topic of Lunch With Books

Think those oil and gas rigs are big? Even larger items have moved through the area.

Do you know Lunch With Books takes place every week at the site of a former local rail terminal?

Dale Rothert will talk about some of the transportation developments in the area–from a president being transported to Washington on his way to take office who stopped for breakfast in our area to a local sidewalk that notes transportation history at Lunch With Books, at noon Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Ohio County Public Library.

Rothert came to the Wheeling area in 1967 to start a news-talk format in radio. He worked in local radio for 18 years.

He served as an FAA designated pilot examiner and holds advanced flight and ground instructor certificates. He taught aviation ground school at several local colleges and schools in their adult education programs.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided. Call the Ohio County Public Library at  304-232-0244  or visit the library’s website at www.ohio countylibrary.org for more information. 


reception set for Feb. 2

 February’s visitors to Artworks Around Town in Centre Market will be treated to a stunning collection of work by Pittsburgh-based photographer and printmaker, Sergey Zlotnikov. Artworks will welcome this internationally renowned artist from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the Studio Gallery at Artworks Around Town with a free reception.

Zlotnikov graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1988. He has been involved in architectural design, 3D modeling, desk top publishing and video production.

His comprehensive study and documentation of Wheeling’s La Belle ironworks covered a period of three years from 2005-08, while it was still in operation. Zlotnikov was a member of a team of people who were committed to document La Belle by way of photos, interviews and videos of individuals at work. In its heyday, it was the largest Cut Nail Factory in the United States.

Mystery Theatre at River City

Love isn’t just in the air, but also on the water this Valentine’s Day season as Mystery Theatre Unlimited presents its original musical comedy dinner theatre production “Murder on the Luv Boat.” The production opens today at River City in Wheeling.

“Murder on the Luv Boat” invites passengers to hop aboard a fabled cruise ship where lovers renew their commitments to one another — or commit a murder before the first port of call. Audience members also will enjoy a three-course dinner and compete for prizes at the end of the evening.

Among the passengers on the ship are famed and proficient romance novelist Lois Rhodes (played by Melody Meadows) with her boozy husband, Rocky (portrayed by Dustin Heavilin), and Oxblood University Professor Dexter Small (played by Butch Maxwell) with his lusty wife, Mitzi (portrayed by Meghan Ross).

The Luv Boat’s Captain Boobing (played by Michael Moran) must keep mismatched couples together — or die trying!

The show also will be offered Saturday, Feb. 3, for a benefit performance for the Sally Buffalo Park.

For dinner and show reservations, call River City Ale Works at 304-233-4555 or Sally Buffalo Park at 740-942-3213. For more information, visit www.Mystery TheatreUnlimited.­com.

Sunday’s lecture canceled

Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center’s Living Green Lecture set for Sunday, Jan. 28, has been canceled.

Upcoming Living Green Lectures include:

Other upcoming Living Green Lectures include:

∫ Bird Populations in a Changing Environment with Jay Buckelew, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25

∫ Solar Energy with  Mary Ellen Cassidy, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25

∫ New Wildlife Species of the Appalachian Mountains with Dr. Zachary Loughman, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29

Events are free an open to the public. The Schrader Environmental Education Center is located in Oglebay.

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ at library

The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will present a “Think Outside the Book” film at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29. The feature will be “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” a historical bio-drama based on the true story of the life of English author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh tales inspired by his son, Christopher Robin Milne.

The beloved children’s books were a comfort to England and the world in the aftermath of World War I, but for the Milne family fame had a cost.

Bittersweet and beautifully performed, “Goodbye Christopher Robin” is directed by Simon Curtis and stars Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston. The 2017 release is rated PG and runs 107 minutes. This film showing is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring their own snacks and seat cushions if desired.

The Moundsville Library is located at the corner of Tomlinson and Fifth Street in Moundsville.

Call 304-845-6911 for more information.