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The Wilds Safari Park Now Open for Season

CUMBERLAND, Ohio ­— Spring is in the air and the animals are in the pastures, which means that The Wilds is opening for the season! Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, a variety of excursions will be available that are certain to create lasting memories for the whole family. A safari ...

Gardener’s Hope Springs Eternal

WHEELING — Gail Paige is itching to plant something, but knows better. “I turned the dirt over a couple of weeks ago and then the weather got funky,” says Paige, looking out longingly at four raised beds at the back of her Wheeling Island property. With temperatures swinging from just ...

Americans Update Their Closets As They Emerge From Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of being stuck in sweatpants, pajamas and fuzzy slippers, Americans are starting to dress up and go out again. Levi Strauss is seeing a resurgence in denim while demand for dresses at Macy’s, Anthropologie and Nordstrom is going up as proms and weddings ...

Snap, Snap: Local Chef Shares Grilling Secrets

WHEELING — The sky is happy-day blue. The grass is green. It’s enough to have any Ohio Valley grillmeister snapping those tongs in anticipation of hot nights on the deck or back patio. But, you may want to hold on there. Wheeling chef Gene Evans — with 25 years of restaurant experience ...

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Don’t Take Library For Granted

I’m not much of a gambler. That’s not to say I don’t purchase an occasional lottery ticket or take chances on church raffles or other benefit games of chance. Over the decades of this career in journalism, I have taken many chances when it comes to meeting newspaper deadlines. ...

Spring Brings Awareness to Occupational Therapy, Autism

WHEELING — Throughout the month of April, organizations around the country spread awareness of two topics that are close to our hearts at Easterseals — occupational therapy and autism acceptance. Occupational Therapy Month Occupational Therapy Month celebrates the work of the 230,000 ...

Have a Seat in Beautiful Antique Chairs

As I was going through old copies of Southern Living magazine and trying to part with the 10-year or older copies, I came across an article that remains solid advice. The article refers to chairs with style and it covers the variety of big names in chair styles over the years (18th and 19th ...

Extension Agent’s Love for Trees Grows Beyond Arbor Day

WHEELING — You may have noticed trees with white mesh trunk collars around our neighborhood parks and at Heritage Port. Our Ohio County WVU Extension Agent is Karen Cox, who loves trees. With state grant money, in 2019, 52 families and Master Gardeners planted and continue to care for ...

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Kayafas- Smith

Constantine “Gus” and Maria Kayafas have the pleasure to announce the engagement of their daughter, Angelena Marie Kayafas of Wilmington, N.C., to Luke Charles Smith of Wilmington, N.C. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Milton and Angela Kayafas of Steubenville, and George ...

Peckens-Nau

Doug and Judy Peckens of Yorkville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rami (Raeanna) to Justin Nau, son of Jeff and Donna Nau of Wheeling. Rami is a graduate of Buckeye Local High School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in middle childhood ...

Piecing Together Lives, One Puzzle at a Time

Are you puzzled? Does today’s world amid a pandemic, a looming Election Day and civil unrest have you harkening back to simpler times? Well many Ohio Valley residents are doing just that. And they are finding solace in a box of 1,000 puzzle pieces. Yes, puzzle sales are seeing a sizable ...

Bailer-Myers

Olivia Ann Bailer and Eric Myers of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, have selected June 5, 2021 for their wedding at the Wheeling Artisan Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Olivia is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Bailer of Colerain, Ohio. She is a 2016 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High ...

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Terlesky, Thomas

Emily Elizabeth Thomas and Michael Bernard Terlesky II were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at Trucksville United Methodist Church, Trucksville, Pennsylvania.. The ceremony was presided by the Rev. Diane Ruth Gilbert, cousin of the bride’s mother. Special music and readings were ...

Riggs-Williams

Melissa Riggs announces the marriage of her daughter, Courtney Noel, to Zachary Keegan Williams, son of Darrell and Mary Williams of Waynesboro, Mississippi. The wedding took place in the First Baptist Church of Wheeling on June 6, 2020 and was officiated by the Rev. Darrin Wright. An ...

Wade-Georgetti

Shelby Lynn Wade and Shane Michael Georgetti were united in marriage on Nov. 2, 2019, by the Rev. William Stout at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church. The reception took place at the Holiday Inn in Weirton. The bride is the daughter of Lonnie and Christine Wade of Colliers. The groom is ...

Beckett-Jewell

Emily Rae Beckett and Bo Bradley Jewell were married Feb. 22, 2020 at the Wedding Barn in Pangburn Arkansas. Brian Beckett, uncle of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Brenda Beckett of Wheeling, West Virginia. The groom is the son of ...

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Battistas Celebrate 40th

Mark and Vickey Battista of Benwood are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married April 25, 1981 at St. James Catholic Church. Vickey is the daughter of Patty Carney and the late Frank Carney of Moundsville. She recently retired as the executive director of the ...

Couple Marks 60 Years

Thomas and Mary Louise Norris Sr. of Sherrard celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 8. They were united in marriage on April 8, 1961, at Wood Hill Methodist Church by the Rev. Perry Stewart. Mary Louise is the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth McWhorter Sr. Thomas is ...

Spurlocks Celebrate 55th

David and Joyce Spurlock of Wheeling celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, March 30. They were united in marriage on March 30, 1966. Joyce is the former Joyce Steinmetz of Lancaster, Ohio. She is a retired registered nurse. David is a retired account manager for Tusco ...

Kemps Celebrate 50th

Tim and Linda Kemp of Bethesda, Ohio, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 14. They were united in marriage on Feb. 14, 1971, St. Valentine’s Day, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Bethesda, Ohio, by the late Pastor Garry Ballard. Linda is the daughter of the late Martha ...

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Two Chances to See The Muddle This Weekend

WHEELING — The Muddle will perform live from 7-10 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 30, at Quaker Steak & Lube at The Highlands, then from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at West Sports Bar in Wheeling for a May Day Party.

Isaac Zane’s Untold Story Revealed at Next Program

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library’s next Lunch With Books live stream session will feature author Alan Fitzpatrick at noon on Tuesday, May 4. “The Untold Story of Isaac Zane” is the third book in a trilogy by Fitzpatrick about the little-known history of white captives taken ...

West Liberty University Students to Perform Music in the Park

WHEELING — The hills will come alive with the sounds of music this weekend, today through Sunday, April 30 through May 2, as West Liberty University music students perform in a variety of outdoor performances at Oglebay. “Due to the pandemic and the concerns for safety, we proposed a ...

Encore Drive-In Nights Return With Bon Jovi

WINTERSVILLE — Encore Drive-In Nights is making a triumphant return this season with a special one-night-only drive-in concert performance on outdoor screens across the United States and Canada with Bon Jovi on May 22. Once again, the Winter Drive-In in Wintersville will be hosting the ...

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The 19th Hole in Wheeling Offers Great Food and Entertainment

WHEELING — Wings, hoagies, cheese fries, chicken tenders and cheese sticks are just a few of the many popular menu items that have made The 19th Hole such a popular bar and grill for more than two decades, according to Owner Angie Szalay. In addition to great food the Woodsdale eatery, with ...

Theo Yianni’s Restaurant Offers Best Authentic Greek and American Cuisine

WEIRTON — Theo Yianni’s Restaurant in Weirton continues to provide the best authentic Greek and American cuisine in a relaxing and fun family environment, according to Co-owners Yianni Bourbakis and Shawn Mihellis. In addition to their new Theo Salmon Salad and hot stuffed pepper ...

LJ’s Hoagie King in Wheeling Offers ‘Famous’ Hoagie Menu

WHEELING — A quaint little eatery located at the corner of 39th and Jacob streets in South Wheeling, called LJ’s Hoagie King, offers a big-time menu of their “famous” hoagies, plenty of side dishes off their “munchies” menu and a recently added breakfast menu. LJ’s Hoagie King ...