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How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Would you buy something you can't see? That's the question posed by two New York brothers who've lost much of their vision to a rare degenerative eye disorder and have dedicated their lives — and livelihoods — to raising money for a ...

Safety Steps for Spooky Fun

(Family Features) Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excitement. You can still ensure a special night for your little ones and all the ghouls, goblins and ...

TRICK-or-TREAT TIMES

Friday Oct. 30: Triadelphia 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: Adena 5:30-7 p.m. Bannock 6-7:30 p.m. Bellaire 6-7:30 p.m. Benwood: 6-7 p.m. Bethlehm 6-7:30 p.m. Bridgeport 6 -7 p.m. Brookside: 6-7 p.m. Cameron, W.Va. 6-7 p.m. Chester: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Clarington: 6-7:30 ...

Scarecrow Lane Returns to Cockayne House

Scarecrow Lane is back at Cockayne Farmstead and scarecrows will once again take up residence on the Farmstead’s lawn from October 19-31. Many local businesses, organizations, and individuals have designed and entered scarecrows as part of this fun community event. The scarecrows will be ...

Campfire Storytelling Planned at Grand Vue Park

MOUNDSVILLE — The one and only Campfire Storytelling event for the year takes place at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Shelter 1 (the Zipline Base Camp), beside the Aerial Adventure Park. The featured storyteller is popular local performer Rich Knoblich, ...

Special Activities

Pumpkin Painting Offered at Oglebay Tie dye and pumpkin painting workshops are offered Oct. 17, 24 and 31 at the outdoor courtyard at Wilson Lodge in Oglebay Park. ∫ Tie Dye Workshop at 3 p.m. Bring your own shirt or buy an Oglebay T-shirt. ∫ Pumpkin Painting Workshop: from 3:30-5 ...

K of C ‘Baby Bottle Boomerang’ Benefits Gabriel Project

WHEELING — What do baby bottles and the Knights of Columbus Carroll Council 504 of Wheeling have in common? Answer: they both serve the needs of little ones through the Gabriel Project right here in the Northern Panhandle. In 2017, the K of C Council 504 initiated the “Baby Bottle ...

Warwood Lions Club Roars for Education

WHEELING — The Warwood Lions Club lives up to the name they share with a close-knit, active Wheeling neighborhood. Their work is seen everywhere but especially within the boundaries of the Warwood community that lies north of downtown Wheeling. Warwood Lions Club members strive to aid ...

‘Breaking the Chain’ Exposes Plight of Abused, Neglected Pets

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Life Editor Wheeling native Chris Klug has never met a dog he didn’t like. Even during his 10 years as an animal control officer near Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina, Klug opened his heart to rescue animals from neglect and abuse. Today that passion finds ...

West Liberty University Biology Students Help The Environment and Community

WEST LIBERTY — Environmental issues have never been more important and West Liberty University students are pleased to do their part to keep the forest healthy. "Our biology students have been completing service projects at the Schrader Environmental Education Center this semester. Just ...

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 ...