Donor Secures Naming Rights for Youth Center

A generous donor has secured the naming rights for the House of the Carpenter’s new youth center on Wheeling Island. It will be named the Toni and Nancy Bedway Center for Youth. Marianna Bedway and family me...

Surprise Symphony (and a Conundrum or Two)

No, it’s not Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (popularly known as the Surprise Symphony). It’s what the Wheeling Symphony is delivering this season. Surprises. And exceptional music-making, of course. Driscoll M...
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Annual Holiday Spectacular Symphony on Ice Returns

Join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra along with champion professional skaters, the Pittsburgh and Wheeling Figure Skating clubs, local middle and high school choirs, and surprise guests to welcome the sounds of...

SleepOut Proves How Homelessness Can Hit Home

Iam a total wimp. When it came down to it, I lasted about an hour at last week’s Wheeling SleepOut for Youth Services System Inc. Thankfully, my participation was limited to that of spectator, but the experi...
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YSS Wheeling SleepOut Raises More Than $65,000

Despite the frigid temperatures, area residents flocked by the dozens last week to Youth Services System’s ninth annual Wheeling SleepOut to support local youth facing homelessness. It was in the 20s, b...

Holiday Art Show and Sale Showcases Local Talent

Oglebay Institute’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale not only benefits shoppers looking for unique gifts it also supports local artists. The exclusive five-week show provides an outstanding opportunity for s...

ROBERTS RUMINATES: Buzz Off

It’s time for school pictures again. That means haircuts, which means considerable whining and negotiation. It’s a necessary chore, but the barber always makes it look easy. “I could teach you how to do it y...

Discriminating Tastes: A Ghostly Tale

Note: This is a fictional tale. Rich Knoblich, WV storyteller and a regular winner of the Liar Contest at the annual Vandalia Gathering hosted by the WV Dept. of Arts and Culture, likes to add some dr...

ECHOES … Of Life Below Violet Hill

Long before my family moved to the brown stucco house at the top of Chicken Neck Hill overlooking Elm Run, I was a resident of Birch Lynn and spent most of the summers on the gently sloping hillside below it. ...

Favede Named President of Wheeling University

The Board of Trustees of Wheeling University has announced the appointment of Ginny Favede as the institution's 13th president. Favede was elected to serve as the chair of the University Board of Trustees in...