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Festival of Trees: Harbinger of the holiday season benefits youth mentoring program

November 4, 2012 When Patrick was 6, his father committed suicide. His mother abused drugs, and he often had to sneak food from school or wherever he could find it. His mother’s boyfriend physically abused him. more »»

‘Little’ Grows Up, Joins Board

November 4, 2012 .One of the worst things Bob Dobkin was told by a relative after his father’s death when he was 9 years old was that he and his brother were now the “men of the house. more »»

Innovative Alzheimer’s Care Is Topic of Event

November 1, 2012 By LINDA COMINS Life Editor Two area organizations plan to introduce innovative methods to help caregivers, families and clergy communicate and connect with people living with Alzheimer’s disease o... more »»

Warmuths pack up chili pots, head to Vegas

October 30, 2012 What are the odds? Husband and wife Brian and Rosemary Warmuth, organizers of the annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off, have qualified individually to compete in Las Vegas at the inaugural World... more »»

Fired Up!

October 27, 2012 By BETSY BETHEL Associate Life Editor Adena potter Ben Steffl Thompson creates much more than just functional, earth-toned vases, cups and bowls. He crafts little pieces of the Ohio Valley. more »»

Workshop: How To Include All Children

October 22, 2012 Children with mild to moderate disabilities of all kinds can and should be included in activities available to all children in the community, but that is not always the case, according to the Ohio... more »»

WJU, Sisters to Establish Mount de Chantal Conservatory

October 21, 2012 Officials of Wheeling Jesuit University have joined with the Sisters of the Visitation to announce plans to establish the Mount de Chantal Conservatory of Music at the universit. more »»

Country Star With Foster Background Jimmy Wayne to Perform for CASA

October 18, 2012 Jimmy Wayne is a country star with a big heart. more »»

Experience the Thrill of the Haunt

October 14, 2012 You duck through a doorway into a pitch-black room. After a few minutes of eerie silence, a floor board creaks to your left, followed by an icy blast of air in your fac. more »»

Families Pause to Honor Their Little Ones

October 8, 2012 Families who have lost babies during pregnancy or infancy may have very different ways of grieving, but a local group wants them to know they have one thing in common: they are not alone. more »»

Historic Tours Part Of Ohio Convention

October 7, 2012 When the Ohio Questers’ fall convention is held in Belmont County this week, the members’ itinerary includes tours of historic sites that have received grants from the organization. more »»

Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainer: Adults Must Take Responsibility

October 1, 2012 In light of the arrest of a Wheeling Park High School senior on charges of sexually abusing two girls ages 8 and 10, a local child sexual abuse prevention trainer encourages parents and other adults... more »»

Curtains Up On Hilltop Players

September 30, 2012 Opening the season with the American theater classic, “The Crucible,” West Liberty University is planning a season to entertain and delight at Kelly Theatre. more »»

Mother, Daughter Battle Syndrome

September 23, 2012 Parents and children may rejoice when they share traits and interests — but not when that joint heritage is a genetic link to a life-threatening disease. more »»

‘In My Own Words’

September 23, 2012 OK, I was scared. I admit it. more »»

A Portrait Worth A Thousand Words

September 15, 2012 West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, who is accustomed to creating vivid literary images in poems, short stories and children’s books, had the tables turned when he was asked to pose for a... more »»

CEOS Still Relevant

September 9, 2012 Nearing the century mark, the Community Educational Outreach Service remains relevant in Ohio County, with five clubs fulfilling a mission that is summed up in the organization’s nam. more »»

West Liberty Celebrates 225 Years

September 2, 2012 When area residents gather Saturday, Sept. 22, to celebrate the town of West Liberty’s 225th anniversary, they can enter a building that is believed to be the original Ohio County courthouse. more »»

Master Photographer Captures Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel

August 26, 2012 As the legacy of an Ohio Valley industrial giant dims, a master photographer recaptures visually the heat of the blast furnace and the glow of the steelmaking process. more »»

Jewish Bicyclists Pedal to Promote Agricultural Sustainability

August 19, 2012 Cycling for sustainable communities, a group of Jewish bicyclists pedaled through Wheeling this month on a cross-country trek to promote agricultural sustainability. more »»

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