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Crafting Brings New Skills, Fresh Outlook to YSS Residents

WHEELING — Like many teen girls, Kae has a room decorated with string lights, high color and a big dose of wistfulness. Like many crafty types, she’s also got a serious stash of yarn. Colorful skeins and balls peek out of containers in her closet, on a shelving unit and on the floor next ...

Taste of Place: Meals Link Dinner Table to Local Farms

WELLSBURG — “What do West Virginians call farm to table? Breakfast, lunch and dinner. It wasn’t invented in Napa.” Chatman Neely wasn’t just talking the local-food talk. As a native of Princeton – with a family farm so long lived it has straddled the West Virginia/Virginia border ...

Device Helps Paralyzed Man Communicate

In a medical first, researchers harnessed the brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak — and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen. It will take years of additional research but the study, reported Wednesday, marks an important step toward one day ...

They’re With the Band: Crandall Creek Spans Generations to Top Charts

MOUNDSVILLE — Jerry Andrew’s guitar had been shoved under the bed at his Moundsville farm for so long the strings disintegrated. Kathy Wigman Lesnock had already cried in her tea a couple of decades ago — convinced a lackluster journey from just over the Pennsylvania border to Nashville ...

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Say It’s Not So

Our Dad had a saying that he declared at the conclusion of every July Fourth backyard picnic. His words were most often greeted with shouts and boos from his brood. Just before going in for the night – after entertaining us with his magic tricks and grilling feats – he would announce, ...

Spicing Up the World of Collectibles

Is there any novelty item more popular to collect than salt n’ peppers? Salt and pepper shakers are found on just about every kitchen table but in the home of a collector, they do more than season food — they provide spice to decor and are at the heart of an entertaining hobby. Novelty ...

Anatomy Of A Rummage Sale

Every time I think I’m done with my parish’s annual rummage sale, there is a sweet smiling lady who draws me back in. I just can’t say no to Miss Gretchen. For years, my mother, and sisters and I were among the helpers who worked to get the sale ready each year. In its earlier years, ...

Happy Fourth of July to all Antiques and History Lovers

What better day to celebrate the past than the Fourth of July? Antique enthusiasts love a good story with provenance so the past is always in the present when enjoying a finely crafted piece of Federal furniture, a flag from the Civil War battlefield or the many examples of Americana ...

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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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Elliotts Celebrate 60 Years

Joseph and Dorothy Elliott celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 8, 2021. They are the parents of three daughters: Patt y(Roy) Grella, Linda (Joseph) McGlumphy and Theresa (Lionel) Hanlin. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, with a fourth due in ...

McCords Celebrate Golden

James (Jim) and Joyce McCord of Bethlehem are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 17. They were united in marriage July 17, 1971 at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kenneth Gates officiating. Attendants were the late George Dillon and June (Orwasky) ...

Paul Brothers, Wives, Mark 40 Years

Jack Paul and his brother, Worthy, both of Wheeling, and their wives celebrated their 40th wedding anniversaries. Both couples were married in 1981. On Feb. 14 of that year, Jack married Anne Hatten in Wheeling, and on June 6, Worthy married Sharon Marano in Fairmont, W.Va. Jack and Anne ...

Zimmermans Mark 49th

Louis and Shirley Zimmerman celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 1. They were married July 1, 1972, in Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church by the Rev. G. Kenneth Gates. That day was Louis’ father’s birthday. Louis is the son of the late Chester C. and Katherine ...

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ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series Kicks Off in New Martinsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Singer songwriter Ryan Ritchea, originally from New Martinsville, kicks off the 2021 ArtsLink Summer Coffeehouse Series. The free show will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, on the new performance deck on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of ...

Lunch With Books Welcomes Return of Poetry Series

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library’s next weekly Lunch With Books program will feature an in-person and livestreamed presentation by Carrie Connors and Jacob Strautmann as part of the Wheeling Powetry Series. The program will begin at noon on Tuesday, July 27. Conners is a poet ...

McDonald’s OVAC All-Star Marching Band Marks 40th Year

WHEELING — Musicians from all over the Ohio Valley will showcase their musical abilities when the McDonald’s OVAC All-Star Marching Band performs at half-time during the OVAC All-Star Game on at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 at Wheeling Island Stadium. This weekend’s game marks the ...

Live Music Roundup

Friday, July 23 - New Age Adenas, Le Chateau Pier, Smithfield, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. - Sarah Hays Band, Billy’s Brickyard, Triadelphia, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 24 - New Age Adenas, Black Sheep Vineyard, Adena, 7:30-10:30 p.m. - Lucky Star Entertainment – Karaoke by Courtney, ...

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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 ...