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Author: ‘Military Neccessity’ Part of German Army’s WWII Operations

Historian and author Dr. Jeff Rutherford of Wheeling thinks military necessity was the primary force driving the German Army's actions on the Eastern Front in Russia during World War II.Rutherford, an associate professor of history at Wheeling Jesuit University, spoke at the Ohio County Public ...

Collection of Rare Books at Library Highlight Local History

Thanks to funding provided by the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp., the Ohio County Public Library has made a significant addition to its collection of rare books dealing with the early history of the Wheeling and the Upper Ohio Valley region.When local steamboat historian, antiques dealer ...

Cash for Cabbages

A local student's green thumb has won him some "green" from a national seed company.In the 2015 Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program, the cabbage grown by Patrick Childers, a student at St. Vincent de Paul Parish School in Wheeling, was chosen randomly as the winner by the West Virginia Department of ...

Snead to Celebrate 97th

Kathryn Snead of St. Clairsville will celebrate her 97th birthday Wednesday, March 11.She was married to the late Arthur M. Snead.She is the mother of three children: Carlyle Harris Jr., Phoebe McIntosh and Jennifer Johnson. She has several grandchildren.Snead earned a degree at Ohio University ...

Ruckman Marks 90th

Dorothy L. Ruckman, a resident of Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville, celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, March 7.She was born on March 7, 1925, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Erma Clark West. She married her late husband, Russell C. Ruckman, in 1978.She has two sisters, Jean ...

Reunions

Wheeling Class of '46Wheeling High School Class of 1946 will hold a luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, March 10.Plans will be discussed for the 69-year class reunion to be held at Oglebay Park in August.Central Class of '65Wheeling Central Catholic ...

Author to Speak At Wheeling Jesuit

A well-known advocate for survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda will offer a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Wheeling Jesuit University's Troy Theater, located inside Swint Hall.Consolee Nishimwe, author of "Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor's Story of Pain, Resilience ...

Ohio County Group Seeks Champions of Children

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month, and one of the many events that takes place is the Deborah Doleski Allen Champion of Children Awards ceremony.Each year, the Ohio County Family Resource Networks Partners in Prevention Team honors three individuals who have shown dedication ...

Survivor Spreads Hope, Starts Group

Theresa Gray of St. Clairsville said she wants to be a little bird in the ear of people grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide."I've got proof," she wants to reassure them. "I've got proof. You will come back from this."Gray, 38, "came back" - twice. Her father died from a self-inflicted ...

Special Activities

Genealogical SocietyThe Belmont County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet in the genealogy room at Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St., at 3 p.m. today, March 8. The program will be an open forum to share stories of successes in genealogy, interesting finds and ...

‘Affair With Emerald Flair’ Is Set

The Junior League of Wheeling will hold its "Affair with Emerald Flair" fundraising event at Wheeling Park's White Palace at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14.The annual fundraiser will feature cuisine by Bob Bailey's As You Like It Catering & Event Planning, Centre Market Bakery, Generations ...

Lee Set to Perform In ArtsLink Series

Pianist Gerald Lee will return to New Martinsville next week for a performance as part of the 2014-15 ArtsLink Concert Series.Tickets will be available at the door. This concert is sponsored by Logan Hassig.Lee, professor of piano at West Liberty University, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March ...

Fitness, Cooking, Creative Arts Activities Added To Crittenton Curriculum

As fitness activities and creative arts brighten the lives of Crittenton residents, Crittenton Services representatives are seeking to add a bright spot to the Wheeling area with the organization's 12th annual Paint the Town Pink fundraiser.The theme for this year's event, Pink in Wonderland, ...

Don’t Be Late for Pink in Wonderland

Crittenton's 12th annual Paint the Town Pink event, Pink in Wonderland, is planned at the Wheeling Artisan Center Saturday, March 28.In keeping with the "Alice in Wonderland" theme, guests are encouraged to participate in a Mad Hatter contest. Prizes will be awarded to guests with the most ...

Retired History Professor Finds New Niche with Poetry

After saying something witty, a person might quip, "I was a poet and didn't know it," but retired history professor David Javersak of Wheeling has learned that he can indeed write poetry.Javersak returned to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday, March 3, to entertain ...

Wheeling Author, Poet to Appear At Words and Music

Wheeling poet and author Bonnie Thurston will present a poetry reading and book signing at Words and Music bookstore in the Shops at Stratford Springs, Wheeling, on Saturday, March 21.She will read from her own work, beginning at 12:30 p.m., and sign copies of her books from 1-2 p.m."Continuing ...

Collecting Stretch Glass Creates Shimmering Hobby

The term "stretch" glass seems like a contradiction. Glass is one of the hardest substances known, so how in the world would it stretch? But stretch glass enthusiasts know that this term stands for a sparkling type of Victorian art glass that attracts lots of attention.Ask any one of the ...