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YWCA Awarded Grant

The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. is cleaning and archiving over a century of rich historical ephemera and artifacts at the YWCA Wheeling.Through its Partnership Grant Program, Wheeling Heritage has provided the YWCA with a $1,000 mini-grant for archival and cleaning materials, and ...

Queen Of Queens Field Is Set

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will once again crown the Queen of Queens as young women representing 25 member high schools compete for the 2015 title.The talent show will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24, with a new venue this year, the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling. Tickets are on sale ...

Gosnell Celebrates 90th

Jean Zillweger Gosnell of St. Clairsville, formerly of Pittsburgh, will celebrate her 90th birthday Tuesday, July 14.She was married to the late Al Gosnell for over 60 years, and together they had a son, Ron Gosnell of Lyons, Colo., and a daughter, Linda Koledin of St. Clairsville. She has five ...

Kaveski Reaches 100

Mildred Ilovar Kaveski of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Blaine, celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday, July 11.She was born July 11, 1915 in Smartno Pri Litiji, Slovenia-Yugoslavia. She arrived in Blaine at age 13 with her mother, Louise Ilovar, and two sisters, Louise Ilovar Kozel, now ...

Readers Contribute to Facts Behind Antique of the Week

I am grateful for the comments and information that my readers offer. Many times, I'll get emails or letters (yes, handwritten letters!) from interested readers who know so much about the collectibles that I detail in my column.It's nice to chat with readers about their collections. Even when a ...

Wheeling Teen Gears Up for Youth Summit

Seventeen-year-old Amber Parsons has a singular focus this summer. While her friends are heading to the beach and lounging poolside, she's hustling to raise money to attend a Tony Robbins-sponsored event in San Diego - the Global Youth Leadership Summit - this August."The summit builds ...

New Manager of Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market Knows His Way Around Kitchen

When Jeff Howell returned to the Ohio Valley last year after a long time away from the area, he was hoping to relax. But that hasn't exactly panned out. The Woodsfield native has taken on the toque of chef at the Olney Friends School in Barnesville, as well as manager of the Ohio Valley ...

Feeding the Frackers

An estimated 90,000 people journeyed west in 1849 to seek their fortune in the California Gold Rush. Some struck it rich, but most came away empty-handed. In the end, it was the merchants who made out best. Levi Strauss is one example; he began selling denim overalls in San Francisco in ...

Carried Away

Weddings are highly personal milestone events, and what a bride carries with her to the altar plays a central role.Fresh flowers have filled that role in the U.S. and other countries for hundreds of years, a tradition that originally intended to ward off evil and bring good fortune. Today, ...

Reunions

Wheeling Class of '65Wheeling High Class of 1965 will hold a 50-year reunion with a steak fry Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Island Community Shelter, 401 Ontario St. Reservations can be made by calling Connie Caron McKeever, 740-695-2012.The committee is looking for the addresses for these ...

Extension Offers Naturalist Training

The Ohio State University Extension along with partner Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District are recruiting volunteers for the first Ohio Valley Volunteer Naturalist Group.The group's mission is to promote awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio's natural resources through ...

Tomlinson Turns 95

Audra L. "Pat" Tomlinson, formerly of Wheeling, will mark her 95th birthday on Wednesday, July 15.She was born July 15, 1920 in Wick, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles H. and Bessie M. Brooks Marrell. She was married to the late Fred H. Tomlinson.Pat Tomlinson lives with her niece in ...

Hogg to Celebrate 90th

Lucille Hogg of Big Wheeling Creek will celebrate her 90th birthday on Monday, July 6.She was born July 6, 1925 in Bridgeport, Ohio, the daughter of George and Mary DePasquale.She graduated with honors from Bridgeport High School and was a secretary at Sterling Drug, New York, and Wheeling ...

Kids Get Crafty for Fourth of July

Along with parades, picnics and fireworks, Fourth of July fun for kids can include some holiday-themed crafts."The Fourth is such a great crafting holiday for kids," says Mary Giles, deputy editor of FamilyFun magazine. "They can decorate their bikes or make silly hats and noisemakers for the ...

Bethesda to Host Chautauqua Homecoming

Bethesda will stage its annual celebration of a bygone era during the Epworth Park Chautauqua Homecoming Days on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. Events will include a bicycle parade, children's activities, musical entertainment, storytelling, craft show, white elephant sale, "train" rides, a ...

Committee Logs 80 Years of Service to Museums

On April 16, 1935 a group of interested citizens gathered for the first official meeting of the Oglebay Institute Mansion Museum Association. Since that time, the group, now known as the Committee of the Museums of Oglebay Institute, has grown to number 50 men and women who volunteer their time ...

Faith in Action Triathlon, Duathlon Planned for July 11

Preparations continue for the 14th annual Faith in Action Caregivers Triathlon and Duathlon to be held July 11 at Wheeling Jesuit University, as the registration deadline nears.Participants can download a registration form and informational flyer or register online at https:// ...

New questions arise about women vs. men

WASHINGTON - Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men.What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how ...

Classic Fish Sandwich of Summer

Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it's still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don't need an open flame to be delicious.As a gentle reminder, we created this versatile and crazy delicious po'boy that fries up on the stovetop in a flash. We like catfish in ...