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Conductor Builds Community While Making Music

WHEELING — Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich’s approach to the arts. Hankewich, the current music director of Orchestra Iowa, is one of five candidates for music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He is conducting the ...

Lost Dog Brings Community Together

After eight days on the loose, Layla the black-and-white boxer was reunited with her “pack” last Sunday morning after a Good Samaritan spotted her hanging out near her own “lost” poster on Water Street in South Wheeling. On Sept. 1, 2-1/2-year-old Layla slipped her collar outside ...

‘Party Girl’ Rachel Hollis Gets Real

NEW YORK — How to kick butt at the office. How to kick butt as a parent. How to kick butt, so to speak, in your marriage. There’s no shortage of books, podcasts, blogs and social streams of people dispensing advice, motivation, home tips and the idea that personal growth, happiness and ...

Woman’s Club Kicks Off Year With Membership Tea

WHEELING — The Woman’s Club of Wheeling will begin the 2018-2019 club year with the annual Membership Tea at 1 p.m. Friday at Monument Place in Elm Grove. The Woman’s Club of Wheeling meets the first and third Fridays in October, November, December, February, March and April. In ...

Towngate’s 50th Season Begins With ‘Diary of Anne Frank’

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre opens its 50th season of community theater with the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. It will be staged for two weekends starting Friday with the final curtain ...

Ohio University Eastern Debuts Lactation Room

ST. CLAIRSVILLE —Ohio University Eastern debuted a new campus Lactation Room for students and staff recently. The room, which was funded in part by the Women’s Center on the Athens Campus, is located in Office Suite 302B of Shannon Hall. It features a comfortable, private setting and is ...

Sons of American Revolution Announce Contests

With the new school year underway, the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution reminds teachers and students of several youth-oriented contests that the SAR sponsors: — The Knight Historical Essay contest for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors; — The ...

Officials Weigh Flavor Ban as Teen Vaping Becomes Epidemic

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and ...

Kid Leaving for College? Hands Off Their Bedroom, For Now

If your child is just off to college and you’ve been dreaming of all the ways you could use that suddenly lifeless bedroom, you may want to put down the paintbrush and hold off for a bit on plans for a major room transformation. It’s an emotional time all around, and experts advise ...

Storytelling Fest Slated at Grand Vue

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild will present the Grand Vue Storytelling Festival from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville. Sponsors for the festival are Main Street Bank and the Grand Vue Park Foundation. Admission to the festival is free. Six professional ...

Book Donations Pour Into Ohio County Schools

Ohio County Schools students are benefiting from the generosity of their neighbors through an initiative by a local business. Books-A-Million at The Highlands held a donation drive over the summer for customers to purchase books for Ohio County Schools students. Customers selected books from ...

CDC: CT, Blood Tests Not Needed for Concussions

CHICAGO — New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids’ symptoms clear up within one to three months. Signs of potentially more serious injuries that may warrant CT ...

Affordable Ways To Refresh Your Home

Home improvements can rejuvenate a stale dwelling. But remodeling and renovations could set you back thousands of dollars for each room, A “midrange minor kitchen remodel” — including hardware, countertops, flooring and a refrigerator — is about $21,000, on average, according to ...

You CAN Top These Latkes

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN These perfectly crispy potato pancakes are the ideal vehicle for all manner of toppings, making them a super-versatile appetizer pick. We kept our latkes light and crisp by removing as much water as possible from the shredded potatoes. First, we wrung them out in ...

Refreshed: Guests Enjoy R&R in Newly Renovated Stonewall Resort

Ever since spending summer weekends at Piedmont Lake as a child, I have loved going to the lake. Cruising on a pontoon boat with my cousins, taking turns on our grandfather’s lap in the captain’s seat — when I close my eyes, I can see the serene waterscape hemmed in by forest-covered ...

WV Flying Corps Represents ‘Adventure, Determination, Sacrifice’

WHEELING — From a field in Beech Bottom to the skies over Europe, West Virginians who cherished freedom made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I. Spoken word performer Judi Tarowsky of St. Clairsville presented her narrative, “Summit of Glory: The West Virginia Flying Corps,” at the ...

Women in War: Brooke County Library presents film series

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and West Liberty University’s Community University are offering a series of films on the topic of “Present Women’s Perceptions of World War II in the Pacific.” Films will be shown in the library’s River Room at noon on selected Fridays, ...

Trend Blending: Fall decor full of color, style and function

Unfettered from dated conventions that urged us to pick a decor style and stick to it, more and more designers and retailers this fall are blending decorative elements and playing more loosely with the color wheel. In some cases, the result is a polished, edited space that still has ...

Pimento Cheese Spikes Burger Flavor

If pimento cheese is already part of your life, then you are blessed for sure. If not, get ready for life to get a little bit better. And get ready for one of the best burgers of your life. It’s dangerous ground for a Yankee like me to start messing around with a Southern recipe like ...

‘Beautiful Boy’ Author Will Discuss Addiction at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — Best-selling author David Sheff, whose memoir “Beautiful Boy” has inspired a new film, will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on March 28. His talk will offer a personal look at America’s drug crisis. Produced by Amazon Studios, the film ...