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Winter Weary? Take A Cue From Wild Things

WHEELING — Molly Check gets it. Sure, she may be an outdoor enthusiast to the point she is director of the Schrader Environmental Education Center. But, winter is still winter, gray is still gray and cold is just cold. “I think that, as mammals — and, sometimes, we tend to forget that ...

Viennese Winter Ball Cotillion Set

WHEELING — The Viennese Winter Ball, an important fundraiser as well as one of the most elegant social events of the season, is scheduled to take place Feb. 5 at Glessner Auditorium in Wilson Lodge, Oglebay. Organized by a 17-member committee, the Ball generates funds for the Wheeling ...

Pro Chef + Home Table

WHEELING — The term “personal chef” might bring celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey to mind, but the business model has a side low key enough that a handful of food entrepreneurs are now making a go of it in the Ohio Valley. Noting a live-in cook can cost more than $100,000 a year, ...

Follow Your Nose: Making Roasty, Toasty Magic at Wheeling Coffee & Spice

WHEELING — On what might be an ordinary, wintry Monday anywhere else in downtown Wheeling, Larry Sprowls is firing up a fan deep inside a building adjacent to Heritage Port. Leather belts whir overhead and, given the motor’s 10,000 revolutions per minute, it sounds like a jet engine. It’s ...

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The Last ‘Writes’ Are Important

My first job at this newspaper was writing obituaries. I also clipped newspaper stories for all the reporters and editors and kept files that were used extensively by everyone in the newsroom and higher ups. I was proud of the work I did because often the only time a person’s name ...

Advertising Remains Tops With Collectors

Here’s a famous face from the past, Elby’s Big Boy, an advertising icon perfect for antique enthusiasts to enjoy. Aged to a warm gingerbread color, this bank was the first one issued by the company in 1938 and even today, it retains his signature cheery look. In a culture driven by ...

A Three-Dog Night

Throughout my childhood, we always had dogs. Our dad raised the most beautiful boxers when I was very young. I remember the puppies were hauled around in a large, red wagon that normally would have held children. The dogs were sturdily built with sleek reddish brown coats. They were strong ...

Only Time Will Tell

Sitting before me on the desk where I am composing this column is an assortment of wall calendars. Most of them have been given to us and one I purchased on a whim at a dollar store simply because I liked the colorful flowers on each page. I also chose this calendar for the large squares on ...

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Georgetti, Haas To Wed

Randy and Tammy Georgetti of Wellsburg, W.Va., announced the engagement of their daughter, Aleia Georgetti, to John Haas. The couple were engaged at Blackwater Falls, W.Va., on Jan. 29, 2021. John is the son of Joe Haas of Wellsburg, and Paula Teller of Pensacola, Fla., and nephew of Karen ...

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 ...

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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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Smiths Celebrate Golden

Jane and Fred Smith of Cameron, W.Va., celebrated 50 years of marriage on Dec. 18. They were united in marriage in 1971 at the Presbyterian Church in Cameron, W.Va. Jane is the daughter of the late Edith and Robert Postlethwaite, and Fred is the son of the late Imogene and Fred Smith. They ...

Cunninghams Mark 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cunningham of Wheeling will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Nov. 24. The couple was married on Nov. 24, 1971 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles W. Paskel. Gretchen is the daughter of Thelma Lennex and the late Elmer A. Lennex. ...

Couple Celebrates 50th

Russel and Patty Travis are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 20. They were united in marriage Nov. 20, 1971 at Blessed Trinity Catholic church by the Rev. Cesidio Federico. Patty is the former Patty Stevens. She is a retired dental hygienist. Russell is a retired bus driver ...

Weekleys Mark Golden

Gary and Theresa Weekley of Wheeling are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 23. They were united in marriage Oct. 23, 1971, at Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Wheeling by The Rev. J. Elbert Perkins. Theresa is the daughter of the late Charges and Sara Fisher of ...

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Lost History: Frederick Douglass in Wheeling

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library will host a special Lunch With Books program highlighting Frederick Douglass’ visits to Wheeling. The program will take place at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The program, presented by author John Muller, take place in-person and will be live ...

Live Music Roundup

Friday, January 14 - The Muddle, West Sports Bar, Wheeling, 7-10 p.m. - Mean Mr. Mustard (Beatles Tribute), Billy’s Brickyard, Triadelphia, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, January 15 - Bill Gorby & The Musical Mercenaries, Bridge Tavern & Grill, Wheeling, 7 p.m. - The Muddle, The Prima ...

What’s So Funny?

Comedy Night returns to the Tiger Pub in Shadyside tonight, Friday, Jan. 14, with a double shot of laughs delivered by two comic acts. Comedian Bill Stone will be the featured act, and funny man Jeff Blanchard will be the headliner. Showtime is 9 p.m. For more information or reservations, call ...

The Dude Abides — ‘The Big Lebowski’ Showing on Towngate Big Screen

WHEELING — “The Big Lebowski” is not just a movie. The 1998 Coen Brothers film about a SoCal slacker entangled in a case of mistaken identity is an undeniable pop culture force. It will be shown on the Towngate Theatre’s big screen for one night only tonight, Friday, Jan. 14. The ...

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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 ...