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Quilt, nature photo exhibit on display at OUE

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Dr. Rich and Cindy Greenlee are exhibiting their nature photographs and quilts at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery now through March 5. The exhibit of their nature photographs and quilts is titled, “A Sense of Wonder: The Birds, Butterflies, and Wildlife of OUE ...

Don Hoard Benefit Concert set for March 29

BRIDGEPORT — A benefit concert for local musician Don “Donnie” Hoard is slated from 1-9 p.m. March 29 at the Skyliner in Bridgeport. Hoard is facing a serious health challenge and is undergoing treatment. His musical family and friends are coming together for the benefit in his ...

Six tips for avoiding emotional spending

(StatePoint) Decisions about spending money are often driven by emotions, even if what your heart is telling you goes against logic. Emotional financial choices may provide you with short-term happiness, but they are just as likely to result in long-term regret or debt. Here are six tips for ...

Film society to show ‘Dunkirk’

STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University Film Society continues its virtual trek through the World Wars with a showing of Dunkirk on Friday. Dunkirk tells the story of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who though surrounded by the German Army, are evacuated during ...

Valentines for overseas soldiers

POWHATAN — Members of the Powhatan Senior Center recently made valentines for soldiers deployed overseas. The group purchased and made valentines for the service members as a way of showing they care about them and their important work of protecting the nation. Valentine’s Day is Feb. ...

Datebook

FREE LUNCH is slated 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 306 Locust St., Martins Ferry. MARTIN LUTHER King Jr. Day celebrations are set at two local churches today — at 10:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, 330 Main St., Wheeling, and at 12:30 p.m. at ...

Local farm bureau represented during state meeting

REPRESENTING BELMONT County Farm Bureau at the Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Columbus are delegates, from left front, Lova Ebbert and Carman Mengon; second row, Jerry Ebbert and Rusty Winland. Almost 700 Farm Bureau members attended the 101st Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Columbus in ...

Winter programming scheduled at Martins Ferry Public Library

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry Public Library is hosting a variety of events throughout the months of January and February, including monthly recurring adult programs, guest presenters, and children’s Storytime. Adult programming is held on Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons. ...

Feast of Epiphany commemorates baptism of Christ

By KIMBERLY HURLEY Special to The Times Leader “Christ is Baptized! In the Jordan!” Today we greet one another with this holy declaration, because it is the Feast of Theophany (Epiphany), the commemoration of the baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. The word, “Theophany” means ...

Batman vs. teendom

That hot Saturday we had the other weekend was nice, wasn’t it? The temperature hit 71 degrees, and my little family took advantage of it by going to the playground in Martins Ferry. Our young son, Henry, had a good time running around, swinging on the swings and pretending to be Batman on ...

‘Knit Chicks’ make winter warmer

By PAULA GINTHER Special to The Times Leader SHADYSIDE — The cold winter months are brighter and warmer due to the talents of the Knit Chicks, a great group of ladies who gather weekly at the Shadyside Public Library to learn and knit wonderful items. Betty Schmidt of Shadyside was ...

Datebook

TAKE OFF Pounds Sensibly meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Mondays at the First Baptist Church, 306 Locust St., Community Room Martins Ferry. Weigh in begins at 5:30 p.m. This is a new weight loss series with eight weeks of programs for a fresh start in 2020. For information, call 740-546-3340. ...

Best-selling author and historian Sarah Vowell set to lecture locally

WEST LIBERTY — Best-selling author, historian and social commentator Sarah Vowel will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Her most recent book (2015) is entitled “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.” Chronicling General ...

Students take part in National Council of Teachers meeting

WEST LIBERTY — Students had a chance to experience life as an English teacher recently as they attended the National Council of Teachers of English in Baltimore, Md. Professor Steve Criniti coordinated and escorted the students to the annual convention that teachers attend to improve and ...

School sends support through ‘Operation Christmas Card’

BERGHOLZ — Students at John Gregg Elementary supported the troops and community by brightening their holidays through Operation Christmas Card. The school sent 1,039 homemade cards to active military personnel overseas as well as local sites through the first-time venture, which was ...

The Soup Kitchen sees less aid after the holidays

By JOSELYN KING For The Times Leader The spirit of giving is alive in December, but it is during the winter months the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling sees its most patrons and has its greatest need. Volunteer help that was plentiful during the holidays curtails in January, and the soup ...

Middle school named ‘High Progress School of Honor’

MINGO JUNCTION — Indian Creek Middle School has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a High Progress School of Honor for achieving standards based on the state report card. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced School Performance Awards for ...

GRACE MCPHERSON

Grace McPherson turned 1 year old on Jan. 9. She is the daughter of Hunter and Ashley McPherson. She is the granddaughter of Greg and Michele VanDyne, Jon and Brandy McPherson, and Angel and Eddie Fiquris. She is also the great-granddaughter of Jim and Joyce Thomas and Dave and Sally Campbell. ...

Christmas gift to A Special Wish Foundation

Karen Craig, right, director of business development at Interim Health Care in St. Clairsville, presents a check for $2,000 to A Special Wish Foundation Executive Director Alicia Freeman. Craig said the business has operated a charitable giving program for the past 10 years. She said this ...