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New band director joins WLU department of music

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University has named Missouri educator, Gretchen L. Pohlman, its new director of bands. “The Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Pohlman. Her expertise in marching and pep bands, wind ensemble and concert band, and in music education ...

April programs remaining at St. Clairsville Library

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Public Library’s remaining programming for April includes: Tech: Microsoft Word 2016 Learn how to use Microsoft Office Word. Tips and Tricks on April 16 will focus on tables, columns, formatting features, inserting pictures and shapes. Space is ...

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ITALIAN NIGHT in Colerain is slated to be held from 4-7 p.m. April 28 at the Colerain Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 71780 Colerain Road, Martins Ferry. The buffet costs $8 for adults and $4 for children. ST. CLAIRSVILLE AARP is slated to meet at noon April 26 at the JB Martin Rec ...

Bacon, Sage and Provolone Chicken Rolls

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press A rolled chicken breast may look la-di-da fancy, but it’s really super-easy to pull off with a tiny bit of patience. And this particular version rewards you with bacon and melted cheese. I feel like I can do a lot of things if there is bacon and melted ...

Great Stone Viaduct Society plans day trip to Cass Scenic Railroad

BELLAIRE — The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Society is planning a day trip to the Cass Scenic Railroad on Saturday, June 16. The trip will depart Bellaire from in front of Frizzi Law Offices, 224 32nd St., and travel by chartered bus to Cass, W.Va., where the group will board the train. ...

SLOAN ALECIA HANASKY

SLOAN ALECIA HANASKY Sloan Alecia Hanasky celebrated her 11th birthday on March 30. She is the daughter of Larry and Wendy Hanasky of Belmont. She has one brother, Landen, 8 years old. Sloan is the granddaughter of Ken and Sandy Fogle of Belmont. Sloan celebrated her birthday with family and ...

DYLAN SCHRAMM

DYLAN SCHRAMM Dylan Schramm will celebrate his 12th birthday on April 2. He is the son of David and Valerie Schramm of Grove City, Ohio. He has a younger sister Chelsea Lynn who is 4 years old. Grandparents are Dave and Carolyn Schramm of Martins Ferry, and Julie and the late John Kralic h of ...

Towngate Art House Cinema Returns April 7-8

WHEELING — Long considered spaces for expressing color, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the world’s greatest artists. The film “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse” explores the intriguing relationship between art and ...

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FLORENCE COMMUNITY Reunion is slated for 2 p.m. April 21 at Mehlman’s Cafeteria in St. Clairsville. People are invited to come meet old and new friends. Bring old photos and memorabilia to share and create conversation and laughs. MOTORCOACH Trip to Lancaster, Pa., June 12-13, ...

Bellaire thespians set to perform ‘Anything Goes’

BELLAIRE — Bellaire High School’s Thespians are slated to present Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” at 7 p.m. March 16-17 in the Bellaire Alumni Auditorium at the high school. All seats are $7. Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of boy meets girl, no musical puts it on stage ...

Wheeling native develops full-length feature for first film project

WHEELING — When Wheeling native Diana Riggs set out to make her first film, she defied convention by writing, directing and producing a full-length feature. Riggs, who grew up in the Ohio Valley, now resides in Pittsburgh and in Florida. After doing technical work on a documentary, she ...

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BRUNCH WITH the Easter Bunny is slated from 1-3 p.m. March 18 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 4310 Noble St., Bellaire. Cost is $3 for each child 12 and younger and $1 for each adult. Call Joyce at 740-676-0090 by March 13 to register. OHIO VALLEY Promenaders are slated to hold a square, ...

Officials, patients turn to acupuncture instead of opioids for pain relief

By the Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain. “I don’t like taking pain medication. I don’t like the way it makes me feel,” he said. Harris also ...

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FRIENDS OF Smithfield Community Development Corporation is offering a $500 scholarship to be presented at the Smithfield High School Alumni Banquet on July 28. Being a descendant of a Smithfield High School graduate is a requirement. The application deadline is May 15. Forms are now ...

Ohio Valley Recipe Corner — Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

This week’s recipe is a cheesy tuna noodle casserole. It can be easily modified to make it your own. Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole Ingredients: 1 bag of Amish noodles or your favorite egg noodles 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 2 small cans of tuna fish, strained of water 1 cup of ...

Toronto making plans for annual Campbell-Dickinson Run, other events

TORONTO — Several volunteers from the Gem City recently came together to plan the upcoming Campbell-Dickinson Run/Bike/Walk, the Noah Long Kid’s 1K and the St. Baldrick’s Shave-Off. The events, scheduled to take place March 17, raise money to benefit the Teramana Cancer Center TEAR ...

Lazy River jazz band to entertain the Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — On Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m. The Lazy River Jazz Band will entertain The Thursday Music Club at the Stifel Fine Arts, National Road, Wheeling. Paul Ring is the band’s director. At the meeting club members Betty Lane and Janet Jaquay will greet members and guests at the ...

Stallion 4-H members win awards

COLERAIN — Colerain Stallion members joined other Belmont County 4-H members for the 4-H Kick Off event at the Wise Building on Feb. 10. The Colerain Stallions won several awards. Nick Berhalter was awarded the “I Dare You” Award, which is given to one boy and one girl in the county ...

Belmont Farm Bureau offering scholarship opportunities

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Farm Bureau announces it will award a $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship for the school year 2017-2018. Each applicant will receive a free “Young Active” Farm Bureau membership for completing the form. An applicant must be a graduating senior ...

‘Lil Ed & The Blue Imperials’ band to play at River City

WHEELING — Alligator recording artists Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest CD, “The Big Sound of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials,” will perform at the River City Restaurant & Bar, 1400 Main St., Wheeling, at 7:30 p.m Friday, March 9. MOJO ...