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Area Student Artists Honored at Annual Regional Student Art Exhibit

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute fosters and celebrates the talent and creativity of young artists. The 31st annual Regional Student Art Exhibition opened Jan. 9 with a public reception and awards ceremony at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. Several students received cash prizes for ...

Wheeling Elks Lodge 28 Gives Back to Community

WHEELING — Back Pack programs have been instrumental in providing school kids with supplemental nutrition every week throughout the school year for many schools. Two local organizations — Hope United Methodist Church in Wheeling and First Church of God in McMechen — have continued this ...

John Marshall Student Attends Young Leadership Association Conference

WESTON, W.Va. — Teens dedicated themselves to moving their communities and schools forward during three days of intensive instruction and interaction at WVU Jackson’s Mill. The annual Fall Leadership Conference, held in November, was presented by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership ...

Series Highlights History of Churches In City of Wheeling

WHEELING — The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society is launching a new lecture series this year to explore the history of churches in Wheeling. The series, which is free and open to the public, begins in February and continues monthly through October. Sessions will be held in the Ohio ...

Bethany College Professional Image Center Accepting Clothing Donations

BETHANY — The Professional Image Center at Bethany College is accepting donations of clean and gently used professional attire in preparation for the upcoming job interview season. The Professional Image Center allows Bethany students to pick out interview and work-placement attire at no ...

ArtsLink Scheduled to Hold Annual Meeting on Monday

NEW MARTINSVILLE — ArtsLink, the arts council of Wetzel and Tyler counties, will kick off its 19th year with the annual meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Francis Creative Arts Center. The meeting is open to the public; light refreshments will be served. The ...

Creative Arts Therapy Students at WLU Exhibit Work

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University Creative Arts Therapy student’s 2020 Exhibition is now on display at the Towngate Gallery in Wheeling through Feb. 28. Located on the first floor of Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., the exhibition includes studio arts as ...

Best-Selling Author, Historian to Visit WLU

WEST LIBERTY — Best-selling author, historian and social commentator Sarah Vowel will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on Thursday, March 26. Her most recent book (2015) is titled “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.” Chronicling General ...

It’s Winter Ball Time for the Wheeling Symphony

The 39th annual Viennese Winter Ball takes place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Oglebay’s Glessner Auditorium. Ellen Culler and Roanne Burech are co-chairs for the Ball. Other members of the committee, and their responsibilities, are: Kelly Bettem, ball decor; Karen Blair, ball flowers; Stella ...

Moundsville’s Got Talent Auditions Set

MOUNDSVILLE — Do you have a talent you would like to share? Plans for the second annual Moundsville’s Got Talent competition are underway. In the style of America’s Got Talent, 10 different acts (chosen from a screened audition process) will perform for a panel of three qualified judges ...

AEP Mitchell Plant Collect Toys For Youth Services System

WHEELING — Santa’s elves at the AEP Mitchell Plant once again delivered a sleigh overflowing with toys to Youth Services System, just in time for Christmas 2019. For nearly 10 years, Mitchell Plant employees have taken up a collection of money and toys to provide Christmas gifts to local ...

Cattle Rancher to Discuss Work, Life at Martins Ferry Public Library

MARTINS FERRY — At 6 p.m. Jan. 13, Martins Ferry Public Library will hold a special program given by Darol Dickinson, general manager of Barnesville-based Dickinson Cattle Co. LLC. This program is free and open to the public. Dickinson will discussing a day in the life of a cattle rancher ...

Bender’s Career ‘In the Books’

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer WHEELING — After 43 years of dedicated service at the Ohio County Public Library, Gail Bender’s career is officially “in the books.” Bender, 62, retired from her position as a library clerk and shelver at the end of December. The Martins Ferry resident ...

Self-Taught Artist Greg Siegwart Expresses Life in Various Mediums

Editor’s Note: Each month, Artworks Around Town will tell us about its member artists. This month will feature artist Greg Siegwart. WHEELING — Greg Siegwart was 10 years old when his parents gave him his first set of oil paints. It was the beginning of a lifetime of joy and discovery as ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a meeting and luncheon at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The program will feature Nicole Snodgrass, owner of the Restore Yoga +Wellness business in St. Clairsville. She will discuss and demonstrate ...

Gallery Hop to Feature Artist Janet Wang

World traveler and noted artist Janet Wang will appear in the Studio Gallery at Artworks Around Town on Friday, Jan. 3. A free public reception from 5:30-8 p.m. will open the show for the month of January. Wang will present pieces in all three of her favorite mediums, oil, pastel and ...

January Calendar

Jan. 1 — NEW YEAR’S DAY. Jan. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Jan. 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, Jan. 1: ...

Christmas Wishes Made Possible by You

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Life Editor It’s four days before Christmas, a day celebrated by Christians throughout the world. Are you ready? Everywhere we turn, we have reminders to shop for this or that. The malls have been busy. If you are like me, you have fretted over the perfect gifts for ...

Gift-Wrapping Trends: Jazzy But Sustainable

The trend in gift wrapping this holiday season is toward jazzy yet sustainable options. Consider beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown or green masking paper topped with colorful washi tape or sprigs of green instead of easily crushed store-bought bows. “There’s a lot of ...

Shriners and Santa Make Good on Promises

WHEELING — Most of us know them as those grown men who wear funny hats and ride around in miniature Tin Lizzie cars during holiday parades. Others will tell you they are larger-than-life heroes. Members of the Wheeling Osiris Shrine are among the memberships of 200 temples/chapters around ...