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Kossuth Exhibit Moving

This coming Friday is the closing day for the Wheeling 250 photography exhibit in the atrium of the U.S. District Courthouse on Chapline Street. The free exhibit, “Listening Through the Lens,” may be viewed during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Visitors are required to show ...

Mercer Joins Snoopy Ranks

Snoopy’s biggest fan in Wheeling is going to get the chance to keep an inflated version of the cartoon character aloft! Dr. William Mercer, Ohio County health officer and Wheeling physician, is a huge fan of the popular “Peanuts” character. As many folks know, his private medical office ...

Foreman Captures Literary Honors

Wheeling native Robert Long Foreman’s manuscript, “Weird Pig,” has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Nilsen Literary Prize awarded by Southeast Missouri State University Press. The prize includes $2,000 and publication of the winning manuscript by the University Press. “Weird ...

It’s National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

It may be easier to hide signs of gambling than other addictive behaviors. There is no slurred speech, staggering, dilated pupils or other physical signs. But there are some negative indicators: a change in personality, lying, increased credit card debt, and money or valuables that ...

Artists To Open Studios

Area artists, do you want to show off your studios to the public? If you do, the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is looking for you! The commission is organizing its third annual Wheeling Artists Studio Tour and is seeking artists to participate by opening their studios for a day. ...

Bock Marks Heart Date

As February’s observance of National Heart Month draws to a close, we salute an area resident who definitely has “heart.” This month, retired educator Jim Bock is marking the 11th anniversary of his heart transplant. He and his wife Kathy reside in St. Clairsville. Bock was employed ...

Haizlett Examines New River

Northern Panhandle artist Rosalie Haizlett has been chosen as the guest artist for the New River Gorge Creative Residency, which is now underway in south-central West Virginia. As creative artist-in-residence. Haizlett is living and working at Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals in ...

Finstein Lauds Positive Trend

Times have changed, and in a good way, for Friends of Wheeling’s annual Preservation Forum. Jeanne Finstein, Friends of Wheeling president, noted the contrast as she opened this year’s event held at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday night. She recalled that when the Preservation ...

Bravery, Heroism Lauded

Brave. Heroes. They are two words that we use frequently, throwing them around rather casually, as in “You’re brave to wear that outfit!” or “Thank you for bringing candy. You’re my hero!” But true bravery and genuine heroes are much more important, signifying serious commitment ...

‘Dots’ Mark Peace

Wheeling artist Robert Villamagna, director of the Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University, has issued a call to artists, age 18 and older, for a new exhibition, “The Dot Show: A Tribute to Bernie Peace.” Bernie Peace, who died at age 85 on Jan. 14, was a professor emeritus of art at ...

Cleaning House The Modern Way

It’s no secret that cleaning was an every-Saturday event when I was growing up. No alarm clock was needed as the rattle of buckets and mops meant it was time to get up and start cleaning for the girls in the family. The boys were charged with taking out the trash, cutting the grass and ...

Highfalutin Granny Finds Ring Underwhelming

Dear Annie: I am 75 and in a great relationship with a wonderful man of 83. He is a widower after 57 years of marriage. I have been divorced for 30 years after a 26-year marriage. I feel very strongly that I have met the man I could spend the rest of my life with. We have agreed that we are ...

‘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 ...

Harshman Presents New Poems

West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman of Wheeling shared some of his newest poems — which still seem “new” to the poet himself — with an audience at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling Tuesday. Harshman returned to his home library to present a Lunch With Books program on ...

Artist Learns Design

Artist Moonjung Kang is having a busy time in Korea during her sabbatical semester away from West Liberty University. Kang, a professor of visual communication design at West Liberty, has completed special training in Korea on User Experience design. She plans to share her newfound skill for ...

Mother Needs to Butt Out

Dear Annie: Two years ago, I met a homeless man and took him in. “Steve” has a mental illness and a drug problem. He told me he had no family and was all alone. It was Christmastime, and I couldn’t walk away. Come to find out he had been living with his mom, who threw him out over his ...

Australian Studying Wheeling

A Lunch With Books presentation on noted 19th-century author Rebecca Harding Davis drew a large — and even international — audience to the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday. Wheeling historians Margaret Brennan and Rebekah Karelis gave a talk on the life and literary legacy of Davis, who ...