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WLU Choirs to Present ‘Holiday Voices of Light’ Concert

WEST LIBERTY — Enjoy a festive celebration of choral music as the West Liberty University Choirs present their annual holiday concert at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 at Christ United Methodist Church, located at 1232 National Road, Wheeling. The concert is free and open to the public, ...

‘Radium Girls’ Take the Stage At West Liberty’s Kelly Theatre

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University will have a special guest on hand for its student production of the play “Radium Girls” today — the playwright. “We are thrilled that playwright D.W. Gregory is coming to campus to see the show and provide the cast, crew, and audience, with a ...

Classic ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ Lands at Towngate Nov. 29

WHEELING — Thirty-seven years ago, a little lost alien, three million light years from home, wandered into the life of a lonely young boy and into the hearts of moviegoers around the world. “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” finds his way to the Towngate Theatre big screen for one night only ...

Climbing the Family Tree Takes Some Skill

WHEELING — A chance meeting between St. Clairsville car salesman Steve Wise and local genealogist Diane Rhodes opened a whole new outlook on life for Wise. Rhodes, who on Saturday marked 20 years as the genealogist overseeing the Wheeling Room at the Ohio County Public Library, met Wise ...

Quality Furniture Represents Tradition

Did you read the headline that ran just below this column last week stating: “Victorian Furniture No Longer in Style, Hard to Sell?” The Kovels’ antiques column, which reports on recent auctions, was reporting on the lack of buyers for a top-quality 1870-era cabinet. The Kovels’ ...

Annual Stifel Holiday Tea Set for Nov. 19

WHEELING — Welcome the holiday season with an afternoon tea at the historic Stifel Mansion, home to Oglebay Institute’s Fine Arts Center at 1330 National Road. An annual tradition, the Stifel Holiday Tea takes place from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, which is ...

First Male Auxiliary Member Welcomed to VFW 437

MOUNDSVILLE — Moundsville VFW Auxiliary 437 is making history. It recently welcomed its first male member who is active and serving as a guard. John Vitiello is no stranger to being a volunteer. He was active as a youngster in 4-H, Cub Pack 78 and Boy Scouts Troop 78. He serves at his ...

‘Paper Tigers’ at Moundsville Library

MOUNDSVILLE — It’s more than just a film showing to kick off American Education Week. On Monday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library the focus will be on Adverse Childhood Experiences and how the library can help youth succeed in an ever more challenging ...

Ninth Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference Set

WHEELING — The Ohio County Partners in Prevention Team with the Ohio County Family Resource Network will host the ninth annual Partners in Prevention Conference on Friday, Dec. 13 at The Highlands Event Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for both new ...

Warwood Light-Up Night Set for Dec. 3

WHEELING — The Warwood neighborhood of Wheeling will officially welcome the Christmas season with the annual Warwood Lions Light-Up Night set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Garden Park. This year marks the 10th annual Light-Up Warwood Night offered by the Lions. The Christmas tree and ...

Special Activities

Wheeling AARP Wheeling AARP Chapter 824 will hold a luncheon and meeting Thursday at Wheeling Park. Members are register by 11 a.m. To make the required reservation, call 304-242-9452 today. President Wayne Cunningham will preside. A book exchange will continue; local vendors will be on ...

Saints & Sinners Mark 90th Anniversary With Fundraising Campaign

WHEELING — Local philanthropic organization the Circus Saints & Sinners club is marking 90 years of service by undertaking a major fundraising effort. The 90 for 90 Campaign is an initiative to raise $90,000-plus for local charities. Campaign organizers and diamond-level sponsors gathered ...

Warwood Lions Club to Mark 75th Anniversary

WHEELING — The Warwood Lions Club will host its 75th Anniversary Celebration and District Governor’s Night at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Generations Pub on National Road in Wheeling. There will be a half hour for socializing with a dinner to follow. Lions Club members may brings guests. Any past ...

Match Safes Strike Many Collectors’ Interests

It’s that time of year when I clean my gas logs and fireplace. Not having electric start button, I still light mine with a long match and step back for safety. But can you imagine what it was like before matches? Before safety matches were invented, stick matches had to be store carefully ...

Artists On Call Presents 2019 Holiday Fundraising Shows

Artists On Call has planned its fourth annual holiday fundraising performance events. This year the group is excited to stage two different Christmas shows at The Strand Theatre in Moundsville. The hilarious Broadway musical “Nuncrackers” will hit the state at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 ...

Smith Hits Century Mark

Mary D. Ilovar Smith of Wheeling, formerly of Elm Grove and Blaine, celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 30. A party was given at Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center by two of her caregivers, Mackenzie and Jamie Friends and family were in attendance for the occasion. Mary ...

Comer Marks 94th Year

Louis R. “Bob” Comer of McMechen celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday. He was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Wheeling, the son of the late Peter J. and Martha R (Auber) Comer. Comer attended St. Joan of Arc Grade School and Wheeling Central Catholic High School. He left school when he was 17 ...

Marshall County Native Heads to Mrs. Globe

Born and raised in the rolling hills of West Virginia, Marshall County native Carrie Yarnall is deep in her preparations for the Mrs. Globe international pageant that will be held this December in Shenzhen, China. Yarnall, the daughter of Bill Bledsoe Jr. and Cynthia Patrello Morris, was ...

Jenny Wilson Trio Performs During Festival of Trees

WHEELING — Experience big city jazz shows in Wheeling. Some of the region’s top jazz artists perform at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center on select Saturdays throughout the year. Crowd-pleasing performers, expert showman and award-winning song stylists entertain crowds in ...

Special Activities

Newcomers Club The Wheeling Newcomers Club will hold a luncheon and meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Bob Murray, board chairman of Murray Energy, will be the guest speaker. After the program, a luncheon will be served. There is a cost for the ...