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Prime Times December

Nagy reflects on value of service

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Robert Nagy is the Veteran of the Month for December at the St. Clairsville American Legion. Nagy served as an SPC 4 with the U.S. Army, three years active then three years inactive reserve, where he specialized in the ...

Seniors celebrate Christmas, look to 2018

By ROBERT DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Hundreds of Belmont County’s senior citizens celebrated the Christmas season at the new senior center headquarters and common area located west of St. Clairsville along National Road near Ohio University Eastern. According ...

Be alert for fake ID phone scams

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Spoofing is the term for a phone scam in which a caller uses software to falsify information appearing on the recipient’s caller ID, and scammers have begun targeting area seniors by posing as Belmont County Senior ...

Southeastern honored as HomeCare Elite for 2017

Southeastern Home Care in Barnesville has been named a top agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the ...

Sharpshooter ‘hits bull’s eye’ with card

Aiming for something different, sharpshooter Annie Oakley hit the target with a unique plan for a Christmas card in 1891. Oakley was in Glasgow, Scotland, and she designed a Christmas card showing her in a tartan outfit and holding her gun. It was the first personalized Christmas card, ...

Commissioners hear Senior Services update

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners heard from Senior Services Director Gary Armitage during its meeting Wednesday. Armitage gave an update on the department’s progress during 2017. A major event of note was the ...

Seniors churn out festive art pieces

By LINDA COMINS For The Times Leader Not content to be mere “Sunday painters,” a Marshall County group meets twice a week to create beautiful works of art. Currently, six women participate in an art program at the Marshall County Senior Center in Moundsville, but they hope to expand ...

Welty Residents Celebrate Christmas

A group of Welty Home residents have celebrated the holidays by putting on a show, “Christmas Around the World,” for fellow residents and their families. The entertaining program was the brainchild of resident Clara Presutti, who remembers enjoying similar Christmas pageants in her ...

Don’t End Trips With a Tumble

Holiday shopping is winding down as shoppers are hitting the stores looking for bargains. One thing they may not bargain for is a fall. Crowded stores, door-buster sales and decorations can easily distract seniors from their most important task: staying on their feet. As older adults plan ...