Courts Four and Five

The tennis courts four and five are gone. I drove through Crispin Center with my buddy Rory, a thoroughbred mutt a lot like the driver and saw the work in progress. There was a big commercial dumpster parked...

driving route eighty-eight

in the space between working and not i lose myself essing and squiggling day and late on eighty-eight-- a kind of asphalt umbilical cord, connecting dawn and sunset--- wending way again...

Cardinals Are Sweet Sixteen

And it's on to the Cardinals first NCAA Division II Regional Final! Wheeling Jesuit put together a 24-5 run starting with 10 minutes left and surged past Shippensburg, 97-91, in the Atlantic Regional...

There’s No Debate About 38 Straight

It was the l-o-n-g-e-s-t dinner in the history of award dinners, but at least for some the extended wait began with apple pie. And it gave each and every one of the 38 members of Wheeling Park High’s...

Romantic Wheeling Project: Suspended

It was built to be the longest in its decade, but now as men walk across it, its purpose degrades. Forged by the hands of stone and steel, giving interested eyes a historic appeal. Now gaze upon the...

WJU Hosting Two Exhibits in March

Wheeling Jesuit will host an exhibit by Israeli Photographer Erez Kaganovitz entitled Humans of Tel Aviv in the university’s Bishop Hodges Library during the month of March. An opening reception for the...

Babe

Babe, I believe his last name was Hert, was in Saint Michaels grade school with my oldest sister Kay when the school was located one block up from Edgington Lane. It is an apartment building now. I believe...

Come One, Come All! It’s an Extravaganza

The longest running variety show of its kind in the Ohio Valley, The Linsly Extravaganza has become an annual tradition for generations of Linsly alumni, many of whom have children or grandchildren who will...

State of the City 2017

Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. It is my honor to serve as Mayor of Wheeling and my special privilege to deliver my first State of the City address. Before I recognize today’s honorees and...

Romantic Wheeling: August 21, 1990

August 21, 1990 Dear Meg, My platoon and I are stationed at Camp Casey in Korea for now and no one knows for how long. It feels like forever since I’ve been home, I can hardly remember what yall look...

Happy CSA Day!

Are your New Year’s resolutions already in the rearview mirror? If so, you still have time to make good on those promises! Grow Ohio Valley is pleased to join other farms around the country in celebrating...

Retention: A Tale of Two Commutes

How can we keep our young people in Wheeling? How can we convince those who have left to come back? How can we attract new residents to the Friendly City? These are three big questions that Wheeling...

Catfish Fishing on the Ohio River

A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work! – Unknown Cover picture - Russ Cook holding a good sized Ohio River Catfish that he caught. The problem with the world today is that not enough...

In Support of the City’s New Website

The City of Wheeling recently announced a $33,000 commitment for a new website. According to a report from WTRF, it has some local residents raising questions. It may seem like a lot of money and it might be...

1989 MixTape: Styling With Rax

Let’s travel back to a time when the music was good and the smell of roast beef was in the air: Wheeling, W.Va., in 1989. Place the tape in the deck and press play. Track One: Guns N' Roses -...

Ihlenfeld Managing New Firm in Wheeling

Following his six years serving as United States Attorney for West Virginia’s Northern District, Bill Ihlenfeld has opted to continue his legal career in Wheeling as a member of Bailey & Glasser...

54 Arlington Drive, A Stable Home Indeed

Editor’s Note: Weelunk is pleased to announce a partnership with Harvey Goodman Realtor and Scott Connors. In exchange, we will be periodically highlighting some homes for sale that our readers may be...