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Oglebay unveils new Garden Works Sculpture exhibit

WHEELING — Experience Oglebay’s historic Bissonnette Gardens like never before as Oglebay launches the new Garden Works Sculpture Exhibit at The Hilltop. Through Oct. 22, the lush beauty of the Bissonnette gardens will be accentuated by 15 captivating works created by acclaimed artists ...

Bouquets of sharpened pencils

The smell of new school supplies are in the air, signaling a new school year is near. I still like school supplies. I guess now they are technically office supplies since I work in a newsroom. But when I was a kid getting to pick out new glue, crayons, pencils, erasers and loose paper was ...

WIC BREASTFEEDING (8-13)

Belmont County WIC Program receives $1K grant award

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Women, Infant and Children’s Program recently received a breastfeeding grant from the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association. The award was presented to Breastfeeding Coordinator Mary Magers and Breastfeeding Peer Assistant Janice Ruskowski at the ...

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Wings & Things Festival set in Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — The second annual Wings & Things Festival in the Park, sponsored by Grace Church of Martins Ferry will be held at the Martins Ferry City Park from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 2. This event will feature lots of exciting food items for purchase including several flavors of ...

MOWERY (8-13)

KINZY MARIE MOWERY

KINZY MARIE MOWERY Kinzy Marie Mowery celebrated her first birthday on Aug. 10. She is the daughter of Justin and Kala (Perkins) Mowery of St. Clairsville. Grandparents are Jeff and Tina Curtis, Lowell and Lisa Perkins, and Bonnie and Brad Johnson, all of St. Clairsville. Her ...

TODDLER TUESDAY (8-13)

Head Start visits Ohio Valley Mall

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Each Tuesday Community Action Commission’s Belmont County Head Start can be found from 11 a.m. to noon at the Ohio Valley Mall’s center court providing educational and art activities during the Toddler Tuesday. Head Start staff provides educational and art activities. ...

BUTTER COW (8-13)

Butter cow salutes chocolate milk

COLUMBUS — In the early 1900s, the Ohio State University and the Dairy Processors of Ohio sponsored butter sculpting contests at the Ohio State Fair. The subjects of these contests were not restricted to specific things. In 1903, the first butter cow and calf were featured at the Fair, ...

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MEADOWBROOK CHURCH of God is scheduled to host its 11th annual Car, Truck, Bike & Antique Equipment Show on Sept. 10 at the church, located at 10152 Ohio 150, Rayland. Registration is from 1-2 p.m. There will be trophies and awards at 4 p.m. Live music will be provided by Beacon Road. Dash ...

I am in love with a married man

Dear Annie: I’m in a difficult situation I’m hoping you can help with. You see, my soul mate is married. It all began the Christmas before last. I was working at a convenience store, when suddenly in walked the most beautiful man. My heart started racing, and I became overwhelmed with a ...

How to remove latex paint stains from your carpet

Want to get latex (acrylic or water-based) paint out of carpet, upholstery or any other kind of fabric — even old and dry latex? No problem! If it is a fresh spill, remove as much as you can using paper towels or rags. Saturate the stain with lacquer thinner (not paint thinner, mineral ...

Yellow fever vaccine only for those at high risk

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband and I are taking a cruise around South America that includes several stops in Brazil. We both are 72 and in good health. What is your opinion about our getting the yellow fever vaccine? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it “should be given ...

Is a pet rabbit a good idea or not?

Dear Heloise: My kids want a RABBIT as a pet. Are they good pets? Are they expensive to care for? What hints do you have for caring for a rabbit? — Jody D., Calumet City, Ill. Jody, rabbits are cute, and they can be excellent pets. Here are some hints to keep in mind: * You ...

OUE GALA (8-13)

Ohio University Eastern to host 60th anniversary Gala

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The community is invited to celebrate Ohio University Eastern’s 60th anniversary on Oct. 14 at River City Restaurant in Wheeling. The black tie optional event will start at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, a short program, and conclude with ...

GREEN GODDESS (8-13)

All Hail the Green Goddess

KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Green Goddess dressing was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, an opulent 19th-century hotel noted for its celebrity chefs. In those days, celebrity chefs were not Food Network Stars, but usually white-toqued men either from, or trained in, Europe. No ...

New Athens to celebrate Bicentennial

NEW ATHENS — The village of New Athens’ Bicentennial Celebration, slated Aug. 11-13, will feature a dinner, horse-drawn tours, a quilt show and more. Residents of the village and beyond are invited to step back in time and experience what life was like 200 years. People may participate by ...

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Claysville Offers New Sights Close to Home

If you’re looking for some new sights to see close to home, Claysville, Pa., is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Wheeling area (about a 21-mile journey). A borough of Washington County, Pa., Claysville packs a lot of cuteness into its tiny main street (U.S. 40) through town. It’s home ...

NEW GIRL (8-6)

Somewhere over the rainbow

Maybe it’s just because I’ve been outside more, but I have spotted a lot rainbows in Martins Ferry this spring and summer. All the rain we’ve had has probably helped, too. But it has been years since I’ve witnessed rainbows with such vibrant colors. The other day my son Henry and I ...

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Fundraiser to benefit ‘Feline Salvation Group’

YORKVILLE — The Warren Township Park Concert and Book Signing to benefit the Feline Salvation Group is slated from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at the park. Music will be provided by Jim Berze, JFK and US Kids. There will also be food for sale at the concession stand with proceeds going to the feline ...

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ST. MICHAEL’S Carlisle of Caldwell is celebrating 175 years of ministry with a ham and chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Carryout is available. There will be a square dance from 8-11 p.m. with the Little Creek Band. The church is located at 44935 ...

GEORGE (8-6)

NORMAN GEORGE Birthday

NORMAN GEORGE Norman George, a member of the Martins Ferry High School Class of 1944, turned 90 years old on Aug. 1. George celebrated his birthday with family and friends on July 30 in Columbus. George is a retired professor from the University of Dayton where he pursued nearly his entire ...