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Not all Heroes Wear Capes

WHEELING — Organ donations: two words most people do not want to talk about. Ultimately it means someone is dying or has died. Maybe that person is a registered organ donor because he or she checked off “organ donor” on his or her driver’s license. And for many families, they never ...

There’s Always Something New in Antiques

Today I’m sharing a new collectible I discovered thanks to an avid reader who also enjoys fine glassware like the treasures created in the Upper Ohio Valley back in the day. This time it’s the Erskine Glass Company that I’m talking about. Formerly located at 22nd and Commerce streets, ...

People’s University to Explore Wheeling’s Labor History for Wheeling 250

WHEELING — Wheeling was a hotbed of unionism throughout its industrial period. In observation of the 250th anniversary of Wheeling’s founding, People’s University at the Ohio County Public Library will explore that industrial history, focusing on the experiences of the working class and ...

Society Plans Day Trip to Cass Scenic Railroad Aug. 17

BELLAIRE — The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Society is planning a day trip to the Cass Scenic Railroad on Aug. 17. The trip will depart Bellaire from in front of Frizzi Law Offices, 224 32nd St., and travel by chartered bus to Elkins, West Virginia, where the group will board the train. ...

Gosnell Marks 104 Years

Ruby Gosnell, formerly of Adena, Ohio, celebrated her 104th birthday on Thursday, July 11. Please send cards to: 10383 Taylor Road SW, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 in care of Raymon Gosnell.

Special Activities

Eastern Star Miriam Chapter 1, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at Monument Place, 91 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Annual reports will be given. Patty Vermillion and Nancy Hostutler will report on their trips to the grand chapters of North Carolina and Georgia. Vermillion ...

Reunion Notebook

Moundsville Class of ‘60 Moundsville High School Class of 1960 will hold a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. All previous elementary classmates also may attend. St. John Central St. John Central Academy is holding an all-class reunion for the former St. ...

Keep Kids Safe From Poisons

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Summetime means a change in family schedules and daily routines. Children may be at home more, where they find things that could be poisonous. To reduce the chance of poisonings, the West Virginia Poison Center recommends: - Teach children not to touch, taste, or ...

Wheeling Buildings Put Best Petals Forward

WHEELING — The beauty of this summer’s blooms is not limited to the suburbs or rural areas of The Friendly City. Take a stroll or drive through town and you may find a few surprises. Amid the tall buildings and concrete sidewalks of downtown and its periphery, businesses have ...

Sign Up for Literacy Camp At House of the Carpenter

WHEELING — The House of the Carpenter on Wheeling Island will be sponsoring “Literacy Camp” again this year. Children ages 6-12 are invited to register for the program that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 22-26. Children will receive breakfast and lunch each day. This year the ...

Preservation is Red, White and Blue Fun

The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance invited me to speak to their group a few weeks back and I was happy to chat with members and meet guests interested in antiques and preservation. This neighborhood group is a strong example of what grassroots preservation work is all about. They have ...

Women’s Expo by Wheeling Chamber Offers Fashion, Auction, Vendors and More

WHEELING — The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to its third annual Women’s Expo from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the White Palace, Wheeling Park. This year’s event will include health screenings, a fashion show, financial tips, a silent auction, vendors and hors ...

‘A Thin Place’ Draws a Line in the Sand

Ohio’s own Martins Ferry is featured in “A Thin Place,” this young adult novel written by former local resident David Weiskircher, which delves deeply into some of the more fatalistic aspects of mental health while highlighting how healing can resolve in the most surprising of ways. ...

Bridgeport Artist To Be Showcased

Bridgeport artist Tammy L. Gross will present her works at Artworks Around Town’s Gallery Hop on Friday, July 12. The free reception from 5:30-8 p.m., is open to the public and takes place at the newly refurbished Studio Gallery in historic Centre Market’s north building. Gross has ...

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 Stacy Deitz, owner of Ditto, A Repeat Boutique. She will discuss how she decided to open this Wheeling shop, how items ...

Help Is Needed For Food Packing

BELMONT — With the help of generous donors the Belmont County Farm Bureau School Backpack Program exceeded its goal of $40,000 and received more than $43,000 in donations. This amount will provide 23,888 meals, which is 143,328 servings, to be used by four schools in Belmont County that ...

Reunion Notebook

Wheeling Class of ‘50 Wheeling High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at Perkins Restaurant, 680 National Road, Wheeling, at 1 p.m. Monday. The event is open to all former students, friends and visitors. St. Joseph’s Class of ‘54 St. Joseph’s Academy Class of 1954 ...

Stay Healthy Around Pets

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips for staying healthy with your pets. ∫ Wash Your Hands Whether you are playing with, feeding, or cleaning up after your pet, it is important to wash your hands to help reduce the risk of getting sick from germs pets can carry. ...

A Lesson In Social Studies Is Offered By a ‘Rosie’

High school teens attending this year’s 82nd annual American Legion Mountaineer Boys State at Jacksons’ Mill on June 12 got a lesson in real life social studies from a very special lady. Ruby Coberly brought the young men and their families to their feet with a standing ovation after she ...