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West Virginia Really Is ‘Wild And Wonderful’

WHEELING — If crisp September mornings spark a sudden urge to roam the local hillsides — whether hunting or hiking — keep in mind there’s more to the state’s “wild, wonderful” slogan than white-tailed deer. “The Northern Panhandle is much more developed than it was back ...

Lawn Care Goes Green (er)

For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer. “I’m concerned about climate change and wanted tools that are more eco-friendly, and also quieter. I like listening to music when I do yardwork and ...

Hard Nut To Crack

WHEELING — There was a time — in living memory — when at least some of the walnuts that found their way into Wheeling families’ baked goods didn’t come from the grocery store. They were wild harvested in the woods, loaded into burlap sacks and hauled home for processing that left ...

First Endowed Music Scholarship Awarded at West Liberty University

WEST LIBERTY — A new music scholarship is making one West Liberty University student sing for joy. Josephine “Josie” Jarrett of Benwood is the first recipient of the Judith Bartell Paesani Vocal Music Scholarship. A music education major, Jarrett is the daughter of Melinda Gilmore of ...

Pumpkin Palooza

WHEELING — If the empty shelf left where tidy rows of canned pumpkin puree normally reside at the Woodsdale Kroger is any indication, one cook’s holiday excuse for a summery picnic blowout is another cook’s signal that fall has arrived. It’s true. The annual pumpkin palooza has ...

Elks Lodge to Hit the Links For Annual Golf Scramble

WHEELING — Players and sponsors are being sought for the 17th annual charity golf scramble presented by the Elks Panhandle Lodge No. 74 in Wheeling. This year’s golf scramble takes place on Sept. 19 just across the river at Paradise Hills Golf Course in Yorkville. “We’ve always ...