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November Calendar

Nov. 1-30 - Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.Nov. 1-30 - Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Nov. 1-30 - Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, Nov. ...

Collectors Get Fired Up About Hair Irons

No matter how commonplace the item, somebody somewhere just loves it. There are antique collectors for just about anything, even old curling irons.Though seemingly simple gadgets, curling irons have changed greatly over the past 100 years or so.Iron tongs were used by barbers centuries ago to ...

Two Sisters Mark 60th CSJ Jubilees

Sister Christine Riley and Sister Mona Farthing are celebrating their 60th jubilees with the Congregation of St. Joseph.They celebrated with Eucharistic liturgy Saturday, Oct. 24, followed by dinner at Mount St. Joseph in Wheeling.Riley, a native of Weston, has a long association with the ...

Special Activities

Spaghetti DinnerThe Wheeling Park High School band will hold a spaghetti dinner at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, from noon-6 p.m. today, Oct. 25. Take-out meals also will be available.Ohio County CouncilThe Ohio County Community Educational Outreach Service ...

Dancing With the Ohio Valley Stars

"Dancing With the Ohio Valley Stars" is poised once again to bring together a motley assortment of colorful dance contestants to raise money for a good cause.Seven "celebrities" who are amateur dancers will jive, cha-cha and salsa their way around the Capitol Theatre stage with their ...

A Modern Take on Local History

A local English professor has partnered with the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh to introduce her students to some of Ohio County's historical gems. The students, in turn, will introduce these sites to the world through digital stories that will be posted on the Internet.On Thursday, Oct. ...

Arts Commission Announces Meter Mural Project Winners

A miniature mural of an aquatic scene, inspired by nearby Coleman's Fish Market, has netted the Best of Show prize in the Centre Market Parking Meter Mural Project, sponsored by the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission.Retired teacher Jeri Delong of Shadyside won $250 for the meter she ...

Adena Couple Grows Tomato Plants Towering 10-Feet Tall

When Chris Thompson and her husband Bob of Adena were given tomato plants this summer, they never dreamed the fruit's stalk would grow to be 10 feet tall.Chris Thompson's friend, MaryAnn Zeroski, gave her eight plants of a variety handed to down her from her father, the late Ferruccio ...

Nature Program Gives A Hoot About Owls

Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center will host a family nature program as part of its ongoing mission to bring families together to learn about the natural world and pique children's interests in science and nature."Mythbusting Nature: Outrageously Awesome Owls" will take ...

Archival Room, Train Photography Exhibit Open

Enlightening records of the Wheeling area's history and visual reminders of its heritage are now stored and on display in the Ohio County Public Library's expanded and enhanced archives.A large, secure, climate-controlled room has been established on the library's lower level for the storage, ...

Home Repair Workshop Set

A "Basic Home Repair Workshop for Women" will be offered next month on the Wheeling campus of West Virginia Northern Community College.The workshop will be held from 6-9 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19, in the first floor lab of the Applied Technology Center, corner of ...

Special Activities

Organ RecitalBill Haller, a retired faculty member from West Virginia University School of Music, will present an organ recital at Grace Lutheran Church, 1154 National Road, Wheeling, at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 18. The recital is free and open to the public.The program, titled "Jigs and Other ...

‘Do Something’ to Connect Volunteers, Nonprofits

No matter what season of life people are in - college, young professional, parent, empty-nester, retiree - there are local nonprofit agencies that could benefit from their time and talents. Often, though, potential volunteers go untapped because they are unaware of their community's needs.OV ...

Wheeling Hospital Receives Warriors in Pink Quilt

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Neighborhood Ford Store has presented a Warriors in Pink quilt to Wheeling Hospital's Comprehensive Breast Care Center.Jim Robinson, owner of the Jim Robinson Ford dealership at The Highlands, made the presentation to Dr. Jondavid Pollock, a ...

Monster Bash To Benefit Harmony House on Saturday

Harmony House, Children's Advocacy Center, will hold its annual Monster Mash Bash fundraiser for its Belmont County site from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the J.B. Martin Recreation Center in St. Clairsville."We have a lot of Halloween fun in store, a boo-tiful venue and, most importantly, ...

Wheeling Hospital Receives Warriors in Pink Quilt

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Neighborhood Ford Store has presented a Warriors in Pink quilt to Wheeling Hospital's Comprehensive Breast Care Center.Jim Robinson, owner of the Jim Robinson Ford dealership at The Highlands, made the presentation to Dr. Jondavid Pollock, a ...

Addiction Prayer Service at Church

A Wheeling church is sponsoring a prayer service on Saturday, Oct. 24, for all those impacted or concerned about substance abuse addiction in the community.The one-hour service of prayer and music will begin at 4 p.m. in the chapel at Christ United Methodist Church at the corner of Washington ...