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IN TIME for St. Patrick’s Day, Matthew J. O’Brien, professor of History at Franciscan University of Steubenville, is tapped to give a discussion on the history of Irish immigration in the Ohio Valley at Martins Ferry Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday. Call 740-633-0314 for more information. ...

Art for inspiration

WHEELING — Vondel Bell always wanted to draw on the walls when he was a child, and he usually got punished when he did. Now an adult, the former football star at Wheeling Park High School and California University of Pennsylvania, is an artist who gets paid for painting walls, shoes, ...

St. Clairsville queens pageant is March 9

ST. CLAIRSVILLE High School Queen of Queens Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. March 9 in the Middle School Auditorium. This year’s contestants are, from left, Juliana Turachak, Ashely Greenwood, Lyndsee Probst, Kira Balgo, Elaina Baker, Kaitlyn Hodorowski, Rachel Sorge, and Madelyn Conaway.

‘Presence: An Exploration of Aging Through Art’

Exhibit challenges perceptions of growing old WHEELING — A new exhibition and educational series opens March 5 at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center. “Presence: An Exploration of Aging Through Art” examines the universal, yet intensely personal, experience of growing ...

BLJHS Literacy Night to features escape rooms

Buckeye Local Jr. High School is looking to attract families to literacy night festivities by offering a fun night of sleuthing. Activities are set for 6:30 p.m. March 10 and will include a series of four escape rooms based upon core educational subjects such as math, science, ...

Pancakes to raise roof funds

MARTINS FERRY — A Pancake Breakfast is set to be held at First Presbyterian Church to not only help celebrate Leap Year babies, but to help raise funds for a new roof for the church. The breakfast is set from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the church, located at 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry. ...

Ohio Valley Heart Ball takes `leap’ in 2020

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Hundreds of attendees will join the American Heart Association for the 52nd Ohio Valley Heart Ball set for Saturday at the Belmont Hills Country Club, 47080 National Road, St Clairsville. This special event helps raise life-saving funds for the association’s mission in ...

Hilda Eimer 100th birthday

Hilda Eimer will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Feb. 25. She is a resident of Country Club Rehabilitation Center in Bellaire. Hilda was born in Beallsville a daughter of the late Carl and Hazel Rucker. She lived most of her life in Shadyside where she owned and operated Hilda’s Beauty ...

Mary Lou Pruneski 90th birthday

Mary Lou Pruneski is celebrating her 90th birthday today, Feb. 23. She was born Mary Lou Chuckery on Feb. 23, 1930, in Maynard, a daughter of Walter and Bertha Chuckery. She and her husband, the late Joseph Paul Pruneski, were married on July 2, 1949. They had four children together: ...

Haelee Beck 2nd birthday

Haelee Elizabeth Beck of Colerain will celebrate her 2nd birthday on March 7. She is the daughter of Jennifer DiBacco and John Beck also of Colerain. Grandparents are Linda Shablack of Barnesville and the late Ernest DiBacco of Martins Ferry, Roger and Becky Beck of Harrisville and two ...

Real Life Community of Faith to host free movie

BETHESDA — Real Life Community of Faith invites everyone to see a free movie at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Epworth Center. The center will be showing a family friendly movie for all ages. This is a true story of faith, hope and love in the midst of misfortune. There be will popcorn, ...

Datebook briefs

FISH FRYS at the Harrisville Fire Hall will be held on the following Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Feb. 28; March 6, 13 and 20; and April 3 and 10. There will also be a bake sale and 50-50 drawing on April 10. There will be no fish fry on March 27 due to the Adena Lions Show at West ...

It’s `the cat’

Sometimes when my brain is feeling dull and dry and I can’t think of what to write, I’ll ask my young son Henry for advice. Recently he told me I should write about comic book superhero Aquaman. He also told me a story I should relay, but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was. ...

If these walls could talk

WHEELING — On March 4, 1852 – nearly 168 years ago – Wheeling’s McLure Hotel first opened its doors for business. Since then, 11 United States presidents have been guests or speakers at the hotel, along with countless other famous and infamous people. On March 8, Friends of Wheeling ...

East Richland Christian Schools to host annual open house event

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — East Richland Christian Schools will hold their annual preschool-12th grade Open House on March 9 from 6-8 p.m. The open house provides prospective students and their parents an opportunity to hear about the various programs East Richland Christian Schools have for ...

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. ...