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Benwood Is Setting for Author Deanna Edens’ Latest Book

Deanna Edens, a native West Virginian who writes stories about West Virginia history, has recently released a book called “Appalachian Tales.” This book describes the Benwood Mine Disaster along with the disappearance of the Sodder children. “Appalachian Tales” describes the life of ...

Our Lady of Peace School Preschooler Brings Joy to Others

WHEELING — Most wouldn’t think a child as young as 3 can change the world, but the staff and students at Our Lady of Peace School do. Just talk to them about preschooler Dayton Parsons, the son of Kayla Clutter and Christopher Parsons, of Wheeling. For the last two years the bright-eyed, ...

A Dallas Motel Was So-Called Rare Haven for Black Travelers

By ROBERT WILONSKY The Dallas Morning News DALLAS (AP) — In all of Dallas, Texas, there stands today but a single motel that once served as a rare haven for black travelers driving through Jim Crow country. The Dallas Morning News reports the motor court sits along Fort Worth Avenue ...

Celebrating Five Generations

Photo Provided Celebrating five generations of the Chieffalo family are Anthony “Tony” Chieffalo, 90, a resident of Elmhurst in Wheeling who is holding his great-great-grandson Jaleel Hill, 2 months. Standing from left are Chieffalo’s great-granddaughter, Deenalyn Hill who is Jaleel’s ...

Classic Classicals to Entertain Thursday Music Club at Stifel

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club will hold a luncheon meeting at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, at 11 a.m. Thursday. Classic Classicals of West Liberty University, under the direction Linda Cowan and Angela Day, will entertain the club. Sponsors for ...

Learn About Syrup Production and Enjoy a Pancake Breakfast

WHEELING — Something sweet is happening in Oglebay! Naturalists at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center have been working hard preparing this year’s harvest of maple syrup, which the public can enjoy during OI’s annual Maple Sugaring Day. Maple Sugaring Day ...

Saints, Social Changes and Appalachia Dinner Are Among WJU Series Topics

WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced the schedule for the spring 2019 Lecture Series, which includes a total of seven lectures that will feature a variety of events and topics. All of the events will take place on WJU’s campus. The first event, which was held last week, was ...

Special Activities

Meditation Workshop Sarah Gibbons will lead a beginner-friendly meditation workshop for adults at the Martins Ferry Public Library, 20 S. Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch With Books In celebration of Wheeling 250 and Women’s History Month, ...

WJU Slated To Celebrate Culture Fest On March 16

WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University will celebrate its annual Culture Fest on Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Benedum Room, located in Swint Hall. The public is invited. This event is a celebration of international heritage and will feature entertainment, native dishes ...

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Announces March Events

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville has planned a full schedule of programs throughout the month of March for visitors of all ages. Guests can attend the openings of the Featured Artist of the Month exhibit and the 37th Annual Marshall County Student ...

An Evening of Storytelling Through Symphonies, Arias and Songs

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces the next concert of the 2018-19 season, “Brahms Symphony No. 4,” with guest artist Soloman Howard, conducted by music director finalist John Devlin. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the Capitol Theatre in ...

Movers and Shakers in the World of Collectibles

Is there any novelty item more popular to collect than salt n’ peppers? Salt and pepper shakers are found in just about every kitchen but in the home of a collector, they do more than season food — they provide spice to decor and are at the heart of an entertaining hobby. Novelty ...

Lecture Series Explores A Powerful, Widely Renowned Photo-Documentary March 7

WHEELING —Photographer Angelo Merendino will discuss his internationally recognized photo-documentary, “The Battle We Didn’t Choose - My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center as part of “The Art of Healing” ...

Impacts of World War I Eyed

MOUNDSVILLE — Presenter William Hal Gorby will explore how World War I impacted people in the region, from the men who joined the military to those on the home-front, in a program set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, Fifth Street at Tomlinson ...

Cigna Employee Lends Helping Hand to Local Youth

WHEELING — Colette Sanner knows a thing or two about children in need. As a foster mom, she has learned the ins and outs and ups and downs of the system and the children it serves. Also a former mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sanner knows mentors play a powerful role in the lives of ...

Gallery Hop With Artworks Around Town

WHEELING — Wheeling resident April Waltz will display her paintings at Artworks Around Town for the month of March. The opening reception will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, March 1 in the Studio Gallery of Artworks in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market. Waltz has been creative all ...

The Linsly School Presents: “The Greatest Show!”

WHEELING — It’s “The Greatest Show” as Linsly presents the 81st annual Extravaganza performance on Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre. With a much-anticipated opening act inspired by the popular musical, “The Greatest Showman,” the Linsly Extravaganza promises to ...

March Calendar

March 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. March 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only. ...

Woman’s Club of Wheeling Will Meet

WHEELING —The Woman’s Club of Wheeling will meet Friday at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St. The executive board of directors will meet at 10:45 a.m. and the general meeting will begin at 1 p.m. President Patty Travis will preside over both meetings. The education community service ...