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‘Cabaret’ Takes Center Stage at WJU

"Cabaret," the musical based on the Christopher Isherwood novella "Goodbye to Berlin" and the Druten play "I am a Camera," will be performed at Wheeling Jesuit University April 7-10.The show is based on the 1998 version and is set in a nightclub in 1930s Berlin just as the Nazi party begins its ...

Sign Up for Chili Cook-off at Heritage Port

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off officials are encouraging local individuals and businesses to cook up their favorite batch of chili - maybe tweak that recipe a bit - and make plans to enter the 15th annual event set for June 4 at Wheeling Heritage Port."Why not have a chili cook-off at your ...

Faith in Action Continues Mission

Volunteers for Faith in Action Caregivers performed 11,469 hours of service in 2015, while the nonprofit organization's board and advisory council continued preparation for a change in its top leadership.Currently, a search committee is interviewing candidates for a new executive director to ...

WJU to Honor Gonter

Wheeling Jesuit University will bestow its highest honor, the Ignatian Medal, to Sr. Joanne Gonter, VHM, who has spent a lifetime serving the Wheeling community and nurturing the faith of others by sharing her own deep commitment to God and her love for education.The award will be presented to ...

Special Activities

Genealogical SocietyThe Monroe County chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at the Monroe County District Library, Ohio 78 and Home Avenue, Woodsfield, at 2 p.m. today, March 20. All meetings are free and open to the public.Chapter member Janet Bell will present a program on ...

A Tidy Revolution

Julia Payne of Bethlehem, a former yoga instructor and a mixed media artist, is attracted to the minimalist lifestyle because she believes clutter is mentally cumbersome."Most people actually find a lot of clutter and mess provokes anxiety. It upsets them way more than they realize," said the ...

Snead Celebrates 98th

Kathryn Snead celebrated her 98th birthday on Friday, March 11.Snead was born in Wheeling on March 11, 1918, to the late Charles and Phoebe Williams. She was married to the late Carlyle Harris Sr. and Arthur Snead.She retired from teaching and as a church organist. She is a charter member and ...

Speaker Shares ‘Power of Hope’

Tammy L. Jordan, whose ministry-focused business provides agricultural and culinary training to recovering addicts and at-risk young people, has a powerful message to anyone seeking to accomplish similar goals: "Never underestimate the power of hope."Jordan, founder and president of Fruits of ...

WVU Faculty, Students to Perform Concert

The music faculty at West Virginia University is a group of experienced, sought-after musicians in their own right, and a local audience will get the chance to judge for themselves during the WVU Chamber Players concert at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14.The ...

Patient Educates Peers on Taking Control of Diabetes

Norma Cannon of Denver, Colo., will deliver a free educational program, "Taking Control," at Zion Christian Retreat if Flushing to share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes.The program is part of a ...

Special Activities

Dinner-DanceA shamrock dinner-dance for Ohio County senior citizens will be held at Wheeling Park's White Palace Thursday, March 17, with dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing to music by the George Suhon Duo from 7-10 p.m.The last day to purchase tickets at the Human Resources Center, 51 11th St., ...

The Sweet Life

On a recent afternoon in the hills above Friendly in Tyler County, Chris Metz and his young son, Ian, walked through a hardwood forest located on Cedar Run Farm, where a network of tubing runs from individual maple trees to a main line that leads to a collection tank farther down the ...

Governor Recognizes Individuals, Organizations in W.Va. Arts

CHARLESTON - Ohio County was well represented Thursday as five individuals and organizations were among those honored at the 2016 Governor's Arts Awards.In acknowledgement of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment of the Arts, 50 individuals and 50 organizations were recognized at the ...

Young Chef Working Way Through School

Persistence paid off for 19-year-old Quincy Thomas, a culinary arts student who returned three times to the American Legion Post No. 1 restaurant on 16th Street in Wheeling seeking a job before being hired."We hired him on a trial basis" as the weekend short-order cook, said manager Joe ...

Group Encourages Happiness in Valley

A small group of Ohio Valley residents have come together to spread happiness throughout the region, one happy act at a time.In conjunction with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness this year, the group, calling itself Happy OValley, is encouraging Ohio Valley residents and ...

Fairies Cast Enchanting Spell on Gardeners

WHEELING - The setting seems downright ethereal, like something out of a fantasy dreamed up by a vivid human imagination.Lush greenery covers a moist soil, while bottles of wine - and maybe there's even some pizza - sit atop a brightly colored bistro table. Two bunnies hop nearby, and light ...

Marshall County Writer Making Waves

As many college graduates struggle to find a place in the world after leaving their schools, the stress of finding a foothold with their careers coupled with mounting student loan debt has left many former students feeling the pressure.Among those hopefuls is McMechen resident Lacey Matheny, ...

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WHEELING - The Ohio-Marshall County Pharmacist Association's 42nd annual Spring Continuing Education Seminar will take place on Sunday, March 20 at Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park.The program will provide six continuing education credits for pharmacist and 1.5 credits for pharmacy technicians. ...

Robinson New Elks Lodge No. 28 Ruler

WHEELING - David Robinson has been elected Exalted Ruler of Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28. Robinson will serve a full year in office. He will attend the Elks National Convention in Houston, Texas in July.A graduate of Wheeling Park High School and the College of Law at West Virginia University, ...

Practicing Home Town Journalism

Many people who work in "the media" don't understand the real boots on the ground are worn by the folks who put out weekly newspapers in small towns throughout the country. The weeklies, often thought of by West Virginians as the "county papers," have a relationship with those they serve like ...