Travels With Betty, Part 1

How would you describe America? Have you ever thought about how you were respond if someone asked you to describe America? Would you talk about the people or the cities or the politics or religions? For most...

Oglebay Flips the Switch to On Tonight

More than 300 acres of Oglebay’s picturesque landscape will come alive with twinkling light displays on Thursday, Nov. 9 as the annual Winter Festival of Lights kicks off for the holiday season. Recognized...

Peek Inside The Health Plan Impact

It’s been referred to as a number of different things. The “game changer.” The “difference maker.” The “cracker plant of downtown Wheeling.” And, well, as “new.” The Health Plan...

Creek Debris Soon to Be Cleared

Receiving approval to clean creeks of flooding debris is very rare, and he will admit it, but the clearing of affected waterways in Ohio County should be completed by the end of the year, according to...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Hannah Mull

James and special Co-Host Trevor Lindgren sit down with our favorite mutual friend Hannah Mull elaborate on the new project Black Bear Magazine which she spoke of briefly on the Arts Fest episode. From getting...

Scenes From Boo At the Zoo

Boo At The Zoo has had some incredibly nice weather this year, but some dreariness as well. Whatever your preference for Halloween spookiness, hopefully you already took the kids through. If not, tonight...

Growing Up in Wheeling: Employment in Woodsdale

When I was young there was a strange concept floating about. Children worked for money, it did not fall out of the sky as is currently the case. My first income was from selling trash. In the old days God...

Soft Opening Set for Elm Grove Hemp Shop

Winkin’ Sun Hemp™ Company is having a soft opening of new retail outlet location in Elm Grove on National Road Saturday 10/28. When most people think of Cannabis, they think of a plant that you smoke...

Harvest Festival This Weekend

Just outside of Wheeling on the weekend of October 21 regional residents will find a fully formed Harvest Festival free and open, containing food trucks, live music, a pumpkin patch and a list of other...

The Writing on the Wall

Wheeling natives have made their mark all over the nation and the world. They are actors, like Joyce DeWitt and John Corbett; labor activists, like Walter Reuther; musicians, like Leon “Chu” Berry and...

Columbus Day

Folks in Wheeling, like folks in hundreds of towns and communities across America, celebrate Monday as Columbus Day. But, should they? Like so many things that were drilled into us in childhood, the...

Out Deep, Where the Submariners Go

It’s been an emotional year with Dad’s passing. But don’t get all sad faced, Dad lived a long and productive life. But, he will be fondly remembered for his penchant of looking for a good bargain. For...

Growing Up in Wheeling: The Woodsdale Mafia

I was a pretty good boy and a good student at Woodsdale until I joined the mafia in the seventh grade. Magic happened when the kids from Edgington Lane, and Washington Avenue were mixed into our sedate group....

Knox and His New Fort

“Tom Beck.” Those were the first two words Kyle Knox blurted after being asked how he has found himself as the production manager of the Capitol Theatre. Beck served as the venue’s production...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Brew Keepers

James and Sara drink a few pints with her brother Josh Fulton along with partners Kevin & Carolyn Ayers from Brew Keepers. They are brewing some of the best microbrew beer you’ll ever drink. Listen to...

Tunes Set for Inaugural Oktoberfest

Even polka found a place at No. 4 in the entertainment lineup for Saturday’s inaugural Oktoberfest at Centre Market, and that’s because, well, it’s polka. “It’s tradition, so I believed it would...

People’s University Fall Schedule

FALL 2017 PEOPLE’S UNIVERSITY: West Virginia History through Archives–Preserving the Mountain State’s Stories   From documents that record the formation of our proud state during the...

McLain Flats Adding to Downtown Living

She was involved in a conversation that concerned living in the downtown Wheeling area and whether or not the potential would be realized someday in the future. Then the 16 Stone Lofts on Main Street opened...

Oktoberfest at Center Market

City, United Way Announce Oktoberfest at Center Market The City of Wheeling is partnering with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley to host Oktoberfest at Centre Market on Saturday, September 30,...

Head, Hands, Heart: Real Hope.

Across West Virginia in cities and towns Sunday, September 17, 2017 is WV Day of Hope: A Celebration of Prevention and Recovery.  Birthed about three years ago as a result of a faith-based roundtable...

Wheeling Travel Agency Gets A Facelift

It’s contagious, this progress thing in the downtown area of Wheeling, and now Patrick Viola is in the middle of a long overdue façade project at Security Travel on Market Street. Viola has owned and...

My Summer of Golf

The leadership of Oglebay Park and the Wheeling Park Commission decided to DO SOMETHING this year about the state of golf in the Ohio Valley - namely, that golf numbers are down, and young local people aren't...

An Uber Ride in Wheeling

Harry. No one knows it, but that’s his real name and now his “driver” name with Uber even though his family and friends know him only as Jule Carenbauer. Jule. Short for Julius, his middle given...