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, an opulent 19th-century hotel noted for its celebrity chefs. In those days, celebrity chefs were not Food Network Stars, but usually white-toqued men either from, or trained in, Europe. No one was yelling “Bam!” so ...

Ryan Bishop receives a pep talk from his little buddy, nephew Easton Clingenpeel, on May 25, 2016, the day that Ryan was discharged from Acuity to go          to Health South      Rehabilitation Center in Sewickley, Pa. He has completed two rounds of rehabilitation at Health South and continues to receive outpatient therapy in Wheeling.

The Road To Recovery

The road to recovery is far from complete for accident survivor Ryan Bishop of Wheeling, but he and his family are grateful to a local medical facility for making that tough path smoother. Bishop was in a life-threatening vehicle accident on Stone Church Road, a mile from his home, on March ...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, tourists on a boat tour windmills lining Hooge Boezem van de Overwaard canal at the Unesco World Heritage site in Kinderdijk, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Kinderdijk Windmills a Must-See on Trip to Holland

KINDERDIJK, Netherlands (AP) — The windmills at Kinderdijk were built in the mid-1700s as a way to clear water from the low-lying landscape of the western Netherlands. Sometime in the 1950s, the millers and water board members started seeing visitors in sneakers carrying cameras. Yep, ...

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Celebrating the success of the Lazarus houses and Mary and Martha House and marking the mission’s new leadership are, from left, John Moses, Youth Services System executive director; Pat Condron, Lazarus House founder and executive director, and Shelley Rohrig, Lazarus House’s founding board president. Upon Condron’s upcoming retirement, Youth Services System will take over operation of the three sober living houses.

Lazarus House in Wheeling Celebrates Success

A celebration of the past, present and future of the Lazarus houses and Mary and Martha House marked a new chapter for the Wheeling recovery residences. Pat Condron, founder and executive director of the three sober living homes, intends to retire from full-time work in the near future. At ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 2. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Murder Games” by Patterson/Roughan (Little, Brown) 4. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 5. “Use of Force” by Brad Thor (Atria) 6. ...

West Liberty University President Stephen Greiner and Elbin Library 
Director Cheryl 
Harshman accept the gift of a biographical book on Ambassador John Leighton Stuart from the author’s daughter and WLU student, Yijing Shen.  

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Chinese Student Gives Father’s Book to Elbin

In a meaningful gesture of goodwill and sharing, international student Yijing Shen of Hangzhou, China, has presented West Liberty University’s Elbin Library with a special book for its collections. “We are grateful to Yijing for her gift and for thinking of the library. It is a very ...

Special Activities

Relay for Life The Ohio County Relay for Life planning committee will meet at West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Lunch With Books Music and history enthusiast Charles R. Wilson, accompanied by soprano singer Becky Rumfelt, will present “The ...

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Literary historian Rob Velella portrays 19th-century author Nathaniel Hawthorne for a Lunch With Books program at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday.

American Author Hawthorne ‘Appears’ to Read

Although notorious for abhorring crowds, author Nathaniel Hawthorne “appeared” at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling Tuesday to read a selection of his short stories. Literary historian Rob Velella portrayed Hawthorne for a Lunch With Books program. Velella, who has a strong ...

Native American Warfare Speaker To Be Featured At Fort Henry Series

Historian, author and Native American re-enactor Allan Spencer is the featured speaker for the Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the courtroom of West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market St., Wheeling. His topic is “War Process of Native American Warriors ...

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Silver Chopsticks offers favorite dishes in elegant atmosphere

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For Ticket WHEELING — Established in 1998, Silver Chopsticks has an extensive menu featuring all of your favorite Chinese dishes, including a weekday lunch buffet in an enjoyable and relaxing dining room atmosphere. Silver Chopsticks offers an array of beef, chicken, ...

The ABC’s of Great Britain

A Wheeling group touring England this summer saw many of the usual sights, but also visited several sites that are less familiar to international travelers. I was fortunate to be part of the traveling party of 18 members and friends from St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling that spent ...

Special Activities

River Stories Professional storyteller Alan Irvine will share “River Stories: True Historical Accounts of Our Waterways” at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday. The free event is aimed at adults, teens and older youngsters. Light refreshments ...

Reunion Notebook

Martins Ferry Class of ’87 Martins Ferry High School Class of 1987 will hold its 30-year class reunion at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack on Aug. 5. The Aruba room is reserved for the class and is off the casino floor. Cocktails will start at 5 p.m.; a dinner buffet will be ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Murder Games” by Patterson/Roughan (Little, Brown) 3. “The Duchess” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 4. “Use of Force” by Brad Thor (Atria) 5. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 6. ...

YWCA Wheeling Seeks Outstanding Women

The YWCA Wheeling is seeking nominations of women who have had a positive impact on the community for its annual Tribute to Women Awards. The award ceremony will take place Oct. 16. Nominations are due Aug. 15, and winners will be selected and notified by Sept. 1. Nomination forms are ...

Seated from left are Wheeling Symphony  Auxiliary board members, Aimee Stern, Mary Beth Dague and 
Kelly Bettem; standing from left are Kathleen McDermott, Cynthia 
Morrison and Missy Glessner. (Photo Provided)

Symphony Auxiliary Welcomes Members, Installs New Board

The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary board welcomes new members as it prepares to support and celebrate another season of work by the Wheeling Symphony Society Inc. The auxiliary is designed to establish and encourage volunteers, to engage in fundraising that will benefit the Wheeling Symphony ...