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Birth Announcements

September 4, 2014 Gina and Bryon “B.J.” Reitter of Weirton announce the birth of their second child, a daughter, Brynlynn Jane, at Trinity Birth Center, Steubenville, on Aug. 17. more »»

Salsa — Hold the Tomatoes

September 2, 2014 By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn’t. First, that it must involve tomatoes. Second, that the ingredients should be choppe. more »»

Entertaining 101

September 2, 2014 When it comes to entertaining, it’s not hard to impress. But it’s easy to get yourself in over your head trying to do so. Which is why I have a few rules about gatherings. more »»

Seven Springs to Host Mother Earth News Fair

August 31, 2014 Whether they are farmers or city dwellers, young or old, fully entrenched homesteaders or just “dipping their toe” into the waters of sustainable living, like-minded folks from all over the U.. more »»

Watercolorist’s Work Waltzes Into Artworks

August 31, 2014 Becoming a mother has exposed Artworks Around Town’s featured September artist, April Waltz, to many artistic benefits. Her latest work can be seen at the Artworks’ Gallery Hop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. more »»

Bleen Celebrates 95th

August 31, 2014 Helen T. Bleen of St. Clairsville, formerly of Bridgeport, celebrated her 95th birthday Sunday, Aug. 24. She is the daughter of the late John and Anna Trytko. more »»


August 31, 2014 Moundsville Class of ‘58 Moundsville High School Class of 1958 is having a luncheon at the Guest House in Moundsville at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. more »»

september calendar

August 31, 2014 Sept. 1-30 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 1-Oct. more »»

Traditional Woodworking Artisan to Teach Workshops

August 24, 2014 No matter where he lives — and he’s lived all over the U.S. — Brad Fritz of St. Clairsville takes every opportunity to head into the woods. He enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. more »»

Priceless Road Trip

August 24, 2014 If you read my column last Sunday, you know I enjoyed a last-minute trip to “Antiques Roadshow” in Charleston, W.Va., on Saturday, Aug. 16. more »»

West Liberty University Welcomes 12 New Faculty

August 24, 2014 West Liberty University welcomed 10 new professionals to its faculty for fall 2014-15. An additional two were added in January, bringing the total number of full-time faculty to 142 instructors. more »»


August 24, 2014 Wheeling Central Class of ’74 The Wheeling Central Catholic High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40th reunion the weekend of Sept. 26-27. more »»

College Corner

August 24, 2014 Area students who were named to the dean’s list at Franciscan University of Steubenville for the spring semester included Tiffany JoAnn Lengyel, Adena; Anthony Joseph Clements, Benjamin Joseph Erst... more »»

Symphony Auxiliary to Host Tailgate Party

August 24, 2014 Wheeling Symphony Orchestra supporters can cheer on the West Virginia University Mountaineers during the WSO Auxiliary’s Mountaineer Tailgate Party on Saturday, Aug. 30. more »»

Students See Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Whales in Iceland

August 22, 2014 Breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultural events and pristine nature panoramas make for a perfect summer vacation. more »»

Go Back to School in Style

August 17, 2014 Colorful jeans, highlighter-hued tops and socks, cropped denim jackets, a plethora of plaids and global-inspired styles are on trend for back-to-school season, circa 2014. more »»

Chaucer’s Tales Still Lure Visitors to Canterbury

August 17, 2014 CANTERBURY, England — After nearly 1,000 years, murder in the cathedral is still luring visitors to Canterbury. more »»

Educator Describes ‘Beauty,’ ‘Beast’ of South Africa

August 17, 2014 Speaking at the Ohio County Public Library, educator Chad Felt described both “the beauty” of South Africa — its stunning landscapes and warm people — and “the beast” — the horrors of apartheid an... more »»

Ghostly Residents of Greenwood Cemetery Pay ‘Visit’ to Library

August 17, 2014 Rarely has a group been more eager for a night out than the residents of Greenwood Cemetery who “visited” the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling for a historical program Tuesday, Aug. 12. more »»

Father Shares Life With ‘Unbreakable Boy’

August 11, 2014 Scott LeRette is like many parents, constantly second-guessing himself, feeling like he’s failing, blaming himself for his children’s poor behavior, illnesses and accident. more »»

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