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A COLUMBARIUM, designed as a final resting place for cremains, is being built on the Brooke County Public Library’s grounds in Wellsburg. The new columbarium overlooks the Ohio River.

Brooke County Library plans to open outdoor columbarium

WELLSBURG — Some book lovers soon will have the opportunity to spend eternity in close proximity to a treasure trove of books. The bibliophile’s dream destination is actually a columbarium erected outside a building addition that is under construction at the Brooke County Public ...

Wanted: tasty dishes for weekly ‘Recipe Corner’

My Thanksgiving feast was a success this year and that got me thinking about new recipes. I made my cheeseball again that seemed to be a hit, and my mom brought over a cranberry salad that knocked everyone’s socks off. I’ll include both recipes at the bottom of this column. But I’m ...

DAR hears about strong, famous women from Ohio

CADIZ — The Moravian Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Nov. 15 at the Harrison Community Hospital where they learned about famous women from Ohio. Susan Adams, president of the Genealogy Society, presented the program on Famous Women from Ohio and noted that ...

HOLIDAY CASH (12-3) (2)

Lions Club’s Holiday Cash winners drawn

TILTONSVILLE — The Warren Township Lions Club announces the winners of their annual Holiday Cash Drawing at their meeting on Nov. 9. First Prize of $1,000 was awarded to Cellis Johnston, second prize of $500 to Ron Zifzal and third prize of $250 to Michelle Vucelich. The Lions club would ...

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MICHAEL ALLEN KOVALSKI

MICHAEL ALLEN KOVALSKI Michael Allen Kovalski celebrated his 8th birthday on Nov. 20. He is the son of Mike and Stacey Kovalski of Adena and has a sister, Brooke, who is 10 years old, and a sister, Brianna, who is 9 years old. Grandparents are Barbara Kovalski of Dillonvale and the late Bob ...

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BROOKE ISABELLA KOVALSKI

BROOKE ISABELLA KOVALSKI Brooke Isabella Kovalski celebrated her 10th birthday on Nov. 18. She is the daughter of Mike and Stacey Kovalski of Adena and has a sister, Brianna, who is 9 years old, and a brother, Michael, who is 8 years old. Grandparents are Barbara Kovalski of Dillonvale and the ...

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BRIANNA GRACE KOVALSKI

BRIANNA GRACE KOVALSKI Brianna Grace Kovalski celebrated her 9th birthday on Dec. 1. She is the daughter of Mike and Stacey Kovalski of Adena and has a sister, Brooke, who is 10 years old, and a brother, Michael, who is 8 years old. Grandparents are Barbara Kovalski of Dillonvale and the late ...

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Pages announced for the 2018 Viennese Winter Ball

WHEELING — Stephanie Nanners, page chairwoman for the Viennese Winter Ball, has announced the pages for the 37th annual ball in Wheeling. The six pages are: Paige Elizabeth Futey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Futey of Wheeling. She is a junior at Wheeling Park High School; Margaret ...

Head Start Schools accepting applications of children for 2017-18

MARTINS FERRY — The Head Start program under the direction of Community Action of Belmont County are still accepting applications of children between the ages of 3 and 5 years for the 2017-18 school years. Head Start is a federally funded pre-school program and is Ohio Day Care Licensed. ...

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Wheeling Youth Symphony To entertain Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — Two members from the Wheeling Youth Symphony Orchestra — Kayla Gilmore and Savannah Croft — will entertain the Thursday Music Club at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling. Gilmore is a senior at Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland. ...

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Baby shower held for needy infants

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Senior Center hosted a baby shower for local infants in need via the Miracle of Life group on Nov. 16. A luncheon was served, games played and prizes given out. Gifts included 20 blankets made by the Blanket Brigade which is a group of men and women ...

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BELMONT COUNTY Humane Society is slated to host a Bingo & Barbecue Fundraiser on Dec. 10 at St. Mary’s Church, 218 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, inside Marian’s Hall. The hours are 4-8 p.m. with bingo starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $20 per packet for bingo. There will be a free barbecue ...

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Yellowstone: The nation’s oldest national park

YELLOWSTONE — Geysers, clouds of steam gushing from a cave, grizzly bears and a 500-ton fireplace in a landmark building designed by an Ohioan are among the sights at the nation’s oldest national park. An elk crossing the river seemed auspicious for five local residents who recently ...

OUE ART (11-26)

Artist’s reception set at OUE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — “Recessional: Twilight of Middle America” features the paintings of artist Sara Fleenor and is on display in Shannon Hall’s second-floor art gallery now through Dec. 7. The exhibit features the work of Dayton-based painter Sara Fleenor who will be on campus from 5-7 ...

The Christmas rush is on

Thanksgiving is done and it’s time for the Christmas rush. It just seems like yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas 2016, doesn’t it? When you’re a kid Christmas morning can’t arrive fast enough because you can’t wait to rip off the wrapping paper and see what toys Santa ...

Storybook Christmas in Zanesville-Muskingum County Scheduled

ZANESVILLE — Get into the holiday spirit in Zanesville-Muskingum County where the community has adopted the theme “A Storybook Christmas.” Nearly 100 attractions and businesses in Zanesville, New Concord and Dresden have chosen their favorite storybooks and are decorating with that ...

INTERFAITH (11-26)

WLU Interfaith Chapel to celebrate 50 years with open house and history

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University Interfaith Chapel will celebrate 50 years this December and is marking the milestone with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29. “We invite guests to stop by and enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and friendship as we remember the history of ...

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BEDTIME STORYTIME is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Martins Ferry Public Library. Children can wear pajamas, visit with Santa, and enjoy cookies and milk. Bringing cookies is appreciated, but not required. Open to children from 6 months to 6 years old and their parents. COME TO the ...

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Ferry’s Troop/Pack 62 Honor Veterans

GORDON WAIDE, from left, of Martins Ferry American Legion, Bill Nagel and Bob Farmer of the St. Clairsville American Legion demonstrate how to fold the flag to the Cub Scouts of Troop/Pack 62 of Martins Ferry. Photo Provided