WPHS Superiority Is Beyond Debate

When the streak began, the personal computer had yet to be introduced to the world. The Internet did not exist either, and neither did DNA fingerprinting or smartphones or even tilt-and-roll luggage. This...

Valley Be Quirky

The mainstream labels it a revitalization of the Ohio Valley with Wheeling as the epicenter. But there’s a subtle underlying current that may have always been there, but it is just now evolving into an open...

I am Looking for Real Syrup

Weelunk encourages its readers to learn all about REAL syrup at Oglebay Institute's Maple Sugaring Day, Saturday March 21... While shopping at Walmart and trying to be health-conscious, I took a gander...

Three Citizens Doing More Than Something

Oh yes, people do make the difference. Gloria Delbrugge attends at least one meeting per day, most of which are related to her role as a member of the Wheeling City Council. She represents Ward One, an area...

On Being Irish

  I am Irish, I guess, because I don’t know what else to be. I am half German, but being German never came easy to me. We are a melancholy lot; I am. That is why we sing and laugh so much...

Pub Run Perfects An Unlikely Combination

A throng of more than 200 runners overcame some drizzly weather on Friday evening to participate in the 3rd annual OV Connect St. Paddy's Day Pub Run. The sold-out event, which has already swelled to five...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 1

THE BOSSES, BOOKIES, AND BURGOYNE (Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories that will concentrate on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.) Bill Lias...

School Lunchroom: Opportunities Ahead

I am very fortunate to be able to volunteer occasionally at my children’s school with the lunch duty. I enjoy watching children eat, chat, laugh, hop, skip, and even argue for a couple of hours. During this...

Citizen Positions Open in Friendly City

Plenty of opportunities exist for Wheeling residents to get more involved with the decision-making that helps shape the municipality, but if an individual wishes to serve his or her city, it’s up to them to...

‘Hubapalooza’ Wants Wheeling’s Input

The primary goal of the West Virginia Community Development Hub is to form partnerships with people and organizations from throughout the Mountain State in order to “same-page” citizens working to improve...

WANTED: People Providing Puzzle Pieces

What piece of this puzzle can you provide? That’s an important question in the city of Wheeling right now, and that is because residents of all ages are engaged and discussing the future of the Friendly...

Little Ships and Big Ships

I started in the securities brokerage business in 1957 with a Cincinnati firm named Westheimer & Co. It was a regional firm as most were in those days. The president of the firm was a venerable old...

Disaster of the Steamboat Scioto

By Rich Knoblich Weelunk Contributor Dating back to the placement of a skull, aka Weelunk, along the Ohio River’s banks, Wheeling’s folk history has evolved to include numerous paranormal events...

Snow Day, a Poem

By Lauren Cuff Weelunk Contributor   Snow Day   I have coffee I keep my pajamas on I play music I listen to my dog snore I begin to write a story for my...

Junior League of Wheeling Celebrates 75 Years

A very young woman walked along the wealthy avenues of New York City in 1901 with troubling things on her mind like child health, nutrition and literacy among immigrants, improving working conditions for...

McKenzie: The State of Wheeling

Welcome to Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and good afternoon. Thank you for being here today. It is my honor to continue to serve as your Mayor of the City of Wheeling, and my privilege to deliver my...

Protect our Water

Bishop Ralph W. Dunkin Weelunk Contributor   Water has always been at the heart of the Christian faith and heritage.  From the four rivers that had their origin in Eden, to the crossing of the...

State of City Address Set for Tuesday

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com For the sixth consecutive year Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie will present his “State of the City Address” today during a luncheon set to begin at noon at the Wheeling...

Weelunk In Review

As Weelunk.com nears its four-month anniversary, we pause for reflection.  It has been an amazing journey to say the least.  In the fall of 2014 our stated mission was to "help make Wheeling awesome."  As...

Curtain Ready To Rise On 77th Extravaganza

 By Bill Hanna Weelunk Contributor For the past 76 years The Linsly School has provided Wheeling residents with a night of wonderful entertainment, and that tradition will continue when the curtain...

The Arts and The Crofts in Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He will take a photo of anything, from spinning steel wool inside abandoned tunnels to the oft-unseen interiors of the most historic buildings. And she will paint...