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Social Anxiety Keeps Teen Girl in Closet

DEAR ABBY: I am a lesbian, still in high school, who has not yet come out to any friends or family. I want them to know, but I'm afraid to tell them.I'm pretty sure this is who I am, and I don't want them to dismiss my identity. I also don't want them to think of me differently - I want to be ...

Life Times

Life is full of change, from your engagement and wedding to new family members coming along. There are also anniversaries to consider, as well as special community events you might be involved with.Here at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, our goal is to make the process of ...

Ikea Recalls Nightlights

NEW YORK (AP) - Swedish retailer Ikea is recalling around 442,000 nightlights because of the cover of the light can detach, creating a risk of electrical shock.The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday Ikea is taking all of its Patrull nightlights off the market and advises consumers ...

Reunions

Triadelphia Class of '47Triadelphia High School Class of 1947 will meet for lunch at Olive Garden at The Highlands Tuesday, Aug. 18.Hills Store 44A reunion of all former employees of Hills store 44 will be held at the McMechen fire hall from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Payment is due Monday, ...

Special Activities

History Alive!Mary Dailey of Ronceverte will be at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, with a History Alive! performance as Sacagawea, a Native American who became the lone female member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery.This ...

Highlight What Women Have Done for America

Dear Annie: I appreciate the patriotic intent of your July 4 column, but what would my daughter and seven nieces make of the mention of 27 men but just two women? The author overlooked Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the myriad other female contributors to our nation's ...

Wishes & Dishes Breakfast Served

Area residents have an upcoming opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast, witness a heart-warming presentation and help two good causes - all before heading off to work.The second annual Wishes & Dishes, a fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the ...

Elbin Library Houses Lovely Antiques

Many readers know that my day job is public relations work for West Liberty University. Over the past three years that I've worked on the hilltop, I've been pleased to learn that the Paul N. Elbin Library is a great resource for books, technology and learning.I didn't know until recently, ...

Celebrity Scoopers To Benefit Faith In Action

Faith in Action Caregivers and Kirke's Homemade Ice Cream will present the fifth annual Belmont County Clergy Celebrity Scooper Day at Kirke's, 50505 Rehm Road, St. Clairsville, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.During that time period, proceeds from the sale of ice cream cones and cups as ...

A Foodie Goes to Charleston

Looking for a quick weekend getaway involving lots of southern hospitality and delicious, locally sourced food? Look no farther than the West Virginia state capital, Charleston. Known primarily for its gold dome and legislature, the small city is also home to an impressive array of restaurants, ...

Former Stone’s Owner to Go ‘Over the Edge’ of Building

As the retired president/CEO of the former Stone and Thomas department store, Wilbur S. Jones Jr. said there were many times he figuratively went "over the edge" at the store's building in downtown Wheeling.Now Jones and his wife Joyce Jefferson plan literally to rappel down the exterior of the ...

School-Age Children Focus Of Sexual Violence Summit

A sexual violence prevention summit titled "Know More, Do More" will focus on improving prevention services to school-age children. The all-day program will take place at Bethany College Conference Center on Friday, Aug. 28."It's time to stop the violence and build schools and communities where ...

Area Doctors, Residents Learn Of Social Agencies’ Missions

Area physicians and medical residents are learning how local social service organizations can help patients and, in turn, how doctors can assist those agencies.The Upper Ohio Valley Individual Practice Association Inc., with offices in St. Clairsville, organized a social service fair at ...

Elmhurst Celebrates 125 Years

Times certainly have changed in the 125 years since the formation of a facility now known as Elmhurst, the House of Friendship in Wheeling.As the organization marks a significant anniversary, officials are reflecting on the institution's heritage, celebrating its current incarnation as a senior ...

90th Birthdays Marked

Josephine Elias Weidman and her husband, Alvin Weidman, of Wheeling celebrated their 90th birthdays this year.Josephine Weidman was born March 21, 1925, and Al Weidman was born on July 12, 1925. They have been married 63 years. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and is retired from ...

Reunions

Wheeling Class of '46Wheeling High School Class of 1946 will celebrate its 69-year reunion at the Ihlenfeld Room, Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.WhipkeyThe 87th annual Whipkey reunion will be held today, Aug. 9, at Grand Vue Park, Shelter 2, Moundsville. Participants ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville with a program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Guest speaker Joe Krehlik, a certified photographer and deputy sheriff, will talk about photo composition and crime scene ...

Farmers, Chefs Team Up for Farm to Table

Oglebay Institute is once again teaming up with local farmers and chefs to present the fifth annual Farm to Table Culinary Tasting Event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling. The event includes a variety of farm-fresh dishes prepared on site ...

Venter Shares Tales

By LINDA COMINSStaff WriterStories and the arts inform individuals and connect them with other people, storyteller and restoration artist Sarel Venter believes.Venter, a South African native now living in Wheeling, spoke and shared some of his stories at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County ...