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Debating Later Start Time Vs. Sleep Time

September 19, 2014 As the new school year gets underway, the time-honored tradition (read as “struggle”) of getting children and teenagers ready for school on time commences. more »»

Library Launches New Program

September 14, 2014 An exciting new venture is being launched this autumn at the Ohio County Public Library. The Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books will take place at the Wheeling facility on Saturday, Nov. more »»

Special Visit Cures Stress

September 11, 2014 I had been a little stressed this week and was wracking my brain on how to stop the “awfulizing” that had been going on in my head. more »»

Why Pack Your Lunch?

September 10, 2014 With the back-to-school hustle and bustle, one thing that often becomes a chore is packing lunches each day. more »»

White Shoes Rule, But Only In Summer

September 7, 2014 One of the chores that I completed on Labor Day was putting away my white shoes for the season. more »»

There Are Clear Learning Differences of Boys and Girls

September 5, 2014 More and more research into how boys and girls learn has led us to some interesting facts about the differences in brain size and structure. more »»

‘Ask This Old House’ Looking For Questions

August 31, 2014 With Wheeling’s abundance of Victorian houses and early 20th-century buildings, Friendly City property owners probably have many questions related to home improvement. more »»

Favorable Reviews For Quantum Theatre

August 24, 2014 Former Wheeling resident Karla Boos’ Quantum Theatre in Pittsburgh is garnering considerable attention and favorable reviews for its latest production. more »»

Consider the Teacher as Coach for Students Aspiring to Greatness

August 22, 2014 School is back in session, and the Friday night lights soon will shine brightly throughout the Ohio Valley. more »»

Lesson On Fall Leaves

August 20, 2014 We are quickly approaching the fall season and there is much to do: Bring in the harvest from our gardens, enjoy all the festivals and the football! Amid the joys of fall come the task of yard clean... more »»

Author Wins Big Prize For ‘Little Things’

August 17, 2014 West Virginia author Bil Lepp has won the prestigious PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing for his first children’s book, “The King of Little Thing. more »»

Friends, Phone Calls and Surprise Trip to ‘Antiques Roadshow’

August 17, 2014 I was surprised by a phone call I received a few weeks back from a regular reade. more »»

Parking Issue Interrupts Lunch With Books

August 10, 2014 The perpetual problem with a lack of parking spaces at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling is going to worsen, at least temporaril. more »»

Meet Them In The Alley

August 3, 2014 Everyone wants to meet in the alley! More specifically, everyone wanted to meet in the Loft Gallery at the Wheeling Artisan Center Thursday, July 31, for the opening of Wheeling photographer Bennett... more »»

What Did We Really Learn in a Small Town School?

August 1, 2014 A few weekends ago, the alumni of Dillonvale High School held their reunion (which is scheduled every three years. more »»

Display Honors Steber’s 100th

July 27, 2014 A new display is on view at the Ohio County Public Library this month in honor of Wheeling native Eleanor Steber’s 100th birthda. more »»

Clarifying Startling Autism Rate Statistics

July 25, 2014 In March 2012, Time magazine writer Alice Park summarized the skyrocketing rates of autism in an article titled “Autism Rises”: “One in 88 children in the U.. more »»

Create Your Own Green

July 23, 2014 On May 29, I was honored, along with Danny Swan, Glenn Elliott and Brad Chambers, to be a part of the “The Big Ideas” event in Wheeling by the citizen group Downtown Wheeling. more »»

Notable News In the World Of Music

July 20, 2014 Two Pittsburgh area organists with Wheeling ties are both finalists in the upcoming University of Michigan Organ Improvisation Competition. more »»

Back-to-School: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

July 18, 2014 Back- to-school season is nearly upon us. This simple phrase has multiple meanings — some good, some bad; it all depends upon your perspectiv. more »»

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