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...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Jeremy Larance

James joins Jeremy Larance on the campus of West Liberty University to discuss what may be the only English department to offer a degree in comics and graphic novels. A curious man has conversations...

Myles Designs For Wheeling’s Times

It’s not often when one’s work is seen by thousands each day for an extended period of time, but that has been reality for Matt Myles for more than a month. Myles, president of Chiselbox on Market...

WLU 48 Hour Film Fest Set for Next Week

Plans are underway for the annual West Liberty University 48-Hour Film Festival presented by The Highlands to be held Sept. 15 – 17 and ending with a screening and awards ceremony at Marquee Cinemas,...

Job Opportunity: Downtown Wheeling

Weelunk hears from a lot of "ex-pats" who follow our stories. Some express an interest in moving back, but "no job opportunities" is always the deciding factor in staying put. So we are trying something new....

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Jessica Rine

James has a nice chat with Jessica Rine from OV Connect & the United Way at St. Clair Lanes then bowl a few games. James Wodarcyk A curious man has conversations with interesting people. Hit...

My Town: Kid Catholic

May Devotions were held at 7:30 in the evening and were charming.  The grade school kids would bring flowers they had picked and file up the side aisle to place them before the statue of the Blessed Virgin...

Augustine’s New Life Working Out

She was unhappy and didn’t own her own career, so Tammy Augustine fixed it with a few swift decisions. The 1988 graduate of Wheeling Park High School got a divorce, moved home to Wheeling after 25 years...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Ezra John Hamilton

James and co-host Sara Fulton chat with musician Ezra John Hamilton. Ezra gets into all aspects of pursuing a career as a musician. From his band Hit Play and his solo career to his work as a song writer and...

Greenwood Cemetery Tour 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017 is the date of the next Friends of Wheeling historic tour of Wheeling’s Greenwood Cemetery. Costumed characters will portray the lives of some of Wheeling’s most notable … and...

It’s A French Thing

Troves of wine line the brick walls. Built during the Victorian Era, the interior's many rooms ornately furnished with brass statuettes, stained glass windows, and carved wooden walls echo a forgotten time...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Episode 1

Weelunk had the great pleasure of meeting someone new Monday evening. James Wodarcyk would fit right in at Weelunk headquarters (er, if they existed), given our shared passion for Wheeling, West Virginia. So...

Wheeling Welcomes Uber!

Just over a year ago, Uber first launched in West Virginia, helping residents in Charleston and Morgantown get access to more transportation options and flexible work opportunities. Today, Uber is excited to...

The Wheeling Bluegrass Festival Has Arrived

Oglebay Institute is presenting the Wheeling Bluegrass Festival (WBF) on the grounds of the Stifel Fine Art Center on Saturday, September 9th. The bluegrass festival, a first for Wheeling, will be complimented...

Philanthropy Takes Center Stage

On Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th, Wheeling, WV and the northern panhandle will be hosts to leaders from the Kresge Foundation of Michigan.  The visit is being hosted by Philanthropy West...

A “SMART” Way to Watch the Eclipse

On Monday the 21st of this month, the Ohio Valley will witness a rare, celestial event known as a solar eclipse. This phenomenon occurs when the earth, moon, and Sun align creating a union between shadows and...

Krishna Gold: Part 1

(Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories that will concentrate on the development and history of the New Vrindaban community in Marshall County.)...

A Wheeling Company Rises to Meet the Masses

As I waited at the Wheeling Coffee shop on Washington Avenue, the creator and owner of Eat In Now, Joshua Broverman, confidently strolled up. He ordered his coffee with exact instructions and joked that he...

McCamic Named Good Samaritan

Youth Services System’s Board of Directors holds the Good Samaritan Dinner each year to recognize the accomplishments of someone who exemplified the example described in the parable. In answering the...

‘Edgers’ Set for Wheeling YWCA Benefit

They are called, “edgers,” and yeah, there’s a reason. These people get on an elevator at the bottom of an eight-story building, and then walk through a maze of renovation to stairs that steeply lead...

A Light in our Valley

Dr. Dan Joseph receives the Dr. Lee Jones Patron of Youth award at the annual J.B. Chambers YMCA Light of the Valley luncheon set for noon, today at Wheeling Park's White Palace. Daniel Irwin Joseph has been...

Hamburger Man

I have got to remember, it is a fine memory, that soft naked lady God meant her to be. That is how the song goes, but this is a different memory.  A thousand, maybe two thousand years ago I worked at the...

In Pictures: McMechen, Still

It's been more than a week since 5.2 inches of rain fell on McMechen, a community that is terraced in a way that the muddy paths of flood-water flow are still very visible all the way down to the highway....

Farm To Fork 2017 In Pictures

The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary hosted its 6th annual Farm To Fork benefit dinner on Saturday evening at Rock Valley Farm near Dallas. The cool, clear weather made the idyllic farmhouse setting just about as...