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Pittsburgh’s #OpenOnPenn finds way to Stifel Mansion

WHEELING — Those driving on National Road near the Stifel Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 7, likely will notice eye-catching, mobile art created on unconventional canvases — automobiles. Three “art cars,” created by Jason Sauer of Pittsburgh’s Most Wanted Fine Art, will be on ...

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Greenwood Cemetery Tour 2017 set Sept. 10

WHEELING — Sunday, Sept. 10, is the date of the 2017 Friends of Wheeling Historic Tour of Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling. Costumed characters will portray the lives of some of Wheeling’s most notable and notorious residents in continuous tours between 1 and 5 p.m. The last tour will begin ...

NEW GIRL (9-3)

Superman turns 4 and Wonder Woman’s hair turns gray

Today is my Henry baby’s fourth birthday. Technically he’s not a baby anymore, but until he goes to kindergarten he will still seem like a baby to me, I think. When he was born everybody told me he would grow up fast, and they were right. It just seems like yesterday that I was cheering ...

DILLONVALE POST (9-3)

Dillonvale Post donates $100 to police for body cameras

DILLONVALE — On Aug. 23, Dillonvale American Legion McCook Post #529 Commander Michelle Hedgecoke presented Chief Brian Driscoll of Dillonvale’s Police Department with a check for $100 toward body cameras. Curtis Prince of Dillonvale’s town council approached the American Legion and ...

HOLENKA (9-3)

MIKE HOLENKA

MIKE HOLENKA Mike Holenka, who resides at Belmont Manor in St. Clairsville, will be celebrating his 100th birthday on Sept. 14. Mike was married to the late Josephine Filigno and is a veteran of World War II and has been awarded the Silver Star. He is a retired mail carrier and an avid sports ...

HANSON (9-3)

HENRY HANSON

HENRY HANSON Henry Hanson is celebrating his 4th birthday today, Sept. 3. He is the son of Scott and Shelley Hanson of Martins Ferry. He is the grandson of Ruth Garrison and Wilbur Garrison of Bridgeport, and of Dave and Nancy Hanson of Brookside. He is the great grandson of Ruth Hanson of ...

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Kid-friendly event will help bring Chinese boy home

WHEELING — This is not going to be your average lemonade stand. But then, the DeFrancos are not your average family. Dustin and Heather DeFranco of Wheeling and their five children are hosting a “lemonade sale” at Wheeling Park Ice Rink from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 with the goal of ...

SUICIDE WALK (9-3)

5K Race to raise awareness of suicide prevention

FLUSHING — The Connect Communicate Care 5K Run/Walk aimed at preventing suicide is slated to be held on Sept. 10 at Zion Christian Retreat and Nature Center, 73999 Reservoir Road, Flushing. The event is being organized by the co-workers and friends of Isaac Blake who took his life in June ...

Mystifier Mike Super Magic & Illusion Show to Perform

MIDLAND, Pa. — Mike Super, illusionist extraordinaire, winner of NBC’s hit show “Phenomenon” and finalist of “America’s Got Talent” will bring an evening of eye-popping and jaw-dropping magic to the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage Theater on Saturday, Sept. 16 ...

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PLEASANT GROVE Methodist Church, located along U.S. 250 west of Holly Memorial Gardens, is slated to hold a Rummage & Bake Sale Sept. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PEOPLE FIRST of Belmont County is slated to meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Ohio Valley Mall Community Room. They will have ...

GO TIGERS (9-3)

New message board at Shadyside

WHEN ENTERING Shadyside High School this year, students and visitors will notice a new electronic message center board. This board will advertise sporting events, meetings, and other information that parents or community members want to know about. This board was purchased by the 2017 Shadyside ...

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Bridal Show Deemed Success

Brides-to-be saw the latest wedding dress styles modeled on stage, along with the chance to browse services from vendors offering food, venues, photography and more during the 2017 Brides Brunch and Bands Wedding Show held Aug. 20 at the James E. Carnes Center in St. Clairsville. Hosted by The ...

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ORGANIZERS OF a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Ashley “Flan” Flanagan said the event was a success again this year. They were able to give out four $750 scholarships to local high school senior girls in which Ashley participated in her high school years. Winners included: Taylor Lowe ...

Mini vacation conjures memories

My husband, son and I took a mini vacation of sorts a few Sundays ago to Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg. If you’ve never been there you should check it out. It has a new swimming pool and playground equipment. It also has a golf course, putt-putt golf, a pond with paddleboats, picnic ...

BONNELL (8-27)

NORA BONNELL Birthday

NORA BONNELL Nora “Betty” Bonnell of St. Clairsville will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Sept. 2. She is a 1940 graduate of Martins Ferry High School and on June 15, 1947, married Robert Bonnell (deceased). She is the mother of two sons: Bob (deceased) (Kathy) and Ken (Judy) of St. ...

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Great Stone Viaduct group to host day trip to Cass Scenic Railroad

BELLAIRE — The Great Stone Viaduct Historical Society is slated to host a day trip to the Cass Scenic Railroad on Oct. 14. The trip will depart Bellaire from the Frizzi Law Offices, 224 32nd St., Bellaire, and travel by chartered bus to Cass, W.Va., where the group will board a train and ...

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St. C. park patrons enjoy free day

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville-Richland Township Memorial Park celebrated its free Third Annual Community Day at the Park on Aug. 13. Patrons were admitted free to Allen Pool and received free hotdogs, ice cream and lemonade thanks to the sponsorship by the Citizens Bank. Patrons ...

‘Fantasy Farm Festival’ to benefit riding center

JACOBSBURG — The RJ Ranch & Riding Center, along with Capes & Tiaras Fantasy Birthday Parties, is slated to hold a Fantasy Farm Festival from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 17 with proceeds benefitting the riding center. There will be pony rides featuring a unicorn, hayrides, a petting zoo, games, ...

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Annual Tour of Homes in Barnesville is Set

BARNESVILLE — The Belmont County Historical Society of Barnesville is planning its annual Tour of Homes slated from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 27. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. For information, call 740-425-2926. ...

HELPING HEROES (8-20)

Bellaire music fest to benefit veterans’ Fisher House

By SHELLEY HANSON Times Leader Staff Writer BELLAIRE — The 2017 Operation Helping Heroes Music Festival is slated to take place Aug. 26 at Chase Field located at the Bellaire Jr. Sports Complex, 595 W. 26th St. The event kicks off with gates opening at 12:30 p.m. and bands starting at 2 ...