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This undated photo shows ripe banana pancakes. The bananas are mashed as if making banana bread and added to the batter right before the pancakes are prepared. The result is almost like banana bread pancakes. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Karmel)

Have some over-ripe bananas? Then make better pancakes

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press I hate to throw over-ripe bananas away. It is such a wasted opportunity for fresh fragrant banana bread. But, there is only so much banana bread that one can eat. That is why I asked myself, what else can I make with over-ripe bananas? And, since it was ...

DECORATIVE ARTS (1-21)

Artists of the Winding Road A-Z on display starting today

LANCASTER — The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster plans to display the works of 12 Appalachian Ohio artists who, through innovative work in media ranging from cloth and clay to bottle caps and asphalt, are raising an artful Appalachia and, in the process, helping to redefine the ...

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BELLAIRE SENIORS are sponsoring a trip to New Orleans. The trip departs March 4 and returns March 10. Highlights include a guided tour of New Orleans and a Louisiana Plantation, admission to Madri Gras World and WWII museum, a riverboat cruise and a visit to the French Quarter. The cost is ...

This Jan. 8, 2018 photo shows a cheesy pull-apart whole roasted cauliflower In Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

How the cauliflower can morph into movie night snack food

By MELISSA D’ARABIAN Associated Press Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine’s disdain for cauliflower. She was always my veggie-loving kiddo, so I was stumped by her dislike of one my favorites. Who doesn’t love roasted cauliflower florets, with those crispy ...

HELPLINE (1-7)

Information Helpline Connects people to correct agencies

WHEELING — Information Helpline in Wheeling connects people in need with agencies that can help, offering hope in times of crisis. One special family that the agency has assisted over the years is Lacie Wallace’s family. She was a 33-year old mother rearing a 13-year-old daughter and a ...

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RIGHT TO Life meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church, 67885 Friends Church Road, St. Clairsville, in Room 2. The group will plan the annual Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Life which will be on Jan. 21. ORMET RETIREES Club Local 5724 will meet at 1 p.m. ...

3 tips for cooking up a healthy New Year

After a holiday season filled with indulgent food and limited time for exercise, there’s no time like the New Year to adopt some new, healthy habits. These additional tips can help you get a healthy start to the New Year: Change up your routine. Start by making a few lifestyle changes, ...

PALMER (1-7)

DILLON JAMES PALMER

DILLON JAMES PALMER Dillon Palmer celebrated his 10th birthday on Jan. 4. He is the son of Jason and Tonya Palmer of Jacobsburg and has a sister Alexia, 15, and brother Chase, 11. Grandparents are Phyllis Palmer of Shadyside, Jim and Lisa Lewis of St. Clairsville, and Cindy and Doug Bond of ...

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HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Origin” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 3. “The People vs. Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 4. “Artemis” by Andy Weir (Crown) 5. “The Midnight Line” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 6. “Year ...

SCOTTISH RITE (1-7)

New Scottish Rite members indicted

Photo provided The Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville inducted 24 new members on Nov. 11 in an impressive ceremony at the Masonic Temple in Steubenville. Scottish Rite is an appendant body of Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should ...

STEPPING OUT (1-7)

2018 Viennese Winter Ball Cotillion announced

Photo provided JANE HELFER, Cotillion chairwoman for the Viennese Winter Ball, has announced the members of the 2018 Cotillion. The Ball will take place on Feb. 3 at Glessner Auditorium in Oglebay Park. Shown during dance rehearsal at Wheeling Country Day School, from left, are Jacob Nickell, ...

FLUSHING MASONS (1-7)

Flushing Masons elect Dyer new leader

FLUSHING — Ronald Dyer of Jewett has been elected and installed as Master of Flushing Masonic Lodge #298 for 2018. Dyer was installed by Rodney Kovacs who is a past master of Flushing Lodge and also past district deputy and past district advisor for the 23rd Masonic District. The installing ...

This Dec. 6, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows vegetable spring rolls in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Veggie-filled spring rolls offer the perfect holiday detox

By The Culinary Institute of America If you are up to your eyeballs in eggnog, you’re probably in desperate need of a detox. And by detox, we mean a truckload of fresh fruits and vegetables prepared as minimally as possible, because you have things to do. And we’re not just talking any ...

CUMBERLAND DONATION (12-31)

Cumberland Trail firefighters donate $500 to county families

Photo provided FIREFIGHTERS FROM the Cumberland Trail Fire District #4 are helping make Christmas more enjoyable this year for families in the area. The Cumberland Trail Firefighters Association and the International Association of Firefighters Local 3667 each donated $250 to Belmont County ...

Beginners take heart: Indigo dyeing makes everyone, everything look good

By LINDA LOMBARDI Associated Press When the outcome of a craft project is a surprise, it’s often not a good surprise. My recent experience trying indigo dyeing in Tokyo was an exception to that rule. Dye from the indigo plant has been used for centuries all over the world. It’s the ...

CURNES (12-17)

BRADY DOUGLAS CURNES

BRADY DOUGLAS CURNES Brady Douglas Curnes celebrated his 7th birthday anniversary on Dec. 17. Brady is the son of Katie and Doug Curnes of Troy, Ohio, and has a brother, Bowen, who is 4 years old. Grandparents are Debbie and Paul Curnes Sr. of Martins Ferry and Ann and John Frigge of Troy. ...

DAR Christmas luncheon hosted at The Farm eatery

CADIZ — The Moravian Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Dec. 16 for a Christmas luncheon at The Farm restaurant near Mount Pleasant. There were 14 members and guests present. Kay Singer and Janice Yager were hostesses. The Farm was beautifully decorated for ...

LEGION 159 (12-24)

Post 159 makes donation for AED

Photo provided AMERICAN LEGION Post 159 Commander Larry Barnes presents a check for $1,150 to the Belmont Memorial Park Board for the purchase of an automated external defibrillator to be used by the park and the St. Clairsville High School swim team. From left are Jack McKeever, Teri Waters, ...

SHRINERS RECEIVE (12-24)

Legion 159 gives $500 to Shriners

Photo provided American Legion Post 159 presents a $500 donation to the local Osiris Shriners. Pictured are Jack Waters, assistant Raban; John Paglialunga, First Ceremonial master; Mike Moore, treasurer; Thom Majzun, PP; and trustee Ray Helbling. Shrine members from left, Donald Giffin ...