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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Oglebay Mansion Museum Survives the Great Depression and Now a Pandemic

WHEELING — There is something to be said about history repeating itself. Just ask the folks who tend the Mansion Museum at Oglebay Park. This gorgeous piece of Wheeling history has long been a sought-after tourist attraction since it opened to the public in 1935. Today, it is decorated in ...

Cool Stuff Made Locally Available at Stifel and Schrader Centers

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale not only benefits shoppers looking for unique gifts it also supports local artists. The exclusive six-week show provides an outstanding opportunity for some of the region’s most talented artists and craftsmen to sell ...

Is Honey Healthy? How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Stung

From the American Heart Association News As temperatures fall, honey's popularity tends to rise. Whether used as an ingredient in autumn recipes and holiday desserts, added to a celebratory cocktail or given to ease a child's cough, it certainly satisfies a sweet tooth. Although ...

Colder Months Can Be Perfect Time to Photograph Gardens

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has led more people to spend time outdoors, and many find themselves walking the same paths and gazing at the same trees or shrubs day after day. Author and self-taught landscape photographer Larry Lederman suggests looking at your surroundings anew by ...

Our Lady of Peace Dedicates Expansion

WHEELING — On Nov. 1, Our Lady of Peace Parish and School celebrated the dedication of the new Battaglino Family Center. The Most Rev. Mark Brennan, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, he Rev. Joseph Augustine, pastor; Principal Maureen Kerr, and members of the Battaglino ...

A Salute to Our Veterans

There is nothing typical about any holidays or other observances during this year as health concerns over a coronavirus grip the world. Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is no different. Many communities are not holding their typical parades or in-person services. ∫ In Wheeling, American Legion ...

Veterans Day Facts and Figures

Veterans Day, once known as Armistice Day, was first celebrated on Nov. 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1928, the United States Congress passed a resolution for Armistice Day to be an annual observation, and by 1938, the day became a national holiday. Differing ...

How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Would you buy something you can't see? That's the question posed by two New York brothers who've lost much of their vision to a rare degenerative eye disorder and have dedicated their lives — and livelihoods — to raising money for a ...

Safety Steps for Spooky Fun

(Family Features) Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement. You can still ensure a special night for your little ones and all the ghouls, goblins and ...

TRICK-or-TREAT TIMES

Friday Oct. 30: Triadelphia 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: Adena 5:30-7 p.m. Bannock 6-7:30 p.m. Bellaire 6-7:30 p.m. Benwood: 6-7 p.m. Bethlehm 6-7:30 p.m. Bridgeport 6 -7 p.m. Brookside: 6-7 p.m. Cameron, W.Va. 6-7 p.m. Chester: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Clarington: 6-7:30 ...

Scarecrow Lane Returns to Cockayne House

Scarecrow Lane is back at Cockayne Farmstead and scarecrows will once again take up residence on the Farmstead’s lawn from October 19-31. Many local businesses, organizations, and individuals have designed and entered scarecrows as part of this fun community event. The scarecrows will be ...

Campfire Storytelling Planned at Grand Vue Park

MOUNDSVILLE — The one and only Campfire Storytelling event for the year takes place at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Shelter 1 (the Zipline Base Camp), beside the Aerial Adventure Park. The featured storyteller is popular local performer Rich Knoblich, ...

Special Activities

Pumpkin Painting Offered at Oglebay Tie dye and pumpkin painting workshops are offered Oct. 17, 24 and 31 at the outdoor courtyard at Wilson Lodge in Oglebay Park. ∫ Tie Dye Workshop at 3 p.m. Bring your own shirt or buy an Oglebay T-shirt. ∫ Pumpkin Painting Workshop: from 3:30-5 ...

K of C ‘Baby Bottle Boomerang’ Benefits Gabriel Project

WHEELING — What do baby bottles and the Knights of Columbus Carroll Council 504 of Wheeling have in common? Answer: they both serve the needs of little ones through the Gabriel Project right here in the Northern Panhandle. In 2017, the K of C Council 504 initiated the “Baby Bottle ...

Warwood Lions Club Roars for Education

WHEELING — The Warwood Lions Club lives up to the name they share with a close-knit, active Wheeling neighborhood. Their work is seen everywhere but especially within the boundaries of the Warwood community that lies north of downtown Wheeling. Warwood Lions Club members strive to aid ...

‘Breaking the Chain’ Exposes Plight of Abused, Neglected Pets

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Life Editor Wheeling native Chris Klug has never met a dog he didn’t like. Even during his 10 years as an animal control officer near Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina, Klug opened his heart to rescue animals from neglect and abuse. Today that passion finds ...