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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 ...

Fish fry folks log volunteer hours

Photo provided SOME OF the many volunteers who work the St. John Central Fish Fry in Bellaire on Fridays during the Lenten season pose together. Front, from left, are Samantha McAfee, Ava Watson, Francesca Moore, Erin Savage and Debbie Respole; back row, from left, Rosalind Fitch, Barb ...

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WEST VIRGINIA-Ohio Seniors are planning a trip to New Orleans, May 6-12. The price is $645 per person double occupancy for seven days. Includes all gratuities, hotel, transportation and most meals. They will be staying in a casino hotel with lots to do during the days. They will tour the Bay ...

U.S. presidents topic of program at Moundsville library

MOUNDSVILLE — Presidents’ Day at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will feature the program “Behind the Scenes at the White House: Little Known Stories of American Presidents.” On Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Jeanne Finstein and Judi Hendrickson will present some ...

Ohio Valley Recipe Corner — Aunt Lana Delight

This week’s recipe is a delicious layered dessert called “Aunt Lana Delight.” Aunt Lana Delight First layer: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup nuts ground or finely chopped Mix ingredients and press into 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, let cool. Second ...

DAR makes Valentine ‘Hug Mugs’ for veterans to show some love

CADIZ — The Moravian Trail Chapter of DAR met Feb. 10 at the Harrison Community Hospital and put together ‘Hug Mugs” with candy and other small items for the veterans of The County Home and Carriage Inn for Valentine’s Day. Before making the mug gifts, the group held its regular with ...

Having a Heart Ball for 50 Years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A celebration of 50 years of fashion and culture awaits patrons at the Heart Ball organized by the Ohio Valley division of the American Heart Association. The ball is set for Feb. 24 at Belmont Hills Country Club, with a variety of music, food, beverages, dancing and fun for ...

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CIVIL RIGHTS program titled “Where do we go from here?” featuring Joan C. Browning, of the original Albany freedom riders of the 1960s, is slated for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly, 3000 Weir Ave., Weirton, and at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Bethlehem Temple, 330 N. Main St., ...

Best selling author Jeannette Walls is guest for Hughes Lecture

WEST LIBERTY — Best-selling author Jeannette Walls, who wrote the memoir, “The Glass Castle,” is the scheduled guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on March 22. Free and open to the public, the lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in College Hall and will be ...

Disaster Assistance Available for FSA Livestock Losses in 2018

The Livestock Indemnity Program provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law. LIP compensates livestock owners and ...

Ohio Valley Recipe Corner – Philadelphia New York Cheesecake

This week’s recipe is Philadelphia New York Cheesecake. Philadelphia New York Cheesecake Ingredients: 6 Honey Maid honey grahams, crushed 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 5 packages (8 ounces each) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 3 tablespoons of flour 1 tablespoon ...