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Making More Use Of ‘Big Data’ in Education

America's community colleges offer the promise of a more affordable pathway to a bachelor's degree. Students can pay substantially less for the first two years of college, transfer to a four-year college or university, and still earn their diploma in the same amount of time. At least in theory. ...

Correct Pay Discrepancies Between Whites, Minorities

The Intel Corporation is about to do something so radical and unconventional in the realm of American business that its CEO, Brian Krzanich, admits that he's "scared to death." What could possibly so rattle the confidence of the top official of the world's largest semiconductor chip ...

Next President Must Repair Foreign Relations

Just a few days ago, Iran tested ballistic missiles capable of striking American allies in the Middle East. As the Islamic Republic is eager to make clear, Israel is the primary target. The second launch featured the Qadr H, a precision-guided missile with a range of roughly 1,250 miles. The ...

Thinking More About Why We Go to War

At last year's annual meeting of the American Political Science Association my Cato colleague Ben Friedman organized a panel to consider the question "Why is there not more scholarly evaluation of war?"The good people at H-Diplo/ISSF Forum invited us to reprise our discussion for a wider ...

Belleek Irish Pottery Has a Long History

Eggshell thin and creamy white, the pottery known as Belleek is a perfect choice to display as St. Patrick's Day draws near.Classic Belleek sports pale green shamrocks and delights collectors. Collectors all over the world enjoy it and purchase new pieces or old treasures when they can find ...

Belleek Irish Pottery Has a Long History

Eggshell thin and creamy white, the pottery known as Belleek is a perfect choice to display as St. Patrick's Day draws near.Classic Belleek sports pale green shamrocks and delights collectors. Collectors all over the world enjoy it and purchase new pieces or old treasures when they can find ...

Finger on the Pulse Of Heart Health

Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States and around the world. Yet in light of all of the staggering statistics related to cardiovascular fatalities, perhaps the most jolting figure is this: more than 80 percent of these deaths are ...

Ludolph to Speak Out on Recycling

Scott Ludolph, owner and operator of Scrappy Pappy's, will make the case for citywide recycling as the final speaker in the 2015-16 Temple Shalom Social Action Lecturer Series, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20. The event takes place at the temple on Bethany Pike.Ludolph, who inherited the Fulton area ...

Speaker Examines Black Soldiers’ Role in Civil War

Living historian Anthony Gibbs of Columbus portrayed an African-American soldier for a presentation on the U.S. Colored Troops at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling Tuesday.Gibbs, who is the Ohio History Connection's coordinator of community engagement, spoke to a Lunch With Books ...

Dinner Set to Honor Joe Eddy

Joe Eddy, one of the most highly respected leaders in West Virginia's business and industry sector, will be honored for his dedication to West Virginia Northern Community College at the institution's annual fundraising dinner.Eddy, vice president of the WVNCC Foundation board of trustees, will ...

St. Paddy’s Fest Moves To The Harv

CHANGE Inc. is preparing for its 12th annual agency fundraiser, St. Paddy's Fest, which will be held for the first time at The Harv at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort on Friday, March 11.The event had to be moved from the Grande Ballroom to make room for more revelers, Judy Raveaux, ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club Thursday, March 10, for a program at 10:30 a.m. and luncheon. There is a cost for the luncheon. For more information and to make a reservation, call 304-242-4709 today, March 6.Ormet RetireesThe Ormet Retirees Club is ...

Heart’s Desire

While many people think that gifts come from the heart, Jim Conley of St. Clairsville has received the most precious present of all - the gift of a heart - to save his life.A year ago, he was under hospice care for heart failure, but on Christmas Eve, the 65-year-old underwent a heart ...

Collecting Colorful Quimper

Quimper pottery is named after the Breton town in northwestern France where it has been made for over 300 years. A charming, colorful pottery, it is a faience ware, which means hand-painted, tin enamel-glazed earthenware.Often the theme is peasant images, seashore or fishing scenes.Quimper is ...

WSO Serves Beethoven, Beer and Schnitzel

Maestro Andre Raphel returns to the podium for an evening of live music featuring the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. The lively and rhythmic opening of Mozart's "Six German Dances, K. 509" sets the stage of this ...

WJU Hosts Spring Student Art Exhibit

Nearly 20 Wheeling Jesuit students will display original artwork during an exhibit running from March 10 to April 12.An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, inside the WJU Art Gallery located in Kirby Hall."The exhibition provides WJU students the opportunity to ...

French Heritage Is Focus Of Commemorative Dinner

In France, family meals are always an occasion. An everyday event becomes a celebration of one of life's most basic pleasures.For the sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph, special meals also are a celebration of their French heritage.The Wheeling congregation is one of many that stem from ...

Reunions

Moundsville High SchoolMoundsville High School alumni are having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3.Triadelphia Classes of '68-'70Triadelphia High School Class of 1970 is inviting members of Triadelphia Class of 1968 and Triadelphia Class of 1969 to attend ...