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December 27, 2015 Area folks who read Good Housekeeping magazine might have noticed a familiar place featured in a recent edition. more »»

Are Pap Smears Necessary Post-Hysterectomy?

December 25, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 76-year-old woman. In 2003 I had a total hysterectomy because of uterine cancer. I didn’t need chemotherapy or radiation post-operatively. more »»

Unborn Daughter Will Be Taught To Ignore Old Ideas

December 25, 2015 DEAR ABBY: Over the years I have come to realize that my father-in-law is condescending toward wome. more »»

Remembering the Little Things That Make the Holidays Special

December 25, 2015 I intended to write this piece about the magic of Christmas morning through a child’s eyes. more »»

Busting Myths About Organics

December 23, 2015 In these days of worry about global weather changes “organics” is a bright spot. The myth that the world would starve if organic methods were adopted has been proven wrong. more »»

Wanting To Skimp on Ms. Flighty’s Gift

December 22, 2015 Dear Annie: Please help us with an upcoming dilemma. Our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren all live in another state. We spend Christmas with them every other year. more »»

NEA Awards Large Grant To Quantum

December 20, 2015 The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $10,000 grant to former Wheeling resident Karla Boos’ Quantum Theatre of Pittsburgh for its next production. more »»

Teacher Asks Santa to Help Teens in Need

December 18, 2015 Dear Santa, It’s been decades since I have written you a letter, but only you can give me what I really want for Christmas: all teenagers to receive gifts this year. more »»

Finding Joy in the Journey

December 17, 2015 Much of life is focused on reaching a point, a destination: “When I turn 18...,” “When I finish college...,” “When I find my ideal job or the perfect partner...,” “When the children are grown... more »»

Rapists Should Be Accountable for The Suffering They Cause

December 14, 2015 DEAR ABBY: My rapists are dead now, but I can see from the years since their attack what damage they have caused. more »»


December 14, 2015 Dec. 14-Jan. 3 — Winter Festival of Lights, Oglebay Park, 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dec. 14-Jan. more »»

Holiday Music Fills The Air

December 13, 2015 Session passes are now available for the main stage performances of Montani Semper Liberi — Music and Art II, an ambitious festival that is set to take place at Oak Glen High School’s Little Theatre... more »»

My ‘Bird Cage’ Feeding Station

December 13, 2015 Over the last 30 years, deer and raccoons have cost me a small fortune. Though I never intentionally feed these backyard visitors, they’re difficult to discourage. more »»

Outdoor Shot of the Week

December 13, 2015 This entry is the latest Sunday News-Register’s “Shot of the Week,” where a different outdoor shot submitted by a reader is featured both in the newspaper and on our CU photo gallery website, cu. more »»

Exploring the Identity of the Middle School

December 11, 2015 Many remember the junior high school as a mini high school and a holding place for those who are about to enter high school. According to research by Lee Manning and Katherine T. more »»

Local Youth Graces Stage In Pittsburgh

December 6, 2015 Amid the bright lights of the holiday season, Grace Vensel, 10, of Wheeling is a shining star on stage at a major venue in Pittsburgh this month. more »»

Woman in Loveless Marriage Should Weigh Out Options

December 4, 2015 DEAR ABBY: After a marriage of many years, I have come to realize ours has become simply one of convenience. My husband is a negative and controlling person who gripes about everything and anythin. more »»

Seven Years Is Too Long for Patient to Take Antibiotics

December 4, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2008, out of nowhere, I had a severe chill and a temperature of 103 F, while feeling very ill. I was admitted to the hospital, where I was found to have E. coli in the blood. more »»

Rediscovering the Plentiful Pathways to Learning

December 4, 2015 With the increased emphasis on the importance of play and creativity in childhood, non-formal or informal educational environments have garnered a renewed respect by researchers, parents and teachers. more »»

Recent Books For the Holidays

November 29, 2015 As the holidays approach, here are some books I recommend for any nature-lover on your gift list. more »»

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