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Arts in the Park The tradition of Arts in the Park will continue at Bruce Park in New Martinsville from 1-4 p.m. Monday. Carman Harman, playing Uncle Sam, will serve again as master of ceremonies. Arts and crafts demonstrations and exhibits by artists and crafters from Wetzel, Tyler and ...

Reunions

Wheeling Class of ’48 Wheeling High School Class of 1948 will meet at Mehlman’s Cafeteria, National Road, St. Clairsville, at 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Margaret Mowder Stewart at 304-242-7300. Catholic Central Class of ’64 Steubenville Catholic Central High ...

Mayor Stella Koerner

Photo Provided This photograph from the newspaper archives shows Stella Koerner cutting a ribbon in April 1988 for Body Graphics. Koerner was the first woman mayor of Wheeling from 1986-1988 and only the second female city council member after Mae Hughes. She appeared on the “Today” ...

Girls Enjoy Math, Science At SMART-Center Camp

Twenty girls sharpened their math and science skills and learned new concepts during the annual Girls Enjoying Math and Science — GEMS — camp at the SMART Centre Market in Wheeling on Monday and Tuesday. The girls, entering fifth through eighth grades, conducted experiments and engaged in ...

Grandmother’s Gardens

By KATHERINE ROTH Associated Press NEW YORK — Many American painters, inspired by French Impressionists at the turn of the 20th century, flocked from East Coast cities to sun-dappled garden havens in places like Appledore, Maine; Old Lyme, Conn.; and Long Island’s East ...

Fried Chicken Sandwich Gets Picnic Makeover

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. There is no denying that the fried chicken sandwich is a classic and crave-able combination. Before I started making my own version of the sandwich it was always the first thing I ...

Give Potato Salad Buffalo Treatment

Chicken wings are wonderful, but Buffalo chicken wings are on another level — and that’s thanks to the sauce. Defined by blue cheese, celery and hot sauce, Buffalo sauce could glorify any number of dishes. (Imagine how luscious it would be on a steak!) Looking ahead to the Fourth of July ...

Atlantic Beach Pie a Sweet, Salty Treat

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, long-time chef of Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C. When I first tasted it, I went into a pie-induced trance. I have a fuzzy memory of finishing the pie, sharing it with my dinner companion, forks nudging each other for the ...

Family Nature Programs Encourage Outdoor Discovery

The public is invited to explore and discover the beauty and intrigue of the natural world by participating in the Summer of Wonder nature programs at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, located in Oglebay Park. Nature walks, stargazing and evening campfires are ...

Best Friends Bond With The Greatest Generation

Two West Virginia University sophomores from Wheeling are creating bonds with members of the Greatest Generation while spending the summer working at Elmhurst, The House of Friendship. Best friends Sarah Shia and Meg Haller, both graduates of Wheeling Park High  School, spent their ...

Trash to Treasure: Upcycyled Fashion Show Set for Aug. 6

She may be an artist seeking a creative outlet. He could be searching ways to help save the environment. They simply may be bored this summer and looking for something to do. Regardless of their motivation, youth ages 10 to 18 in the Ohio Valley are encouraged to try their hands at making ...

Sheehan’s Art on Display

Multi-talented watercolor artist Janet Sheehan of Wheeling is the featured artist for July at Artworks Around Town in Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling. The show opens Friday with an artist’s reception from 5:30-8 p.m. as part of the city’s First Friday events. The public is welcome, ...

Special Activities Around the Ohio Valley

Lunch With Books Pittsburgh author Chris Rodell will be at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library52 16th St., Wheeling, at noon Tuesday to talk of his new novel, “The Last Baby Boomer: The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool.” Lunch With Books programs are free and open ...

Tobacco-Free Program Offered to Mothers

The Belmont County Health Department, located at 68501 Bannock Road, is trained and certified to offer a program to help pregnant women quit smoking and stay smokefree. Linda Mehl, director of nursing and the Women, Infants and Children program, said, “According to the Centers for Disease ...

July Calendar of Ohio Valley events

July 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m.       Sunday. July 1-31 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 10 ...

Open House Set For Watt Center

The Watt Center for History and the Arts in Barnesville will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. July 8, featuring new displays followed by a presentation and book signing by Barnesville native Allen Dieterich-Ward. Featured in the recently renovated basement level of the historic office ...

Some Captives Chose Native Americans’ Empowering Life

Wheeling author Alan Fitzpatrick theorizes that approximately one-fourth of white settlers captured during the Frontier Wars made a deliberate choice not to return to the rigid class structure of colonial society. Fitzpatrick spoke at the Ohio County Public Library’s  Lunch With ...

Armani Anchors Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — In a season full of change, one thing was constant: Giorgio Armani remained the anchor of Milan Fashion Week, closing the four days of previews on Monday. While many of his colleagues took runway breaks or contemplated merging their menswear and womenswear previews going forward, ...

Keep Sweeney Legend Going

No piece of Victorian art glass is more famous than Wheeling’s Sweeney Punch Bowl. Glass collectors all over the world know the story of this famous 5-foot-tall, lidded glass bowl that was blown and cut from lead glass. The Irish took particular pride in this treasure because the Sweeney ...

WLU Master’s Degree Program Earns Dyslexia Accreditation

West Liberty University is one of nine universities in the country that received accreditation this year from the International Dyslexia Association. “This represents the hard work of our reading specialist Theresa Kowcheck and the careful preparation of a self-study, followed by an ...