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STEUBENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Honor Roll Seniors: Ryan Bernard Shannon Carr Precious Cason Myana Chester Summer Clark Emma Cotter Bryce Coulter Emilee Crago Alec Davis-Talbott Carlee Dillon Jaliyah Dokes Noemi Dominguez Kieran Doyle Christopher Elliott Nickolas Ely Jordan ...

Chevron Donates $2,500 for Boys And Girls State Scholarships

MOUNDSVILLE — Chevron Appalachia has donated $2,500 to the Moundsville American Legion Post 3 to fund scholarships for Marshall County students to attend the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls State. “The American Legion, Earl Francis ...

Bridgeport High School

Principal’s List Seniors: Alexis Bowers Treavon Clark Samantha Ivan Sydney Kloss Karleigh McCardle Charlotte van den Bos Juniors: Marissa Beal Steven Brothers Elliott Dean Kamden Dulesky Thomas Galloway Danielle Hollingshead Haley McFarland Shelby ...

The Linsly School

First Honors Seniors: Morgan Carlisle Mingjia “Maggie” Chen Jack Dudich Sizhe “Alex” Fang Leon Favede Destinee Frye Yutong “Carol” Gao Grace George Jessica Ghobrial John Hansen Katie Holt Maria Holubeck Ziheng “Simon” Hua Zihe “Shirley” ...

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Social Programs Ease Long-Term Addiction

For years after a person’s addiction to drugs or alcohol, the effects remain. However, the company that one keeps in the initial stages of recovery can make all the difference. Recovery from addiction, for some people, can depend largely on the company involved. Paul Hall, a recent graduate ...

W.Va. Drug Courts Working, But More Rehab Centers Needed

Jim Lee — a retired 45-year employee of West Virginia’s 1st District Circuit Court — said the drug court program he helped to start more than a decade ago is proving successful, but more drug rehabilation centers are needed across the state to tackle the serious problem of drug addiction ...

The Dope Sick, The Damned

Sean Beckett, a recovering addict, said the reality of opioid withdrawal keeps people from going cold turkey. It seems obvious, but it’s a reason that makes the most sense. “It’s like the worst flu you’ve ever had times 100,” he said. “Everything hurts, and fluids are coming out ...

Counselors Address Addiction Risk Factors

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the country, addiction counselors are addressing risk factors and calling for better treatment options. Joy Graham, a professional clinical counselor in Woodsfield, has 15 years of experience treating patients with addictions. Graham said the ...

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Pilant Takes Over Blue Eagles

By TRACY WATSON NEW MARTINSVILLE — With veteran Coach Tom Tisher stepping down, the Magnolia girls’ basketball program has a new leader, a former All-West Virginia player as an assistant and a large group of underclassmen ready to step up and replace a trio of high-scoring ...

Time Is Now for Panthers

By SETH STASKEY CONNORVILLE — These are good times for Buckeye Local. Buckeye Local has been on a steady upward climb during the course of the last four years, but Tom Figurski realizes his team hasn’t come anywhere near its ceiling. “We have set some lofty goals for ourselves,” ...

Patriots Look for Bounce Back Season

By JOSH STROPE WHEELING — Wheeling Park isn’t used to too many 9-15 seasons, but that is just what happened last winter for Coach Michael Jebbia and his Patriots. What Jebbia, entering his 12th season in charge, is hoping for this year is a quick turnaround and so far, he likes what he ...

Beallsville Ready to Start Competing

By RICK THORP BEALLSVILLE — With mostly freshmen on his roster last season, Beallsville coach Rick Jarrett knew there’d be a steep learning curve. The Blue Devils struggled to a 6-16 record but, along the journey, paved the way for what Jarrett believes is a very promising ...

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Welty Residents and Guests Enjoy Summer Garden Party

There’s nothing like a garden party with family and friends, great food and live music. On a beautiful warm night, Welty Home residents and their families enjoyed a summer garden party hosted by the Welty Home staff. More than 60 guests joined Welty’s 52 residents and dozens of staff for ...

Exploring Creative Pursuits

When summer’s afternoon thermometer reaches the 80s and 90s, Elmhurst residents find creative activities to test their talents in the comfort of air conditioning. Recently, the residents of the Wheeling senior living complex tested their skills at flowerpot decorating, painting beach ...

Planning for Mineral Rights in Your Estate Plan

Mineral rights provide the opportunity to create substantial income for your family. The big unknown, however, is when the substantial income is going to begin. With the uncertain nature of the oil and gas industry, you could be weeks, months or even years away from development and the ...

TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

July 20-Aug. 20 — Nature Quest, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20-Aug. 20 — Paint Your Own Pottery, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 and July 27 — ...

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Greece Comes to You in Wheeling

WHEELING — The parishioners of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Chapline St., are hosting their 17th annual Grecian Food Festival beginning Wednesday through Saturday, July 26 through July 29 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Since the year 2000, the community of St. John the ...

84th Mahrajan Expands to Two Days

WHEELING — Building on the success of its long-standing Mahrajan, Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Wheeling is expanding its 84th annual heritage celebration into a two-day Lebanese Fest on Saturday, Aug, 12 and Sunday, Aug, 13. The Lebanese Fest will open this year with a Maronite Catholic ...

St. Joseph Fest Set for July 30

WEIRTON — The St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church Italian Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on July 30 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek Road. Featuring Italian entertainment, there also will be Italian food and pastries. A full-service bar is planned by ...

Football Preview 2017 | VIEW ALL

TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE LAST 50 YEARS

(in order of graduating year) Allan Hornyak, St. John, 1969 Ron Lee, Bellaire, FB, 1971 Bob Haught, Stanton, RB, 1972 Tom Perko, Steubenville Catholic, DL-LB, 1972 John (Fuzzy) Filliez, Magnolia, WR-Athlete, 1973 Ernie Washington, East Liverpool, RB, 1973 Jim Woofter, Oak Glen, ...

Conotton Valley Seeks New Culture

By TRACY WATSON BOWERSTON — There have been plenty of things missing in the Conotton Valley football program through the years - mainly pride, enthusiasm and numbers. That could all be changing heading into the 2017 season under first-year Coach Brant Gardner and his crew. First off, the ...

Magnolia Dreaming About Playoffs Again

By SHAWN RINE NEW MARTINSVILLE — During the preseason, Dave ‘Doc’ Chapman precisely summed up Magnolia football in one small sentence. When the Blue Eagles are physical on both the offensive and defensive lines, he said, they’re good. In his first season at the helm, Chapman started ...

Tradition Never Graduates at Big Red

By ED LOOMAN STEUBENVILLE—As veteran coach Reno Saccoccia likes to say— year in and year out, “kids graduate. One thing, however, that never graduates is tradition.” Saccoccia and his 2017 Steubenville squad will be looking to “add to the tradition of Big Red football when it ...

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Some Benefits of Growing Older

Many people are quick to think of growing older in a negative light. Although there certainly are some side effects of aging that one may wish to avoid, people may find that the benefits of growing older outweigh the negatives. Seniors are a rapidly growing segment of the population. In ...

Avoid Aches and Pains When Gardening

People who have not spent much time in a garden may not consider this rewarding hobby much of a threat to their health. But as veteran gardeners can attest, gardening can contribute to nagging aches and pains that can force even the most ardent green-thumbers indoors. Gardening is a physical ...

Three Ways Aging Drivers Can See Better at Night

Many drivers are less comfortable driving at night than during the daytime. Despite the fact that far more vehicles are on the road during the daytime than at night, studies have shown that approximately 65 percent of accidents occur at night. Many of those accidents and much of the ...

Exercise and Elmhurst Go Hand-In-Hand for Good Health

WHEELING — There’s an old adage that says you’re only as old as you feel. At Elmhurst, The House of Friendship senior assisted living residence in Wheeling, there’s a multitude of options for staying fit and active no matter what the birthday calendar- number indicates. Residents ...

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Trends in Spa Treatments Are Available Locally

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer When it comes to pampering yourself in the world of spas, trends are revealing that more people, including more men, are becoming more mindful about taking longer breaks and receiving more personalized spa services. The West Spa at Wilson Lodge at Oglebay ...

More Than One-Third of American Adults Don’t Get Enough Sleep

By CRAIG CAMPBELL Staff Writer More than one-third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jennifer Bricker, vice president of operations with Columbus, Ohio-based Sleep Care Inc., is a ...

Healthy Drink Classes Brewing in the Valley

By DREW PARKER Staff Writer When the average Ohio Valley resident prepares to create a refreshing spring drink at home, they may envision a classic iced tea or lemonade, but one area health specialist is encouraging locals to attempt a more unique option. Although the drink is arguably ...

Eye Wear Trends

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer In eyewear trends this year, “everything old is new again,” but with a sleeker, sassier look than spectacles of yore. The newest styles of eyeglasses include clear frames or brightly colored frames for making cool or bold looks. It’s not unusual for ...

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Design a Garden for All Senses

Gardens add visual appeal to a yard, but gardens also can appeal to individuals’ senses of smell, taste, touch, and sound. Gardeners who want to create gardens that appeal to various senses can do so in the following ways. Sight Aesthetic appeal is one of the most sought-after benefits of ...

Composite Decking Can Be a Smart Choice

Decks add character and functionality to a home, increasing outdoor entertaining space and oftentimes improving the resale value of a home. Homeowners have various options when choosing decking materials, but one such option, composite decking, is growing in popularity. Decks used to ...

Stay Safe When Landscaping

Landscaping is typically viewed as a chore by homeowners, many of who enjoy doing some work on their lawns and gardens. But only few homeowners may recognize the potential dangers of lawn maintenance. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that more than 230,000 people per year are ...

Problems That Can Lead to Lawn Damage

A beautiful lawn is a goal for many homeowners. Some homeowners may find that lovely lawns may last momentarily, only to disappear when damage — be it pest-, weather- or child-related — sets in. While well-established turf can be resilient, even the most well-maintained lawns can be ...

Medical Directory | VIEW ALL

Don’t Just Think Pink in October — Take Action

Soon we will be seeing the color pink out in full force, as the official color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But has “Think Pink” lost its effectiveness? Woman may be seeing the color, but many are still not taking the action necessary to save their lives. That action means talking to ...

Recognize and Prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs, can impact muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Though The Mayo Clinic estimates that 3 million people in the United States are affected by such injuries, some may not fully understand just how they reached a point where they are suffering from an ...

Why Dental Hygiene Is Essential for Overall Health

The importance of maintaining clean teeth and healthy gums goes beyond having fresh breath and a white smile. Many people are surprised to discover that oral hygiene plays an integral role in overall health. Research indicates that oral health mirrors the condition of the body as a ...

Strategies to Get Back in a Good Mood

Adults know that life has its ups and downs. While it’s important not to get too down when things don’t go as planned, no one is immune to bad moods. But just because bad moods are a fact of life, that does not mean they cannot be combatted. While bad moods are nothing to get too worried ...

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Dr. Przybysz Joins Wheeling Hospital Medical Team

WHEELING — Board-certified family medicine physician Dr. William Przybysz has joined the staff at Wheeling Hospital. He will be associated with the family medicine practice of Dr. Laura Miller. Przybysz graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor?s degree in physics from West Virginia ...

Good Shepherd and Absolute Therapy Team Up to Meet Residents’ Therapy Needs

WHEELING — Good Shepherd Nursing Home has introduced a new component to its in-house therapy programs to enhance health and healing for its residents. Good Shepherd Administrator Donald R. Kirsch announced that Wheeling’s only five-star nursing home and rehab facility has contracted with ...

Merrick Among Best Doctors of Men’s Health

WHEELING — Urologic oncologist Dr. Gregory Merrick, director of Wheeling Hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center, the Men’s Health Center and Urologic Research Institute, has been named to the 2017-18 list of Best Doctors in America. Merrick’s inclusion on the list is the result of an ...

Mason Rehab Offers Experienced Staff and Proven Success

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor Terry Mason and his staff have been improving the lives of Ohio Valley residents for 40 years at Mason Rehab, now offering water therapy at their two locations. In addition to state-of-the-art exercise and physical therapy equipment, Mason Rehab ...

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Race Entries

HALF MARATHON RUN Name Gender Age State Megan Loughlin-Krusky F 34 East Lansing MI Will Heindel M 70 Darlington PA Staci Heindel F 45 Philadelphia PA Sam Sarnicke M 55 Mcmurray PA Dave Marsi M 38 Brooklyn OH Dan Hilliard M 53 Steubenville OH Brent Jorden M 28 St ...

NYC Marathon Champ, Race Ambassador Tom Fleming Will Be Missed

By IAN HICKS City Editor WHEELING — Tom Fleming, a two-time New York City Marathon winner who for many years served as the public face of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, died April 19 while coaching high school track in New Jersey. He was 65. Fleming will be remembered as a ...

United Bank a Proud Sponsor

By IAN HICKS City Editor Being a part of the community has always been at the forefront for United Bank, and one of the ways it’s achieved that has been through its longstanding support of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. As it has for many years, United Bank — ...

This Race Offers Fun For The Entire Family

By IAN HICKS City Editor WHEELING — A mini-petting zoo. Free stuff. A chance to sprint off some energy — those are just a few of the reasons to bring the whole family to downtown Wheeling Saturday for the 41st annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. In keeping with its ...

Readers Choice 2017 | VIEW ALL

Lou Nau Looks Back on 97 Years of Business

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer Lou W. Nau Inc., located on the corner of National Road and Edgington Lane in Wheeling, has been a staple in Ohio County for almost 100 years. Current owner and president of the home improvement store, Jeff Nau, takes pride in knowing the business is ...

Opportunities Abound for Seniors at Elmhurst

Decades of life may have added dozens more candles to the birthday cake, but at Wheeling’s Elmhurst, The House of Friendship senior assisted living residence, enjoying every bite of life continues to be as satisfying and delicious as a slice of that cake for the residents. “At Elmhurst, ...

Howard’s Diamond Center Offers Personal Touch

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer Out of the many jewelry options Ohio Valley residents have at their disposal, Howard’s Diamond Center prides itself on having a unique collection of jewels, in addition to a unique style of business. The business is also proud to have been named the ...

Bordas and Bordas Attorneys Honored With First Place

Bordas & Bordas Attorneys PLLC, has once again been voted No. 1 in the attorneys category for The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Managing Partner Jamie Bordas is honored by the firm’s recognition from the readers. “It is an honor to be ...

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Pitch In to Save Some Money

Home improvement projects can be expensive. While the size and complexity of a project will affect how expensive the project is, homeowners can expect to shell out a pretty penny when they renovate or remodel areas of their home. According to HomeAdvisor, an online resource for homeowners ...

Projects to Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

(BPT) — The weather outside is beautiful, so naturally you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible — and that includes mealtime and even the time spent preparing your food. So, if your outdoor cooking station isn't quite master chef worthy, worry not. There are several easy, ...

Sleek, Functional Kitchens Are Trendy

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer WHEELING — Sleek, functional and roomy are the latest trends in kitchen design these days, with painted cabinets making a comeback for a warm, inviting look. Regarding color trends for kitchens, Tom Smith of Berry Supply Co. in Wheeling said, “The new colors ...

It’s the Busy Season for Canvas

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer WHEELING — Whether it’s for a very casual residential setting or for a more formal occasion or business, outdoor spaces can be greatly enhanced with canvas tents, canopies or awnings. Wheeling Canvas Products owner Lisa Martin said this is the time of ...

THINK PINK 2017 | VIEW ALL

Helping Other Women Drives Breast Cancer Survivor

WHEELING — “What Drives You” is the theme for this year’s Driving Fore a Cure golf tournament organized by Ohio Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Inc. It’s easy to see what drives Kathy Blass, the organization’s founder and president. As a breast cancer survivor, she is set firmly on ...

Why Treating Breast Cancer With Less May Be More

Women with breast cancer have long faced complicated choices about the best course of treatment. One particular concern has been the daily radiation therapy many women with breast cancer receive for six weeks after surgery. This form of therapy, also known as conventionally fractionated ...

Carnes Is a Survivor

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It has been more than 12 years since St. Clairsville resident Frankie Carnes was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she knows the value of hope — and, yes, tea — in finding solace during difficult situations. Carnes has remained cancer-free since being treated in 2005. ...

Survivor Gives Back

MOUNDSVILLE — Patricia Weinschenker of Moundsville became involved with Marshall County Relay for Life almost two decades ago. At the time, she didn’t know how much that mission would later impact her on a personal level. After a routine mammogram appointment in November 2010, she ...

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Oglebay Plans Improvements

By JANET METZNER Staff Writer WHEELING — Don’t worry. Missing one leap to an inflatible lilypad doesn’t involve any danger — just an improvised plunge into the clear, cool waters of the Oglebay Park swimming pool. Huge, climbable and jumpable, bouncy water things, including ...

Two New Commissioners Take Office

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County has two new commissioners who are applying new perspectives to the needs of the county and the issues the citizens face. J.P. Dutton has taken on the commission seat vacated by Ginny Favede. He reflects on his local ...

Quality, Compassion Distinguish Good Shepherd Nursing Home

WHEELING — Good Shepherd Nursing Home of Wheeling is known throughout the area for the quality of its resident care. It consistently earns perfect five-star ratings from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service for quality. More importantly, it gets excellent reviews from ...

Murray Applauds Repeal Of Stream Protection Rule

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The ownership, management and employees of Murray Energy Corp. are extremely pleased that President Donald J. Trump has signed the repeal of the Obama administration’s illegal and job killing so-called Stream Protection Rule, as recently passed by the U.S. Senate and House ...

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Grocery Shopping: New Online Trend

By JANELL HUNTER Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — Online shopping is becoming more popular every year, with more sectors of the retail industry providing digital purchasing services to consumers. According to emarketer.com, the biggest share of online shopping industry sales go to apparel ...

Perkins Serves Up Both Cookies and Community

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — The smell of chocolate pies and cookies greets customers at local Perkins Restaurant and Bakery stores, but the business is most happy to offer slices of community to the public. “Dine to Donate” events to help school organizations are ...

Pros Help Make Big-Ticket Buying Easier

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer WHEELING — Buying a big-ticket item, such as sofa, bedroom suite or even a fireplace can be fun for some and daunting for others — all the more reason to have a professional salesperson who can help one through the process. Christian Miller, manager ...

Personal Shopper an Old-Time Idea Back in High Tech

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer Depending upon how one views the situation, the concept of a personal shopper has either gone the way of the horse and buggy or has become a high-tech experience. In the old days, if people hated to shop — or were unable to get out to do shopping — they ...

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Everyone a Candidate To Suffer a Stroke

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Delegate Erikka Storch said she’s learned not to “sweat the small stuff” after suffering an ischemic stroke last summer, even though stress is an innate part of her life. A Republican from Wheeling who also serves as president of Wheeling ...

Reynolds Sees Success With WVU

By DREW PARKER Staff Writer GLEN DALE — Just past the 100-day mark of a marriage with West Virginia University Health System, Reynolds memorial Hospital staff members are preparing for job creation and more than $20 million in updates within the next few years. Leaders at the Marshall ...

Davison Audiology Offers 60 Years Of Experience And Five Locations

With over 60 years combined experience and five locations, Davison Audiology offers the most comprehensive education, counseling and habilitation of hearing loss in the Ohio Valley. Whether your hearing loss is sudden, gradual, caused by a medical condition, or considered permanent, we offer ...

Peterson Offers Short- And Long-Term Care

WHEELING — Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital & Geriatric Center, a division of Guardian Elder Care, is the Ohio Valley’s leading provider in nursing and rehabilitation services. Peterson, located at 20 Homestead Ave. in the Woodsdale section of Wheeling, has delivered excellent care and ...

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Top Off Your Style With a Hat

When Otzi the Iceman, a well preserved natural Bronze Age mummy, was extracted from a glacier on the border between Austria and Italy in 1991, modern humans were given a telling snapshot of man in the fourth millennia B.C. — and one of the fascinating items found on Otzi’s person was a ...

What Does Your Car Say About You?

Whether it’s a heavy duty pickup truck or a sleek sports car, a vehicle may say a lot about your personal style. While pickup trucks and sports cars have very different styles and are used for different reasons, Kevin Cook, general manager of automotive operations for Straub Automotive at ...

Nailed It!

For a talented nail artist, fingernails and toenails function as miniature canvases — ready to display the technician’s artistry and imagination, along with the client’s sense of adventure and style. One such technician, Lydia DeChiazza, also is an artist in her own right, having studied ...

Rainbows Are Turning Heads, While Gray Is the New Blonde

Lady Gaga does it. Katy Perry has tested the waters. And now Ohio Valley women and men are taking their hair coloring to fashionable heights much like the stars of stage and screen. Color — from rainbow underlights to platinum blonde or rich caramel and auburn — has heads turning as ...

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Comfort, Independence Important for Children Entering Preschool

By DREW PARKER Staff Writer MOUNDSVILLE — Staff at the Marshall County Day Care Center prepare children for kindergarten and later grades each day on Barn Drive in Moundsville. However, teachers say parents have additional responsibility before taking the preschool step. Riggs worked ...

Graduate Programs Grow at WLU

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University is a forward-looking, four-year public university steeped in a rich heritage as West Virginia’s oldest institution of higher education and offering nearly 70 undergraduate majors and 30 programs. It offers students an education with quality academics ...

Online Learning Has Its Ups and Downs

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Online learning is a potential path to learning and certification for those seeking education but unable to find class time, Rebecca Kurtz, vice president of academic affairs and student learning at Belmont College, discussed the ...

Belmont College Focuses on What’s Ahead

ST. CLAIRsVILLE — Over the past year, Belmont College has continued to maintain and launch several exciting initiatives. The new Health Sciences Center, the region’s premier health care education facility, is now the home to all Belmont College Nursing and Health Science ...

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The Highlands Brings Traffic And Opportunities to Area

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer TRIADELPHIA — Howard and Seth Posin say Interstate 70 has brought a lot more traffic from Pennsylvania to Howard’s Diamond Center since they moved their store from downtown Wheeling to The Highlands. They believe the abundance of restaurants there keeps ...

Project BEST Helping to Build Ohio Valley

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — An Ohio Valley trades group believes in “building efficiency by striving together.” Project BEST, established in 1971, seeks to facilitate cooperation between construction labor and management by helping both sides to work together to promote ...

The Health Plan Is Remaking Wheeling

By ALEC BERRY Staff Writer If there is some sign of progress in downtown Wheeling, it is the ongoing construction of an estimated $16 million corporate facility for The Health Plan. When announced in December 2015, the high-profile project almost immediately assumed life as the thing ...

EQT Projects Production Volume Growth in 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. EQT is an integrated energy company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, with more than 125 years of experience in natural gas production, gathering, and transmission with an emphasis in the Appalachian basin, including the Ohio Valley. As one of Appalachia’s largest natural gas ...

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Pytash, Service Go Hand-in-Hand For More Than 40 Years

TORONTO — Pytash Tractor Sales and Service is a lawn and garden equipment and ATV dealer that only handles the best products in the industry, according to owner Tom Pytash. As a Polaris Star Dealer, Pytash carries the Polaris line of ATVs and Rangers. Customers also can find Kubota tractors ...

Cycling an Eco-Friendly Transportation Option

By JOHN McCABE Managing Editor WHEELING — For most of us, getting from point A to B involves climbing into a mechanical contraption of some sort, powered by a 4-, 6- or 8-cylinder version of the internal combustion engine, and pushing down the gas pedal and powering on our way, leaving a ...

Kennedy Hardware Community Minded

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer Kennedy Hardware continues to provide customers with a full line of top quality hardware and outdoor power equipment while taking care of customers like no one else, according to Hardware Sales Manager Tom Andrews. Andrews said they strive to take care of ...

Limo Drivers Mum on Happenings in Car

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — There’s a code of conduct among limousine drivers: “What happens in the car, stays in the car.” And Renee Dorsey, owner/driver at Airport Limousine in Wheeling, said limousine drivers often are the first to see and hear of pending happenings ...

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Dragons Hope To Continue Success

By CODY TOMER CAMERON — Times are good at Cameron after the Dragons football team just completed their first unbeaten regular season since 1999. First-year boys’ basketball coach Tom Hart looks to pick up where football coach Scott Holt left off, by using a talented and athletic roster ...

Hornets Hit Hard By Graduation

By BUBBA KAPRAL HUNDRED — Graduation took a heavy toll on the Hundred Hornets. Coach Virgil Wilkins lost a boat-load of talent. Gone are six players from last year’s six-win team, including several key pieces. Picking up their diplomas last spring were Greg Jones, Joseph ...

Patriots Girls Feel Ready to Contend in AAA

By JOSH STROPE WHEELING — The script has flipped for the Wheeling Park girls. In one year, the Patriots went from being young to experienced. “Experience was one of the things we lacked the past few years but that has all changed,” Wheeling Park coach Ryan Young said. “We ...

Cameron Poised To Make a Run

By CODY TOMER CAMERON — It was a tough end to the 2015-2016 season for the Cameron girls’ team but with the majority of its players returning this year, the Dragons are poised to make a run in the postseason. In a sectional contest with Weirton Madonna last season, the Dragons ...

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Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. Inquiring Sister Dear Inquiring, For people with disabilities and ...

TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Gingerbread houses and entertainment, Crispin Center club room, Oglebay Park, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Light and Music Extravaganza, Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Winter ...

Out and About

Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice StarWatch, SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 6 p.m., free. Dec. 21-22 — Concerts, “I Will Remember, B.E. Taylor Christmas,” at Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-30 — New members’ art exhibition by Eric Dye and Gerald ...

Planning Ahead Can Help Protect Your Assets

In our office, we handle generally two types of estate planning cases. The first is what we call “pre-planning,” which is where a person (or couple) wants to plan ahead for their potential need for long-term care and wants to protect their assets. Pre-planning is typically done through ...

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Disasters Can Harm Older Adults Long After Storms Have Passed

By SUE ANNE BELL My phone rang around midnight: A major hurricane was predicted to hit a nearby coastal town, which was under a mandatory evacuation order. Many of the staff at a large hospital there had already evacuated, and an unknown number of patients from nursing homes and assisted ...

Finding Help for Seniors Addicted to Opioids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug but I don’t know what to do. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, The opioid ...

IRA Trusts Provide Extended Tax-Deferred Growth

Many people whether working or retired have Individual Retirement Accounts that hold a significant portion of their assets and allow for tax-deferred growth. What many people don’t have is a trust in place to provide for extended tax-deferred growth and protection of those assets upon ...

OPALs Heads to Flight 93 National Memorial in October

The Older People With Active Lifestyles group will be joining visitors to honor the heroes on Flight 93 during a special bus trip set for Oct. 9. The first stop of the day will be in Shanksville, Pa., to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial that opened in 2015. The tour will include the ...

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Caregiver Support Fair Set for May 2

The 18th Annual Caregiver Support Fair will be held at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. on May 2. The popular event is free and open to the public. “The idea for this event came about when several of us were going through caregiving with our families and were ...

Valley Hospice Offers Free Community Events

Valley Hospice is offering free community events as part of the National Healthcare Decisions Day observance. The agency is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers and to execute written advance directives (health ...

See All Types of Green This Spring During Financial Literacy Month

By REBECCA MILLER April is Financial Literacy Month, and there’s no better time than right now to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can take advantage of compound interest — that’s like “free money” to power up your 401Ks and other types of IRAs. ...

How to Pick a Medical Alert System

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some good options to help me choose? Overwhelmed Daughter Dear Overwhelmed, A good medical ...

Catholic Schools Week | VIEW ALL

St. Vincent de Paul School Emphasizes Community Service

WHEELING — St. Vincent de Paul Parish School will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29 through Feb. 4. The annual celebration will highlight Catholic Education through its theme: “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” This theme ...

Believe and Succeed at Corpus Christi School

WHEELING— Founded in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Corpus Christi School (CCS) takes pride in its identity as a small private, Catholic School educating students from preschool through eighth grade. Located just a few miles north of downtown Wheeling in the Warwood neighborhood, it is ...

Madonna High School Welcomes Students of All Faiths

WEIRTON — Madonna High School, located at 150 Michael Way, Weirton, is a Catholic school for grades 9 to 12, seeking to prepare its students for a successful future spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially in the environment of a caring community in the service of the Gospel of ...

Our Lady of Peace School Is Making Its Mark

WHEELING — The theme for Our Lady of Peace School this year is “Make Your Mark.” The beautiful hilltop school in Mount Olivet is grounded in merit, commitment, and faith. At Our Lady of Peace, these words embody more than lessons taught, but action taken. The school is focusing on ...

Debbie Green 5K | VIEW ALL

Debbie Green Memorial 5K Marks 19th Year

WHEELING — The Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run and Walk for Leukemia on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Heritage Port enters its 19th year as a first class event for participants and a continued friend to those families fighting pediatric cancer. Under the direction of Ron Green, this race has grown ...

Health, Fitness Expo Planned for 2017

In 2017, the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run and Walk for Leukemia will celebrate its 20th year on the weekend of Aug. 4-5. And in his usual gung-ho style, race director Ron Green will mark the occasion in new and exciting ways. First, there will be a kick-off steak fry on July 29, 2017, on the ...

5K Attracts Elite Runners Worldwide

The main event for the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run and Walk will start and finish at Wheeling’s Heritage Port at 14th and Main street. The race is an evening event with start time at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The course is USATF Certified. This race has been voted TOP 263 road races in the ...

Shirts, Pizza and Prizes for ‘Debbie’s Dash’

WHEELING — The Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run and Walk for Leukemia has always had a focus on children and this year is no different. “Debbie’s Dash”— a 100-yard dash is for children ages 9 and younger. This event is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Heritage Port, with ...

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Green Expects Large, Talented Field

By RICK THORP WHEELING — Another crop of elite talent is in line to grace the streets of downtown Wheeling on Saturday evening when the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia steps off for the 20th time. Race Director Ron Green said Friday a steady stream of entrants continue to ...

Expo Is Newest Addition

By SHAWN RINE WHEELING — One of the difficulties with running an event as long as Ron Green has, is keeping it fresh so that veteran participants keep coming back and news ones want to join. When you reach 20 years, as the Debbie Green 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia will this year, the task of ...

Kalkreuth Is More Than Just Title Sponsor

By KYLE LUTZ WHEELING — Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal has been sponsoring events around the Ohio Valley for many years. The Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia is next on its list. Kalkreuth, however, for the past three years, has been the title sponsor for the annual event ...

‘Debbie’s Dash’ Allows Everyone to Participate

By SHAWN RINE WHEELING — It was something that Ron Green heard consistently. Often when he would ask folks he knew — and some he didn’t — if they would be interested in running his race, the Debbie Green 5K Run/Walk for Leukemia, Green was told ‘I’d like to, but I don’t have ...

December Boomers and Beyond | VIEW ALL

Tips Offered for Destressing the Holidays

Many people enjoy the holiday season. Shopping for special gifts and wrapping them, sending greetings, searching for the perfect tree, putting up decorations, aromas of pine and cinnamon, observing one’s own traditions, family visits, church dinners, holiday get-togethers —each enticing the ...

Put Financial Power-of-Attorney at Top of Christmas Wish List

The importance of a financial power-of-attorney cannot be overstated. I make it a point in all of my client meetings to stress to the client that, especially in times of crisis, having a properly drafted financial power-of-attorney can be the difference in whether or not you are able to ...

Palliative Care Study Improves Quality of Life

People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don’t receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Published in the Journal of the American ...

Holidays Reveal Warning Signs for Aging Parents

Family members who live nearby often don’t notice the slow and subtle changes that might mean Mom or Dad needs a little more day-to-day help. Home Helpers, a national network of professional in-home caregivers, says requests for evaluations increase this time of year in part because of the ...

Election 2016 Results | VIEW ALL

Tiffany Hoffman To Succeed Mother as County Assessor

Tiffany Hoffman will succeed her mother, Kathie Hoffman, as the next Ohio County assessor. The younger Hoffman, a Democrat, defeated her Independent opponent, Katrina Taylor, by a vote total of 10,013 to 6,803. Tiffany Hoffman was appointed to the ballot by the Ohio County Democratic ...

Monroe to Keep Price, Davis On Commission

Incumbent Monroe County Commissioners Tim R. Price and Carl M. Davis, both Democrats, each won a third consecutive four-year term. Price captured 3,293 votes, defeating Independents Patti S. Haralson with 2,103 and Mark Hutchinson with 950. Davis gathered 2,553 votes, beating Republican Fred ...

Scott Smith Elected To Fifth Term as Prosecutor

Ohio County Prosecutor Scott Smith already has spent 24 years working in the prosecutor’s office, and voters have indicated they want him there for four more years. Smith, a Democrat, defeated Republican Martin Sheehan in Tuesday’s election to win a fifth term in office. Smith received ...

Fletcher Elected as Hancock County Sheriff

Hancock County will have four more years of Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, a no-nonsense, mustachioed lawman who ran on a tough drug enforcement record. On Tuesday, Fletcher, 64, of Weirton, easily defeated Mark Cowden, a Republican opponent whose candidacy was seriously weakened by a conviction in ...

Fairs and Festivals 2016 | VIEW ALL

Little Italy Comes to Wheeling on July 22-24

WHEELING — The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival will once again heat up Wheeling’s Heritage Port on July 22-24. The annual festival will bring the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy to the Friendly City as vendors line Water Street and the port grounds. The festival opens at ...

Whiskey Rebellion Retold at Annual Festival

WASHINGTON, Pa. —  The Whiskey Rebellion Festival celebrates the heritage and unique character of the region by focusing on the historical significance of the Whiskey Rebellion, a history that is unique to western Pennsylvania and primarily Washington County. The festival honors the ...

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at Mahrajan

WHEELING —  Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Wheeling will host its 83rd annual Mahrajan — a Lebanese Festival —  on Sunday, Aug. 14 at Oglebay Park. The Mahrajan will open with a Maronite Catholic Liturgy to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Continuing ...

Greece Comes to Wheeling

WHEELING — The parishioners of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Chapline St., Wheeling,  are hosting their 16th annual Grecian Food Festival on July 27-30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Since the year 2000, the community of St. John the Divine has hosted a multi-day ...

Fall Home 2017 | VIEW ALL

Redesign With Kids’ Safety in Mind

(BPT) — Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids’ safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your ...

Big Ideas for Renovating Smaller Homes

(BPT) — While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home. More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to ...

Weather the Winter Safely and Efficiently

(BPT) — If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ...

Raising the Bar(n) in Your Home

(BPT) — Amid the many trends ebbing and flowing through home improvement, one in particular seems likely to stick around. Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country — in contemporary and rustic designs. With this design element found on such ...

Fall Sports Preview | VIEW ALL

Jacob Bishop

Jacob Bishop Martins Ferry Jacob Bishop is entering his senior season for the Martins Ferry cross country team and after lettering in his first three seasons, he should be ready to excel in his final go-round. Bishop has qualified for the state tournament in each of his last ...

Football Preview 2016 | VIEW ALL

Alabama, SEC Trying to Stay in NCAA Penthouse

JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season. Now, the trick will be staying there with three new coaches in the East and quarterback uncertainty across much of the league, including at ...

Brutal Schedule Faces Cambridge

By BUBBA KAPRAL CAMBRIDGE — We may never know how good a football team Cambridge is this season. Why? Because the Bobcats tackle a schedule that borders on insanity. Coach Kevin Gunn’s club faces heavyweights Zanesville, Dover and New Philadelphia in successive weeks. Toss in 8-2 ...

Bethany Program Wants to Take the Next Step

By JERROD PLATE BETHANY — Looking to continue its climb up the ladder in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, the Bethany football program will turn to a solid nucleus of returning starters to improve on a .500 record from a season ago. Entering his fourth season at the helm of the ...

Franklin Still Trying Get Penn State on Top

By TRACY WATSON STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State is a team in the Big Ten that could really make some noise in 2016,. But Coach James Franklin’s squad is also one that could struggle and fall by the wayside early on. Franklin has guided the Nittany Lions to a 14-12 record during his ...

Indulge Holidays 2016 | VIEW ALL

A Gem of a Luxury

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer There are days when a woman just wants to put on her jewels and be like Cinderella going to the ball in a pumpkin carriage. The new Enchanted Disney line of fine jewelery available at Howard’s ...

Indulge the Kid in You With Toy Store Visit

By JANELL HUNTER Staff Writer One way parents can indulge themselves and their children this holiday season is to take some time to really get their hands on the gifts they are considering for purchase. Of course, time management can be problematic at this time of year, but a visit to a ...

Incentives Make Cars an Attractive Gift

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer The jingle of car keys under the tree on Christmas morning could make for a great surprise. For someone who may be considering purchasing or leasing a vehicle as a gift for a loved one over the holidays, end-of-year discounts and incentives may make it ...

Hot Gifts for Him & Her

By DYLAN McKENZIE Staff Writer With the holiday season fast approaching, many people already are searching for the perfect gifts to give to their loved ones. For many people, no gift is more special than the one they give to their significant other. Selecting a gift for a boyfriend, ...

January Boomers and Beyond | VIEW ALL

Growing Number of Americans Retiring Outside United States

By MARIA ZAMUDIO For The Associated Press Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he died in 2012. “I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off ...

Nominate Outstanding Older Ohioan For Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging is seeking the public’s help to identify outstanding older neighbors who have made, and continue to make, a lasting difference in their professions, their vocations and their communities, and who serve as role models for other generations to continue to grow, ...

How To Organize Your Affairs

Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I would like to get our personal and financial affairs in order so our kids will know what’s going on if we get sick or die. What tips can you offer? Procrastinating Paul Dear Paul, Organizing your key information and getting your personal and financial ...

Experts Answer Your Social Security Questions

Question: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security online account? Answer: my Social Security gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security information and do business with us. With a my Social Security account you can: Keep track of your ...

July Boomers and Beyond | VIEW ALL

OPALs to Take Victorian Tea Tour Trip

The Older People With Active Lifestyles group is heading out of town for another day trip with a Stepping Stones of Victorian Grandeur Tea Tour at the Salem (Ohio) Historical Society on Aug. 18. The OPALs members will step back in time to the 1800s in Victorian style with their first ...

Retired and Working? Social Security Still Comes Out

Question: I am receiving Social Security retirement benefits and I recently went back to work. Do I have to pay Social Security (FICA) taxes on my income? Answer: Yes. By law, your employer must withhold FICA taxes from your paycheck. Although you are retired, you do receive credit for those ...

Ohio Offers Tips, Resources to Prevent Falls

STEADY U Ohio, an initiative of the Ohio Department of Aging, urges families to take this time to learn more about the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths among Ohioans age 65 and older: falls. An older adult falls every minute in Ohio, and ...

It’s Not Too Late to Protect Your Assets

The question that we as elder law attorneys hear most often is “Is it too late to protect our assets?” We are happy to answer that question with “It is never too late!” We understand that each situation is unique, but in many cases no matter what level of pre-planning has or has not ...

June Boomers and Beyond | VIEW ALL

Longest Day Program Set

Altenheim Resource & Referral Services and Good Shepherd Nursing Home, both of Wheeling, are partnering to offer a special program for The Longest Day to increase awareness and provide education on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Randall Forzano, human resources director at Good ...

Welty Townhouse Residents Appreciate Amenities

The new Welty TownHomes in Wheeling have become home to longtime local residents and some who have recently moved to the area. A project of the Welty Trust, the 12 townhomes provide a new gracious living option for people age 65 and older. Only two of the townhomes are still available; the ...

Renda Named to Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Gloria J. Renda of Steubenville is among 10 remarkable older Ohioans who have been honored for a lifetime of accomplishments. Renda was inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus May 19. She joined more than 450 individuals ...

Choosing the Best Way to Protect Your Home

One of the most common themes that bring clients into our office is the concern over losing one’s home in the event that they need long-term care. Many have a preconceived notion about a certain option that they think is the best fit for them — usually because a relative or friend has done ...

Money Matters | VIEW ALL

Sooner Is Better in Planning for Retirement

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Staff Writer WHEELING — Retirement planning is sometimes a facet of life people delay, but sooner is better, according to Tim Roberts of Roberts & Coss Financial Planning in Wheeling. “My thoughts and my opinion is, as soon as they possibly can, and as much as ...

It’s Never Too Early to Save for Higher Education

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer MARTINS FERRY — When it comes to saving money for college or other higher education options, it is never too early to start, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. And there are several options available for parents to ...

Massive Changes Coming to Tax Code

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WHEELING —Thad P. Obecny said during his decades of work in the financial sector, the only time he can remember such drastic changes to the federal tax code came more than 30 years ago during former President Ronald Reagan’s administration. “It is just ...

When to Use Credit And Debit Cards

The decision of whether to use a debit card or a credit card can affect consumers’ credit ratings and make it easier or more difficult to manage one’s personal finances. This decision often depends on the situation and understanding how each of these cards works. Credit cards allow ...

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How to Save Money on Everyday Expenses

Saving money on everyday expenses is a goal for many adults. Certain expenses, such as loan payments, may be more difficult to pare down than others. But there are ways adults can save on everyday expenses without drastically overhauling their daily routines. Transportation Transportation ...

How to Earn a More Affordable Mortgage

Home ownership remains a dream for many people. But on the heels of the recession that began in late 2008, prospective home buyers are finding it far more difficult to secure a mortgage than it was in the years before the economy took a turn for the worse. Stricter guidelines now govern both ...

A Professional Planner Can Be a Big Help

By CRAIG CAMPBELL For Money Matters ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sometimes it is the birth of child, the death of a parent, a marriage or divorce, or even a promotion at work and the significant raise that comes with it, but whatever the specific reason, hiring a certified and licensed professional ...

As Tax Season Approaches, So Do Scammers

By TINA OREM NerdWallet Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she’d had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes. “One day, I’m not kidding you, I got called three times,” she said. Sometimes the calls were automated. But once, when she got a call ...

November Boomers and Beyond | VIEW ALL

Healthy Lifestyles in Old Age Shortens End-of-Life Disability

Leading a healthy lifestyle not only extends one’s lifespan, but also it shortens the time that is spent disabled —a finding that had previously eluded public health scientists and demonstrates the value of investing in healthy lifestyle promotion, even among the elderly. An analysis of a ...

Automatic Medicare Enrollment Causes Confusion

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ll be 65 in a few months and I recently pre-enrolled in original Medicare. But last week, I received a member card in the mail for a Medicare Advantage plan that I did not enroll in. What’s going on? Medicare is so confusing with all the different choices, and now it ...

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Earns National Accreditation for Excellence

Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling has earned Basic Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Accreditation in 2016. Administrator Donald R. Kirsch said this accreditation is evaluated and presented by independent accreditors. Providigm, LLC, verified that Good Shepherd is ...

Medicaid Crisis Planning

In our office we handle generally two types of estate planning cases. The first is what we call “pre-planning,” which is where a person (or couple) wants to plan ahead for their potential need for long-term care and wants to protect their assets. Pre-planning is typically done through ...

OVAC Cheerleading 2017 | VIEW ALL

Wheeling Park Patriots Head coach: Shawna Shepherd

The Wheeling Park cheering squad has been untouchable in the last four years. The Patriots have won four OVAC championships in a row, while claiming three W.Va.  Class AAA state titles as well. Creating the winning atmosphere at Wheeling Park has been 12-year head coach Shawna ...

Linsly Cadets Head coach: Kylie Harris

Linsly has won three consecutive OVAC titles and are looking for a fourth with new head coach Kylie Harris at the Helm. In her first year taking over a program that is on a very successful run, there must be some pressure that comes with the job. “There is always pressure,” Harris said. ...

Shadyside Tigers Head coach: Melanie Haswell

The Shadyside Tigers are coming off a superb OVAC competition last season as the runner-ups of the AA division and veteran head coach Melanie Haswell, who has coached cheering for 28 years, is excited to compete this year with a promising routine on Feb. 4 at WesBanco Arena in front of what ...

Oak Glen Golden Bears Head coach: Debbie Fish

Debbie Fish is in her fifth year as the Oak Glen cheering coach and she believes that entering the OVAC cheerleading competition on Feb. 4, that her team’s strong point should be tumbling. “We have a fast routine with a lot of tumbling,” Fish said. “In fact, we have a lot more ...

Spring Sports Preview | VIEW ALL

McConnaughy Takes Over at Central

By KYLE LUTZ WHEELING — New Wheeling Central baseball coach Bo McConnaughy knows a thing or two about the sport. He was at the helm for 30 years at West Liberty, posting 580 wins including six conference championships. He takes over at Wheeling Central a year after the Maroon Knights had a ...

Park to Rely on Jones, Jorden

By JOSH STROPE WHEELING — Both Wheeling Park boys’ tennis coach Tim Ickes and girls’ coach Stephanie Sada said their rosters are wide open as the regular season approaches. But they both are pretty confident on their top spots. Jared Jorden is the only returning player on the ...

Tyler Softball Looking for More

By CODY TOMER Staff Writer SISTERSVILLE — The Tyler Consolidated softball team is gearing up for what could be a stellar season. The Silver Knights claimed the sectional title a season ago and fell in the regionals, but they did not lose any seniors to graduation and bring back five ...

Ujcich, Brooke Looking to Younger Players to Fill Holes

By TRACY WATSON WELLSBURG — Coming off a 17-11 campaign, Brooke baseball coach Ron Ujcich has some holes to fill, but some nice young players to fill them with. Graduated from a Bruins team that was ousted by Wheeling Park in the sectional are four-year starter Chad Harper, a catcher and ...

Super Six 2016 | VIEW ALL

Mingo Central Tops Fairmont Senior

WHEELING — There is a first time for everything and for the first time in school history, the Mingo Central Miners are state champions. The Miners accomplished that feat on a frigid Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium with a 32-7 victory against the fifth-seeded Fairmont Senior Polar ...

East Hardy, St. Marys Seek First Class A Crown

WHEELING — The last two West Virginia Class A State Championship runners-up will get the chance to leave Wheeling Island Stadium on Saturday as state champions. The question is, which powerhouse will emerge victorious? The battle of unbeatens between top-seeded East Hardy and second-seeded ...

Class AA Foes Making First Appearance

WHEELING — The Class AA West Virginia State Championship supplies the only Super Six matchup of the weekend that does not include a No. 1 versus a No. 2 seed. That feat was accomplished due to last week’s semifinal upset as five-seeded Fairmont Senior edged top-seeded and three-time ...

Mammoth Showdown in AAA

WHEELING — Two great teams with completely different pasts will compete on the gridiron of Wheeling Island Stadium at noon on Saturday for the Class AAA West Virginia State Championship. This is the ninth trip to the Super Six in the last 15 years for undefeated and top-seeded Martinsburg, ...

Water Ways | VIEW ALL

Wheeling Island: A Home All Its Own

WHEELING — A rumbling drive across the grated, 167-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge takes you across the Ohio River onto a 374-acre piece of land that falls within Wheeling city limits but maintains an identity all its own: Wheeling Island. Generations of families with a ...

Wheeling Islanders Recall Swimming, Fishing, Boating on River

WHEELING — As area folks recall youthful activities along the Ohio River, they hope their parents never learned of those exploits and pray that their own children don’t turn into “mini-mes” at the water’s edge. Fishing, swimming, boating and daredevil ...

House Boaters Leave Behind Life on Land

MOUNDSVILLE — One of the most cumbersome aspects of home ownership is yard work, as cutting grass and pulling weeds in the scorching summer heat can be draining. Glen Dale Mayor Dave Blazer and his wife, Barb, have found a way around ...

Camaraderie Strong At Ohio Valley Marinas, Yacht Clubs

MARTINS FERRY —  With dozens of marinas and boat clubs dotting the shorelines of the Ohio River in the tri-state area, the camaraderie is the one constant appeal for the members of these seasonal organizations. According to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission’s ...

Wheeling Fantasy in Lights Parade | VIEW ALL

Nutcrackers to Usher in Holidays

Steubenville — Nutcrackers — a staple of every Christmas holiday season — will be a fun addition to this year’s 2016 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade on Friday. Thanks to a collaboration between Historic Fort Steubenville and Nelson’s of Steubenville, a large ...

Float Builders Look Forward To Fantasy in LIghts Parade

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — No holiday parade would be much of a parade without the dazzle and beauty of floats. And no one does holidays floats better than Mark Aksterowicz and Bob Starkey who operate Creative Floats in New Philadelphia, ...

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Fantasy In Lights Parade Goes Blue and Gold

The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking of this year’s Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade with a bang — the WVU Marching Band. The parade is Friday, Nov. 18 starting on Market Street in Center Wheeling. The 400-plus member marching band will perform at 6:30 ...

Teachers of the Year Have Place of Honor in Parade

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor WHEELING — Three Ohio County public school teachers named the 2016 Teachers of the Year, will be featured in this year’s Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade on Nov. 18. The teachers include April Branstetter from Wheeling ...

Winter Olympics Viewing Guide | VIEW ALL

Frenzel aiming for gold in Nordic Combined event

(AP) — Five-time World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist Eric Frenzel will be aiming to continue his dominance of Nordic combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The 29-year-old German won the normal hill event in Sochi and finished 10th in the large hill competition after falling ill. He ...

BIATHLON: Fourcade plans to keep medals

(AP) — Martin Fourcade regularly gives away his World Cup biathlon medals to fans after races. But don’t expect France’s star biathlete to give away any bronze, silver or gold hardware that he wins at the Olympics. He’s keeping those for himself. “I love to give medals to the ...

California kid Chloe Kim jumps, twists and flips her way to Olympic games

(AP) — Ask U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim what she thinks the “Chloe Kim Story” really is this year and she hesitates just a moment, before deciding on “The California girl that went to the Olympics.” It’s perfect, easy, and oh-so-fitting for the 17-year-old from Torrance, ...

HOCKEY: Without NHL, Games ‘Wide Open’

(AP) — When Willie Desjardins coached Canada’s 2010 world junior team stacked with future NHL players Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Brayden Schenn, Alex Pietrangelo and goaltenders Jake Allen and Martin Jones, it took a wild final game with John Carlson scoring in overtime to win the gold ...

WVU 150th | VIEW ALL

This Year Marks Notable Anniversary of WVU Alma Mater

WHEELING — Loyal Mountaineers have an extra reason to celebrate and sing this year. Not only is 2017 the 150th birthday of West Virginia University, but also it is the 80th anniversary of the school’s Alma Mater written by then-student Louis D. Corson. Joan Corson Stamp of Wheeling said ...

West Virginia University Is Fully Engaged With State

By Neil Bucklew In 1986 I had the good fortune “to come home again” when I returned to my home state and home town to become the 20th president of West Virginia University. In spite of Thomas Wolfe’s warning, this opportunity proved to be the most fulfilling experience in my academic and ...

Morrill Act Shaped The Nation, W.Va. and WVU

WHEELING — The seeds that sowed the future for an educated America in 1862 stemmed into a bounty of state colleges and universities across the nation. And for a future state called “West Virginia,” the result was West Virginia University. WVU, established in 1867, celebrates its 150th ...