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From ‘Star Trek’ to Wheeling

WHEELING — Pastor Alan Flaitz most definitely believes in the power of prayer. He also has put great faith in the power of his EV — electric vehicle. Rev. Flaitz is the pastor at Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Wheeling and Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church near Sherrard. A ...

Wheeling Jamboree Book Highlights Performers

WHEELING — Fans of country music from its early days at The Jamboree in Wheeling, are sure to delight in the newest publication that includes photos of the many long-ago forgotten performers who once graced the stage at the Capitol Music Hall and Expo Hall on Wheeling Island. The book is ...

‘Night to Shine’ Prom To Go Virtual in 2021

GLEN DALE — Every segment of the local population has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. Children and adults alike have had to make concessions to keep one another safe. Unfortunately that has meant many annual events have been canceled, postponed or altered. And that is ...

New Library Exhibit Recalls Wheeling’s Street Car Days

WHEELING — Known from its early days as a transportation hub, by 1866, Wheeling was the second Ohio Valley town (after Bellaire) to have street cars on rails pulled by horses for public transportation. By 1887, those tired horses were replaced by an electric street railway or “trolley” ...

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Goodbye, Hello

Forty-one years is a long time to spend at one job. Not many people do that anymore. While Friday marked my farewell to this four-decade career in the news business, I will be hanging around to write a weekly column you will continue to find in this weekend space. This life-altering ...

MMR Vaccine is Critical, But Not to Help with COVID

DEAR DR. ROACH: We have friends who got the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine believing it will help with exposure to COVID-19. What are your thoughts on their thinking? — P.H. ANSWER: The World Health Organization has reported an increase in measles deaths since 2016, and that trend has ...

Couple Reaches A Stalemate in Marriage Without Intimacy

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are both enlisted Army (he — 20 years, two Iraq deployments; I — 15 years, one Iraq deployment). We met in the service and have been married for 10 years. Three years after our wedding, my husband told me he was no longer physically attracted to me. It hurt. A ...

Son With New Girlfriend Grows More Distant From His Mother

DEAR ABBY: I’m a mom of three young adults, a daughter and two sons. The oldest recently married. My youngest is finishing his last two years of college out of state. Three months ago, he met a young lady. I have tried constantly to be close with all my children, but the youngest has ...

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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 ...

Elias, Merryman

Gary and Jenni Elias of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer G. Elias to Forrest D. Merryman, son of Brett and Nancy Merryman of Bellaire. Elias is a 2009 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School, a 2013 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a ...

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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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Boggs Mark 50 Years

Adrian Boggs and Linda Kiger were married Dec. 19, 1970 at the North Street Methodist Church. Adrian retired from the Laborers Union 1149. Linda is a homemaker. They have two children, Mark (Debbie) of Triadelphia and Becky Bennett of Wheeling. They have four grandchil

Lestinis Celebrate 65 Years

It is with much happiness and gratitude that Dolores and William Lestini are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Dolores Ann Vannelle and William were united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1955 at St. John Church in Bellaire, Ohio. William is a retired pharmacist and they presently live ...

Schwertfegers Mark 70 Years

Russ and Jean Schwertfeger of Bethany will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 22. The couple was wed at an evening ceremony in the Woodsdale neighborhood home of Jean’s mother, Corinne Gordon, of Wheeling. After a brief honeymoon trip to Pittsburgh they returned on ...

Ingrams Celebrate 60 Years

Jenny Rejonis and Albert Ingram were married Nov. 26, 1960, by the Rev. Henry Hopkins at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Moundsville. Albert retired in 1998 from Bayer Chemical after 38 years of service. Jenny worked at Fostoria Glass and is a homemaker. The Ingrams are the parents ...

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Lunch With Books Explores ‘The Borders of Our Minds’

WHEELING — The next Lunch With Books livestream program at noon on Tuesday presented by the Ohio County Public Library will focus on “The Borders of Our Minds” with historian and journalist David Mould. What are borders? Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls ...

Railroads, Civil War And Ulysses S. Grant Set For Next Lunch With Books

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library will welcome Ken Serfass as Ulysses S. Grant for the next Lunch With Books livestream program at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 5, for “Railroads in Civil War Strategy” with the general. The successful military commander wins because he is able to adapt ...

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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 ...