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Butler Marks 95th Birthday

Denzil Butler of Cameron will celebrate his 95th birthday on Wednesday. He was born May 23, 1923, in Gilmer County, W.Va., and was married to the late Genevieve Sampson. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran, served as minister of List Street Church of Christ and retired last year from his career ...

Nursing Students At WLU Celebrate Accomplishment

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University nursing students marked their graduation in a special way recently with a professional nursing pinning ceremony recently held in Kelly Theatre. Opening remarks were delivered by WLU President Stephen Greiner. The class of 2018 of nursing graduates ...

Special Activities

Film Showing The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., will offer a special after-hours film presentation of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” rated R, in the library’s lower level at 6 p.m. Thursday. The film showing is free and open to the public. ...

People’s University Course On World War II Starts Tuesday

WHEELING — The next subject in the Ohio County Public Library’s popular People’s University series is World War II. This series, featuring an array of historians and experts, is being offered in connection with the “We Can Do It! WWII” traveling exhibit from the Senator John Heinz ...

Volunteer Reading Tutors Treated to Lunch and a Show

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools on Tuesday thanked its volunteer reading tutors for donating their time to benefit the school system’s students. Student Services Director Raquel McLeod welcomed the tutors to the school system’s annual reception held at the Wheeling Park High School ...

Low Profile High Style

Kitchens tend to be designed as star players on the residential stage. Their role is often aspirational —pro chef’s lair, for example, or the country kitchen from that Italian movie you loved. But there’s a different story being played out by some kitchen designers today: kitchens ...

Artists Test Their ‘Metal’ At Stifel Center

WHEELING — “Tin is the New Black,” an exhibition featuring professional artists working in repurposed printed lithographed metal, is on display at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling through June 22. Unique and colorful, the exhibit explores the imaginative stories ...

Little Free Library Placed at Historic Site

WHEELING — Grow Warwood Pride unveiled a “little free library” at the Community Bank in Warwood on May 11. “The site is significant,” said Grow Warwood Pride president Julie Davis. “We chose it to pay tribute to the historical site of the Ohio County Library Warwood branch.” ...

Divorce Has Been a Royal Nuisance, Until Now

LONDON — Divorce has bedeviled Britain’s royal family for many centuries. It has created problems not only when Prince Charles and Princess Diana ended their marriage in the most bitter fashion in 1996 but also when other royals — Princess Margaret — fell in love with people who ...

Trans Fats on UN Health Agency Hit List

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a ...

Latest Apps Put the Feng In Your Home’s Shui

Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home — or plants in your garden — used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of imagination. The process has gotten easier — and way more streamlined — thanks to a burgeoning selection of home and garden ...

Twenty Minutes to Prepare Summer on a Plate

Grilled fish is the official dish of summer around our house. There is nothing I love to eat more in warm weather than a piece of fresh seasonal fish cooked on the grill — the slightly sweet flesh offset by a tiny bit of char. You can use some fish from your freezer stash in a pinch, but ...

A Fond Farewell to Andre Raphel

WHEELING — For Andre Raphel, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s departing maestro, the repertoire for his final concert this week represents “the sound that has developed during our work together” over the past 15 seasons. A year ago, Raphel announced that he would be leaving the ...

Meadowcroft Marks 50 Years of Interpreting History

Fifty years ago, Albert Miller, a livestock farmer with a hankering for history, opened a 19th-century historical village called Meadowcroft on 198 acres of ancestral land he and his brother Delvin had bought back from the Jefferson Coal and Coke Co. The historic village, operated as a ...

Ohio Valley Has The Write Stuff

The inaugural Ohio Valley Writing Contest fetched a fantastic response, according to organizers. Winners were presented certificates and prizes in front of a standing-room only crowd on April 26 at the Martins Ferry Public Library auditorium. “We were actually really overwhelmed with how ...

Escape Electronics With Getaways, Local Spots

Many people may live for the next notification on their phones, but for others, being constantly attached to their electronic devices can be a hassle. When a plugged-in existence calls for a getaway, there are options for doing so both in town and out. For a quieter moment around Wheeling, ...

Treat Your Windows

Even the simplest window treatments have an important role to play in the look of a room. “They really soften and furnish a space much more than most people imagine,” says interior designer Betsy Burnham of Los Angeles. Yet she often has to reassure people that drapes, curtains or ...

Welcome Spring With Pasta Primavera

Springtime is the right time for Pasta Primavera, which is, after all, the Italian word for spring. There’s some controversy about who invented this wonderful dish, but everyone agrees that it was made famous in the late ’70s at New York’s Le Cirque restaurant. In any case, the recipe ...

Conference On Mental Health Set At WLU

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Wheeling and West Liberty University will host a two-day mental health conference at the university’s Highlands location on Thursday and Friday, June 7-8. Keynote speakers will be Kevin Hines, mental health advocate who survived a jump ...

Towngate Stages ‘August: Osage County’

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre closes its 2017-18 season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts. It will be staged Friday through next Sunday and May 18-19. One of the most critically acclaimed plays in recent history, ...