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All is calm, all is bright

Today is Christmas eve. If you’re looking for something to do after dinner, go check out the lights displays in your own neighborhood. Many of your neighbors put in a lot of work to help make the season (and their homes) bright.

GOLD TEAM (12-17)

St. C. resident helps team win engineering competition

BECKLEY, W.Va. — St. Clairsville resident Greg Parker helped his fellow engineering majors at West Virginia University win a recent competition. WVU sent two teams to the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration–Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Organization National Mine Rescue Contest ...

Family’s ‘A Christmas Story’ house may become a Lego set

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York family is campaigning for their carefully crafted recreation of the house from “A Christmas Story” to become an official Lego set. WSTM-TV in Syracuse reports Jason Middaugh’s small family project to recreate the house from the classic holiday ...

CELEBRATE HAM (12-17)

A Holiday Ham Worth Celebrating

Cooks today crave new food inspiration, creative recipes and flavorful dishes, and they want it all at a great price. Whether you’re trying one of the year’s hottest cooking trends or serving up a spread for a holiday celebration, pork offers an affordable variety of cuts and flavor ...

MEMORIES (12-17)

‘Memories and Mud Pies’ at Artisan Center

WHEELING — Wheeling Heritage is hosting an exhibit of work by artists Betsy Cox and Cheryl Ryan Harshman titled “Memories and Mud Pies” now through Jan. 11 in the 3rd Floor Loft Gallery at the Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. Cox is a ceramic artist from Glen Dale where she ...

MEMORIES (12-17)

New arts grant program seeking teacher applicants

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The application for the Ohio Arts Council’s newest arts learning program, TeachArtsOhio, is now open. The deadline to apply for the new grant program is Feb. 1. TAO brings schools and community organizations together with teaching artists to share engaging, personal, and ...

St. C. library awarded grant for 2018 technology trainer

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Public Library has received a federal grant to provide technology assistance to library patrons. The grant was awarded as part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. and is administered through the State Library of Ohio. This ...

Now that her curious 10-month-old is mobile, Avery Zacharias is busy making sure their home is as safe as possible. Because she replaced all the window blinds in her home with cordless window blinds, that’s one less safety hazard she has to worry about.

Mini blind cords still serious threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study shows that window blind cords continue to be a serious threat to children despite decades of voluntary safety standards for these products. Over the 26-year study period, almost 17,000 children were treated in emergency departments for injuries related to ...

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A COLUMBARIUM, designed as a final resting place for cremains, is being built on the Brooke County Public Library’s grounds in Wellsburg. The new columbarium overlooks the Ohio River.

Brooke County Library plans to open outdoor columbarium

WELLSBURG — Some book lovers soon will have the opportunity to spend eternity in close proximity to a treasure trove of books. The bibliophile’s dream destination is actually a columbarium erected outside a building addition that is under construction at the Brooke County Public ...

Wanted: tasty dishes for weekly ‘Recipe Corner’

My Thanksgiving feast was a success this year and that got me thinking about new recipes. I made my cheeseball again that seemed to be a hit, and my mom brought over a cranberry salad that knocked everyone’s socks off. I’ll include both recipes at the bottom of this column. But I’m ...

DAR hears about strong, famous women from Ohio

CADIZ — The Moravian Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Nov. 15 at the Harrison Community Hospital where they learned about famous women from Ohio. Susan Adams, president of the Genealogy Society, presented the program on Famous Women from Ohio and noted that ...

HOLIDAY CASH (12-3) (2)

Lions Club’s Holiday Cash winners drawn

TILTONSVILLE — The Warren Township Lions Club announces the winners of their annual Holiday Cash Drawing at their meeting on Nov. 9. First Prize of $1,000 was awarded to Cellis Johnston, second prize of $500 to Ron Zifzal and third prize of $250 to Michelle Vucelich. The Lions club would ...

MICHAEL KOVALSKI (12-3)

MICHAEL ALLEN KOVALSKI

MICHAEL ALLEN KOVALSKI Michael Allen Kovalski celebrated his 8th birthday on Nov. 20. He is the son of Mike and Stacey Kovalski of Adena and has a sister, Brooke, who is 10 years old, and a sister, Brianna, who is 9 years old. Grandparents are Barbara Kovalski of Dillonvale and the late Bob ...

BROOKE KOVALSKI (12-3)

BROOKE ISABELLA KOVALSKI

BROOKE ISABELLA KOVALSKI Brooke Isabella Kovalski celebrated her 10th birthday on Nov. 18. She is the daughter of Mike and Stacey Kovalski of Adena and has a sister, Brianna, who is 9 years old, and a brother, Michael, who is 8 years old. Grandparents are Barbara Kovalski of Dillonvale and the ...

BRIANNA KOVALSKI (12-3)

BRIANNA GRACE KOVALSKI

BRIANNA GRACE KOVALSKI Brianna Grace Kovalski celebrated her 9th birthday on Dec. 1. She is the daughter of Mike and Stacey Kovalski of Adena and has a sister, Brooke, who is 10 years old, and a brother, Michael, who is 8 years old. Grandparents are Barbara Kovalski of Dillonvale and the late ...

PAGES (12-3)

Pages announced for the 2018 Viennese Winter Ball

WHEELING — Stephanie Nanners, page chairwoman for the Viennese Winter Ball, has announced the pages for the 37th annual ball in Wheeling. The six pages are: Paige Elizabeth Futey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Futey of Wheeling. She is a junior at Wheeling Park High School; Margaret ...

Head Start Schools accepting applications of children for 2017-18

MARTINS FERRY — The Head Start program under the direction of Community Action of Belmont County are still accepting applications of children between the ages of 3 and 5 years for the 2017-18 school years. Head Start is a federally funded pre-school program and is Ohio Day Care Licensed. ...

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Wheeling Youth Symphony To entertain Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — Two members from the Wheeling Youth Symphony Orchestra — Kayla Gilmore and Savannah Croft — will entertain the Thursday Music Club at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling. Gilmore is a senior at Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland. ...

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Baby shower held for needy infants

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Senior Center hosted a baby shower for local infants in need via the Miracle of Life group on Nov. 16. A luncheon was served, games played and prizes given out. Gifts included 20 blankets made by the Blanket Brigade which is a group of men and women ...