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Basket Collecting For the Addicted

Visiting my daughter's house at Easter, I was amazed at the size of the children's Easter baskets! These straw baskets were big enough to hold a small child! When I remarked on the ungainly size of the baskets, she reminded me that I was the one who gave them to her!As you can tell, baskets are ...

History Center Exhibit Includes Marx Toys

The Heinz History Center has a new exhibit featuring toys from the '50s, '60s and '70s. And though the collection is on loan from the Minnesota Historical Society, there is an Ohio Valley connection. Many of the toys were produced by Louis Marx & Company, which operated its main plant ...

Marx Toy Museum To Close

The nonprofit Marx Toy Museum on Second Street in Moundsville, which opened Friday for the season, will close permanently on June 30 but will continue its mission to preserve the work of Louis and David Marx to be enjoyed for generations to come, Jason Turner, board president, said ...

Childhood Gatherings Inspire Harshman’s New Book

Wheeling author Marc Harshman drew upon memories of family gatherings from his childhood as inspiration for a new children's picture book.His latest book, "One Big Family," has been published in a hardcover edition by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing ...

Foundation Awards Prizes For Pierpont Essays

Three eighth-grade students from St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling have won the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation's first essay contest.Max Schmidt captured first place in the competition. He received a $100 prize from the foundation and a lithograph depicting Gov. Francis H. ...

OI Antiques Show: ‘Charming Venue,’ ‘Quality Dealers’

Wilson Lodge in Oglebay Resort in Wheeling will be transformed into an antiques marketplace Friday through Sunday, April 1-3, as Oglebay Institute presents its 62nd annual Antiques Show and Sale.This annual event is the largest and longest running antiques show in West Virginia and among the ...

Valley Hospice Is Planning ‘Springtime in Paris’ Event

By LINDA COMINSStaff WriterValley Hospice's third annual fundraising event, Springtime in Paris, will transform Wheeling Park's White Palace into a continental setting for frivolity on Friday, April 8."We chose the theme 'Springtime in Paris' because we want this to be a joyful celebration ...

Youngest Artists ‘Freer to Create’

For the 16th year, the Student Art Show of Excellence will be exhibiting the work of kindergarten through eighth-grade student artists from the local area at Artworks Around Town in Wheeling's Centre Market.The Student Art Show of Excellence will open with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. on ...

‘Celebrate in Pink’ Marks Crittenton’s 120th Anniversary

To commemorate Crittenton Services' 120th anniversary of serving families in West Virginia, the nonprofit agency is holding a gala event, Celebrate in Pink, at Oglebay Park's Glessner Auditorium Saturday, April 9.Pink has become Crittenton's signature color, ever since the organization launched ...

Special Activities

County CouncilThe Ohio County Community Educational Outreach Service Council will meet at Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St., Wheeling, at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28. Linda Wade, president, will conduct a business meeting. The executive committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. ...

St. C. Library to Host Sale

The Friends of the St. Clairsville Library will host Patron Appreciation Day on Friday, April 8, during its book sale.The Friends invite everyone to stop by the library to enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies throughout the day.The Friends of the Library three-day sale of donated books to raise ...

Brown Marks 90th Year

Betty Ann Howell Brown of St. Clairsville celebrates her 90th birthday on Friday, April 1.She was born to the late Howard and Bertha Fritter Howell in Flushing on April 1, 1926. She is married to Hunter Biddle Brown.Betty Brown was employed by Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and is a homemaker. She ...

Spring Means It’s Time for Antiques

Easter came early this year, which can only mean one thing - the annual Oglebay Institute Antiques Show and Sale is next weekend! Yes, if you enjoy browsing through endless vintage treasures and finding that special something for your home, friend or family, this is the place to be - April 1-3 ...

A Bloomin’ Masterpiece

By BETSY BETHELLife EditorSerendipity, among other things, has cropped up at the Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, which was designed for the second time by the staff of Hays Landscape Architecture, now part of the WallacePancher Group, in St. ...

Essay Contestants Have Hearts in the Right Place

Students from The Linsly School in Wheeling captured the top three places in both the middle school and high school categories in the second annual Heart 2 Heart essay contest to raise awareness and compassion for the elderly and sick population.Sharon Travis, founder of the organization that ...

New Book Features Beautiful Belmont Glass

International collector of Early American glass Sid Lethbridge visited Bellaire for the first time this past week to complete a new book on Belmont Glass Works.Lethbridge, who is from Bright's Grove, Ontario, Canada, is nearly finished with his book that will feature color photographs, ...

St. John’s Home for Children Marks 160th Anniversary

St. John's Home for Children in Wheeling will hold a fun evening celebrating 160 years in ministry to West Virginia's underprivileged children Saturday, April 9.The event is presented by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, BB&T Bank, Fitzsimmons Law Firm and an anonymous sponsor.The ...

Artists With Disablities Sought for Contest

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services invites West Virginia artists with disabilities to enter the 2016 West Virginia Diversifying Perspectives Art Contest and Exhibition. This third annual event will feature original artwork created by people with disabilities.Applicants must ...

Garden Lecture To Cover Natural Backyard Habitats

The Ohio County Master Gardeners' Public Garden Lecture Series will feature Bill Beatty, a consulting naturalist and outdoor education specialist, and Janice "Jan" Runyan, who has a lifelong interest in nature and outdoor activities.Their combined presentation, "Creating a Natural Backyard ...

International Food Fests Spices Up West Lib Campus

West Liberty University brings a taste of different cultures to campus and the public with its annual food festival that will take place from 3-6 p.m., Monday, March 21, in the College Union Ballroom."For all our students, it's an important cultural event that helps them to try different ...