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Grand Tetons, Grand Adventures

MOOSE, Wyo. — It’s not surprising that the Grand Tetons are called grand. The majestic mountains towering toward the heavens are only part of their allure. Wildlife including animals not seen in Ohio, flowers and varied scenery add to the beauty of the area, and opportunities are varied ...

MONSTER MASH (10-15)

Harmony House Monster Mash Bash set for Oct. 21

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Harmony House, Children’s Advocacy Center, is holding its annual autumn fundraiser this year at J.B. Martin Rec Center in St. Clairsville on Saturday, Oct. 21. The 6th annual “adult Halloween party,” the Monster Mash Bash, is a chance for “boos and ghouls” 21 years ...

NEW GIRL (10-15)

Rubberneck fun

I got to check out a portion of last Sunday’s Rubberneck Tour organized annually by the Belmont County Tourism Council. Despite there being some rain, it seemed like a good many people came out to see the sights in Martins Ferry and Bellaire. Since I live here in Martins Ferry, I mostly ...

COAT CLOSET (10-15)

St. C. Coat Closet to re-open Oct. 19

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Community Coat Closet at First Presbyterian Church will be opening for the season from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 19. The Coat Closet provides free coats and children’s shoes to those in need. No proof of income is required and anyone in the surrounding area is ...

BOATSIE STOCKINGS (10-15)

Operation Christmas Stocking is underway

WHEELING — Boatsie’s Operation Christmas Stocking is in full swing for the 14th year. Ohio Valley residents are encouraged to help send love and cheer to deployed men and women in the United States military who will be far away from home, again, this holiday season serving in dangerous ...

LONG (10-15)

VICTORIA ROSE ‘TORI’ LONG Birthday

VICTORIA ROSE ‘TORI’ LONG Victoria “Tori” Rose Long is celebrating her 9th birthday today, Oct. 15. She is the daughter of Tiffany Krone and has a brother, Dylan, 18 and a sister, Brittany, 16, all of St. Clairsville. Grandparents are Debbie and Paul Curnes Sr. of Martins Ferry. She ...

Datebook

ST. CLAIRSVILLE Chapter of AARP 2994 is scheduled to meet at noon Oct. 26 at the J.B. Martin Recreation Center in St. Clairsville. Members are asked to wear orange or dress in costume to celebrate Halloween. Collections of candy for nursing home trick or treating will also occur. There will be ...

Dead-end relationship for six years

Dear Annie: I met my boyfriend, “Tyler,” almost six years ago. For the past two years, I’ve been wondering whether he truly loves me. There is very little physical contact between us. We’re intimate maybe once a year. If I try to touch him at night, he pulls away, even if my foot just ...

Feedback on things from pedialyte to whining

I have to admit that my readers’ comments — the good, the grateful, the bad, ugly, glowing, hilarious and even puzzling — are some of the best entertainment I get every day. You make me think and keep me on my toes. But mostly, you make me smile, and that’s why I love to hear from ...

Without pancreas, fat passes all the way through body

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 57 and generally in good health. My doctor diagnosed me with chronic pancreatitis, after I had weight loss with diarrhea, and was found to have fat in my stool. The CT scan showed that I have a 12-mm stone blocking my pancreatic duct. He said I have chronic pancreatitis. My ...

Do fares take flight? Helpful hints to book your next trip

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about airfares offered in an ad, and what it really takes to get those fares: “Dear Heloise: I’ve lost all patience with travel websites that advertise round-trip airfares at significant savings. The problem: You never can actually find these ...

VFW SCOUTS (10-15)

Bellaire VFW donates $600 to Boy Scouts

MEMBERS OF the Bellaire VFW Post 626 donate $300 apiece to Boy Scout Troop 212 of Shadyside and Boy Scout Troop 111 of Bellaire. Standing in front of the VFW are, from left, VFW Commander Tom Cottello, Troop 212 members Vincent Kolenich, Jonathan Duvall and Tom Duvall, Troop 111 ...

CLEVER DIY (10-15)

Clever DIY Halloween Box Costume Inspiration

If you’re looking for a fun, creative do-it-yourself costume this Halloween, look no further than your next Amazon Prime delivery. Boxes from your online purchases can be used to create clever box costumes — or boxtumes — using supplies you already have around the house. Boxtumes can ...

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Shadows Ball: Costume Party & Classic Sideshow Extravaganza

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s second annual Shadows Ball aims to bring a night of thrills, chills, sideshow, burlesque, costumes and rock-n-roll. The Shadows Ball takes place from 7 -11 p.m. Oct. 21 at OI’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, one of Wheeling’s grand, historic mansions. Back by ...

VIEWS VISTAS (10-8)

Fall Foliage: Views & Vistas across the Tri-state region

WHEELING — Not all countries across the globe experience the colorful change of seasons from summer to fall, when expansive swaths of verdant forest turn vibrant shades of gold, burgundy and orange. The Eastern United States, along with the United Kingdom, Ireland and northwestern Europe; ...

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A Brisk, Colorful Fall

Recent cooler weather makes it feel more like fall these days in the Ohio Valley, making pumpkin and apple picking even more fun. And as the days get shorter, seeing colorful diplays of mums, sunflowers and varieties of gourds can lift one’s spirits.

Welcome to the world, Hadly!

By the time this column appears, it is quite possible that our family will have a new addition. Not from me, of course! My oldest brother, Billy, and his wife, Stacy, are going to soon have a baby girl, Hadly. Since finding out the good news months ago, Stacy has been diligently buying and ...

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‘Friends of Barkcamp’ install site for handicapped visitors

BELMONT — The Friends of Barkcamp Group, a nonprofit organization, recently had a new handicapped site installed at Barkcamp State Park. This site is in the pet friendly section, whereas the other two handicapped sites are in the non-pet section. Randy Keiser of Keiser Home Improvement, ...

CHOIR FESTIVAL (10-8)

Choir Festival scheduled

MARTINS FERRY — First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Walnut streets, Martins Ferry, is inviting the entire community to the seventh annual Choir Festival, set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Choirs and praise teams of community churches will participate in this “dynamic event,” organizers said. ...