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Sheehan’s Art on Display

Multi-talented watercolor artist Janet Sheehan of Wheeling is the featured artist for July at Artworks Around Town in Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling. The show opens Friday with an artist’s reception from 5:30-8 p.m. as part of the city’s First Friday events. The public is welcome, ...

Special Activities Around the Ohio Valley

Lunch With Books Pittsburgh author Chris Rodell will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to talk of his new novel, “The Last Baby Boomer: The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool.” Lunch With Books programs are free and open ...

Tobacco-Free Program Offered to Mothers

The Belmont County Health Department, located at 68501 Bannock Road, is trained and certified to offer a program to help pregnant women quit smoking and stay smokefree. Linda Mehl, director of nursing and the Women, Infants and Children program, said, “According to the Centers for Disease ...

July Calendar of Ohio Valley events

July 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m.       Sunday. July 1-31 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 ...

Open House Set For Watt Center

The Watt Center for History and the Arts in Barnesville will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. July 8, featuring new displays followed by a presentation and book signing by Barnesville native Allen Dieterich-Ward. Featured in the recently renovated basement level of the historic office ...

Some Captives Chose Native Americans’ Empowering Life

Wheeling author Alan Fitzpatrick theorizes that approximately one-fourth of white settlers captured during the Frontier Wars made a deliberate choice not to return to the rigid class structure of colonial society. Fitzpatrick spoke at the Ohio County Public Library’s  Lunch With ...

Armani Anchors Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — In a season full of change, one thing was constant: Giorgio Armani remained the anchor of Milan Fashion Week, closing the four days of previews on Monday. While many of his colleagues took runway breaks or contemplated merging their menswear and womenswear previews going forward, ...

Keep Sweeney Legend Going

No piece of Victorian art glass is more famous than Wheeling’s Sweeney Punch Bowl. Glass collectors all over the world know the story of this famous 5-foot-tall, lidded glass bowl that was blown and cut from lead glass. The Irish took particular pride in this treasure because the Sweeney ...

WLU Master’s Degree Program Earns Dyslexia Accreditation

West Liberty University is one of nine universities in the country that received accreditation this year from the International Dyslexia Association. “This represents the hard work of our reading specialist Theresa Kowcheck and the careful preparation of a self-study, followed by an ...

Study: Up to 1 in 5 Trauma Deaths Are Preventable

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON — Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn’t determine if you survive. The findings take on new urgency ...

Oglebay Farmers’ Market A Nod to Park’s Roots

Oglebay Park is recognizing its roots by offering a weekly farmers’ market that takes place in the formal gardens from 4-6 p.m. Mondays. Oglebay is located on the former site of Waddington Farm, an experimental agriculture endeavor by industrialist Earl W. Oglebay, who summered at the ...

Cinnamon Shortcake Not Short on Flavor

Strawberry shortcake has always been a favorite dessert of mine — it reminds me of the carefree days of summer at my grandparent’s house, where we’d buy strawberries by the pound and eat them in just about everything. Our family always preferred the biscuit-shortcake to the ...

Farro Makes Healthy Salad

Farro is a hearty whole grain that may well become a staple in your kitchen, in everything from soups and casseroles to sides and salads. Once a mainstay of the ancient Roman diet, farro is high in fiber and a good source of iron and protein, which also makes it a great anchor for numerous ...

Pear, Chocolate Combine in Guilt-free Crumble

My four daughters all have a sweet tooth, and I blame genetics. I can sidestep French fries, chips and salty stuff pretty easily, but chocolate makes me drool. So if you love sweets, at least know you are in good company. But, healthy-eating friends, let’s have some straight talk ...

Babies Are Big Business

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK — New and expectant parents flocked to a Manhattan pier to scope out the latest gear and services at the New York Baby Show, where companies large and small from around the world peddle everything from teethers and food warmers to strollers and ...

Historic Sites Get More Visitors Thanks to ‘Hamilton’ Fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Historic sites connected to Alexander Hamilton are getting a lot more visitors than they used to, thanks to a little Broadway show you might have heard about. Fans of the musical “Hamilton,” which won 11 Tony Awards Sunday, are hunting down every Hamilton spot they ...

Special Activities

AARP Greater Wheeling Area chapter 824 of AARP will hold a luncheon meeting at Wheeling Park’s White Palace at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Reservations for members are required for the luncheon and can be made today by calling Eunice Lohr, 304-242-9452. Members who have made reservations and need ...

Sexual Assault Help Center Offers Free Counseling, Advocacy for All Victims

The mother of the beloved children’s television host Fred “Mister” Rogers once told him, when tragedy strikes or “scary things” happen,  “look for the helpers;” they are always there. In the cases of rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse that occur all too often in the ...

Michigan Students Take Extended Field Trip to Wheeling

The Wheeling National Heritage Area and Friends of Wheeling in West Virginia have been getting a little help recently from historic preservation students at Eastern Michigan University. Their class, a graduate course titled American Cultural Landscapes, took an extended field trip to Wheeling ...

When Canes Were a Fashion Statement

In honor of Father’s Day, I’m featuring canes. Not that I’m implying dads are limping along, but because collectible canes are much more than a walking aid. Canes, or walking sticks as they were formerly known, are a reminder of the pre-World War I era when gentlemen considered a proper ...