Woodsdale Students Code Robots to Victory

Pictured above Left to Right: Campbell Koegler, Alex Taylor, Grant Kenamond, Kathryn Prather, Max Hill Four of these five fifth graders prefer C3PO over R2D2, and they know more than most do about...

Meet the Clay Ninja

“I remember watching him create a few clay pieces on the wheel. He made it look so easy, so effortless, and within minutes he would turn this clump of clay into a mug, a bowl, or a teapot. It was as if he...

Nelson Nailed Her Niche In Wheeling

What she did know was that she wanted to return to Wheeling following her college career. What Susie Nelson didn’t know was how. When she was graduated from Wheeling Park High in 1989, her beloved city...

Ohio Valley Native Survives Mexico Shooting

It was a rare moment when they weren’t together during this trip to Mexico or any other the couple has made in the last year, but there was Bria Didszun, just coming out of the ladies room at the Blue Parrot...

Changing Course: A WLU Retirement

When David J. Thomas, originally from Burgettstown, PA, first came to West Liberty State College (WLSC) in 1970, he was a sophomore at Weirton Madonna High School (MHS). His early entry into WLSC was due to...

Let’s Talk About Bullying

You may have noticed billboards around town recently suggesting just that. Next week, Wheeling Country Day School will again take on bullying, a subject carrying with it quite a variety of reactions, to say...

Up For A Run?

Are you interested in running this New Year? Need help staying motivated? A new running group has formed in Wheeling and is looking for fellow runners to grow the group and help inspire others to get...

The West Liberty Tanneries

When West Liberty was settled, the region had a lot of oak trees. In addition to supplying lumber for the building needs as the community grew, those oaks also provided a plentiful supply of oak bark to the...

15 Echo Terrace, Woodsdale

Editor’s Note: Weelunk is pleased to announce a partnership with Kennen and Kennen Realtors. In exchange, we will be periodically highlighting some homes for sale that our readers may be interested in. As...

Schmidt Humbled by All-Time Team Honor

Doug Schmidt was one of THE Wheeling Nailers, and that was a pretty big deal, but initially his roster status worked against him here in the Friendly City. How? The pretty blonde lady who was helping a...

Waller’s Floats Through Winter

It’s January, and it’s 18 degrees outside the Waller Pools and Spas building on Eoff Street. And Waller’s was open as it is each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but not for a clearance sale on...

“Lunch With Books” Is Back in 2017

The Ohio County Public Library invites you to "Lunch With Books" this winter. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at noon, Lunch With Books: The Color of Sundays Sportswriter Andrew Conte be at Lunch With Books at...

A Sweet Romance

My son, Neil, was home from Africa after spending two years in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, and another year or so working with some Italian Missionaries in Uganda. We were having lunch in this trippy...

2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Stories By Steve

As we put a wrap on our 2016 in review, here are the Top Ten stories from our Chief Editor and Writer Steve Novotney. Editor’s Note: This Top Ten list was compiled using Google analytics and social media...

2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Stories By You

Recently we shared our 2016 Top Ten  “IDEAS” stories.  Today we continue the year in review with a shout out to our readers, followers, advocates, investors, advertisers and all-around-Weelunkers.  Here...

2016: In Pictures

In chronological order, some of our favorite Weelunk pictures of 2016... A new president arrives at West Liberty University. Mount Wood Overlook. Our mural. Seger scores 44 in the Final...

2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Ideas

In 2016 we received stories from over 100 people like you.  Here are the Top Ten stories of 2016 that were published in weelunk.com’s Ideas section, where ideas that support our area’s growth are...

Do You Weelunk?

Three years ago an idea was born. It centered around a feeling that things in Wheeling, West Virginia were moving forward, but in a direction simliar to kids about to slide down an icy number 11 at Crispin:...

Plant A Seed With Grow Ohio Valley

Greetings and Happy Holidays! As our third year draws to a close, more than ever we affirm our love of Wheeling; for where it has been, but more so for what it is becoming. It’s entirely gratifying to...

The Weelunk Show: Holiday Special

There's a new partnership in Wheeling, West Virginia. New media has intersected with traditional media as Weelunk.com and WTRF7 have come together to produce a new TV show that focuses on the history, positive...

We Need You for the Winter Freeze Shelter

Feature Photo by Rebecaa Kiger A community project that serves homeless adults needs your help. The Winter Freeze Shelter uses volunteers to assist shelter supervisors overnight. Volunteers arrive...