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Mary Ellen Wilson: Catalyst of Child Protection Movement

The story of Mary Ellen Wilson is an important, yet obscure and often underappreciated, one. Mary Ellen was born to Thomas and Francis Wilson in 1864 in New York City. By age 2, her father died and her mother found it necessary to board her while she found and maintained a job. As times were ...

Presidential Footsteps in Philly? They’re Everywhere

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia has a long history as a center of politics, going back to the 18th century when the Founding Fathers met here to sign the Declaration of Independence and write the U.S. Constitution. Even presidential conventions are nothing new: The 2016 Democratic National ...

Micro-Apartments Put Squeeze on Urban Living

NEW YORK — New York City’s first “micro” apartment complex is open for business, challenging the limits of minimalist living. What the tiny dwellings lack in square footage, they try to make up for in amenities. Carmel Place, a 55-unit complex that opened June 1 in the Kips Bay ...

Invisible Disability No Obstacle for Jesuit Grad

When Zachary Reichenbach transferred to Wheeling Jesuit University to complete a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and play rugby, he did not anticipate the many positive learning experiences in store for him during his college journey. Nor did he envision that his dedication to ...

Wheeling Park High School Teacher Studies History as Buchwald Fellow

Laura Forde, a teacher at Wheeling Park High School, has been awarded a prestigious Buchwald Summer Fellowship by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio. The center is a highly regarded nonprofit provider of educational programs for U.S. history and government teachers, as well as ...

Workshop Addresses Communication With Kids

The Child Care Resource Center and the Ohio County Family Resource Network are sponsoring a workshop for local law enforcement, child care providers and social workers titled “Developmentally Appropriate Communication With Children Under 8 Years Old.” The workshop will take place from 2-4 ...

Herb Society Cultivates Learning, Friendships

Many find tending to gardens in the warm months of the year to be relaxing and an enjoyable way to pass the time, and members of the local Herb Society are among those who relish getting their hands in fresh dirt and watching plants bloom under their care. It isn’t about being ...

Make BBQ Chips From Zucchini Bounty

It all started with the kale chip. I fell in love the texture of the thick, green leaf made thin and so delicately crisp by baking that it felt almost flaky, with just enough thickness to impart a satisfying little crunch before nearly dissolving into salty-grassy goodness on the ...

Stone Fruit, Raspberries Crumble Well Together

Summertime is harvest time for sweet stone fruits: apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and plumcots, a hybrid of a plum and an apricot. Plumcots have been around at least since the days of Luther Burbank, who named them. They’re also known as apriplums. The trouble with stone fruits is ...

Lighter, Brighter Salmon for Summer

It’s amazing how the weather dictates what we want to eat, isn’t it? Even if you’re not consciously trying to cook with the seasons, you want braises and stews when it’s cool out, and food that is lighter and brighter when it’s warm. This decidedly warm-weather salmon is bathed in ...

All Eyes on Cleveland

Editor’s Note: As the nation’s spotlight turns to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention this week, the Associated Press offered snapshots of Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood and nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Growing up in the 1980s, Sam McNulty often visited the ...

A National Park Sits In Cleveland’s Backyard

SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio — It’s America’s 11th most-visited national park, but it’s also a place many people have never heard of: Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Nearly 2.3 million people visited Cuyahoga in 2015, putting it right behind better-known parks like Glacier National ...

New Book Showcases J.J. Young’s Wheeling Railroad Photos

While the days of train whistles echoing off the Hempfield Viaduct as locomotives chugged across the bridge into Tunnel Green are long gone, train enthusiasts at Lunch with Books at the Ohio County Library on Tuesday recalled those days while admiring the photography of Wheeling native J.J. ...

Queens to Perform Talents for Title on Thursday

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will crown the 2016 Queen of Queens at the Rudy Mumley OVAC All Star Charity Football Game on Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. Girls from 22 OVAC high schools will compete for the title in the Queen of Queens Talent Show, which will take place at 7 ...

Cool Collectible

Jadeite (pronounced: jade-ite) dishware always looks refreshing in the summertime. Produced by Anchor Hocking Glass, Jadeite refers to the specific color of Anchor Hocking glassware. It can be found in several different patterns, including the Jane Ray, Restaurant, Alice, Charm and Swirl ...

Living Legend to Speak in Wheeling

History buffs will soon have the opportunity to meet and interact with one of the “stars” of Ken Burns’ 1990  PBS miniseries, “The Civil War,” when 93-year-old Edward Bearss visits Wheeling. Burns revolutionized documentary filmmaking and inspired a new generation of Civil War ...

Painters to Hit Streets Of Wheeling Aug. 4-7

Paint Historic Wheeling 2016 will take place Aug. 4-7 in Wheeling, hosted by Artworks Around Town. Participants are invited to set up their easels or get out their sketch pads to capture aspects of the city’s historic neighborhoods and structures, from the Suspension Bridge to row houses to ...

New York Men’s Fashion Week Wraps Third Round

NEW YORK — Congrats, New York fashion world, you made it through your third stand-alone fashion week for menswear. With men’s weeks far more established in Milan and Paris, it wasn’t clear exactly how that would work in New York when the Council of Fashion Designers of America decided ...

Ohio County 4-H Members Expand Horizons in D.C.

In an unprecedented opportunity, the Ohio County 4-H organization sent four local club members to a national leadership conference. Citizenship Washington Focus took place July 3-9 in Washington, D.C. Because of the cost — $900 per attendee — only one or two students, if any, from the ...

U.S. Governors Vow To Fight Opioid Crisis

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Nearly every U.S. governor pledged Wednesday to combat the opioid crisis that is leaving a trail of overdose deaths and misery in their states. Forty-six state governors, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich and West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, signed on to the Compact to ...