Wheeling Women Artists: Melody Meadows

Melody Meadows’ passion for theater blossomed at the age of ten. She is a Charleston native but pursued children’s theater in New Martinsville, WV. She then continued on her acting path via Magnolia...

We Watch Forever

They had a party at our prison last night and they thought we couldn’t see.This rotten stone hell where we walk in darkness forever is not as it was when I faced the hangman in 1932 or as it was when my...

The Capitol of Entertainment

Star studded night The searchlights shine brightly It’s entertainment that I need Up on the billboard, the title glitters Wheeling’s own Broadway show The walk of fame full of music stars The time...

Hear Mozart’s Requiem Today!

West Liberty University Singers will join the College Community Choir to present the classic choral work, Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for the public’s enjoyment this May. Under the direction of WLU...

Wheeling Women Artists: Pat Jacobson

Local Painter Tackles Political Issues Pat Jacobson has loved art for as long as she can remember. “Oh, I’ve been drawing and painting ever since I was a child. Of course, I didn’t know what I wanted...

Grow Ohio Valley Seeks Hosts

Early this summer, another four AmeriCorps service members will arrive in Wheeling to assist Grow Ohio Valley in its mission of establishing a robust local food economy. They will remain here for separate...

Unity Center Provides Path to Recovery

It says what it says above the main door into the Unity Center in Center Wheeling – “Leave Your Ego at the Door” – but by the time people seek the help that’s inside their self-esteem is the lowest...

Mayor Eyes Compassion for Wheeling

It is about a change in the mindset of local government that alters the citizen experience because people are treated more like people. Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott joined a number of Wheeling area...

Wheeling Women Artists: Bonnie Thurston

Bonnie Thurston is a proud West Virginian woman who grew up in a remote southern part of the state. Her first introduction to the literary world was when her father would read bible stories to her before bed...

Creek Floats Going Mainstream

“Staza” does the navigating, and he follows the lead as this “man-and-his-dog” partnership float their way down Big Wheeling Creek. “Water recreation is definitely an asset we have here in the...

Fitzsimmons Dog Park Nearing Completion

The land has been sculpted, the posts set, and soon the fencing will go up, and the grass will be planted at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in East Wheeling. The two-acre facility will be located near the...

The Men of the Pen

My friends and I on a warm summer night Drove down to the famous home of fright 11 Acres and surrounded by walls The WV State Penitentiary held them all A prisoner’s home was a 5x7 cell A horrible home,...

MadFest is April 7

West Liberty University’s Media Arts and Design Festival (MADFest) continues its job of inspiring creative high school students this spring with a chance to participate in a variety of media arts activities...

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...