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Woman’s Club Kicks Off Year With Membership Tea

WHEELING — The Woman’s Club of Wheeling will begin the 2018-2019 club year with the annual Membership Tea at 1 p.m. Friday at Monument Place in Elm Grove. The Woman’s Club of Wheeling meets the first and third Fridays in October, November, December, February, March and April. In ...

Lost Dog Brings Community Together

After eight days on the loose, Layla the black-and-white boxer was reunited with her “pack” last Sunday morning after a Good Samaritan spotted her hanging out near her own “lost” poster on Water Street in South Wheeling. On Sept. 1, 2-1/2-year-old Layla slipped her collar outside ...

Conductor Builds Community While Making Music

WHEELING — Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich’s approach to the arts. Hankewich, the current music director of Orchestra Iowa, is one of five candidates for music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He is conducting the ...

‘Party Girl’ Rachel Hollis Gets Real

NEW YORK — How to kick butt at the office. How to kick butt as a parent. How to kick butt, so to speak, in your marriage. There’s no shortage of books, podcasts, blogs and social streams of people dispensing advice, motivation, home tips and the idea that personal growth, happiness and ...

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Go Easy On the Fall Cleanup

Time to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Not so fast. Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter — decayed and drab but serviceable. Displaying a messy yard may not win any good-neighbor awards, but ...

The Constant Clutter Battle: Talking to Myself and Getting Things Done

As a 21st-century mom, I am well versed in all things “Harry Potter,” and often that treasure-trove of useless knowledge percolates into my daily thought processes. For example: I was contemplating the continued disorganization of my home and trying not to fall into despair when I ...

Wife Blindsided By His Past Love

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Bill,” and I have been happily married for 22 years and have two very active, beautiful children. Our oldest daughter has been playing on a traveling soccer team for the last five years. Bill and I go all over the country to watch her play and have become very close ...

Luke, Strahm Return Briefly

Supporters of Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum were thrilled to welcome appraisers and auctioneers Tim Luke and Greg Strahm back to Oglebay Park for a brief visit over the weekend. In the past, when the married couple solely operated their own appraisal business, they would spend three to ...

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Barr, Ring

Tom and Amber Barr of Bridgeport, West Virginia, together with Phil and April Ring of Piney announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Barr and Hunter Ring. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport (W.Va.) High School. She is a 2018 graduate of Fairmont State College and is ...

Thornburg, Blake

Jeff Blake and Felicia Thornburg announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christy Wilson of Beallsville and John Dabrowski of Bethesda. She is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School. Her fiance is the son of Helen Raush of Marysville, Ohio, and Scott Blake of Columbus. ...

Younger, Gill

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joe Younger of Moundsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Jo, to Jared Blane Gill, son of Kimberly (Bruce) Andrews of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, and Edward Gill of Moundsville. The bride-to-be attended West Liberty University and West Virginia Northern ...

Patel, Taylor

Timothy and Mary Paull Taylor of Wheeling announce the engagement of their son, Timothy Hubbard Taylor, to Rinku Thakor Patel, daughter of Thakor and Gita Patel of Macedonia, Ohio. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University with a double major in marketing and transport ...

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Tenley, Meeker

Michael Andrew Tenley and Amber Nicole Meeker were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Wheeling Park, with Rikki Mahan officiating. Parents of the groom are Michael Tenley of McMechen and the late Debra Tenley. Parents of the bride are Eva and William Meeker of Martins Ferry. The ...

Coup, Sinoski

Mallory Dawn Sinoski and John Edward Coup were united in marriage on July 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Bellaire. The bride is the daughter of Martha Sinoski of Colerain and Edward Sinoski of St. Clairsville. The groom is the son of Audrey and Richard Coup of Rayland. Lindsay ...

Miller, Hewitt

Hilary Linn Hewitt and Camden Alan Miller were united in marriage on April 14 at St John’s Evangelical Protestant Church, Wheeling, with Terry Endsley officiating. The bride is the daughter of Marty and Terri Hewitt of Sherrard. The groom is the son of Gregg and Beth Ann Miller of ...

Calangelo, Gilligan

Erin Michelle Gilligan and Joseph Sean Calangelo were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Shannopin Country Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the Rev. Marguerite Rafalko officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Cindy Gilligan of Wheeling. The groom is the son ...

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Cookes Celebrate 45th

Frank and Margie Cooke of Avella celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on Sept. 8,1973, at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Yorkville by the late Rev. Tulio Blasi. Margie Cooke is the daughter of the late George and Margaret Roscoe of Martins Ferry. She is ...

Van Dynes Celebrate 70th

Donald and Barbara Van Dyne of Pine Grove are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on July 7, 1948, in Pine Grove with the Rev. Glen Watts officiating. Barbara Van Dyne is the daughter of the late Charles M. and Edith M. Shuman Lowe. She is a graduate of ...

Gantzers Observe Golden

Tom and Vicky Gantzer of Triadelphia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage Aug. 31, 1968, at the Ruble Methodist Church in Clator, Wheeling, with the Rev. David Anderson officiating. Vicky Gantzer is the daughter of the late Bradford and ...

Bells Celebrate 45 Years

George and Janice Bell of Yorkville celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were united in marriage Sept. 1, 1973, at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Yorkville with the late Rev. Tullio Blasi officiating. Janice Bell is the daughter of the late Andy and Rose Yandora. A ...

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Wheeling Film Society Hosts Screening, Lunch With Books Conversation

WHEELING — The Wheeling Film Society will host a free screening of Howard Hawk’s 1938 classic “Bringing Up Baby” at 7:30 p.m. today at Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St. in Wheeling. During the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema (1930-1960), “Rom-Coms” were not yet a thing. What ...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Brings Big Laughs to Stage in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, will make its Pittsburgh debut and launch its Broadway National Tour Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 18-23, at the Benedum Center . This tour is part of the ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse Opens ‘Farce of Habit’ This Weekend

WELLSBURG — As the Brooke Hills Playhouse prepares to open the final production of their 47th summer season this Friday, director Diana Mendel of Wellsburg is reporting two cast changes for “Farce of Habit,” Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten’s sequel to last summer’s ...

President Grant Performance At Moundsville Public Library

President Ulysses S. Grant will visit the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday through the powerful performance of living history impressionist Ken Serfass. A professional reenactor and educator from Gettysburg, Pa., Serfass will bring the great Union general and 18th ...

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Fabio’s Pizza in St. Clairsville Continues to Satisfy Customers

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Offering a variety of Sicilian, Napolitana and Chicago styles pizza, calzones, stombolis, salads, pasta and a variety of sandwiches — Fabio’s Pizza Owner Tom Cracolici said it’s the customer loyalty for the past 25 years that has allowed his business to stand the test ...

Jimmy Gyro in Wheeling Offers Great Food for Great Value

WHEELING — The Jimmy Gyro diner located on the ground floor of the former Roger’s Hotel Building on 14th Street, offers a variety of tasty Greek and Mediterranean dishes. In addition to menu favorites such as: The Jimmy Stewart-Steak Gyro, the Jimmy “The Greek”-Traditional Greek ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Celebrates America

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces its annual Celebrate America tour, conducted by Roger Kalia, featuring guest artists Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius and Mollie O’Brien with Rich Moore. The tour makes stops in cities in West Virginia, including Weirton, Davis, ...