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Wheeling Law Firm Donates To Support Lung Cancer Screening

MORGANTOWN — Hartley Law Group, PLLC, of Wheeling and Charleston, has donated $500,000 to the West Virginia University Cancer Institute in support of a mobile lung cancer screening unit, LUCAS. The gift will support the WVU Cancer Institute in repurposing and refurbishing a mobile unit into ...

Mother: Son’s House is Distgusting

Dear Annie: My son and his wife hardly ever really clean their house. The bathroom on the main level gets cleaned once in a while -- when friends are coming over -- but the ones upstairs are disgusting. When I have stayed there, I’ve cleaned the bathroom I use because I can’t stand it. ...

Homecoming Parades Held in Wheeling

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series about Wheeling during the First World War leading to a centennial observation of Armistice Day (Veterans Day) to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Doughboy monument at Wheeling Park. If you are a descendant of a World War I veteran or nurse, ...

Collectors Respect Antique Memorials

November brings to mind the Victorian tradition of honoring the dearly departed and since today also marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, it a perfect time to look at hair memorials that honor the dead. One way that the sentimental Victorians remembered their loved ...

Straub Automotive Partners With MADD For Tie One On Campaign

TRIADELPHIA — The Wheeling Chapter of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will once again partner with Straub Automotive for their annual Tie One On For Safety® initiative. Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety is MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness project. ...

Historian Finds Unseen Documents Related To National Road

WHEELING —Historian Billy Joe Peyton drew upon official documents, unseen for over a century, to write his doctoral dissertation on the National Road. Peyton, a professor of history at West Virginia State University, shared his findings about the engineering and construction of the National ...

Stagecoach Travelers Reflect on Wheeling

WHEELING — Sharing “Stories from the Stagecoach,” historian Hilary Miller said 19th-century travelers on the National Road made interesting observations about Wheeling. Miller, a doctoral candidate in American studies at Penn State University, spoke Tuesday at Lunch With Books at the ...

Woodwind Quintet To Play Free Lunchtime Concert

WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will hold a WSO on the GO event featuring food trucks, a meet-and-greet with music director finalist candidate Timothy Hankewich and a performance from the orchestra’s woodwind quintet. The event is presented in coordination with The Health ...

Artists On Call to Present ‘An Ohio Valley Christmas’

MOUNDSVILLE — Artists On Call is hosting its third annual holiday fundraising performance event, “An Ohio Valley Christmas,” at The Strand Theatre in Moundsville at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. This is a family-friendly show that is sure to get folks into the holiday spirit, organizers said. There is ...

Blindness Does Not Deter Young Man’s Life Goals

WHEELING — For Daniel Boggs, it was his own motivation, determination and persistence that earned him employment success. Boggs grew up in Wheeling, where he was raised by his grandparents. He had an older sister and three younger brothers that were adopted. A detached retina in his right ...

Growing Year-Round: Grow Ohio Valley Champions Winter Farming

WHEELING —Traditionally, the autumn harvest signals the end of the growing season, but that isn’t the case anymore in the Wheeling area. In fact, leaders of Grow Ohio Valley and several local farmers are demonstrating that vegetables and herbs can be grown locally throughout the winter. ...

Conductor Sees Limitless Collaborative Potential

WHEELING — With a passion for forming community partnerships, conductor Andres Franco thinks the potential for collaboration in Wheeling is limitless. Franco, current music director of Tulsa’s Signature Symphony and associate conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, is one of five candidates ...

Mosaic Adds to the Lure of Fiestaware

I’ve been a Fiestaware enthusiast for many years and enjoy the colorful dishes, both old and new, that are made right here in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Fiesta is produced by Homer Laughlin of Newell, West Virginia, and is considered America’s favorite dinnerware. Introduced ...

Handmade Gameboards Add Art and Entertainment

Antique handmade game boards are popular as decorations in homes filled with folk art. Most are for chess or checkers, and the square boards look important in a group on the wall. But there are also game boards that are other shapes. The game “Pope Joan” was popular in the 18th century and ...

Special Activites

Meatloaf Dinner The Apostleship of Prayer of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4136 Jacob St., Wheeling, will hold a meatloaf dinner in the church annex from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Carry-out meals will be available. For more information, call 304-232-1777. Newcomers ...

Wheeling Soldiers in World War I

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series about Wheeling during the First World War leading to a centennial observation of Armistice Day (Veterans Day) to be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Doughboy monument at Wheeling Park. If you are a descendant of a World War I veteran or nurse, ...

Three Women Share 150 Years of Experience

WHEELING — Judy Rice operated the first modern computer in the City-County Building. Karen Grimes remembers when women were not permitted to wear slacks to work. Barb Janetski said it was an acceptable practice to terminate a woman’s job if she got married. It might sound like the Dark ...

History Expo Celebrates National Road’s 200th Anniversary

WHEELING — The 2018 Ohio Valley History Expo will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the completion of the National Road from Cumberland, Maryland, to Wheeling. The festivities will kick off Saturday at the Osiris Shrine Temple, also known as Monument Place or Shepherd Hall, 91 Kruger St., ...