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Margi Roberts provides tender loving care for her Garden of Hope at East Ohio Regional Hospital. She works in the hospital pharmacy, is a 32-year cancer survivor and also serves as the facilitator of the hospital’s breast cancer support group.

Garden Of Hope Honors Patients

MARTINS FERRY — Margi Roberts calls it the Garden of Hope in honor and memory of all the breast cancer patients she has met during her 27 years as the facilitator of the breast cancer support group at East Ohio Regional Hospital. Roberts is a 32-year cancer survivor. She donates her time to ...

Study: ER Patients Rate OTC Pain Meds Vs. Opioids ER Patients

CHICAGO — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin ...

This undated photo provided by Rejuvenation shows a midcentury-style starburst doorbell which would complement a contemporary home. (Rejuvenation/www.rejuvenation.com via AP)

Whether Retro or High-tech, Modern Doorbells Summon in Style

Before electricity, doorbells rang via a complex rigging of mechanical pulleys. Visitors pulled a rope or turned a key-like affair — think Downton Abbey’s elaborate system to summon staff, but on a smaller scale for the masses. The electric doorbell was invented in 1831, and by the ...

Birth Announcement

Jameson John Samuel McFarland was born at 3:07 p.m. Oct. 10, son of James McFarland and Brandi Vein of Steubenville. He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. He is the brother of Camden and Markie. Paternal grandparents are Barbara McFarland of Bellaire and the late John ...

From left, Sons of the American Revolution George Washington Chapter members gather at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Washington County, Pa., prior to the 2016 laying of the wreaths for Wreaths Across of America. From left are chapter president Larry Ridgway, Gary Timmons, Ron Miller, Michael Merryman and Larry Perkins.

Art Informed by Industry on Display at WLU

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery now features the works of Pittsburgh artist, curator and educator Chris McGinnis. The exhibition, titled “Ridges and Shafts,” opened on Oct. 25 and will remain on display through Nov. 16. “The ‘Ridges and Shafts’ ...

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Chris McGinnis stands with one of his works of art on display at the West Liberty University Nutting Gallery through Nov. 16.

Art Informed by Industry on Display at WLU

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery now features the works of Pittsburgh artist, curator and educator Chris McGinnis. The exhibition, titled “Ridges and Shafts,” opened on Oct. 25 and will remain on display through Nov. 16. “The ‘Ridges and Shafts’ ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Orgin” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 3. “Deep Freeze” by John Sanford (Putnam) 4. “Uncommon Type” by Tom Hanks (Knopf) 5. “Sleeping Beauties” by King/King (Scribner) 6. “Fairytale” by ...

Back to the Grind: Collecting Coffee Mills

Morning coffee has been a necessity for centuries, and there have been numerous patents for coffee-making machines. The first American patent was given to Thomas Bruff Sr. in 1798. Coffee grinders, also called coffee mills, were needed to grind the coffee beans to cook with water to make ...

hard board dolls like this cute little Julie began to be used for paper doll bodies in the mid-20th century

Paper Dolls, Collectible Toy From Pre-tech Times

Like everything today, toys are high tech. But not that long ago, it was quite a different story; children played with paper dolls, paper airplanes and simple wooden toys. Collectors still enjoy these playthings. Paper dollies are especially fun to collect because they take up little space ...

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Prevention Education Conference Slated

WHEELING — The seventh annual Partners in Prevention conference will include sessions on a variety of topics relevant to working with children and families, including poverty, naloxone administration, communicating more humanely with people with disabilities, and child sexual abuse ...

This undated photo provided by Tim Steele shows a container home designed and built by Steele House in Callicoon Center, N.Y. (Nils Schlebusch/Tim Steele via AP)

Converting Cargo Containers Into Homes

Cargo containers, long a staple of international trade, are designed to be affordable, sturdy and water-tight. So it’s no surprise that for decades they’ve been used by the military, the needy — or just the hip — for other uses, including dwellings. What’s new is that the ...

This Sept. 27, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows spiced roasted vegetables with mixed grains in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Pep Up Your Veggies

I am smaller than a dime, and though I am cool, I can also burn. I can be many colors, but also none at all. I am a household name, but people rarely speak of me. What am I? The answer is an item so insignificant to your daily life that it never crosses your mind — pepper. It’s a ...

These Bugs Don’t Bite

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of several features in the October/November issue of OV Parent magazine, a free publication distributed throughout the Ohio Valley to schools, libraries, daycare centers and retail centers. There’s so much to see and do outdoors this time of year. Even the ...

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Gathering for the West Liberty University International Culture Fair organized by the international club are, kneeling from left, Lucia Capdevila, Dr. Heather Kalb, Dr. Vishakha Maskey and Zack Hamrick; holding the banner from left, Mihaela Szabo, Yuanyuan Zhang, Nur Masarwa and Kasia Nowakowska; and back row from left, Chaityana Sharma, Yijing Shen, Neha Handa, Klara Kabuth (obscured), Nick Liddy, Halim Zaibi, Adwit Lamicchane, Ryota Nakagi, Abir Farhat, Damar Barakat and Natasha Muhametzyanova. Countries represented in this group of students, faculty and staff include the U.S., Tunisia, Romania, Nepal, Ukraine, Australia, India, Germany, Turkmenistan, Japan, China, Spain, Poland and Palestine (Israel).

See the World From the Hilltop

WEST LIBERTY — Local students and residents will have the opportunity to see the world without leaving the Hilltop in November, as West Liberty University’s international community hosts a diverse array of programs during International Education Month. From Mexico’s Day of the Dead ...

"Fallingwater" by Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Praise Flows for ‘Fallingwater’

It took longer for the children’s book, “Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece,” to come to fruition than it did for the celebrated architect to design and build the magnificent house in western Pennsylvania. But the lengthy process has paid dividends for ...

November calendar

Nov. 1-16 — Art exhibition, “Ridges and Shafts,” work of Chris McGinnis, at Nutting Art Gallery, Hall of Fine Arts, West Liberty University, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, free. Nov. 1 — Program, “Skulls,” at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education ...

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The cast of Towngate Theatre’s “The Reluctant Dragon” includes, from left, Kacie Craig, Evan Oslund, Tim Thompson and Zachary Michael.

Dragon Tale Celebrates Unlikely Friendship

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute presents “The Reluctant Dragon” for one-show only at 3 p.m. Saturday at Towngate Theatre, 2115 Market St. Part of Towngate’s children’s theater season, the tale follows the unlikely friendship between a peace-loving, poetry-spouting dragon who prefers a ...

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Clay works such as this one by Susan Phillips will be on display from Nov. 9-30 at the Wheeling Artisan Center’s 3rd Floor Loft Gallery.

Wheeling Heritage Hosts Clay Sculpture Exhibit

WHEELING —Wheeling Heritage will welcome Pennsylvania artist Susan Phillips to display her clay works for a November exhibit in the 3rd Floor Loft Gallery of the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. “Clay as Clay” will run Nov. 9-30, with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. ...

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Showing a sampling of crafts to be sold at the 29th annual spaghetti dinner and craft sale to benefit the sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph are crafters, from left, Sisters Mary Alice Girrens, Marguerite O’Brien, Mary Ann Rosenbaum, Kathleen Durkin and Gabriella Wagner.

Sisters Prepare For Spaghetti Dinner, Craft Sale

WHEELING — The 29th annual spaghetti dinner and craft sale benefitting the Congregation of St. Joseph will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Mount St. Joseph. This year’s event is dedicated to Sister Carol Hannig, CSJ, who died in August. The craft sale will be featured in the ...

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Vials of flu vaccines are lined up. There’s a relatively new vaccine for over 65 that includes an immune-boosting additive, but it hasn’t been around long enough to know exactly how well works.

Vaccine Panel Discusses Waning Effectiveness

NEW YORK — Two years ago, George Green got stabbing pain and bad blisters around his right arm. It was the worst case of shingles his doctor had ever seen. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I had the vaccine! How come I got this?’” recalled Green, a 68-year-old engineer in Austell, Ga., who ...