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Pen Pal Program Forges Connections Beyond Nursing Homes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rich Vanderweit saw the loneliness of older people in the COVID-19 pandemic, and he devised a modest effort to ease their isolation. Vanderweit, an activity aide at Sullivan County Health Care in Claremont, thought: Why not match his nursing home residents with pen ...

A Wedding Day to Remember

This spring, brides-to-be worried less about finding “something borrowed and something blue” for their big day and more about whether or not wedding ceremonies could even happen. In the wake of COVID-19, couples faced an unprecedented set of social distancing guidelines that hindered the ...

Wheeling Woman Takes Top Prize in Tea Cozy Contest

WHEELING — Brooke Boston credits her grandmother for her success with the knitting needles. Boston of Wheeling recently took the top prize in the 2020 Larkin Tea Company Tea Cozy Competition. Boston made a darling teapot cozy in the form of an owl to win the contest offered by the Larkin ...

Betty Puskar Leaves Behind a Legacy of Kindness

MorGANTOWN — Betty J. Puskar wanted to be remembered as someone who facilitated breast cancer care and for making breast cancer something that people talked about. She also wanted to be known as someone who helped people. Those who crossed paths with Puskar can attest to that legacy of ...

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Family Breadwinner Gives Good Health Short Shrift

DEAR ABBY: I have a wonderful husband of almost 20 years and two teenage children. My husband is incredibly hardworking in his stressful career and has provided a very comfortable life for us. The trouble is, he puts work ahead of any self-care. He works most waking hours, doesn’t eat well, ...

The Lost Wallet Woes

Dear Heloise: When you lose your wallet, all sorts of scary thoughts go through your mind. You’ll, of course, need to act quickly to cancel your credit cards, but do you remember everything that was in your wallet? I couldn’t when it happened to me. So as soon as I had replaced my ...

Ex-Wife Balks At Inviting Other Woman to Son’s Graduation

DEAR ABBY: My husband of nearly 22 years and I divorced last year after he told me he didn’t want to be married anymore and didn’t know if he ever loved me. Since our split, he has bought a home with another woman — the same woman I suspected him of having an affair with, and the same ...

The High Cost Of Weddings

Today’s Sound Off is about the high cost of getting married: Dear Heloise: My daughter and her fiance came to us and wanted $30,000 for their wedding. They had also asked her future in-laws for the same amount. They said “no” and so did we. Why do young people today think they have to ...

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Dunaway-Wolfe

Alan Dunaway and Kelly Dunaway, both of Wheeling, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacey Leigh to Matthew Todd Wolfe, son of Todd Wolfe and Kelly Gomer, both of Cumberland, Maryland. Lacey is a 2010 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a 2017 graduate of West Virginia ...

Cross -Schutz

ross of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter Bria Cross to Trent Schutz, son of John and Cindy Schutz of Wheeling. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. She is a summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia University where she graduated with a ...

Coldren-Mey

Mark and Diana Mey of Wheeling announce the engagement of their son, Jordan P. Mey to Alexa R. Coldren, both of McDonald, Pennsylvania. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School and West Virginia University with a degree in geology. The bride-to-be is the daughter of ...

Cunningham-Stetson

David and Patricia Cunningham of Wheeling announced the engagement of their daughter, Sheena M. Cunningham to William F. Stetson IV. The bride-to-be is a graduate of John Marshall High School and Central Florida Institute with a degree in diagnostic medical sonography. She is employed by ...

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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 ...

Duke-Duff

Karissa Nicole Duke and Eric Xavier Duff were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Keoneloa Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Christine Kube. A reception will be hosted at the barn in Moundsville on Aug. 1, 2020. The bride is the daughter ...

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Petrellas Celebrate 50th

John and Roberta Petrella celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 20. They were married June 20, 1970 at St. Anthony Padua Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Ohio. Roberta is the daughter of the late Agnes and Joseph Pasztor, Jr. of Bridgeport. She retired as a high school ...

Diefenbaughs Celebrate 50th

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gregory Diefenbaugh of Bethlehem happily announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Richard and Judith Diefenbaugh were united in marriage on June 20, 1970, at First Christian Church of Cameron with the Rev. Wesley Morgan officiating. Richard ...

Gittings Celebrate 50 Years

Mike and Mindy Gittings of Moundsville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 20, 1970 at Glen Dale United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Mason officiating. Mindy is the daughter of the late Dave and Jean Springfield. She graduated from Union High ...

Wilsons Mark 66 Years

Robert and Helen Wilson of West Alexander, Pennsylvania, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on June 5 at their home. They were married at Dallas Methodist Church in Dallas, W.Va. Helen is the daughter of the late Melvin and Margaret Johnson Winters. Robert is the son of the late ...

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Artworks Around Town July Gallery Shows Underway

WHEELING — This month, Artworks Around Town is showcasing creations members made during the recent quarantine because of COVID-19. Betsy Cox, curator of the Studio Gallery, will hang a variety of works, some inspired by the virus and its effects on the artist and some done just because ...

The Dixie Chicks Officially Change Their Name to The Chicks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country group The Dixie Chicks have dropped the word Dixie from their name, now going by The Chicks. The band’s social media accounts and website were changed on Thursday to the refer to the new name for the band, which is made up of Martie Maguire, ...

New HBO Series Looks at Lives Disrupted by a Serial Killer

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s said that documentary filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time. If so, director Liz Garbus has been doubly lucky with her latest project. Two years ago, she and her team started filming their series on the hunt for the still-unknown Golden ...

‘Antebellum’ Brings Racial Justice Call to Reopened Theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.” They wanted a constructively ...

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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 ...