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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 ...

STRENGTH

It's not uncommon for a man of the cloth to find strength in spirituality. But Wheeling native Matt Holbert takes it to a whole new level. The 38-year-old pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont routinely competes in local strongman contests hefting boulders, running with 600-pound ...

Wheeling Newspapers Gave Extensive Coverage to Famous Feud

Wheeling newspapers provided the most accurate and extensive coverage of the Lincoln County Feud in the 1880s, according to the author of a new book on the subject.Brandon Kirk appeared at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling Tuesday, June 2, and spoke on his book, ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11, for a program and luncheon. There is a cost for the luncheon. For more information and to make a reservation, call 304-242-4709 today, June 7.International ...

Reunion Notebook

WheelingClass of '46Wheeling High School Class of 1946 will meet at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at noon Tuesday, June 9. Plans will be discussed for a 69-year class reunion to be held at Oglebay Park in August.Wheeling Class of '48Wheeling High School Class of ...

Fundraiser Features Gourmet Kitchens, Market

Area residents have an opportunity to get a rare peek at some of the most exquisite kitchens in Wheeling during Oglebay Institute's Secret Kitchens of Wheeling Tour and Gourmet Market Saturday, June 13.Presented by the Committee of the Museums of Oglebay Institute and sponsored by Tim's Custom ...

Vintage Kitchen Tools Appeal to Collectors

Rolling pins, cookie cutters, sifters, wooden spoons, grinders, peelers and all kinds of vintage gadgets delight collectors of kitchen tools.I first learned about the value of antique kitchen tools from my mother, who educated me on the superiority of antique rolling pins. I remember her ...

College Corner

Kimberly J. Zeidler-Watters of Lexington, Ky., graduated with a Doctor of Education in instruction and administration from the University of Kentucky on May 9.Her dissertation examined transformative participation in a professional community of practice using a holistic case study ...

Pop Artist Brings Free Workshops to Valley

During upcoming workshops with collage artist Michael Albert, kids will learn it's not just the Rice Krispies that pop, but artwork made from the cereal box can pop, too.Albert will bring his 2015 Pop Enrichment Tour to 44 venues in 10 states this summer, including several stops in Ohio and ...

Dance Documentary Film to Have Premiere At Wheeling Library

At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18 during a special edition of Evening With the Arts, the Ohio County Public Library will present the premiere of "La Danza - Bridging Time Through Dance," a documentary film that highlights the challenges and opportunities in preserving traditional Italian dance.This ...

Color Run to Benefit Augusta Levy Center

Augusta Levy Learning Center is hosting its second annual color run to increase autism awareness and to raise much-needed scholarship support for local children with autism. The inaugural event last year was Wheeling's first-ever color run and attracted 1,100 participants.The Color Me AU-some ...

Helping Pollinators, One Pot at a Time

By DEAN FOSDICKAssociated PressEven a little effort - a potted plant, say, on an apartment balcony - can mean a lot when trying to help restore declining pollinator populations like bees, bats and butterflies."Every contribution is worthwhile," said Victoria Wojcik, research director for the ...

Reunions

Moundsville Class of '58Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4.Union Local Class of '80Union Local High School Class of 1980 is planning a 35-year class reunion at the Wise Building at the Belmont County ...

Special Activities

Eastern StarMiriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. Mary Frohme, worthy matron, and Glen Baker Jr., worthy patron, will preside.Committee and worthy matron reports will be given. Officers for 2015-16 will ...

june calendar

June 1-30 - Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.June 1-30 - Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.June 1-30 - Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 ...