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The annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner and Auction is set for April 22 in Sally Buffalo Park, Cadiz. Shown here is a Marion 7200 Walking dragline.

Harrison Coal Dinner is April 22

CADIZ — The 23rd annual Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park Dinner-Auction is set for April 22 at Sally Buffalo Park, 100 College Way, Cadiz. The featured speaker will be James H. Grant, book author. Grant retired from Gradall Industries in 2005. He was a former director, ...

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BELLAIRE HIGH School Thespians pose in costume for their upcoming performances of “Into the Woods,” set for 7 p.m. March 17-18 at the school’s alumni auditorium. Tickets are $7.

Bellaire Thespians’ spring play slated March 17-18

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire High School Thespians are slated to present Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods,” at 7 p.m. March 17-18 at the school’s alumni auditorium. All seats cost $7. The musical ties together several fairy tales — Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red ...

St. C. library’s programs set

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., is slated to host another round of events for the community this month. Following are the upcoming programs: - Coffee and Books, in collaboration with Kennedy Park, will be held at 10:45 a.m. March 15 with the first being ...

Holy Grounds to host Celtic bands March 16

MARTINS FERRY — Holy Grounds Cafe is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by hosting two great Irish-themed performances on Thursday, March 16. The coffeehouse is open from 7-9:30 p.m., and the featured musical acts are Fincastle Fair and Gallowglass. Fincastle Fair will take the stage for a ...

‘Mass of Healing’ set for March 23

STEUBENVILLE — Father William Kiel, a recently retired priest from the Diocese of Greensburg, Pa., will offer a Mass for healing at 8 p.m. March 23 in Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Kiel has celebrated Masses for healing since 1994, bringing ...

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HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders (Random House) 2. “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman (W.W.Norton) 3. “Echoes in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin’s) 4. “Star Wars: Empire’s End” by Chuck Wendig (Del Rey) 5. “Humans, Bow Down” by ...

WVNCC campuses observe Women’s History Month

WHEELING — In honor of national Women’s History Month in March, West Virginia Northern Community College is hosting a special History Alive Lunch & Learn presentation on all three campuses featuring American icon Betsy Ross. The free and open to the public events will be held at noon, ...

‘Colors From the Sea’ on display

WHEELING — Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center continues its season of changing art exhibits with “Colors from the Sea,” a photographic celebration of the wonder and mystery of the undersea world, featuring the work of naturalist and photographer Larry Tackett. Tackett spent ...

Program observes U.S. entry into WWI

WHEELING — The latest series in the People’s University program at the Ohio County Public Library on 16th Street in Wheeling will explore the history of World War I, with an emphasis on local events. Classes will start on April 4, nearly 100 years to the day since President Woodrow Wilson ...

WVNCC campuses observe Women’s History Month

WHEELING — In honor of national Women’s History Month in March, West Virginia Northern Community College is hosting a special History Alive Lunch & Learn presentation on all three campuses featuring American icon Betsy Ross. The free and open to the public events will be held at noon, ...

Concerts for Lent held at St. Matthew’s

WHEELING — The Friday Noon Lenten Concert Series at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, continues through April 7. Concerts are presented in the nave of St. Matthew’s or in the lower-level parish hall at 12:05 p.m. A light luncheon is served in the parish hall ...

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TILTONSVILLE United Methodist Church will be having a Spaghetti Dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 24 at the church. The cost of the dinner is $8 and includes salad, spaghetti, roll, drink and dessert. You can dine in or carry out and they will also be offering local delivery. The ...

Local artists draw inspiration from W.Va. women

WHEELING — Three Northern Panhandle residents are among six visual artists chosen to create work inspired by other Mountain State women who excelled in the arts. Elissa Greathouse of Chester, Cheryl Ryan Harshman of Wheeling and Betsy Cox of Glen Dale have artwork selected for ...

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Osiris Shine elects Donald Giffin as potentate

WHEELING — The Osiris Shriners recently elected and installed Donald F. Giffin Sr. as their potentate for 2017. Don’s motto, “Sowing seeds of faith for our children,” reaffirms the pledge he made when he became a Shriner in 1987 — to support the Shriner hospitals and the children ...

Center will host steel drum festival

MIDLAND, Pa. — Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center will present the 10th Annual Steel Drum Festival as part of its continued mission of student-centered arts programming. The concert, which features student from five area schools and guest artist Phil Webster, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday ...

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NEWCOMERS or retirees to the Ohio Valley are invited to a monthly luncheon meeting of the Wheeling Area Newcomers Club. This month’s luncheon is set for 10:30 a.m. March 9 at the Belmont Hills Country Club, St. Clairsville. The program will feature Stacy Gilson, senior sales director for Mary ...

Dillonvale sailor reflects on WWII anniversary

NORFOLK, Va. — This year, as Americans reflect on the 75th Anniversary of World War II, some Navy sailors have a special bond with the occasion. Dillonvale native and Buckeye Local High School graduate, Blythe Cisneros, is a hospitalman serving aboard a ship named after a historic ...

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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 ...