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Speakers Recount Civil War Stories From Wheeling Perspective

Several contributors to the 2015 book, "Wheeling During the Civil War," shared stories from that era with an audience at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday.Ten members of the Wheeling Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, which spearheaded the history project, spoke at the Lunch With Books ...

Friends of Wheeling, West Virginia’s oldest historic preservation organization, has launched a Preservation Loan Guarantee Program at WesBanco to accelerate momentum in the community for revitalizing property. The goal of the program is to assist the gro

Friends of Wheeling, West Virginia's oldest historic preservation organization, has launched a Preservation Loan Guarantee Program at WesBanco to accelerate momentum in the community for revitalizing property.The goal of the program is to assist the growing number of people who are investing in ...

West Liberty Athletic Training Students Practice Giving Back

Before heading home for the holidays, West Liberty University students who are members of the Athletic Training Club practiced a little giving back to the community."The students organized a charity event for those in need and invited the public to bring new toys and winter gifts to campus ...

Bed & Breakfasts

Tired of cooking for picky eaters? Annoying relatives got you down? Christmas songs making your ears bleed? Well, put down the spiked egg nog and look to one of the area's many bed & breakfasts."Stay-cationers" have their pick - from a gingerbread Victorian mansion, to a renovated ...

Outdoor Shot of the Week

This submission is the Sunday News-Register's "Shot of the Week," where a different outdoor shot submitted by a reader is featured both in the newspaper and on our CU photo gallery website, cu.theintelligencer.net. At the end of each month, our editors will select the best photo from that month ...

Student Lounge Improvements Add to West Liberty Experience

This semester, West Liberty University students had more choices of attractive spaces for studying and socializing, thanks to recent improvements made in student lounges.Beta, Hughes, Curtis and Bonar main lounges were renovated with a fresh new look last year with new paint, carpet, ceilings, ...

LIGHT YEARS

It's the end of an era on Windermere Drive.After more than three decades, St. Clairsville resident Mike Maistros has moth-balled his Griswold-esque exterior Christmas lights display, which, at its peak, was dubbed "Oglebay West." The display consumed $700 of electricity per month and drew ...

Taylors: Like Father, Like Son

The ornament doesn't fall far from the tree. B.E. Taylor's son, B.C., first appeared on the Capitol Theatre stage at age 11 during his father's first Christmas concert. He sang backup, along with his sister, Tahnee, and mother, Veronica, on "O Come All Ye Faithful" -both on the first CD, ...

Well-Worn Tree Still Sparkles

Everything old sparkles like new as the holiday season brings out the best in vintage Christmas collectibles. One of my favorites is my antique feather Christmas tree.These strange little trees are one of the old Christmas trimmings that have found a renaissance with today's homeowners, ...

Camps Break Up The Holiday Break

It's almost time for school to be out for the holidays. Whether you're a working parent looking for child care that provides stimulating activities for your children, or you want to keep the kids active and occupied while you have some time to yourself to shop or cash in that massage gift ...

Standiford Marks 90th

Violet Gautschi Standiford of Fork Ridge, Marshall County, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 15.She was born in Martins Ferry on Dec. 15, 1925, the only child of Arthur and Edith Riggs Gautschi.She is a longtime member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church on Fork Ridge. She ...

Special Activities

Christmas CarolfestA Christmas Carolfest will be held at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 13. The musical event is free and open to the public.Soprano soloist Sue Pettit will sing several seasonal selections and lead the audience in singing ...

Emeritus Board Members Named

A meeting of youth-oriented minds took place on Tuesday in Wheeling during the inaugural session of the new Youth Services System emeritus board.The Youth Services System board of directors has recognized those individuals who have shown long-time interest and commitment in the nonprofit ...

Heart and Soles

Volunteers were measuring the stocking feet of those who waited their turn to get a new pair of heavy-duty work boots or shoes bearing the Red Wing logo at the Urban Mission Ministries on Wednesday.There was no guessing on size - there were 10 volunteers with a foot measurement device and other ...

Kids Can Hunt Candy Canes in Woods

Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center at Oglebay is hosting Merry and Bright Candy Cane Hunts for area families to enjoy from 5-6 p.m. Saturdays. The final event will take place Saturday, Dec. 19.The program takes guests along the trails of Oglebay for a holiday-inspired ...

Dollhouses: Treasures In Miniature

Collectors, just as much as children, enjoy the small replicas of furniture or household goods that go along with the dollhouse hobby.You can find elaborate French-styled miniature furniture that is expensive but lovely and designed for ages 8 and up. Other sets feature traditional furniture ...

Stifel Gives Art Students A Cutting Edge

Artist Rick Morgan said he was in college before he learned how to cut a mat properly in order to display his artwork in a professional manner. Now the director of the Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center, Morgan is in a position to teach local high school students not only how to cut mats ...

My ‘Bird Cage’ Feeding Station

Over the last 30 years, deer and raccoons have cost me a small fortune. Though I never intentionally feed these backyard visitors, they're difficult to discourage. Deer stand on their hind legs and bat seed from feeders or use their long sticky tongue to empty feeders they can reach. Raccoons ...