Living

PAINT WHEELING (9-24)

Co-op invites artists to ‘Paint Historic Wheeling’

WHEELING — Artists wearing sensible shoes and floppy hats to protect them from the sun will gather at Artworks Around Town with their easels, paints and brushes for the 12th annual Paint Historic Wheeling on Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Artworks will hold this much-anticipated plein air painting event ...

Cheers! (to your health)

When I was kid I used to try and imagine what I’d be like when was I older — like 25. For some reason I thought 25 was old and never seemed to think past this age. Now I find it hard to believe that I’m almost 40. Where did all the time go? By the time my son is my age, I will be 75 years ...

BELLAIRE CHEER (9-24)

Bellaire Homecoming weekend activities slated

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire High School Alumni Association’s Alumni Activities weekend will include a reunion and social for all BHS Alumni Cheerleaders along with the present cheering squad. They will be leading everything with a few old and new cheers. The event is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 29 ...

Annual Crop Walk set for Oct. 1 in Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — The Fellowship of Churches will be holding its annual CROP Walk in the village of Shadyside on Sunday, Oct. 1. Registration is from 1-2 p.m. with the walk starting at 2 p.m. at the Nazarene Church, 38th Street and Leona Avenue. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events ...

MANTEL MASTERPIECE (9-24)

Mantel Masterpiece Moves From Trash Pile to Museum

TRACEE HERBAUGH Associated Press When interior designer Heidi Pribell spotted a dust-covered mantelpiece in the basement of a client’s newly purchased home, it was the start of a long relationship. The ornate white marble mantelpiece, with two caryatids flanking each side, was sitting ...

Datebook

FALL RUMMAGE Sale is slated from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at First Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Marietta St., St. Clairsville. Items for sale include clothing, household items, purses, shoes, jewelry, holiday decorations, books and more. AARP No. 2994, St. Clairsville, is scheduled to meet ...

CRAFTERS SOUGHT (9-24)

Crafters sought for Pioneer Craft Days

EAST LIVERPOOL — Friends of Beaver Creek State Park, East Liverpool, are looking for more crafters and artisans for its Pioneer Craft Days, slated Oct. 7-8, at the Pioneer Village of Beaver Creek State Park in Columbiana County. The festival takes place both days from 10 a.m. to 5 ...

HORMONES (9-24)

Study shows results that hormone pills aren’t killing women

LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn’t shorten older women’s lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment. That ...

Acting for the right reasons or not?

Dear Annie: I moved from the city to the country about 20 years ago, and now that my husband is deceased, I plan to return to an urban environment. I have spent many hours researching different locations, including using the internet and driving through neighborhoods, and I believe I’ve ...

Easy vacationing

PLANT NANNY. When I go on vacation, I fill bottles and push them into my houseplants and outdoor plants upside down. The water keeps the plants moist for days! — Sophia LONG-LASTING CELERY. I don’t use celery a lot, except during the holidays. So, come November, when I purchase a stalk ...

BP medications affect bleeding from kidney stone

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been urinating blood for several weeks. An X-ray revealed a kidney stone; however, I am in no pain at all. The stone is said to be between my kidney and bladder. I take blood pressure medicine and an aspirin a day. The problem is this: If I don’t take my medications, ...

The dreaded cone for dogs

Dear Heloise: When our cairn terrier had some surgery on his back legs, the vet wanted him to wear the DREADED CONE for two weeks to avoid licking. He hated it, so instead I pinned a blow-up travel neck pillow around his neck, and he tolerated that much better. He could eat, drink ...

Review: ‘Bipolar Disorder: My Biggest Competitor

By BETSY BETHEL For The Times Leader Amy Gamble is a champion for mental health, advocating for awareness, improved care and the removal of stigma. In her book, she painstakingly describes the details of her own battle with bipolar disorder that led her from the U.S. Olympic team to a ...

Leeks are the star in this simple chicken dish

By Melissa d’Arabian Associated Press We are less than a month into the school year, and suddenly, we're swamped. You too? Six o'clock sneaks up on my family, and we have a million balls in the air — soccer practice, dance class, pre-algebra homework, jobs — and none of them is ...

Pencils, Paper, Backpacks, Oh My! Celebs Talk Back-to-school

By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press NEW YORK — Fresh pencils and the perfect lunch box, new clothes and the hottest notebooks. In the wind-down of summer as we head into fall, a variety of celebrities time-tripped back to childhood, sharing favorite moments preparing for the first day of ...

7. new church

And all His people said ‘Amen’

The new St. John Catholic Church in Benwood was dedicated Sept. 9 with the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, in attendance along with local dignitaries and parishioners. The original church was destroyed by fire on March 30, 2015. The ...

‘Bark in the Park’ set Oct. 7 in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The St. Clairsville Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual Bark In The Park at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the amphitheater off Sugar Street. Registration for participants begins at noon and ending at 12:45 p.m. with judging starting at 1 p.m. Join in the fun by entering ...

Ohio Valley native writes ‘Chicken Soup’ military story

WHEELING — After 1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Afghanistan, Wheeling native Sarah Kemp found herself in search of a way to express her feelings about the man she met and fell in love with while in Kandahar as a member of the USO. So she started ...

Happy early Halloween and merry Christmas

Last week we were on vacation and on the last day of it my husband decided to drag out his favorite holiday decorations — Halloween. This delighted our son Henry as he got to play with the giant bendy spider with red rhinestone-like eyes that we purchased last year. I don’t think he ...