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Sarita’s Sort-of-Secret Soups

WHEELING — It wouldn’t have been unusual for a woman ofSarita Oglebay’s marriage-eligible age and uppercrust station to be dreaming up the details of an elaborate household of her own. But, a small collection of recipes assembled in the early 1900s by the daughter of shipping magnate ...

‘Master of Plaster’ To Share Tricks of the Trade

WHEELING — There’s more flaking, sagging and chipping plaster in Wheeling than Sarel Venter has time to fix. The local abundance of both it and stucco is why the South African-born contractor moved his Adventures in Elegance restoration business here eight years ago. It’s also why he’s ...

Panel at Ohio County Public Library To Dive Into Banned Books Week

WHEELING — In observation of Banned Books Week, the Ohio County Public Library’s weekly Lunch With Books program will welcome a very special presentation on the topic. The program will begin at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of ...

Saving Snaps and Scraps Of Wheeling’s Past

WHEELING — Some stories fit between two hardback covers, clearly designed for neat tucking onto a library shelf. Other tales — especially the ones that are ultra specific to the city, the county or a single institution? Not so much. Storing these kinds of stories generally requires boxes ...

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Vintage Pins Are Popular Again

Did you see all the press coverage of the jewelry and sentimental meanings behind the strings of pearls, pins and jewels worn to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral last week? I did and enjoyed it. It even inspired me to take out a few baubles and brooches to pin on my lapel. My favorite jewelry ...

Something Gained, Something Lost

There was a time not so long ago that residents of the Ohio Valley did not feel the need to lock their doors. In fact, many homeowners installed screens on their windows and screen doors at the front and back of their homes. This was to allow the free flow of air in the pre- and post-World ...

Queen Elizabeth II Souvenirs Treasured

If you’re like me, you are following the death and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II daily. I’m amazed at the pomp and circumstance and adherence to tradition, protocol and duty that the people of the United Kingdom embrace and celebrate. The UK does ceremonies so well. Of course, I’ve ...

Major Was The Best Dog

It’s been just a few short weeks, but I still look out the front door expecting to see him lumbering this way. Major lived a good stone’s throw from our house. He was a regular visitor to our home, nearly every day in his last years. He had his own food and water dishes in our home, and ...

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Knoxes Celebrate 60 Years

Jack and Cheryl Knox of Cameron celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Monday, June 13, 2022. They were united in marriage on June 13, 1962, in Oakland, Maryland, by minister Rittenhouse. They have four children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. They celebrated ...

Knutsen-Bashline

Joseph and Sherry Tweedlie of Colerain, Ohio, (with the late Jeffrey Knutsen) are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Knutsen, to Dr. Shane Dwight Bashline, son of Barbara Bashline, and Dr. John Bashline, both of Flushing, Ohio. Ashley is a certified surgical ...

Ondrik-Price

Ms. Kelly Ondrik, and on behalf the late Mr. Peter Ondrik Sr. of Wheeling, is pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emilee M. Ondrik, to Austin M. Price. Emilee is a 2018 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. She is currently a student at Thomas More University in ...

Georgetti, Haas To Wed

Randy and Tammy Georgetti of Wellsburg, W.Va., announced the engagement of their daughter, Aleia Georgetti, to John Haas. The couple were engaged at Blackwater Falls, W.Va., on Jan. 29, 2021. John is the son of Joe Haas of Wellsburg, and Paula Teller of Pensacola, Fla., and nephew of Karen ...

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Abe, Corona

Karen Corona Merritt announces the marriage of her daughter, Gretchen Danielle Corona, to Takeru Abe. The wedding took place in a civil ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, on March 13, 2022. The bride is the daughter of Karen Corona Merritt of Morgantown, and Robert Corona of East Elmhurst, New York. ...

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 ...

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Church to Celebrate 157 Years of Service

Vincent and Betty Lazear of Bellaire celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 18. They were united in marriage Aug. 18, 1962, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church, Dawson, W.Va. Betty is the daughter of the late Loren and Lovie Puckett of Dawson. She is a retired Marshall County Schools ...

Lazears Celebrate 60th

Vincent and Betty Lazear of Bellaire celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 18. They were united in marriage Aug. 18, 1962, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church, Dawson, W.Va. Betty is the daughter of the late Loren and Lovie Puckett of Dawson. She is a retired Marshall County Schools ...

Zimmermans Mark 50th

Lou and Shirley Zimmerman, formerly of Wheeling, now of Calabash, N.C., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1. They were married on July 1, 1972 at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church by the Rev. G. Kenneth Gates. Shirley is the daughter of the late Donald C. and Florence ...

Botts Celebrate Golden

Kelly and JoEllen (Johnson) Bott of Martins Ferry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 7. They were united in marriage on July 7, 1972 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Tiltonsville, Ohio. The Rev. Father C.C. Superfiskey officiated the double ring service. Kelly is the son ...

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Library Program Tackles Local Football Legend Chuck Howley

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library’s next Lunch With Books program will be “Chuck Howley: The Case for His Enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.” The program will take place at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the library in downtown Wheeling. A Warwood boy and graduate of Corpus ...

Live Music Roundup

Friday, September 30 - Jim Berze, 19th Hole, Wheeling, 6-8 p.m. - D. David Stiles, River’s Edge Restaurant, Wheeling 6-9 p.m. - Paul Milovac, Around the World Gourmet, Bellaire, 7 p.m. - The Muddle, Oglebay’s Route 88 BBQ & Brew, Wheeling, 7-10 p.m. - New Age Adenas, West ...

Mystery Theatre Unlimited Gives ‘Wizard of Oz’ a Wicked Twist

MOUNDSVILLE — What if the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz” were reworked ... as a murder mystery? Mystery Theatre Unlimited takes this premise to hilarious extremes in its murder mystery musical comedy, “The Wizard of Odds.” The show will be offered at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. ...

Ohio Valley Plein Air Paint Out Reception Slated

WHEELING — Visitors to Artworks Around Town in October will have two special occasions to celebrate artists taking part in Eric Dye’s Ohio Valley Plein Air Paint Out. The event is currently underway and takes place through Sunday, Oct. 2. There will be a free reception at 2:30 p.m. on ...

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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 ...