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Artist Janet Wang displaying works

WHEELING — World traveler and noted artist Janet Wang’s works are being displayed at Artworks Around Town for the month of January. Wang will present pieces in all three of her favorite mediums, oil, pastel and watercolor. Wang has been making art since she was young. She used her free ...

Successful exercise and fitness plan centered around lifestyle choices

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY For The Times Leader WHEELING — Better fitness, more exercise and healthier eating habits seem to be a recurring theme on most New Year’s resolutions lists. For folks looking to take a more active approach toward better health and fitness going into the new year, ...

A sweet Christmas

Our Christmas was a merry one again this year. It was fun to see our young son Henry open his presents. Before heading downstairs he woke us up and asked if we thought it was OK to do so. I was a little concerned that maybe it was only 2 a.m. so I told him maybe we should check the clock ...

Datebook

SMITHFIEILD TOWNSHIP Trustees will hold their yearly re-organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Smithfield Building. SHADYSIDE LOCAL Board of Education’s public hearing regarding its budget is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at the board office Shadyside Local Board of Education, 3890 Lincoln ...

Nellie Polivka

Nellie Lojas Polivka is celebrating her 102nd birthday. She was born Aniela Lojas in Nixon Run, Martins Ferry, to John and Antonia Lojas on Jan. 12, 1918. She lived in farms located on Nixon Run, Glens Run and Scotch Ridge along with her parents and nine brothers and sisters: married names are ...

Back to the Future

The new year is almost here! I don’t have any resolutions in mind yet for 2020, though there’s a few I probably should make. 2020 sounds like the distant future to me. Aren’t we supposed to have flying cars and floating houses by now? Something like from the Jetson’s cartoon? I guess ...

River High student wins art award for painting

HANNIBAL — A River High School art student recently won an award from the Cleveland Clinic Expressions Art Program for her painting titled “Drowing in Opioids.” Aedyn Kraft, daughter of J.J. & Shirley Kraft, is an Art II student at River High School. The hospital’s program ...

Will’s Hill flag to be raised for Adkins

BRIDGEPORT — The American flag at Will’s Hill is scheduled to be raised at noon Jan. 1 for the late Sgt. Charles L. Adkins, aka “Bud,” a native of Bethesda. Adkins was born May 28, 1947, near Bethesda. He graduated from Barnesville High School in 1965. He was drafted into the Army on ...

WWII veterans honored during dance

ON DEC. 7, the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the 200 Big Band Club held a dance and honored World War II veterans along with all veterans at osiris Shrine in Wheeling. Two WWII veterans were present: John Callarik of Bridgeport, who served in the Army stationed in Europe, and Domenic ...

Student food pantry planned by student council

CONNORVILLE — A new food pantry will begin at Buckeye Local High School to help fuel students as they fill their minds with knowledge. The student council organization is developing the pantry, which is eyed for a room near the second-floor media center early next year. Advisor Mike DiCenzo ...

Buckeye Local students spread kindness

CONNORVILLE — Several students at Buckeye Local High School have been spreading cheer among their peers, offering words of encouragement and festive creations to make both life and the holidays brighter. Freshmen Corissa Griffith, Haley Langsdorf and Allison Clifford painted windows and ...

Elementary schools gain playground equipment

BERGHOLZ — Elementary schools within the Edison Local School District have some new equipment on hand for students to enjoy during recess. New playground equipment was added at John Gregg and Stanton Elementary schools in November and Assistant Superintendent Julie Kireta said the district ...

Datebook

CHRISTMAS TEA luncheons are planned for noon today, on Dec. 21 at Eckhart House, 810 Main Street, Wheeling. There is a cost. BELMONT COUNTY Board of Elections will hold its regular December meeting at Belmont Hills Country Club at noon on Dec. 17. The board will have the Christmas ...

Taking flight

BUCKEYE WEST Elementary student Trey McCoy launches his marshmallow catapult as part of a STEM project in his fifth-grade science class. Teacher Allison Bartek said her pupils studied motion, force and Newton’s Laws in class and were introduced to the engineering design process for some ...

The vibe is fresh, the works unique at Clientele Art Studio

WHEELING — Have you heard about the Clientele Art Studio in Wheeling? If you haven’t yet, you will. Located in a vintage East Wheeling property at 43 15th Street, this up and coming art scene has already developed a following of all ages and is operated with a younger generation vibe. ...

Take that, wrinkle cream!

Tomorrow is my birthday and let’s just say I am over 40, though I’ve been that way for over a year now. You can do the math if you really want to know how old I am. I think the wrinkles on my hands and under my eyes say I am much older, but I’ve earned everyone of them, I think. I must ...

Classic Blue is Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — In these uneasy times, as we move along to a new decade, the Pantone Color Institute has reached back in time to calming, confident Classic Blue as its color of the year for 2020. The color is an anchor offering stability, constancy and connection, said Laurie Pressman, ...

Indian Creek breakfast program gains kudos

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 ...

‘Tis the season for giving

DEBBIE KARRAS, right, of St. Clairsville hands out a Christmas treat to The Times Leader employee Debbie Curnes during one of her rounds of gift-giving this season. Karras is a longtime columnist for the newspaper. T-L Photo/SHELLEY HANSON

Classic Christmas films help make the season bright

MARTINS FERRY — With Christmas vacation just around the corner for many school-aged children, there will be a lot of downtime to fill at home — so why not do it with some classic holiday films and a bowl of popcorn. There is an abundance of movies to watch these days, with many of them ...