A Zoo Brew Chronicle

In the distance, a lone banjo laments an old song. Remembering old days buried deep within fading memories, a fiddle shades the air a somber grey. The past is mourned as the music yearns to step back into...

Local Kayakers Urged To Heed Danger

Kayaking local creeks is an activity that has picked up in popularity during recent years, and that is why Lou Vargo and Jesse Mestrovic wish to remind enthusiasts to take every safety precaution and to employ...

Betty’s 2017 Garden

Betty’s Garden Diary Revisited! Preface Greetings fellow Weelunk gardeners! This is a follow-up to the “Betty’s Garden Diary” series that my wife, Betty, and I published on Weelunk last year. Since...

This Day in WV History: Earl Oglebay Dies

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Earl Oglebay died on June 22, 1926, at age 77. The son of a wealthy Wheeling businessman, he became head of his father’s bank at age...

Sheriff Tom Howard Keeping His Promises

Candidates running for public office usually make promises they fail to keep once their successful campaigns are complete, but Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard seems different following his first six months in...

Annual Good Zoo Brew On Tap Again

A variety of craft beer, fine local cuisine, first rate entertainment and some wild animals will all be a part of the 8 th annual Good Zoo Brew, slated for 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at Oglebay’s Good...

Wheeling Arts and Culture Fest This Weekend

The Wheeling Arts and Culture Commission in partnership with the Wheeling YWCA are excited to announce the 2017 Arts and Cultural Festival. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th...

Communication Key During First Year

It is a public school system that begins working with children as early as age 3, and it is a district that educated a little more than 5,300 students during the recently completed academic year. Along with...

Meet the Weelunk Nature Writer

Some people just have Wheeling inside them. If you were born here, it’s in your blood. If your parents and grandparents were born here, it’s in your bones. Laura Jackson Roberts is a sixth-generation...

Meet The Newest Weelunk Staff Editor

Combining a passion for the arts, people, and community involvement, Lizzy Sellers studies writing and psychology at Florida State University. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure to meet her, she...

Euchre: Poker’s Poor Cousin

Twenty or thirty years or so ago, a wearied traveler venturing through the coal-infused hills of Appalachia steps off his beaten path and takes refuge in one of Wheeling's countless taverns. Sidling up to the...

For Ginny Favede Community Comes First

She wanted to serve the public, so that’s what Ginny Favede did first as a member of St. Clairsville City Council and then as a one of three members of the Belmont County Commission. After eight years as...

Meet Weelunk’s Newest Writer

Born and raised in the Ohio Valley, Brian Thomas spent the last four years studying film at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He recently returned home from working as a film script developer in the...

Big Weekend in the Big Wheel

Feature photo of Wheeling Hall of Fame inductee Bob Villamagna courtesy Oglebay Institute Wheeling is alive this weekend hosting Riverfront Movie Night, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff, (both free...

Pete Jefferson

Pete was not a regular in our crowd but was around enough to the extent that he should have been. We knew each other, went to the same parties, but I believe he was a bit older. Pete had an older brother, a...

McColloch’s Leap

In East Wheeling in the mid 1960's there was a 'bar' on almost every corner. But the word 'bar' isn't all they were, they were also community centers. Places that glued the small neighborhoods together....

WJU Graduate Presented With Manning Award

Overcoming Obstacles is Second Nature for WJU Graduate A Hillard, Ohio native overcame learning obstacles to not only earn a degree from Wheeling Jesuit, but achieve much success during her four years at...

Blind Butch

The neighborhood of Goosetown was special in the 60s, not much of it now remains. It was hidden in a small corner of Wheeling. Big Wheeling Creek on the east and railroad tracks on the west defined...

‘Students First’ Motivates Saunders

When he was a kid, he was usually the muddiest ballplayer on the field who couldn’t wait to get back to fishing after the game, and he continued his athletic career at Wheeling Park High School. And then...