Features

Acker Celebrates 95th

Waneta Acker of St. Clairsville will celebrate her 95th birthday on Tuesday, June 23.Acker is the mother of two children. The family includes Susan (George) Gabel of St. Clairsville and Glen (Margie) Acker of Cross Lanes, W.Va. She has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Acker is ...

Reunions

Wellman-EmeryThe annual Wellman-Emery reunion will be held Saturday, June 27, at the Floyd Gump Lodge on U.S. 250 outside the city limits of Moundsville.Dinner will be at 1 p.m. with hot dogs and coffee provided. Families are to bring a covered dish, beverages and lawn chairs.WoodsThe family of ...

Authors Examine President Lincoln

By LINDA COMINSStaff WriterTwo authors visiting Wheeling offered their perspectives on Abraham Lincoln's presidency from opposite ends of the spectrum - recounting an early crisis and re-examining the assassination of the chief executive.Both writers utilized primary source material for their ...

Artists Sought to Paint Historic Wheeling

Artworks Around Town invites all artists to participate in Wheeling's 2015 plein air painting event, Paint Historic Wheeling. New this year will be a judged competition, with cash prizes for best of show and merit award, plus honorable mentions that will receive free registration for the 2016 ...

Direct From Italy

Good Mansion Wines is getting deeper into the imported Italian food business. In early May, owner Dominick Cerrone attended Italy's largest food expo, Tuttofood, in Milan. The three-day gathering of over 3,000 food vendors occurs every other year and is one of the largest in the world, ...

‘Every Hero Has a Story’

Calling all reading superheroes, it's time to discover "Every Hero Has a Story" through the children's summer reading program at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling.Lee Ann Cleary, children's specialist, said a different feature this summer involves two levels of participation in the ...

Dance Group Celebrates Heritage on W.Va. Day

Underlying the hustle and bustle of modern life, our American heritage is all around us just waiting to be explored.That is why members of the Heritage Dance Association turn out each year to take part in West Virginia Day, an annual observance that provides the opportunity to delve into the ...

Reunions

Triadelphia Class of '47Triadelphia High School Class of 1947 will meet for lunch Tuesday, June 16, at Undo's Restaurant, 2153 National Road, Wheeling.Wheeling Classes of'50-'55Reservations will be accepted until Monday, June 15, for the combined reunion of Wheeling High School Classes of ...

Library Celebrates Juneteenth for Arts Fest

"Juneteenth Revisted, A Celebration of Freedom" is the theme of the history and literature events planned for the Wheeling Arts Fest Saturday, June 20.The majority of the literary events will take place at the Ohio County Public Library, located at 52 16th St.Juneteenth is the oldest known ...

Your Chance to Make A Mask at Arts Fest

Wheeling Arts Fest participants are invited to join the Marian House Drop-In Center in creating a community mask display.The theme for the display is "We Are All Individuals," and the masks will be made through a process called face casting, which involves applying medical-grade plaster cloths ...

College Corner

Six local residents were awarded Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.Bradley Balestra of Wheeling is the son of Samuel and Mary Balestra. He is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School. While studying at the WVU School of Pharmacy, Balestra ...

What Capote And Cambridge Glass Have in Common

What do you know about Cambridge Glass? If you're like me, not so much; but, after I received a press release that led with a reference to Truman Capote and his 1966 Black and White Ball, I definitely was intrigued.Nearly 60 years after the famed Cambridge Glass Co. of Cambridge, Ohio closed ...

Author Re-evaluates Gen. Rosecrans’ Civil War Contributions

A new book sheds light on the Civil War battlefield contributions of Union Gen. William S. Rosecrans, who was stationed in Wheeling for a time.Author David Moore appeared at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling Tuesday, June 9, and talked about his book, "William S. ...

Crittenton Race Honors Founding Father, All Dads

In honor of Charles Crittenton, the founding father of Crittenton Services, the agency is having a Founding Father's 5K at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 21 at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville.The Crittenton agency began in Wheeling as the Florence Crittenton Home 120 years ago. Charles Crittenton was an ...

Impacting Lives for a Decade

Ten years ago in a Sunday school room at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, Kathy Shapell started the Augusta Levy Learning Center, named for her mentor, with three therapists and two children diagnosed with autism.Using an evidence-based therapy called Applied Behavior Analysis, ...

Mask-Making Puts New Face on Arts Fest

Wheeling Arts Fest participants are invited to join the Marian House Drop-In Center in creating a community mask display.The theme for the display is "We Are All Individuals," and the masks will be made through a process called face casting, which involves applying medical-grade plaster cloths ...

Library Celebrates Juneteenth for Arts Fest

"Juneteenth Revisted, A Celebration of Freedom" is the theme of the history and literature events planned for the Wheeling Arts Fest Saturday, June 20.The majority of the literary events will take place at the Ohio County Public Library, located at 52 16th St.Juneteenth is the oldest known ...

College Corner

Six local residents were awarded Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.Bradley Balestra of Wheeling is the son of Samuel and Mary Balestra. He is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School. While studying at the WVU School of Pharmacy, Balestra ...