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Living Dead Museum Rises Again at Monroeville Mall

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — It’s no surprise that a museum dedicated to zombies couldn’t stay in its grave for long. The Living Dead Museum, an institution dedicated to honoring the seminal 1968 zombie film “Night of the Living Dead” and its auteur, George Romero, had been a fixture in ...

National Girl Scout Cookies Weekend Is Here

WHEELING — Do you want Girl Scout cookies but don’t know a Girl Scout? No problem! The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council has launched a “Cookie Finder” feature on its website, where customers can simply go online and order cookies from the comfort of their home -- without having to ...

Setting the Mood With Candles

If a candle is burning in a dark room, we don’t see the darkness, we see the light. Perhaps that’s why candles have become such a popular decor element over the course of the pandemic. Little lights you can place anywhere, candles can make a room feel cozy and welcoming. DECORATING WITH ...

Viennese Winter Ball Cotillion Celebrating 40th Anniversary

Stella Boldrick, Cotillion chairwoman of the Viennese Winter Ball Committee, has announced the members of the 2021 Cotillion. Ten young women and 10 young men, all of whom are seniors at local schools, have volunteered through their high school years at Wheeling Symphony events. For the past ...

Stadium Cuisine Earns Home Field Advantage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When it comes to preparing a menu for the biggest football game of the year, Aramark, which partners with the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs and a dozen other NFL teams for food and beverage services, knows what it takes to energize fans and keep them well-fed. While ...

Pandemic Cuisine: Odd Pairings, Old Favorites on the Menu

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether it’s kimchi, beets or broccoli, the pandemic has had a strange impact on food cravings that goes beyond the joy of comfort eating. Nearly a year into isolation, many people are embracing foods long forgotten or rejected for taste, texture or smell. Some have forced ...

Oglebay Institute Gives Helinski Shelter Girls Chance to Dance

WHEELING — It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday in mid-January at the Youth Services System Helinski Shelter for girls. Three teens in sweatpants and T-shirts stand in their sock feet in the middle of a small conference room-turned-dance studio, facing a 19-inch flatscreen monitor. The long table and ...

United Way Helps Provide Food, Meals to Local Residents

WHEELING -- United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley has launched a food insecurities grant in partnership with Southwestern Energy. The grant is open to organizations in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties that are providing food products and meals to local residents. “Southwestern ...

Out of this World Room Decor Lands in Homes

It was a tough year here on Earth, but 2020 was a bright spot for space exploration. SpaceX sent its futuristic Starship to new heights, three countries launched Mars missions, and robots grabbed debris from the moon and an asteroid. Next year promises more, including a planned launch of the ...

From ‘Star Trek’ to Wheeling

WHEELING — Pastor Alan Flaitz most definitely believes in the power of prayer. He also has put great faith in the power of his EV — electric vehicle. Rev. Flaitz is the pastor at Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Wheeling and Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church near Sherrard. A ...

Wheeling Jamboree Book Highlights Performers

WHEELING — Fans of country music from its early days at The Jamboree in Wheeling, are sure to delight in the newest publication that includes photos of the many long-ago forgotten performers who once graced the stage at the Capitol Music Hall and Expo Hall on Wheeling Island. The book ...

‘Night to Shine’ Prom To Go Virtual in 2021

GLEN DALE — Every segment of the local population has been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. Children and adults alike have had to make concessions to keep one another safe. Unfortunately that has meant many annual events have been canceled, postponed or altered. And that ...

New Library Exhibit Recalls Wheeling’s Street Car Days

WHEELING — Known from its early days as a transportation hub, by 1866, Wheeling was the second Ohio Valley town (after Bellaire) to have street cars on rails pulled by horses for public transportation. By 1887, those tired horses were replaced by an electric street railway or “trolley” ...

Special Memories Are Hanging On Locals’ Christmas Trees

From attics and basements, closets and under beds, here they come. Treasured Christmas ornaments are being placed lovingly on trees everywhere. More than ever this holiday season, area residents are making a special effort to create lasting holiday memories despite the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Dental Hygienists Brush Away the Pandemic Blues

WEST LIBERTY — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, dental hygienist students at West Liberty University's Sarah Whitaker Glass Dental Hygiene School have managed to keep people smiling. The dental hygienist program at WLU, under the direction of Stephanie Meredith, has 28 seniors and 33 ...

Making Spirits Bright Through Movies

WELLSBURG — It sounds like the plot for a made-for-TV movie — a widow, a pandemic and Christmas right around the corner. However, this is reality for Angela Cipriani of Wellsburg and others. She, like many of her neighbors and friends, has been self-isolating to stay safe during a time ...

A Script for Success From Wellsburg to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When most youngsters were watching “Sesame Street” and “The Muppets Show” on TV, a young Jay Cipriani was fascinated to know how these shows were made. Cipriani, a Wellsburg native, took that childhood curiosity to a new level when he began writing his own shows. ...

Artworks Celebrates Her Own: Bev West and B. Woven

WHEELING — Bev West is one of the newest members of Artworks Around Town, located at Wheeling’s Centre Market. She joined Artworks in October 2019. She has a wonderful array of woven items for sale in the Gallery, all of them unique and all of them very popular. Her business is called B. ...

Wetzel County Author Completes Historical Children’s Book

Wetzel County resident and retired teacher Jan Thornton Jones announces the publication of her third children’s book, “Last Letter To Gettysburg.” This book is historical fiction and is intended for the middle aged reader –approximately fourth grade and up to adult. The story ...

Welty 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 ...