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Indulge in Summer: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press If you want to end a summer celebration or gathering with a big old bang, you would be hard pressed to pick a better dessert than an ice cream pie. Somehow, ice cream stuffed into a pie crust just seems so much more festive and decadent and sultry than ...

Won’t You Pay a Visit to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?

It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you’ll have to head to Pennsylvania. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the classic PBS children’s television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” hosted by the late Fred Rogers. A new documentary ...

CMA Stages Annual Kids’ Drama Camps

WINTERSVILLE — The Center of Music and Art will hold its annual Summer Drama Camps for children this month. For more than 25 years, the center has been offering these camps to area children. Students spend the week learning about stage presence, performance techniques and everything needed ...

Pscyhonauts Blast Off at ArtsLink Concert Series

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink’s Coffeehouse Series will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a concert by The Psychonauts band with local singer/guitarists Kalob Byers and Keith Butcher. The concert will take place on the lawn of the Francis Creative Arts Center at the corner of Maple Avenue ...

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Ohio Summers And a Sense Of Belonging

There is nothing like summer in the Ohio Valley. Corn on the cob, watermelon and garden tomatoes warmed by the sun. Evenings by the fire roasting marshmallows for s’mores and watching the mesmerizing blinks of lightning bugs to a droning soundtrack of dog-day cicadas. Refreshing dips in your ...

Pittsburgh Dad Will Entertain

Attendees at the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner, set for Oct. 4, are in for a rollicking good time. The guest speaker for this year’s event is Pittsburgh Dad, the alter ego of actor Curt Wootton, who creates hilarious videos and offers wry commentary on a variety of ...

Best Way to Stop a Snoop Is to Get the Scoop

Dear Annie: I have a friend who I think is a snoop, though she’s otherwise a very nice person. She has admitted to looking in her sister-in-law’s closet when said sister-in-law was not home. I haven’t actually seen her looking through my stuff, but I once found her with her hand on the ...

School Supplies Up For Grabs In Marshall County

Whether you love it or hate it, back-to-school shopping season has arrived. Last week, Amazon announced the opening of its Back to School and Off to College stores, and Staples unveiled its 2018 back-to-school collection. Browse the aisles of Walmart and Target and you will find notebooks and ...

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Schneids Mark 55 Years

Sandy and Pat Schneid Sr. of Wheeling celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage May 25, 1963, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the late Rev. Cecidio J. Federico officiating his first wedding ceremony. Sandy Schneid is the daughter of ...

Mincey, Schmid

David and Eleanor Schmid of Wheeling announce the engagement of their son, Dr. David Robert Schmid, to Dr. Krystal Ann Mincey, daughter of Steve Mincey and Susan Mincey, both of Elberton, Ga. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary ...

McGowan, Braho

Charles and Laura McGowan of Wellsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Nicole McGowan, to Joseph Michael Braho, son of Gerald and Michelina Braho of Fowler, Ohio. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Brooke High School and a 2015 graduate of West Virginia University with ...

Morgan, Silverio

Jay and Sandee Morgan of Shadyside announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia, to Aaron Silverio, son of Judy and Rich Silverio, also of Shadyside. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Shadyside High School, a 2015 graduate of West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in ...

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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 ...

Wittmer, Peckens

Dr. Shaylee Peckens and Eric Wittmer were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville, with the Very Rev. William Cross and Rev. Monsignor George Coyne officiating at the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Doug and Judy Peckens of Yorkville ...

Winland, Melko

Elizabeth Ann Melko and Zachary Michael Winland of McMechen were united in marriage on Saturday, June 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Benwood, officiated by the Rev. Arul Anthony. Parents of the bride are Monica Melko and the late Scott Melko. Parents of the groom are Paul and Susan ...

Porter, Norman Wed

Tennieal Dakota Norman and Brandon Edward Porter were united in marriage on June 2 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Paul Hudock officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Michelle Norman of Wheeling. The groom is the son of Mark and Barbara Porter of ...

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Runkels Mark Golden

Michael and Marlene Runkel of Weirton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage on July 13, 1968, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Weirton with the Rev. Emil Dobosz officiating. They both graduated from Weirton Madonna High School, where ...

Sykeses Mark 55th Anniversary

Howard and Cathy Sykes of Wellsburg will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage on July 20, 1963, at the Second United Presbyterian Church in Washington, Pennsylvania, by the late Rev. Raymond Jones. Cathy Sykes is the former Cathy Ewing of West ...

Trembushes Celebrate Golden

Jerry and Becky Trembush of Glen Dale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. They were united in marriage on July 20, 1968, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pennsboro, West Virginia, with the late Rev. Michael O’Reilly officiating. Becky Trembush is the daughter of the ...

Koontzes Mark 60 Years

Wayne “Jake” and Margaret Koontz celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. They were united in marriage July 11, 1958, by the Rev. E.P. Schaich. Margaret Koontz is the daughter of the late Kenny and Ruth Wheeler. She is employed by Altmeyer Funeral Homes. Wayne Koontz is ...

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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 ...

Wheeling Poetry Series to Present Ron Houchin at Lunch With Books

The Ohio County Public Library is pleased to announce the ninth poetry reading in its landmark Wheeling Poetry Series. The distinguished and award-winning poet Ron Houchin will be reading at noon on Tuesday in conjunction with the ongoing Lunch with Books program. A retired public school ...

‘Full Monty’ Wraps Up This Weekend at Brooke Hills Playhouse

As the Brooke Hills Playhouse prepares for the final weekend of its production of the Terrence McNally-David Yazbek musical comedy, “The Full Monty,” director Emily Vulgamore Hores says the show owes its success to the help of all kinds of families. “The Full Monty” is adapted from ...

In ‘Skyscraper,’ the Rock Towers Over Action Tropes

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK — I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of “Skyscraper,” the latest summer actioner staring Dwayne Johnson. Would he, watching a goliath ascend the exterior of a high-rise with helicopters and klieg lights ...

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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, ...