Indulge Holidays 2016

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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 ...

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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, ...

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The Spa Experience Makes the Perfect Gift

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer For many people, the holidays are synonymous with spa days — either as gifts or as a personal getaway to escape the stress of the season. At the West Spa, located on the lower level of Wilson Lodge in Oglebay Park, even the holiday decorations are ...

Steeple Walk, Victorian Village Among Holiday Offerings in Cambridge

By SHELLEY HANSON Staff Writer Thousands of people each year come to visit the Dickens Victorian Village in downtown Cambridge, but there are other activities people can enjoy during the holidays in the city as well. For example, the annual Steeple Walk, which highlights the beautiful ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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Black Friday Food Fest

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer Whether you’re looking for an energy rush to help you beat other shoppers to Black Friday bargains or are hoping to take a break from the hustle and bustle, there are numerous stops at the Ohio Valley Mall, as well as at The Highlands in Ohio County, where ...

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Traditional & Trendy Recipes for the Holidays

Pumpkin Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust Serves 8 to 10 Crust 1 and 1/2 half cups gingersnap cookie crumbs 1 and 1/2 cups finely chopped hazelnuts 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar Filling 1 and 1/2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 ...

Travel a Cure For The Wintertime Blues

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer The winter blues is a phenomenon that hits hard many of those living up north, and with local travel agencies, an increasingly common request from people is the desire to break out of the area and go travel during the holidays. Not all wintertime trips have to ...

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Ski and Snowboard a Variety of Areas Within a Few Hours of Wheeling

By JANET METZNER Staff Writer Each ski area, like each winter sports enthusiast, has its own personality. There are plenty of ski areas located within only a few hours’ drive of Wheeling: enough to match skiers’ and snowboarders’ preferences, including family trips, ...

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Ohio Castle a Luxurious Getaway

By JENNIFER COMPSTON-STROUGH Staff Writer Secluded, majestic and luxurious are just a few of the words that could be used to describe Landoll’s Mohican Castle. Built in an unexpected location in the midst of Ohio’s Mohican River country in 2002, the main building is a stone and ...

Oglebay Institute Set for Holiday Season

By ALEC BERRY Staff Writer Holiday programming will decorate a few Oglebay Institute venues prior to year’s end, offering visitors an open invitation to performances and displays of visual art. Events include the Oglebay Institute’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, the Nutcracker ...