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Queen Elizabeth II to trim costs as COVID-19 hits income

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a 35 million pound ($45 million) hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly due to a shortage of tourists, the monarch's money-manager said Friday. Releasing the royal household's annual accounts, Keeper of the Privy ...

Changing Lives Is Not Canceled for Easterseals of Wheeling

Easterseals is in the business of changing lives. In fact, it’s our mission: Creating solutions that change the lives of children and adults with disabilities and special needs in the Ohio Valley. Despite service interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that mission continues. Our ...

Our Lady of Peace School Puts Faith in Focus During Pandemic

Like schools across the state and country, OLP eagerly opened its doors after the Labor Day holiday to welcome students in grades PK3 to eight back to the classroom. “Yes, things are visibly different, but our spirit is stronger,” Principal Maureen Kerr said. “Like all dedicated ...

Meet a Local Group With Deep Roots

WHEELING — British novelist, playwright and poet Sir William Gerald Golding may have said it best when speaking about the past. “My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.” Golding’s words could very well be the impetus behind the ...

Enrichment Day Camps Set at Stifel Fine Arts

WHEELING — The altered school schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many families seeking daytime childcare. Oglebay Institute is utilizing its resources to help fill that need. Enrichment Day Camps will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, beginning Monday, Sept. 14 ...

Woman’s Club of Wheeling to Hold Membership Tea

WHEELING ­— The Woman’s Club of Wheeling will hold its annual Membership Tea at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at Monument Place, Kruger Street, Elm Grove. New members will be initiated and honored at the tea, however it will be very different as the club plans to safely hold meetings and ...

‘Routines’ Inspires Dystopian Novel for W.Va. Author

By EMILY RICE Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — After self-publishing her first book in 2007, Laura Buchanan recently signed a three year publishing contract with W & B Publishers, in addition to the publication of her new young adult dystopian novel, ...

The House Of Friendship Celebrates National Puppy Day

WHEELING — Elmhurst, The House of Friendship nonprofit assisted living residence in Wheeling, celebrated National Puppy Day during the dog days of August with a visit from a friendly beagle named Dexter and his new sibling, a furry Newfoundland puppy named Vivian. The front porch was ...

A Wrong Turn Leads to Elopement and Happily Ever After for Wheeling Couple

SHERRARD -- A wrong turn on an Air Force Base in New Jersey more than 50 years ago ended with a chance meeting that resulted in romance and elopement. Janet Emery was a young working woman who often joined girlfriends when they attended dances at the non-commissioned officers club at McGuire ...

17th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show Set Sept. 12-13

NEW ATHENS, Ohio -- The 17th annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show will be held Sept. 12 and 13 on Ohio 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. 22 and New Athens, Ohio. The site is just over 1 mile west of New Athens. Antique trucks, construction and mining will be on ...

Lunch WIth Books To Feature the Life of Labor Leader Walter Reuther

WHEELING -- The Ohio County Public Library will host an online Lunch With Books program, featuring the life of Walter Reuther, from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Remembering Wheeling native and national labor leader Walter Reuther on his birthday (born Sept. 1, 1907, Wheeling, West ...

Charities Experience Unfortunate Side Effects of the Pandemic

WHEELING — An unfortunate side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is evident at local charities’ donation bins throughout the Ohio Valley. The problem has been two-fold for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store located on Bow Street in the Fulton neighborhood of Wheeling. Just ask store ...

Pandemic hasn’t dulled South Wheeling’s fierce neighborhood pride

WHEELING — Stuck at home? Many of us have listened to health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic and have remained close to or at home. In one Wheeling neighborhood, time has not stood still for many of its residents and businesses. Just ask the folks at the South Wheeling Preservation ...

Oglebay Institute Offers Ways to Experience Nature

WHEELING -- Think there’s nothing to do? Feeling bored at home? Want to get the kids out of the house? Take heart, Oglebay Institute in Wheeling offers numerous adventures this month that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The great outdoors are still great. Below is a list of upcoming ...

A SUMMER UNDER QUARANTINE

It’s no secret that “normal” vacation plans during this topsy-turvy time of battling a world-wide virus have been voided or greatly scaled back. Whether it is due to the fear of contracting the coronavirus or lack of funds from lost earnings, Ohio Valley residents are rethinking their ...

Summer Staycation Survey: Three in Four West Virginians Vacationing Locally

Even though it may not seem like it, we are more than halfway through the year already, which means summer vacations are happening. However, due to the unforeseeable circumstances brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans are now facing challenging financial implications as a ...

Pandemic Life, Captured Digitally (Literally)

NEW YORK — In journalism, when we’re trying to explain a complicated story, we often start with raw data. How many? How much? How long? How far? I decided to use this same approach to document my life during the lockdown. I began working from home in mid-March. Since then, I have ...

Lunch With Books Offers Adventures in Restoration

WHEELING -- Join Sarel Venter and Bekah Karelis while they explore some of the tools and techniques used in their workshop at the Ohio County Public Library’s online Lunch With Books program set for noon Tuesday, July 28. As owners of a restoration contracting company, Adventures in ...

Precek Hits 103 Years

Bill Precek of Shadyside celebrated his 103 birthday on Sunday, July 19. Bill’s church family, Pastor Jim Monogoudis and members of the Shadyside First Christian Church, helped him celebrate with a social distanced style party with cake, doughnuts and singing from the sidewalk. Bill is shown ...

McGee Celebrates 93rd

Kathryn McGee of Wheeling celebrated her 93 birthday at home with family on Monday, July 20. “Kay” was born in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, on July 20, 1927 to John and Mary Gulash and moved to Shadyside, Ohio while she was in grade school. Kay worked for Ohio Edison at the R.E. Burger Power ...