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Gift wrap trends sure to impress

The trend in gift wrapping this holiday season is toward jazzy yet sustainable options. Consider beautifully folded fabrics or understated, brown or green masking paper topped with colorful washi tape or sprigs of green instead of easily crushed store-bought bows. “There’s a lot of fun ...

Locals are able to learn at Senecaville farm succession workshop

SENECAVILLE — An “Essentials of Farm Succession Planning” workshop, sponsored by Belmont, Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble County Farm Bureaus, was recently held at Mid-East Career Center, Senecaville. The goal of the seminar was to help members gain the tools necessary to create a plan ...

Elementary schools recognized for breakfast program

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek elementary schools are gaining more accolades for their growing breakfast programs which nourishes students’ bodies so they can feed their minds. For the third year in a row, both Wintersville and Hills Elementary Schools were named among the 2019 Ohio School ...

Local students receive dental care

BUCKEYE NORTH Elementary student Skyler Pethtel receives brighter smile following a recent visit from Dr. Dwight Fox and Ohio Dental Outreach’s mobile dentist program. About 30 students took part and received X-rays, examinations, cleaning, fluoride treatments, sealants and non-invasive ...

Mansion Museum is decked for the holidays

WHEELING — One of the most beloved holiday traditions returns to the Ohio Valley. Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum in Oglebay Park, Wheeling is now lavishly decorated for the holidays and open to the public for tours through Jan. 5. Each holiday season since 1973, the Mansion Museum, ...

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WINNERS OF the Liberty Engine Company Holiday Bonus Cash Raffle were pulled on Nov. 29 after the Martins Ferry Volunteer Fire Department’s annual community Christmas parade. The winners of the three cash prizes are Donnie Cash from Martins Ferry, Casey Dubiel from Lafferty and Jackie ...

Program awards underclassmen at Bellaire High School

BELLAIRE — The Challenge Program, Inc. distributed financial awards to the underclassmen at Bellaire High School for excelling in the areas of Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and Community Service last year during the ...

Snow and Santa visit

I woke up the other morning, looked out the window and saw snow outside still sticking to my car, the grass and pretty much everything else. I knew our young son Henry would be excited to see it if he hadn’t already. As we got ready for school he didn’t mention it. But as he opened the door ...

New blankets sought for WWII veterans

I-C Care, In-Home Companion Care, is kicking off its second annual “I-C Care Christmas Campaign” and this year is looking to recognize local World War II veterans. I-C Care is collecting new blankets through Dec. 20 to distribute to local WWII veterans. I-C Care wants to go the extra mile ...

Therapy dog brightens students’ day

CHILDREN OF all ages got to spend time with a furry friend when Simon the therapy dog visited the School of Bright Promise. The 8-year-old pointer/pitbull mix is owned by Principal Jane Bodo and was trained through Destiny Dogs of Pottery Addition. Bodo said he has come to the school for the ...

Rosebud Garden Club makes whimsical gnomes for a special Christmas season

DILLONVALE — Motorists traveling into the village of Dillonvale this holiday season will receive a warm welcome in the form of handmade pine green gnomes. The decorations were made by members of the Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club, said Lori Abraham, club secretary. She noted the club was ...

Christmas market to include grave blanket sale

BARNESVILLE — The Junior Women’s Club of Barnesville will have fresh pine grave blankets, pillows and wreaths for sale, Saturday, Dec. 7. They will be just one of more than 50 vendors at the Christmas Market, sponsored by the Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held ...

New Harrison coal calendars for 2020 are now available

Upcoming 2020 meetings and events are announced CADIZ — The 2020 Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park calendars are ready for purchase. The calendars can be found at the Puskarich Public Library, 200 E. Market St., Cadiz, and at the Harrison Visitor Center, 143 S. Main St., ...

The smell of Christmas

By the time this column appears Thanksgiving will be long gone, except for the leftovers (hopefully) in my fridge. I’m a big fan of roasted turkey and this year I cooked again for my family. I hope my turkey was moist, my gravy good and that the brown and serve rolls were still in the store ...

5 generations of Ridgeley family gather

SHOWN HERE are five generations of the Rose Ridgeley family including Rose Ridgeley, 90 years old; James, 68; JR, 47; Dustin, 24; and little Dustin, 4. They took this photo during Thanksgiving 2018.

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WONDER OF Winter Flower Show is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Flushing Christian Church basement, 201 High St., Flushing. Event is presented by the Flushing Garden Club. FLUSHING GARDEN Club will be holding its annual Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Flushing Christian ...

Thursday Music Chorus to entertain Music Club

WHEELING — On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Thursday Music Club Chorus will present “Christmas Cheer” for the Thursday Music Club at The Gathering Place at Woodview at 11 a.m. The club will have an assortment of Christmas Carols such as: “We Need A Little Christmas,” “Mary Did You ...

All Saints Day Mass held in Wheeling

WHEELING — St. Michael Parish School’s first and eighth grade students led their school mass in November in celebration of All Saints Day. Each year, the students in these classes spend the time leading up to the Feast of All Saints learning about four holy men and women of the church. ...

How to recycle your Christmas tree

When choosing a real Christmas tree for holiday celebrations, consumers should think about the many ways that trees can be repurposed after the holiday season. Some towns collect discarded trees to use them for various purposes. However, homeowners can get in on the action as well. The Old ...

Will’s Hill flag raising honoring Robert Kirk Porterfield is today

BRIDGEPORT — A flag raising is set for noon today, Dec. 1, at Will’s Hill in Bridgeport for Robert Kirk Porterfield of Belmont County, said organizer Tom Teufel. Porterfield, born Dec. 7, 1919, enlisted in the Navy wans served during World War II. He was a petty officer third class. His ...