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African American Students, Educators Honored at Banquet

WHEELING — The annual Ohio Valley African American Students Association honored 31 high school seniors at its 10th annual banquet held May 9 at the River City Banquet Hall in Wheeling. In addition to the students recognized for their academic accomplishments, Brian Walker, a current ...

Museums Laud Design Inspired By and Committed to Nature

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, have joined forces in “Nature,” a blockbuster show devoted to cutting-edge designs both inspired by nature and entwined in nature, with a focus on sustainability. The show is ...

Brady Medovic Honored as West Virginia Mother of the Year by American Mothers

WHEELING — Brady Medovic is a friend, daughter, sister, aunt, wife and mother. She knows the pain of loss and the joy of birth. The 34-year-old Wheeling resident is also an advocate for celebrating and honoring the lives of women everywhere. Medovic is a community development manager for ...

YSS Emeritus Board Meets

Photo Provided Youth Services System Inc. Emeritus Board members met for breakfast at Generations Pub in Wheeling recently to reminisce and hear about the latest programs at YSS as the agency approaches its 45th anniversary this month. Three current or former clients also shared their ...

Sidewalk, Yard or Garage, These Sales are Hard to Pass Up !

What’s your best deal that you ever found at a garage sale? Though I’m not what you call a yard sale addict, I do occasionally stop at one if it looks interesting. And I’ve participated in quite a few as a seller. One of my favorite items that I’ve ever come across at a garage sale is ...

Children Have Enjoyed Toys About Everyday Life for Years

Children have always wanted to imitate the activities of people they see. So, toys have been made for centuries that are dressed to look like friends and, if possible, let them pretend to cook, play or work like grown-ups. In Germany, toy factories made small colorful tin toys from about 1880 ...

Left of Centre (Market) Is a Funny Place to Be May 18

WHEELING — Join the Left of Centre Improv Players for a night of improvisational comedy at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. Under the direction of Towngate Theatre director Tim Thompson, the troupe comprises veteran performers and talented newcomers. The ...

Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Annual Spring Concert Set for Monday

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra announces its annual spring concert, featuring both the Sinfonietta and the Philharmonic orchestras. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center at Wheeling Park High School. This concert is free and ...

Discover Recovery In A Judgment Free Zone

WHEELING — The Community Impact Coalition along with partners, the City of Wheeling and the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, are hosting Discover Recovery from 3-7 p.m. May 22 at WesBanco Arena for those with addiction and/or their families. Individuals with drug dependency often need ...

‘A Mother’s Heart Divided: A Civil War Story’ Set for May 18

WHEELING — JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood, West Virginia, will present “A Mother’s Heart Divided: A WV Civil War Story” at 1 p.m. May 18 at West Virginia Independence Hall, 16th and Market street in downtown Wheeling. The program will be in honor of Mother’s Day and is free and open to ...

Northern Panhandle Head Start’s Annual Meeting Is Wednesday

WHEELING — The Board of Directors of Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. will hold its annual corporation meeting Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Orchard Park, 1 Orchard Road, Suite 1, Wheeling, to recognize the accomplishments of the program over the last year. Created in 1965, by President ...

College Corner

MORGANTOWN — Allison Hone, a 2012 Wheeling Park High School graduate, recently received her Masters of Science in family nurse practitioner from West Virginia University. She received her Bachelors of Science in nursing in 2015. Hone is currently working in the ICU unit at Mon General ...

Oglebay to Host Memorial Day Celebration May 24-27

WHEELING — Kick off summer at Oglebay this Memorial Day weekend with live entertainment, fireworks, face painting, inflatable rides, and more. 2019 Memorial Day festivities include: ∫ Fireworks Extravaganza — May 25 at 9:15 p.m. fireworks display over Schenk Lake. Bring a ...

Surprise Mom With A Special Breakfast in Bed

By Donna Erickson It’s morning. You’ve opened this newspaper, or you are reading it online. Wouldn’t a fluffy, crisp waffle taste good right now? Keep that thought, and now think about Mother’s Day, coming up on Sunday, May 12. Mom would no doubt be delighted with breakfast-in-bed ...

Home for Men Celebrates 90th Birthday

WHEELING — Nearly 100 years ago, a Wheeling banker, civic and church leader knew that his beloved Wheeling community needed a place for aging men to live where they could be cared for and find friendship and peace of mind. Dallas, W.Va.-born John Brown was that person whose foresight and ...

Delicate Hankies — Nothing to Sneeze At

My mother had a whole drawer of delicate handkerchiefs and after she passed away, I was happy to give the drawer, brimming with fine examples, a new home. Maybe it’s because when I learned to iron, I was given the task of pressing the flat stuff, like the handkerchiefs, tea towels and ...

Friends of Wheeling Bestow Annual Awards

WHEELING — Friends of Wheeling and Wheeling Heritage co-sponsored their annual awards dinner Wednesday evening at River City restaurant. Each year Friends of Wheeling honors individuals and/or organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to historic preservation in the local area. ...

WSO Concludes Its 89th Season with Fuchs, Mozart, & Tchaikovsky

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the 2018-19 season, Fate and Triumph: Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony with guest artist Soyeon Kate Lee, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. Music director finalist Silas Huff will ...

Thursday Music Club Honors Students

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club has presented awards to 48 students who participated in the 2019 Young Musicians Auditions. An honors recital was presented at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church for students who received ratings of superior or superior with honors during the auditions. ...

Park Players to Present The Classic Gershwin Musical ‘Crazy for You’

WHEELING — Lucky audience members will get the chance to witness a classic Gershwin musical production when the Park Players of Wheeling Park High School present their spring musical, “Crazy for You, Friday through Sunday,” May 3-5. The play will be held in the high school’s J.B. ...