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Ullom Raises Cash and Awareness to Help Those With Autism

WHEELING — On Friday, March 27, more than 300 people tuned in to a Facebook Live concert put on by local musician/singer Tim Ullom. There was no band, no lights, just a man with his guitar and microphone that brought hundreds together in a night of unity, all while raising money for the ...

Antiques and Collectibles Can Keep You Smiling

I’ve always loved clocks. The tic-toc sound is comforting to me, plus the traditional look of an antique or novelty clock adds just the right touch to a mantle, wall or nightstand. One of my favorite clocks in the collectible world isn’t an antique at all — it dates to 1932 and is known ...

Finding Comfort in the Kitchen

These past few weeks of at-home sharing time in the bosom of our families has brought about some unexpected benefits. A sampling of local readers tells me that you have been pulling out those dusty cookbooks and handwritten recipes from generations of cooks now gone to their heavenly ...

Bake Up Some Banana Bread and Watch Them Come Running

This Banana Nut Bread recipe won the blue ribbon at the Oklahoma State Fair. It’s hard to beat this bread for rich banana flavor. Did know: Banana bread is a recipe rooted in American history? Read on. Like San Francisco sourdough, banana bread is a very American baked good. As the ...

Antiques & Collectibles

If you have several generations of "things" that you have inherited and now have to move to a smaller place, be careful what you give or throw away. Of course you check on oil paintings or prints to see if they can be sold. The local historical society might want some of your family pictures ...

House Tour, Estate Sale Breaks The Boredom of Pandemic

Writing this column has allowed me to see and learn so much. Sometimes it's the answer to a childhood wish. As a lifelong resident of Warwood, I'm proud of the neighborhood I call home. Built when Wheeling was a growing town with factories and bustling manufacturers, Warwood represents ...

Special Activities

Lunch With Books Will Be Livestreamed Lunch With Books and other live programs for adults at the Ohio County Public Library continue online via Facebook Livestream. On Tuesday, April 21 at noon: LIVESTREAM: Ohio County Sanitariums with Ryan Stanton. A social studies teacher at Wheeling Park ...

In-Home Care Serves A Niche During Pandemic

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley has embraced the concept of in-home care whenever possible to serve the elderly and physically challenged. However that, too, has experienced a few hiccups with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that has touched every state in the country. Tate Blanchard, ...

Gardeners Ramp Up Planting For Prep for Food Shortage

ALPENA, Michigan — More people are planting gardens and gardeners are planting more crops this year, in response to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak causing a food shortage. Experts have not confirmed there will be a shortage, but gardeners are still beefing up their vegetable ...

Grow This: West Virginia Garden Challenge

Hand washing has become a worldwide obsession as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But Kelly Reed of Davisville,West Virginia decided this was the perfect time to get her hands dirty. Stuck at home and scrolling through Facebook one recent day, she saw a friend’s post about the Grow ...

Mise Nominated for Music Awards

NEW YORK CITY — Recording artist Justin Mise, a native of Wheeling, has nabbed two nominations for the 18th annual Independent Music Awards thanks to votes from fans in the Ohio Valley. Dubbed “an up-and-coming pop/dance sensation,” Mise is recognized for “Take a Piece” in the ...

Collectors Enjoy Easter Egg Hunts

Collectors enjoy all kinds of decorative eggs, both old or new, and hunting for the perfect addition to your collection is always fun! Egg collectors seek colorful German papier mache eggs, vintage spun sugar eggs with scenes inside, hand painted eggs, carved eggs, African ostrich versions, ...

Antiques & Collectibles By Terry and Kim Kovel

What is “tramp art”? There is folk art, regional art, naive art, fine art and other very special names for groups of collectibles and antiques, but tramp art is probably the latest one to become popular. Tramp art has been made for many years, but the name was invented by a folk art author ...

Island Lions Club Again Sponsors Flags for Heroes

WHEELING — The Wheeling Island Lions Club is again planning a Flags for Heroes display at Madison Elementary School over Memorial Day weekend. The fundraiser will honor heroes and may include military members, first responders, health care givers, teachers, community members or a sponsor’s ...

Advice From A Seasoned Journalist

WHEELING — Gladys Van Horne, a longtime society editor of the Wheeling News-Register and the Martins Ferry Times Leader, helped dramatically change the content of local newspapers. Her influence is still evident today. She didn’t start out to be a journalist, but World War II gave her ...

Merrick Chosen By Peers For Database

WHEELING — Urologic oncologist Dr. Gregory S. Merrick, medical director at the Schiffler Cancer Center of Wheeling Hospital, has again been selected for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America 2019-20 database. Merrick has been listed in the database since 1996. A peer-review survey by ...

Children’s Home of Wheeling Marks 150th Anniversary

WHEELING — Amid many changes over the past 150 years, the Children’s Home of Wheeling’s focus has never wavered from its mission to help vulnerable youth. The home is observing its 150th anniversary this year, but celebration is being delayed because of the current COVID-19 ...

South Wheeling Preservation Alliance Touts Success

WHEELING — Just when the South Wheeling Preservation Alliance members thought 2019 was a very good year for the organization, 2020 proved to start off with even better news. Earlier this month, the National Park Service announced that South Wheeling had been approved for a listing on ...

Good Shepherd Residents Adjusting Well to New Routines

WHEELING — Residents of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Welty Home are doing well with new routines and using technology to stay in touch, Administrator Donald R. Kirsch said Thursday. The nursing home and assisted living program curtailed visitation indefinitely to protect residents from ...

Elmhurst Residents Adapting To Lifestyle Changes Due to Virus

WHEELING — The more than 40 residents at Elmhurst, The House of Friendship, a licensed assisted living residence in the Pleasant Valley section of Wheeling, are also experiencing a new lifestyle due to the virus. Clever new ways to entertain the residents are being created by the program ...