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Woman to compete at ‘Arnold’ Bodybuilding event

MOUNDSVILLE — Like many new moms, Marcy Dunn of Moundsville felt she needed to get back in shape after giving birth to her son, Cooper, three years ago. She was tired all the time, and she had baby weight to lose. “I wanted to be able to play with my little boy and go and run with him,” ...

First United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

MARTINS FERRY — The First United Methodist Church in Martins Ferry has a new pastor — Tina Siroki. Siroki is a graduate of the University of Akron and the Ashland Theological Seminary. She served at the Johnson UMC from 1989 to 2010; as coordinator of JC’s Place, which gives to the ...

Thursday Music Club to host pianist March 2

WHEELING — The Thursday Music Club will meet at 11 a.m. March 2 at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1409 Chapline St., Wheeling, and include a performance by pianist Gerald Lee of West Liberty University. Lee is professor of Piano at West Liberty University, where he has been a ...

Criswell birthday

Easton Grace Criswell, born on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 2016, will celebrate her first birthday this week. She is the daughter of Tim and Andrea Criswell of Barton. She has a big sister named Madison. Grandparents are Jeff and Barb Ross and Tim and Linda Criswell, all of Barton. Great-grandparents ...

Young Life seeks consignors for children’s clothing sale

WHEELING — Volunteers for Young Life — a Christian outreach to teens, children with special needs and teen moms — are seeking people interested in making some extra cash for emptying their attics and basements of clothes, toys, books, movies, furniture, equipment, bicycles, games, shoes ...

Journey with us to Pascha (Easter)!

Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of articles from Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church in Barton regarding the Lenten season. BARTON — This year Western Easter and Orthodox Pascha will fall on the same day, April 16. Each year since, at least as early as the 100s, ...

Best Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Finders Keepers” by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume (Knopf) 4. “Radiant Angel” by Nelson Demille (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “Piranha” by Clive Cussler and ...

Embroidery Guild to hold ‘stitch in’

WHEELING — The National Trail Stitchers, Embroidery Guild of America will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio County Library in Wheeling to hold a public stitch in. Members will display their ongoing project “the Triangle” and will demonstrate many different technics of embroidery. ...

Viking Cruise tours North Atlantic

ABOARD THE VIKING STAR — Looking out over the sea, you can almost see the Viking longboat at sail, far off in the distance. Or that may just be your imagination, teased by the whitecaps and swells, as you trace the route taken a millennium ago by so many intrepid seafarers. The image ...

Sweet spring desserts feature berries

(Family Features) When the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment. No dessert menu is complete without ...

Country Buddies 4-H learn about new banner

JACOBSBURG — The Country Buddies 4-H club met Feb. 19 at the Smith Township Community Center and learned about displays being prepared for 4-H week. President Matthew Tomich called the meeting to order. American and 4-H pledges were led by Colton Haney and Brady Crum. The 4-H week display ...

Theater to host ‘The Outsiders’

MIDLAND, Pa. — Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center is presenting “The Outsiders” live in the Black Box Theater. Performances are slated for 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. March 3-4; and 2 p.m. March 5. The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S.E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking ...

Local talent sought for country musical

WHEELING — The producers of “Letter to Me,” a new musical based on the songs of Glen Dale native Brad Paisley, are looking for regional talent to join this world-premiere production slated for September at Wheeling’s historic Capitol Theatre. The final two audition dates are slated to ...

Moravian DAR learn about life after the presidency

CADIZ — The Moravian Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Feb. 15 at the Harrison Community Hospital. The seven members present enjoyed dessert and a social time before the meeting. The dessert was prepared by the hospital and it was noted how much the group ...

Jefferson Fair board makes changes

STEUBENVILLE — At a recent Jefferson County Fair Board meeting, the following changes were made: - Any market animals not making minimum or maximum weight must be removed from the fairgrounds on Monday, before the start of the fair by 4 p.m. This means no animal not making weight will stay ...

Horoscopes

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 26). Freedom of expression is one of the great gifts of the season, and you’ll learn much about yourself to help in the exciting project of May. Your team gets bigger and more supportive in June. Healthy relationships make your body healthier, too. There’s much more ...

A look at multiple system atrophy

DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can answer some questions about a disease called multiple system atrophy. What does it do to your body? Is the cause known? Is there a cure? — D.B. ANSWER: Multiple system atrophy is a group of related degenerative diseases of the nervous system. All of them can ...

A number as useful as your credit score

Whether you know your credit score or not, by now you are aware that you have one and that potential lenders, insurance providers and others use that three-digit number to evaluate your creditworthiness. But there’s another number that is just as important for evaluating your financial ...

Patience key to housebreaking pooch

Dear Readers: HOUSEBREAKING a new dog or a new-to-you dog requires two things above all else: patience and consistency! Here are some doggone good hints to help: n Make sure that dogs know where they are allowed in the house. Training time is NOT a good time to let your dog have free roam of ...

Couple needs to get a room

Dear Annie: Am I turning into a curmudgeon as I get older, or are couples today way more comfortable being physical in public? I recently went to a concert with my husband, something I’d been looking forward to for weeks. But I couldn’t concentrate on what was happening on the stage. ...