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Children’s Home of Wheeling Marks 150th Anniversary

WHEELING — Amid many changes over the past 150 years, the Children’s Home of Wheeling’s focus has never wavered from its mission to help vulnerable youth. The home is observing its 150th anniversary this year, but celebration is being delayed because of the current COVID-19 ...

South Wheeling Preservation Alliance Touts Success

WHEELING — Just when the South Wheeling Preservation Alliance members thought 2019 was a very good year for the organization, 2020 proved to start off with even better news. Earlier this month, the National Park Service announced that South Wheeling had been approved for a listing on ...

Good Shepherd Residents Adjusting Well to New Routines

WHEELING — Residents of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Welty Home are doing well with new routines and using technology to stay in touch, Administrator Donald R. Kirsch said Thursday. The nursing home and assisted living program curtailed visitation indefinitely to protect residents from ...

Elmhurst Residents Adapting To Lifestyle Changes Due to Virus

WHEELING — The more than 40 residents at Elmhurst, The House of Friendship, a licensed assisted living residence in the Pleasant Valley section of Wheeling, are also experiencing a new lifestyle due to the virus. Clever new ways to entertain the residents are being created by the program ...

Nini’s Treasures Marks Its Silver Anniversary in Style

TRIADELPHIA — Twenty-five years is a long time for any small business to celebrate its success. Nini’s Treasures at 355 Wharton Circle at The Highlands is doing just that this year. Owner-operator Nini Zadrozny has beaten the odds, not once, but twice. Her store, an eye-catching array of ...

Art Exhibit Challenges Perceptions of Growing Old

WHEELING —A new exhibition and educational series that offers an approach to aging through the eyes of a dozen artists opens March 5 at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. “Presence: An Exploration of Aging Through Art” examines the universal, yet intensely personal, ...

The schedule of ‘Presence’ educational programs

In conjunction with the exhibit, Oglebay Institute will host a series of learning and community-building events. Programs explore the various facets of aging and how art can play a role in that experience. All programs are free and open to the public. Thursday, March 5: “A Journey ...

Catholic Charities WV to Honor ‘Compassionate Commitment’

WHEELING — Catholic Charities West Virginia’s 10th annual Gala, titled “Shining a Light on Hope,” will be celebrated Saturday, March 7, at Wheeling Park’s White Palace. The Gala will benefit CCWVa’s programs and services in 17 counties in northern West Virginia. “This year we ...

If These Walls Could Talk

WHEELING — On March 4, 1852 – nearly 168 years ago – Wheeling’s McLure Hotel first opened its doors for business. Since then, 11 U.S. presidents have been guests or speakers at the hotel, along with countless other famous and infamous people. On Sunday afternoon, March 8, Friends of ...

Gilot to Present Civil War Talk On Monday

WHEELING — Jon-Eric Gilot will address the members of The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable prior to their February meeting at the Ohio County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday. He is a resident of Wheeling and a lifelong student of the Civi War. Giot studied at Bethany College and Kent ...

Wheeling Area Artists Wanted for Annual Studio Tours

WHEELING — In its efforts to serve the community with art and cultural programming while supporting area working artists, the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is excited to announce its fourth annual Greater Wheeling Artists Studio Tour and is seeking artists to participate. This is a ...

Tragic Accident Leads Woman to Help Others

Latoya Johnson-Rainey was only 18 when she was badly burned in a traffic accident that also claimed her mother’s life. Her burns also took the hair from her head, adding even more misery to her loss. “I was entering my first year of college and I had such a lack of confidence after losing ...

Physical Therapist Gets Elmhurst Residents Moving

WHEELING — Easy does it. Let’s work on our balance today. How about a nice slow stretch before we begin. For the past three years, Blue Sky Therapy physical therapist Lindsay Dobbs has been guiding the residents at Elmhurst — The House of Friendship in their every-day challenges to ...

Making a Difference Through Dance

BELLAIRE — You’ve met physical therapist Lindsay Dobbs. Now meet Lindsay Dobbs the dancer. As a licensed physical therapist with Blue Sky Therapy, Dobbs has been known to incorporate music and dance in her sessions with clients. Dobbs has been involved in the world of dance since she ...

Bellaire Resident Merryman to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Ralph Merryman, a lifelong resident of Bellaire, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Friday, Feb. 14. He was born to Forest and Mildred Merryman in 1920, and was subsequently joined by two siblings, Harold and Loretta. Ralph graduated from Bellaire High School in 1938 and in four years, ...

Wheeling Aerialist To Return For Symphony Fundraiser

WHEELING — After traveling around the world and entertaining international audiences, Wheeling native Megan Wilson is bringing her high-flying act to her hometown. Wilson and her husband, Andy Parrish, will present two shows as a benefit for the Wheeling Symphony. Performances will be ...

Feast on Pancakes and Be Serenaded with Jazz

WHEELING — Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 25, is celebrated around the globe as a day for feasting on pancakes. In some cities, like New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 25, will be the culmination of weeks of celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras – the last day of “fat eating” before the ...

Showcase of Local Black Filmmakers’ Works Set for Feb. 7 in Wheeling

WHEELING — On Friday, Feb. 7, Wheeling Heritage and the YWCA Wheeling present The Ohio Valley Festival for Filmmakers of Color. This first-time event will showcase creative amateur filmmakers from Wheeling, Martins Ferry, Bridgeport, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Duarte, California. This ...

‘Wheeling Reads’ Kickoff Event Takes Place Feb. 6

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theater and the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission will host the kickoff event for Wheeling Reads: One Book, One Community. The city has voted to read Tara Westover’s Educated over the next year. The Wheeling Reads kickoff event will be held ...