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Sarita’s Sort-of-Secret Soups

WHEELING — It wouldn’t have been unusual for a woman ofSarita Oglebay’s marriage-eligible age and uppercrust station to be dreaming up the details of an elaborate household of her own. But, a small collection of recipes assembled in the early 1900s by the daughter of shipping magnate ...

‘Master of Plaster’ To Share Tricks of the Trade

WHEELING — There’s more flaking, sagging and chipping plaster in Wheeling than Sarel Venter has time to fix. The local abundance of both it and stucco is why the South African-born contractor moved his Adventures in Elegance restoration business here eight years ago. It’s also why he’s ...

Panel at Ohio County Public Library To Dive Into Banned Books Week

WHEELING — In observation of Banned Books Week, the Ohio County Public Library’s weekly Lunch With Books program will welcome a very special presentation on the topic. The program will begin at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of ...

Saving Snaps and Scraps Of Wheeling’s Past

WHEELING — Some stories fit between two hardback covers, clearly designed for neat tucking onto a library shelf. Other tales — especially the ones that are ultra specific to the city, the county or a single institution? Not so much. Storing these kinds of stories generally requires ...

Woodcarvers Show Returns to Oglebay

WHEELING — The Oglebay Woodcarvers Show has returned to its original location in Oglebay Park’s Pine Room at the Crispin Center after a one-year relocation. This 43rd annual carving experience will feature numerous local and distant carvers exhibiting many works of wood art ...

Labor History Revisited

WHEELING — The annual Reuther-Pollack Labor History Symposium is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 3, at First State Capitol, to mark the Labor Day Weekend. The Wheeling Academy of Law & Science (WALS) Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio County Public Library and the United Auto ...