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Royal Snowflake Ball Is Friday in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Young people throughout the Ohio Valley will have a chance to thaw out of the winter doldrums while keeping it cool on the dance floor this Friday night at the 2019 Royal Family Snowflake Ball. Presented by the St. C. Singers, the annual winter family dance will take ...

Diaries: Fragile Collectibles That Tell Important Stories

Ephemera is a category of collectibles that includes paper items which for the most part, were not meant to keep, like placemats, calendars, playbills, tickets and other printed items. But it also can include handwritten notes and other paper documents. Historians and antique enthusiasts ...

Student Artists Honored at Regional Art Show

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute fosters and celebrates the talent and creativity of young artists. The 30th annual Regional Student Art Exhibition opened last week with a public reception and awards ceremony at OI’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. Several students received cash prizes for their work ...

Chinese Made the Most of ‘Clobbered’ 1700s Porcelain Style

The English word “clobbered” has been used since at least the 1600s, but its meaning has changed. It still means beaten up, badly injured or damaged. But the word had a very different meaning in the 1700s. It describes porcelain dishes or ornaments with blue-and-white underglaze decoration ...

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‘Angels’ Helping Homeless

“I think it’s divine intervention.” With those words, Crystal Bauer, director of Project HOPE, described the $100,000 gift made Monday to the Homeless Outreach Partnership Effort by New Life United Methodist Church of Wheeling. With this generous donation, the Wheeling-Ohio County ...

Amazing Attire Abounds

The Wheeling 250 Committee launched a year-long celebration of the city’s 250th anniversary in grand style with a Twelfth Night costume ball at Oglebay Park last weekend. The fun-filled event drew a full house of area residents to Glessner Auditorium for a delicious dinner and dancing to ...

Chautauqua Welcomes Williams

The new year is turning out to be a banner year for opera singer Timothi Williams, who grew up in Wellsburg. Williams, a mezzo-soprano, has been chosen to join the Chautauqua Opera Company as a studio artist for its 2019 season. She is one of 24 young singers selected for this prestigious ...

Saluting Generous Neighbors

Happy holidays, readers! In this season of giving, it is not hyperbole to say that we live in one of the most generous regions of the country. If you have any doubts about the character of your neighbors, consider the numerous acts of selfless generosity performed by area residents for others ...

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Dawson-Currin

Charles and Patricia Dawson of St. Clairsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nicole, to Sean David Currin, son of David Currin of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Janet Neeper of DuBois, Pennsylvania. The bride-to-be is a graduate of St. Clairsville High School and The ...

Clutter-Brown

Angeline Chiazza Clutter of Wheeling announces the engagement of her daughter, Kelly Michelle Clutter, to Richard Samuel Brown Jr., son of Richard and Kathie Brown also of Wheeling. Clutter, whose father is the late Patrick A. Clutter, is a graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a graduate ...

Corder, Davis

Jessica Jean Corder and Joshua Michael Davis were united in marriage in Sept. 1, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Wheeling with the Rev. Kenneth Hardway officiating the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pamela Young Corder of Wheeling and Steven L. Corder of Wheeling. ...

Fultz, O’Leary

Sarah Fultz and Vincent O’Leary are to be married on Nov. 17 by the Rev. Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. The bride is the daughter of Lyle Fultz and Theresa Little of West Virginia. The groom is the son of Craig and Emma O’Leary of Wheeling. Sarah is ...

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Nesbitt-Lobdell

Peggy Nesbitt and Brian Lobdell Jr. were married April 21, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida. Parents of the bride are Rosemarie Wojtaszek (Cole) of Sarasota, and David Nesbitt of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, all formerly of Wheeling. Grandparents of the bride are Loretta Nesbitt and the late ...

Beatty, Richmond

Alexa Rae Beatty and Joseph Glen Richmond were united in marriage on Sept. 29 at Moundsville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Price officiating the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Gregory and Jane Beatty and Thomas and Brenda Richmond, all of Moundsville. Grandparents of ...

McLaughlin, Artimez

Shannon Marie McLaughlin and Derek Scott Artimez were united in marriage on Sept. 22 at St. Jude Church, Glen Dale. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Donna McLaughlin of Dallas, West Virginia. She is the granddaughter of Betty and the late Jim Welch, also of Dallas, and the late Dorothy ...

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 ...

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Vavrocks to Mark 50th

Theresa and Bernard “Mike” Vavrock of Benwood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 18. They were united in marriage on Jan. 18, 1969 by Rev. John J. Griffin, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Benwood. Theresa is the daughter of the late Joseph and Betty Hornak of ...

Longs Celebrate Golden

Ed and Goldie (O’Neil) Long of Bethlehem will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were high school sweethearts and were married at their church, The Salvation Army on 33rd Street in Wheeling on Dec. 23, 1968. Major George Woods officiated. They were the first couple to be ...

Malsons Mark 69th

Robert and Janis Malson of Moundsville celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2. They were married on Dec. 2, 1949 in Moundsville at the old Christian Church parsonage. Robert is retired from Allied Chemicals. They are the parents of two children: Kerry, deceased, and Janet ...

Fords Celebrate 70 Years

Kim and Jean (Gaston) Ford, formerly of New Cumberland, were united in marriage on Dec 15, 1948 in Cumberland, Maryland. A 70th wedding anniversary party was held in their honor on Dec. 8 at the VFW in Weirton. Kim is the son of the late Alvy and Bertha (Trader) of Salem, West Virginia. He ...

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Sonic Sounds of Niights Invade Barnesville Tonight

BARNESVILLE — Skyflight Productions presents Niights tonight at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. Driven by expansive dynamics, infectious melodies, and shimmering soundscapes, Niights winds through grooves of crashing rhythm and slicing, ...

Documentary ‘Moundsville: An American Story’ set to show

MOUNDSVILLE — After a successful premiere in December, the Strand Theatre will screen the new documentary “Moundsville: An American Story” twice this Saturday. Created by Pittsburgh filmmaker Dave Bernabo and Wall Street Journal writer John W. Miller, the film explores how Moundsville ...

Mystery Theatre Offers Show With Live Original Music

MOUNDSVILLE — Mystery Theatre Unlimited will rock and roll with its current show, featuring live original music — entirely performed by the actors. In “Rock ’em Dead,” a musical-comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show, a rock band that once enjoyed great success, but dissolved in a ...

WSO Summons ‘Superheroes!’ to the Capitol

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (WSO) announces the next concert of the 2018-19 season, Superheroes! with guest vocalists Megan Pachecano and Colin Eaton, conducted by Music Director Finalist Silas Huff. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Capitol Theatre in ...

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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 ...