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Wetly Home and Good Shepherd Celebrate Decades of Caring for the Community

WHEELING — Since 1950, thousands of local men and women have lived in comfort and security thanks to the generosity of Wheeling philanthropist Clara Welty. She started a trust to provide care for elderly people that has resulted in the creation of hundreds of apartments for seniors, an ...

World War II Wall of Honor Installed at St. Alphonsus Church

WHEELING — About 18 months ago, some parishioners at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Center Wheeling made an interesting discovery. Some broken wooden plaques that held the names of World War II veterans from the parish were uncovered in a forgotten storage area of the ...

Apart But Together: Tips for a Cozier Zoom Thanksgiving

We all know Thanksgiving is going to look different this year. If you’re lucky, you might live where the weather will still be nice and you have space to create an outdoor Thanksgiving with appropriate social distancing. The rest of us are preparing for the fact that an in-person ...

Making Lists for Santa in the House of Children

When baby boomers like myself get together to reminisce about the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays of our childhoods, there is often talk of the toy catalogs and the long lists we made for Santa. Thanksgiving Day was the start of the long vigil to that all-important Christmas Day. When I ...

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Savvy Senior: What You’ll Pay for Medicare in 2021

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there will be a small cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? What will the Medicare Part B monthly premiums be in 2021, and when do the surcharges kick in for higher income beneficiaries? — Inquiring Senior Dear ...

A Bitter Taste

Dear Heloise: I recently purchased some jars of fruit preserves that were labeled to have been prepared with Splenda. I did not read the label nor realize my huge mistake until tasting. Horrible after taste. Is there a way to rid the preserves of the Splenda, neutralize that taste, or do I ...

Trust Issues Are Remnants Of Past Toxic Relationships

DEAR ABBY: Marriage is considered to be imperative in my religion and culture. I’m 29 and still not married. I have commitment and trust issues with guys. I have been in only three relationships my entire life. Every time things are going well, I tend to self-sabotage and make excuses to ...

Gift-Giving This Season

Dear Readers: We are always looking to save money, but the holiday season can be particularly challenging. We want the best for our families, but how can we give without breaking the bank? We face a lot of pressure: TV commercials tell us to spend, spend, spend; kids and grands want what they ...

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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 ...

Bailer-Myers

Olivia Ann Bailer and Eric Myers of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, have selected June 5, 2021 for their wedding at the Wheeling Artisan Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Olivia is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Bailer of Colerain, Ohio. She is a 2016 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High ...

Elias, Merryman

Gary and Jenni Elias of Wheeling announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer G. Elias to Forrest D. Merryman, son of Brett and Nancy Merryman of Bellaire. Elias is a 2009 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School, a 2013 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University with a ...

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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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Lestinis Celebrate 65 Years

It is with much happiness and gratitude that Dolores and William Lestini are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Dolores Ann Vannelle and William were united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1955 at St. John Church in Bellaire, Ohio. William is a retired pharmacist and they presently live ...

Schwertfegers Mark 70 Years

Russ and Jean Schwertfeger of Bethany will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 22. The couple was wed at an evening ceremony in the Woodsdale neighborhood home of Jean’s mother, Corinne Gordon, of Wheeling. After a brief honeymoon trip to Pittsburgh they returned on ...

Ingrams Celebrate 60 Years

Jenny Rejonis and Albert Ingram were married Nov. 26, 1960, by the Rev. Henry Hopkins at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Moundsville. Albert retired in 1998 from Bayer Chemical after 38 years of service. Jenny worked at Fostoria Glass and is a homemaker. The Ingrams are the parents ...

Bringmans Celebrate 50

Dave and Barbara Bringman of Colerain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 31. They were married Oct. 31, 1970 at the First Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia, with Pastor Charles Standrich officiating. They are the parents of two daughters, Tracy Sue (Chad) Kiaski and ...

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Lunch With Books Begins Its ‘Lesser Known Legends Of Wheeling’ Series

WHEELING— The first entry in the new series, “Archiving Wheeling Presents: Lesser Known Legends of Wheeling,” will feature Joseph Ray. Dr. Christina Fisanick at the Ohio County Public Library’s weekly Lunch With Books virtual program. This first program in the series will take place ...

Bluegrass Band Crandall Creek Is Hitting the Charts

MOUNDSVILLE — Bell Buckle recording artist Crandall Creek continues to make waves on the bluegrass charts. “Drivin’ Me Insane” hit the charts in March and settled in for a total of 28 weeks so far. The song stayed in the Top 5 of the Bluegrass Today Grassicana Weekly Airplay Chart ...

Holiday Classic ‘Christmas Vacation’ Returns to Big Screen

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre and Cinema will present the holiday cult classic comedy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Friday, Nov. 20. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited for the movie, but at press time, tickets were still available for the show. ...

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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 ...