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MACY JO SUSTIK

Macy Jo Sustik celebrated her 11th birthday on Feb. 2. She is the daughter of Jodi Jackfert of Martins Ferry and Christopher Sustik of Shadyside. Grandparents are Joe and Lawanna Jackfert of Yorkville and Deborah Sustik of Smithfield and the late Joseph Sustik. A party was held in her honor ...

JENNIE RUTHERS

Jennie “Lucille” Wheeler Ruthers will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 10. She was born in Sewelsville on Feb. 10, 1919, the daughter of Roena and Forrest Wheeler. She married William Ruthers, who died in 1998. She now resides at Brook’s Run, Bellaire. During World War II she worked ...

Diaper drive helps keep babies warm and dry and benefits Gabriel Project

WHEELING — Diaper drives conducted by the Wheeling Serra Club and supported by Team Sledd and other donors have been keeping West Virginia babies warm and dry. For the past eight years these diaper collections have helped the Gabriel Project assist disadvantaged families with infants and ...

Ohio Valley Recipe Corner

This week’s recipe is a casserole featuring two corn-based ingredients. Corn Casserole Ingredients: 1 stick of margarine or butter 2 cans creamed corn 1 box corn bread mix 2 eggs 1 (8 ounces) container of sour cream Grated cheddar cheese Directions: Melt margarine. Mix all ...

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ST. JOHN Central presents an Overnight Getaway to New York City on March 7-9. The bus departs Thursday at 11 p.m. in St. Clairsville. Spend the day Friday in NYC from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Staying overnight in a hotel. Saturday, breakfast buffet at 8 a.m. Visit NYC until noon and then depart to ...

Full Circle to entertain Thursday Music Club

WHEELING — Full Circle, featuring the duo of Ben Podolski on the violin and Debbie Breiding on the piano, will entertain the Thursday Music Club at 11 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling. Their sister, Teresa Podolski-Cybulski, will be joining them to pay ...

These kids rule at the math Olympics!

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — East Richland Christian Schools students in grades 3-8 recently participated in the annual Association of Christian Schools International’s Math Olympics event. A total of 148 students from eight Northern Ohio schools participated in this year’s event. The competition ...

Old man winter rears his frosty head

Winter has barely started and after a couple of freezing colds days I’m wishing for spring already. I’m thankful I don’t have to work outside for long periods, but I do enjoy getting snowy photos for the newspaper. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and one image I ...

A Healthy hobby in tune with nature

WHEELING — Retired nurse Marsha Boissy of Wheeling has allowed little grass to grow under her feet since wrapping up her career last year. Grass, however is very much a part of Boissy’s daily life. So are squirrels, birds, flowers and deer. Boissy and her husband Leo, a retired student ...

Bellaire Library offers winter/spring programming

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Public Library has named Theresa Kwiatkowski as its new program specialist. Kwiatkowski, along with Bri Weas, Samantha McAfee and Stan Fedyszyn, have planned some new free activities for children and teens to be involved in. Classes are underway and run through the ...

Adelynn Faye Potts

Adelynn Faye Potts celebrated her first birthday on Jan. 25. She is the daughter of Jonathan and Carley Potts of New Martinsville, and has a sister Olivia, 5. Grandparents are Kalon and Teresa Thomas of Powhatan and Nick and Dee Potts of Sardis. Adelynn will celebrate with a party, with ...

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BRILLIANT AMERICAN Legion has added shrimp to their First Friday Fish Fry menu beginning on Friday, Feb. 1. There will be Shrimp Dinners and Shrimp Baskets. The shrimp is a welcome addition to the menu that includes a choice of battered or Coleman’s Breaded Fish Sandwiches and Fish Dinners ...

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ on the Towngate Theatre Stage

WHEELING — Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum. Another wonderful fairytale is coming to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre. “Jack and the Beanstalk” will be staged for two weekends — Feb. 1-3 and Feb. 8-9. The production is part of Oglebay Institute’s children’s theater season, which brings classic ...

St. C. native attains rank of captain

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — U.S. Army 1st. Lt. Zachary Andrew Ratka of St. Clairsville was recently promoted to the rank of captain. Ratka is stationed at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas, and is serving with 1st Cavalry Division, 2-5 Cav currently on a deployment in Europe in support of Operation ...

BRADY DOUGLAS CURNES

Brady Douglas Curnes will celebrate his 8th birthday on Dec. 17. Brady is the son of Katie and Doug Curnes of Troy, Ohio, and has a brother, Bowen, who is 5 years old. Grandparents are Debbie and Paul Curnes Sr. of Martins Ferry and Ann and John Frigge of Troy. Brady will celebrate with a ...

Mount Pleasant Christmas in the Village event adds two properties to tour

MOUNT PLEASANT — Back for the third year is Mount Pleasant’s Christmas in the Village. Organized each year by the Historical Society of Mount Pleasant this year’s event is sure to delight. The Historical Society’s Elizabeth House and the Friends Church’s Samuel Gill House return ...

High School’s Festival of Sound 2018 begins Dec. 7

WHEELING — It’s that time of year when the students of Wheeling Park High School are preparing for the 24th anniversary performances of the Festival of Sound concert extravaganza. This much-anticipated holiday event opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 with additional performances at 7 p.m. ...

‘O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree’

The Christmas season and all the shopping that goes with it is well underway now that Thanksgiving has passed. Christmas at our house began just after Halloween, mostly because our son Henry now wants the house to be decorated all the time. Once we took down the Halloween stuff it just looked ...

Bellaire High School Thespians to ‘take over’ libraries with performances

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire High School Thespians will present “The Toys Take Over Christmas” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Shadyside Public Library and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bellaire Public Library. A canned goods donation is requested for admission. Children’s games, a singalong, face ...

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FLUSHING CHRISTMAS Parade is set for Dec. 1. The parade will begin on Old Cadiz Road at 11 a.m. Sign in and line up will begin at 9 a.m. Signs will be posted. Crafts, paint ‘n snack and concessions at the fire hall start at 8 a.m. Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Flushing Ruritan Club, ...