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WJU to Induct 11 Into Hall of Honor

Wheeling Jesuit University alumni from the 2016 reunion classes have selected 11 of their peers or mentors for induction into the Hall of Honor during Alumni Weekend, set for June 17-19.Created by the university's Alumni Council, the Hall of Honor provides alumni with a voice to recognize ...

West Liberty University Unmasks Next Pitch Contest Winner

West Liberty University's seventh Entrepreneur Pitch Contest resulted in a winning new business, Capes and Tiaras, taking home a prize of $2,500. Capes and Tiaras was pitched by Tricia Goode and Jody Mischik."We are so grateful to the Gary E. West College of Business for planning the pitch ...

History Buff Shares Steamboat Lore

By LINDA COMINSStaff WriterRiverboat historian John Bowman offered a vicarious journey Tuesday aboard the Washington, the first successful river steamboat built and launched in Wheeling 200 years ago.The Wheeling resident returned to Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library to mark ...

Chili Cook-off Heats Up Summer on June 4

The 15th annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off is set for June 4 at Wheeling Heritage Port, and organizers are aiming for the biggest and best ever."Proceeds from the cook-off will benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley," Rose Humway-Warmuth, chair, said. "We're aiming to break the ...

Verno Ready to Lead Faith in Action Caregivers

By LINDA COMINSStaff WriterYvonne Verno of Mozart sees her position as the new executive director of Faith in Action Caregivers as "an incredible opportunity" to serve "a wonderful agency."Verno began work Monday at Faith in Action's office in Martins Ferry. She succeeds Jeanette Wojcik of St. ...

Special Activities

AARPGreater 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 to ...

Hamm Marks 90 Years

Mary Elizabeth Haddox Hamm of Wheeling celebrated her 90th birthday on May 11.A Moundsville native, she is the widow of former News-Register editor Harry Hamm. She is retired from Oglebay Park.Her family includes 12 children, 26 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.She was treated to a ...

Schehl Celebrates 90th

Genevie Schehl will celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday, May 26.She was born in Wheeling on May 26, 1926, and is a 1944 graduate of West Liberty High School. She was married 40 years to Arthur W. Schehl Sr. who passed away in 1990.Genevie Schehl retired from the Wheeling Area Chamber of ...

Arc of Triumph

By BETSY BETHELLife EditorA longtime supporter of the Arc of the Ohio County recently noted: You don't have any interest in a broken arm until you get a broken arm.He was discussing the 40th anniversary of the Arc of Ohio County, formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens, and noting it ...

A Time to Sow

By BETSY BETHELLife EditorAbout a decade ago, Covenant Community Church purchased about 40 acres of land on Big Wheeling Creek in Ohio County in the hope of growing the church into a large campus offering a variety of ministries.When the opportunity arose to relocate to the former Jim Robinson ...

A Time to Sow

About a decade ago, Covenant Community Church purchased about 40 acres of land on Big Wheeling Creek in Ohio County in the hope of growing the church into a large campus offering a variety of ministries.When the opportunity arose to relocate to the former Jim Robinson car dealership on Bethany ...

Writer Examines Untold History of ‘Adopted’ Indians

By LINDA COMINSStaff WriterWheeling history buff Alan Fitzpatrick has learned never to say "never."Despite vowing to stop writing books, he completed a new volume, "The White Indians," after learning of a fascinating, but hidden, aspect of the Frontier Wars era.Fitzpatrick said more than 1,200 ...

Marshall County Suzuki Instructor Leaves Legacy

By DREW PARKERStaff WriterMarshall County educator Janet Sparks conducted her farewell concert May 7, after 30 years of service to the district.Sparks started the Suzuki Strings Program of Marshall County in 1986 through a state grant. With the grant, the district was able to employ Sparks as a ...

Last of Three Brothers Graduates From Wheeling Jesuit University

Joe, Michael and Stephen Probert never thought they would all end up going to the same college - let alone majoring and graduating in the same field with the same degree. For the last nine years, a Probert has been part of the Wheeling Jesuit University population, and the commencement ceremony ...

South Wheeling Preservation Alliance Invites Antique Lovers to Open House

There's growing pride in Wheeling's neighborhoods and in one in particular, South Wheeling. This ethnic built, city neighborhood features old homes, Wheeling landmarks and an active preservation group that meets monthly.The South Wheeling Preservation Alliance has worked together since 2007 and ...

Salute! to 10 Years

If Dominick Cerrone has his way, he'll soon bring even more continental charm to his corner of East Wheeling. Coinciding with Good Mansion Wines' 10-year anniversary, the Linsly graduate plans to add a 1,000-square-foot addition to the back of his shop. The new space will be used to make fresh ...

‘Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks’ on Brink of Production

Kristin Slaysman, a Wheeling native and graduate of Wheeling Park High School, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature film project, titled "Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks," that she and her partner, Josh Crockett, hope to produce.The daughter of Kathleen Slaysman and Michael ...

Ketterman Marks 90th

Lorena Ketterman, who resides at Elmhurst in Wheeling, is celebrating her 90th birthday today, Mother's Day.She is a retired manager of Montgomery Ward and a previous owner of Pleasant Valley General Store in Pleasant Valley.Her children include Patricia (Jim) Hudkins of Moundsville and Dave ...

Watermedia Artists Featured

Artworks Around Town in Centre Market, Wheeling, invites the public to view the works of a trio of West Virginia watermedia artists in an exhibit titled "Versatility," featured this month in the Studio Gallery.The exhibit includes works by Judy Mattson Reed of Salem, Jeannine Romano of Lost ...

Special Activities

Newcomers ClubThe Wheeling Newcomers Club will meet at Wheeling Country Club for a program at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, and a luncheon. There is a cost for the luncheon. For more information and to make a reservation, call 304-242-4709 today, May 8.Genealogical SocietyThe Cumberland Trail ...