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Area Artist Captures State Prize

March 6, 2016 A tremendous honor is being accorded to Wheeling artist Robert Villamagna who is being recognized this week as the West Virginia Artist of the Year. more »»

Local Author Envisions Earlier City

February 28, 2016 While Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie was giving his “State of the City” address at noon Tuesday, Wheeling resident Chuck Wood was in a different place sharing his take on the town of 166 years ago. more »»

What Is Success and How Do We Measure It?

February 26, 2016 Do high scores on standardized tests or a high school/college degree ensure success? Does any certification for training in mechanics, electrical work or other trades equal success? Are all lawyers,... more »»

Traveler Relates Kiwi Tale

February 21, 2016 Wheeling resident Kate Quinn continued her reign as “the all-time Lunch With Books record holder” by presenting her 16th solo program at the Ohio County Public Library Tuesday, Feb. 16. more »»

Singing the Praises of Music Education

February 19, 2016 In a school cafeteria last week, I had the privilege of listening to a music educator talk about his passion for music and the importance of music education for children. more »»

Statue Donors Thanked

February 14, 2016 Contributors to the Pierpont statue project in Wheeling were thanked at a special reception at West Virginia Independence Hall Thursday evening, Feb. 11. The 9-foot statue of Francis . more »»

Snow Days Are Inevitable; View Them as Opportunities

February 12, 2016 It’s that time of the year again. more »»

What Are We Teaching Kids About Coping?

February 11, 2016 After doing mental health and addictions therapy with adults and children for 30-plus years, I have learned some things about parents and childre. more »»

Farm Meets Cure for The Winter Blues

February 10, 2016 The winter blues have arrived with the cold and the gray, a couple days of bitter to a day of mild. The mud is attaching itself to everything: boots, tools and tires. more »»

Vaccines Are Safe For Most People With Autoimmune Disease

February 8, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 39-year-old male with systemic lupus. I read your article on artificial and natural immunity and how getting the flu shot helps “prime” the immune system. more »»

Rocky Family Past Leaves Son Angry, Unforgiving

February 7, 2016 Dear Annie: Twenty five years ago, my youngest son, then 18, quit the job he had had for four years. They had promised him an assistant manager job and when he turned 18, but did not follow through. more »»

History Heroes Hailed

February 7, 2016 Congratulations are extended to six area residents who were honored as West Virginia History Heroes last weekend. more »»

Ruffed Grouse Can Be Bold

February 7, 2016 Thomas Felton of Kimbolton, Ohio recently sent me some photos of a ruffed grouse he had been feeding twice a day since late November. He first noticed the grouse while walking with his grandson. more »»

Cook-Off Attracts Area Chef

January 31, 2016 Vagabond Chef Matt Welsch of Wheeling is among five competitors in the 11th-anniversary edition of the Cast Iron Cook-Off in West Virginia this week. more »»

What’s Really In Your Food?

January 28, 2016 Cultured pasteurized Grade A milk, kosher gelatin, lactic acid esters of mono and diglycerides, natural flavor, sodium stearoyl lactylate, bulgaricus, thermophilus, acesulfame, potassium, sucralose... more »»

Area Youth In Spotlight Third Time

January 24, 2016 He’s only 9 years old, but Braden Baker of Bethlehem is already making his third appearance on one of Oprah Winfrey’s television shows. more »»

What Is LDL Cholesterol’s Relation to Longevity?

January 18, 2016 DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently saw an article about how higher cholesterol levels (especially LDL) actually contribute to a longer life. more »»

New in Town, Finding Wrong Type of Guys

January 18, 2016 Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old female who recently moved to a new town. I have met a few guys, but it never seems to go anywhere. I can’t seem to find someone who wants anything more than se. more »»

Honor King By Serving, Preserving

January 17, 2016 The observances of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in Wheeling will include a special opportunity to serve and preserve. more »»

Concussions And Your Kids

January 14, 2016 Concussion has become a headline in every media outlet around the country. Concussion is the No. 1 neurological injury suffered by those serving in our armed forces. more »»

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