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Wheeling Mentalist Brings Show Home

By DORSEY KINDLERStaff WriterCraig Karges was into magic before it was cool - before such luminaries as David Blaine, "Mindfreak" Chris Angel or even David Copperfield. Back when practicing it was more likely to earn you a middle school swirly than a cable show or adoring fans.No, as a kid ...

Oglebay Institute Hosts Beer and Belly Laughs

Oglebay Institute opens its new season of beer tasting events Friday, Oct. 16, at its Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling with a special performance by the popular Left of Centre Improv Troupe.Part of OI's Art and Ale series, the event features a selection of fall-inspired craft brewed beers ...

Halloween Costumes Run the Gamut

By BETSY BETHELLife EditorHalloween costumes have come a long way since the days of cutting eye-holes in a white sheet or buying a cheap plastic mask with razor sharp edges and an elastic band that inevitably snapped right before heading out to trick-or-treat.Halloween is now big business - ...

Halloween Fun: Haunted Houses, Creepy Mazes, Zombie Fights

Escape rooms, zombie fights and carnival sideshow freaks are a few of the themes popping up at this year's Halloween attractions.But if you're not up for extreme frights offered by hard-core haunted houses and nighttime theme park events, there are lots of low-key alternatives, with some venues ...

Middle Creek Elementary School Receives Books

Middle Creek Elementary School students will continue to receive new books thanks to generous contributions from local businesses.Each year, Middle Creek Elementary School receives grants to support its BAM! (Book-A-Month) project. Kohl's recently donated funding to help the school distribute a ...

WLU Employee Set to Walk 60 Miles for Cancer Charity

In a journey of many miles and many dollars, Mary Ann Charlton Edwards of Wellsburg is participating in her ninth Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk this weekend and has raised nearly $35,000 for the cause over the years.Edwards, executive secretary to the president of West Liberty University, is ...

Some Parents Charge Rent to Adult Kids

Parents whose grown children are living at home - and experts say their numbers are growing - can face a complicated question: whether to charge rent, and how much.Circumstances vary from household to household.For Terri Gifford, a self-employed mom in New Rochelle, N.Y., who renovates old ...

Calendar

Sept. 28-30 - Art exhibition, "Reflections" by Judy Mowry-Minder, at Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, free.Sept. 28-30 - Art exhibition, with work by Barb Canterbury, ...

Special Activities

County CouncilThe Ohio County Community Educational Outreach Service will meet at the Valley Grove community building at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Nancy Kish, county president, will convene the business meeting. Any club representative who is unable to attend is asked to send an ...

Local Glass on Auction Block

Here in the Ohio Valley, we are lucky to have lots to do for antiques and history enthusiasts. One of these events is coming up soon as the National Imperial Glass Collectors Society holds its auction to support the Imperial Glass Museum, located in Bellaire.The auction will include glass for ...

OCTOBER CALENDAR

Oct. 1-31 - Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.Oct. 1-31 - Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Oct. 1-31 - Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 ...

Four Generations of Brides Share Legacy of Lace, Love

If a dress could tell a story, it would tell a tale of four weddings and four generations of women, starting with Mildred Marie Momberg Eggerding in 1934 and ending - for now - with her great-granddaughter, Katy Gallaher Wakim, who was married in Wheeling on Sept. 5.It has come out of the ...

How to Encourage Friendships Without Hovering Over Them

Perhaps over the summer, your child got together with their friends on Facebook instead of face-to-face. Your child may have 1,000 Facebook friends, but no real friends.But with the new school year, your child will need some friends to talk to, spend time with, share sleepovers and growing-up ...

Broadway at Capitol Announces 2015-16 Season

Broadway at the Capitol announces the 2015-16 season lineup that includes Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, "Menopause the Musical" and the Celtic Woman tour.Season tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the WesBanco Arena box office or charge by ...

Barnesville Youth Center To Host Indie Pop Duo

Skyflight Productions presents Good Graeff on Thursday Sept. 24, at The Albert S. George Youth Center in Barnesville. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.The duo features twin sisters Brooke and Brit, who create powerful folk-charged indie pop that centers on Brooke's dynamic and original vocals and upbeat ...

Center Seeks to Raise Awareness of Child Care Needs

On a typical day at Holy Family Child Care Center in Wheeling, babies wriggle in high chairs during snack time while their teacher reads to them, 2-year-olds flip through picture books, 3-year-olds take their cues from their teacher as they hop, jump and crawl across the open floor while ...

Bethany to Present Sci-Fi Originial

Bethany College will debut the world premiere of "Naked Emperors,"a sci-fi play written and directed by Luke Hardt, the college's director of theater and an associate professor of theater.The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Sept. 24-27. Admission is free, but ...

Special Activities

AARPGreater Wheeling Area Chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park's White Palace at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Reservations for members are required and can be made today, Sept. 20, by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made reservations and need ...

Bats, Bourbon, Barbaro:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Situated on the Ohio River, Louisville is steeped in history, from its roots in the bourbon industry to its claim as the horse racing capital of the world to its world-famous baseball bats.Just don't pronounce the name wrong. (Luevel.)Indeed, there's much debate over how to ...

Warwick China Remains Among Wheeling’s Best-Known Brands

What is Wheeling's best-known china company from its manufacturing heyday? Warwick China, of course.If you knew the answer to this question, you are most likely an antiques or local history buff and perhaps a collector yourself. But if you don't know the answer to this query, then here are the ...