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Lunch With Books Eyes Tecumseh and His Brother

WHEELING — Ohio County Public Library’s weekly Lunch With Books virtual series will present author Peter Cozzens at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 17, for a look at “Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation. “Tecumseh and the Prophet” is the first biography of the ...

Holiday Classic ‘Christmas Vacation’ Returns to Big Screen

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre and Cinema will present the holiday cult classic comedy “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Friday, Nov. 20. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited for the movie, but at press time, tickets were still available for the show. ...

Park Players to Present Holiday Classic

WHEELING — It’s not only a joyful Christmas tale -- it’s the gorgeous love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of the Greatest Generation, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life. From the ...

Festival of Trees Kicking Off Today at Stifel Center

WHEELING —Oglebay Institute welcomes back the popular holiday Festival of Trees starting today, Friday, Nov. 6, and continuing through Nov. 20 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling. During OI’s Festival of Trees, the Stifel Center is transformed into a Christmas wonderland of trees, ...

Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books Is Saturday

WHEELING — The Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission, in partnership with the Ohio County Public Library, will present the 2020 Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books as a livestream event on Saturday, Nov. 7. The festival will start at 11 a.m. Attendees will be able to watch the events from ...

Library Offering Unique Look At Northern Ireland

WHEELING — The next Lunch With Books weekly series presented by the Ohio County Public Library will be “Reconstructions — The Irish Troubles in Photographs and Words” with a presentation by author Steafan Hanvey. The event will be livestreamed and begins at noon on Tuesday, Nov. ...

Puscifer Drops New Album, To Stage Livestream Concert Experience Today

ARCOSANTI, Ariz. — Puscifer, who release their fourth full-length album, “Existential Reckoning” today, is inviting fans into the high desert of Arizona with a visually-stunning, livestream concert experience dubbed “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti.” Puscifer have become ...

Bloody Hammers: Heavy Horror Rockers Taking a Stab at Punk

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Just in time for the most macabre season of the year, horror-occult-goth metal/rock fusers Bloody Hammers have announced a new horror punk-inspired full-length album. The 11-track offering, titled “Songs Of Unspeakable Terror,” will be unleashed on Jan. 15, via ...

There’s Really No Trick to Halloween Safety

PITTSBURGH — With Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, AAA East Central advises parents, motorists and adults to take some extra precautions this year to keep everyone safe. “With some people choosing to go to house parties or go trick-or-treating, there’s a chance that there ...

Artworks Celebrates ‘My Favorite Things’ for November Exhibit

WHEELING —Artworks Around Town continues to celebrate Janet Sheehan’s exhibit, “My Favorite Things”. Her collection of paintings depicting things near and dear to her has been very popular with visitors to the Gallery. The Student Exhibit area will showcase works of art presented by ...

The Infamous River City Costume Party Tonight!

WHEELING - River City on Main Street in Wheeling will hold is popular annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest beginning at 8 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 30. The top 12 costumes will receive prizes, with a grand prize winner claiming a trip to Daytona beach. Organizers are planning for a ...

‘Faces of Civil War Nurses’ Explored At Lunch With Books

WHEELING — The Ohio County Public Library will take virtual viewers back to the Civil War for a look at women who played a crucial role in American’s most bloody war. The next Lunch With Books program at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27, will examine the “Faces of Civil War Nurses” with ...

Moundsville Library Hosts a Virtual Visit With Edgar Allan Poe

MOUNDSVILLE — The great American author Edgar Allan Poe rises for a very special “Live Virtually” event just in time for Halloween, hosted by the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Literary historian Rob Velella portrays Poe, returning from beyond ...

Celebrate the Music, Legacy of Tom Petty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time ever, the estate of Tom Petty is working alongside fans and engaging with the music community to celebrate and pay tribute to the legendary musician tonight. In 2017, the first annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash debuted in Petty’s hometown of ...

Mugshots: Wheeling Hot Spot

WHEELING — While some daring people take the risk of diving head first into new business ventures, others raise the bar by doing that same thing at the exact moment a global pandemic is breaking locally. But a with a clear vision behind it, determination to bring success to fruition and a ...

Classic Thriller ‘The Shining’ Returning To Big Screen at Towngate

WHEELING — Nothing screams Halloween like director Stanley Kubrick’s psychological thriller “The Shining.” It will be shown on the Towngate Theatre big screen for one night only on Friday, Oct. 23. The film is part of Towngate’s popular “Dinner and a Movie” film ...

Lunch With Books Offering A Local Tale of True Crime

WHEELING — The sinister underbelly of Wheeling’s past resurfaces at noon on Tuesday when the Ohio County Public Library presents the next Lunch With Books program “The Madam Must Die” featuring guest speakers Tim Botos and Shane Hoover. The program will be livestreamed beginning at ...

Wheeling Poetry Series to Return

WHEELING — The Wheeling Poetry Series is back. After a series of postponements, the Ohio County Public Library is happy to announce that the series recommences virtually at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, with Allison Pitinii Davis. A superb younger American poet, she is the author of ...