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West Virginia Really Is ‘Wild And Wonderful’

WHEELING — If crisp September mornings spark a sudden urge to roam the local hillsides — whether hunting or hiking — keep in mind there’s more to the state’s “wild, wonderful” slogan than white-tailed deer. “The Northern Panhandle is much more developed than it was back then ...

Lawn Care Goes Green (er)

For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer. “I’m concerned about climate change and wanted tools that are more eco-friendly, and also quieter. I like listening to music when I do yardwork and ...

First Endowed Music Scholarship Awarded at West Liberty University

WEST LIBERTY — A new music scholarship is making one West Liberty University student sing for joy. Josephine “Josie” Jarrett of Benwood is the first recipient of the Judith Bartell Paesani Vocal Music Scholarship. A music education major, Jarrett is the daughter of Melinda Gilmore of ...

Hard Nut To Crack

WHEELING — There was a time — in living memory — when at least some of the walnuts that found their way into Wheeling families’ baked goods didn’t come from the grocery store. They were wild harvested in the woods, loaded into burlap sacks and hauled home for processing that left many ...

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Read Me A Story, John Boy

I recently watched an old episode of “The Waltons” in which Olivia, the mom, decided to spend good money on a set of books for her seven children. A traveling salesman had enticed her with the promise of books that would open a whole new world to the somewhat isolated country family. ...

Curious Collectibles Offer a Look at Yesteryear

We live in a visual age where photos are so numerous that we don't even bother to print them off our cell phones and videos are viewed many times a day thanks to news alerts, YouTube and other digital applications. But movies got their start in the 19th century as photography developed on a ...

September’s Burden Not Forgotten

When we weren’t looking, September crept in on a cool, foggy morning. The month of September kicked August to the curb and is here to remind us of things past and things to come. This month used to signal an unofficial start to fall. The kids go back to school. The swimming pools are ...

More Than Just Numbers

I have never been a whiz at figures. As early as first grade I realized my strong points were geared more toward words and vocabulary. That does not mean that numbers, especially dates, have not been important in the greater scheme of my life. I often wondered why we were made to ...

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Thomas-Carenbauer

James and Deborah Thomas of Glen Easton, W.Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Leann Thomas to David Michael Carenbauer, son of Dr. Frank and Anita Carenbauer of Wheeling. Thomas is a graduate of Cameron High School and a graduate of West Liberty University with a ...

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 ...

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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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Couple Marks 50 Years

Joe and Mary Thomas of Wheeling are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were united in marriage on Sept. 18, 1971, at St. Joan of Arc Church with the Rev. Victor Seidel officiating the ceremony. Joe is the son of the late Tom (Butch) and Virginia (Vee) Thomas. Mary is the daughter of ...

Parkers Celebrate 50th

Rick and Cindy (McQuain) Parker of Weirton are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage by Rev. Larry Brown on Sept. 18, 1971, at the old St. Paul’s Church that was on County Road. Cindy is the daughter of the late Jack and Grace McQuain. She worked at The ...

Helms’ Celebrate 60th

Grant and Jay (Runco) Helms recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They exchanged vows on Sept. 2, 1961, by Fr. Connie Superfisky at St. Joseph’s in Tiltonsville. Grant was the proprietor of Grant’s Barber Shop for many years and Jay was instrumental in starting the school ...

Cassandras Mark 60th

Jerry and Sally Cassandra of Wellsburg, W.Va., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 18, at the Garabaldi Lodge Hall in Follansbee, W.Va., which was the very same place where they had their first date. They were married at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee, ...

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The Young Fables to Perform Tuesday

BARNESVILLE — Skyflight Productions presents an evening with The Young Fables on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park. The Young Fables (TYF) are the promising Modern Traditional Country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel ...

Live Music Roundup

Friday, Sept. 17 - Eli Lambie & the Mogo Kings, Jefferson Fridays, Moundsville, 7 p.m. - Miller, Smith & Mazure, Quaker Steak & Lube, Triadelphia, 7 p.m. - Pocket Change, Centre Market Concert Series finale, Wheeling, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 - Eli Lambie & the Mojo ...

The Pennyroyal Is Back

The Pennyroyal Opera House in Fairview, Ohio, kicks off its 2021 Fall Bluegrass season tonight with supergroup Fast Track, featuring veteran members of the Grand Ole Opry stage who are highly decorated musicians. Special guest will be Frosty Morning. The kitchen and doors open at 5 p.m., and ...

Author Jack Bodkin To Speak at Library

WHEELING — Author Jack Bodkin will discuss his family history and his ancestors’ journey from Ireland to America during the next Lunch With Books program at the Ohio County Public Library. The program will take place at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The tale is told in detail in Bodkin’s ...

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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 ...