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National Pike Wagon Train Returns to Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The wagon wheels will soon be rolling as the National Pike Wagon Train travels through Belmont County beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 with a route along historic National Road (U.S. 40). The Saturday trip will begin at the historic village of ...

Linsly Students Bring Their Artwork Front and Center

WHEELING — From paper ice cream cones to detailed pencil drawings, The Linsly School Fine Arts Department and its students recently presented examples of their latest creations. The art show and spring concert held May 10 showcased both the musical and artistic talents of the Linsly student ...

Special Activities

Historical Society A special two-part program is planned by the Marshall County Historical Society for Monday at the society’s museum, 13th Street and Lockwood Avenue, Moundsville. The program will begin at 6 p.m. with presentations by Marshall County fifth graders who represented yhr ...

Gallery Hop at Artworks Around Town Features Two Local Artists

Artworks Around Town is honored to welcome two fine artists for the month of June. Cecy Rose and Alan Fitzpatrick will greet guests at a free reception on Friday June 7, 2019 at Artworks’s North Gallery in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market, from 5:30-8 p.m.. Cecy Rose has had a long ...

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Local Literary Lights Shine

Wheeling area students “cleaned up” in the honors for West Virginia’s 2019 Letters About Literature competition. The West Virginia Center for the Book at the West Virginia Library Commission held an awards ceremony for the program at the state Culture Center in Charleston on Thursday. A ...

Parents Turn Blind Eye to Son’s Needs

DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old son has a friend who stayed with us for five months during football and basketball season because he didn’t have transportation to early-morning practices. In the beginning it was one night, then it eventually became full weeks, full months and so on. We treated ...

Art Shows Abound In Area

Area art lovers have a plethora of paintings (and other art works, too) to view in the Wheeling area this month. For instance, a beautiful exhibition, “Learning to See,” opened Thursday at the Wheeling Artisan Center. The show features recent watercolor paintings by Rosalie Haizlett, a ...

Son’s Visits Will Include Meeting Mom’s Life-in Beau

DEAR ABBY: I am going through a nasty divorce. My sons, ages 4, 11 and 12, live with my husband, 1,000 miles away. They will be with me for summer vacation. This will be the longest stay they will have with me, and I’m not going to lie — I am excited and nervous at the same time. My ...

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Welch-Tieke

Alisandra Welch of Weirton and Zachary Tieke of Hinsdale, Il. have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Janeen Rateau Welch of Weirton and Thomas and Betty Jo Welch of Weirton. She is a 2014 graduate of Madonna High School and earned a ...

Oliver-Denham

Michael and Linda Oliver of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Oliver, to Ryan Denham, son of Harry and Elaine Denham of St. Clairsville. The bride has a degree in business management and office administration. She is employed at Ohio County Schools. The groom has a ...

McCleery, Parkulo

Charles and Beth McCleery of both West Alexander, Pennsylvania, and Wheeling, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Cortlandt McCleery to Adam Richard Parkulo. Adam is the son of Dave and Lisa Parkulo of Beckley, West Virginia. Jessie is the granddaughter of Robert and Violet ...

Bechard-Helms

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Helms of Dandridge, Tennesee, formerly of Wheeling, announce the engagement of their son, Dr. Charles Nelson “Chip” Helms to Jessica Lynn Bechard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bechard of Rouses Point, New York. Charles is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. ...

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Morgan-Silverio

Olivia Morgan and Aaron Silverio were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, with the Fr. Daniel Huesel officiating. Life-long best friend Kelsey Holloway was the maid of honor. Josh Kernik, a best friend of the groom, was best ...

Younger-Gill

Jared Blane Gill, son of Edward Gill of Moundsville with Kimberly (Bruce) Andrews of Wisconsin, and Victoria Jo, daughter of Michael Wendy Younger of Moundsville, were united in marriage Saturday, April 27 in McMechen. Ed Gill, father of the groom, officiated the double ring ceremony along ...

Nesbitt-Lobdell

Peggy Nesbitt and Brian Lobdell Jr. were married April 21, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. Parents of the bride are Rosemarie Wojtaszek (Cole) of Sarasota, and David Nesbitt of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, all formerly of Wheeling. Grandparents of the bride are Loretta Nesbitt and the late ...

Beatty, Richmond

Alexa Rae Beatty and Joseph Glen Richmond were united in marriage on Sept. 29 at Moundsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Price officiating the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Gregory and Jane Beatty and Thomas and Brenda Richmond, all of Moundsville. Grandparents of ...

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Crupes Celebrate 45 Years

Wayne “Ed” and Margaret “Margie” Crupe celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 11. They were married on May 11, 1974, at The Chapel at Sandscrest by the Rev. Carroll Thorne. Margie is the daughter of the late Chester and Stella Gresak of Benwood. Ed’s parents ...

Benches Mark 50 Years

Netti and Frank (Jerry) Bench celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 17. They have one son, Kevin Bench, daughter-in-law Rebecca Bench and two grandchildren, Emily and Matthew. Due to health problems, they celebrated a friends and family get-together at Forest Hills Nursing Home.

Romicks Celebrate 40 Years

Barbara and John Romick of Wheeling are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, May 19. They were united in marriage May 19, 1979, at the First Baptist Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. Robert J. Romick. Joann Kazmierczak was maid of honor and Joe Roy served as best man. Barb is ...

Moffos Celebrate 55th

Rich and Dixie Lee Moffo of Tiltonsville celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on April 25. They were united in marriage April 25, 1964, at St. Joseph Church in Tiltonsville with the late Rev. Connie Superfisky officiating. Rich is the son of the late Frances and Louis Moffo. He is ...

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Bridges Makes Annual Stop at Towngate Thursday

WHEELING — Acoustic and soft rock band Bridges along with special musical guests take the Towngate stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23. Together since 2005, this three-part harmony, featuring talented vocalists Kim Butler, Doug Pettit and Dave Pettit, always draws a crowd and will provide an ...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Lottery Set for Sold-Out Shows in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Dear Evan Hansen announced a digital ticket lottery in Pittsburgh, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of discounted tickets available for each otherwise sold-out performance. The digital lottery will begin accepting entries 48 hours prior to the first ...

The Sea The Sea Will Take the Stage Tuesday in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — Skyflight Productions presents The Sea The Sea on Tuesday, May 21, at The Grange Hall in Barnesville. The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York-based indie, folk-pop duo band featuring what the Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear ...

Band the Pussyfooters perform at Artworks in Wheeling today

WHEELING — Sean Decker of The Bridge and Tunnel Collective announced the group Pussyfooters will perform at Artworks today, Friday, May 17. Comprised of musicians Jeremiah Welch, Howie Haught and Todd Hager, the group will perform from 7-10 p.m. in the newly refurbished gallery area in 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 ...