Fracking the People

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I asked Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland what he thought of the fracking-under-the-Ohio-River proposal a couple of months ago, and he replied, “I sure hope they...

Tourists Prefer Friendly

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Tomorrow is “Tourism Day” in the city of Wheeling. But it’s not a designated day. Mayor Andy McKenzie did not issue a proclamation, and the state legislature has...

A Vast Cast Faces Its Last Act

By Robert Gaudio Weelunk Contributor When I auditioned for a role in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” back in September, I was not prepared for the roller-coaster ride that would...

City Set To Vote On Plan And Tax

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Members of Wheeling City Council will cast a pair of imperative votes during their upcoming meeting on Dec. 16. One agenda item concerns the finalization of the city’s...

People First, Capitalism Follows

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com OK, so the Professional Building on Market Street has a new owner, and so does the Flat Iron Building on Main Street, and both buyers are considering build-outs for...

Charitable Giving, The Right Way

Jeffrey Yourkovich, CPA Weelunk Contributor As we prepare our shopping list for Santa, does yours include making a donation to a worthwhile charity? The bells are ringing, and the red kettle can be seen...

Miracle on Market Street

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Something very special took place at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre this past weekend. There were three performances of “A Christmas Carol,” and all three...

WPHS Presents: Festival of Sound

  It’s that time of year again when over three hundred student musicians will present the 20th Anniversary performance of the Wheeling Park High School Festival of Sound concert. The much-anticipated...

There and Wheeling Again

  By Derrick McKee Weelunk Contributor  Four and a half years ago, I packed up my apartment on National Road in Wheeling and moved to Fairlawn, Ohio – an upscale suburb jammed between Akron...

The Gift of DNA

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I’m 48 years old today, and I am a blessed man. I still have both of my folks, an awesome wife and two kids, and my extended family is better than any dream could...

A Tour Through Clay School

Photographs and Story By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I lived directly across the street from Clay School for three years, and that’s when I learned about Darryl Bayne’s dream. He bought the...

New Resident Invites Wheeling To Concert

By Scott Glysson Weelunk Contributor Scott is a professor at WLU and assumed the position of Director of Choral Activities in August When my wife and I moved to Wheeling in June of this year, we really...

Weelunk’s First Month In Review

It has been a crazy month. Weelunk launched on November 1st, and right from the start you, our users, have amazed us with your enthusiasm, your words and pictures, and above all, your sheer numbers! We just...

WPHS Cheerleaders Trained For Success

By Kayley Miller Wheeling Park High School, 11th Grade Editors Note: This story first appeared on weelunk.com on December 1 2014, WPHS did go on and win the State Cheering Championship that...

Small Business Saturday Recap

By Allison Skibo In 2010, American Express started a new holiday shopping tradition when they trademarked Small Business Saturday. The mission is simple: help small businesses do more business. Weelunkers...

Confessions Of An Internet Shopper

I have a guilty conscience, and Small Business Saturday has really heightened my struggle with my inner demons. You see, I shop on the Internet. And <sob>, I like it. I mean, I used to like it. It suits...

Christmas Parade Perspective

By LeeRoy Minnette  Weelunk Contributor West Liberty University Adjunct Professor Rebecca Kiger's photography students were given the task of taking Christmas parade pictures.  Roy and Emily's images...

There’s Hope For Hines

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He was draped in a couple of shirts, a hoodie, two pairs of socks, little-boy long johns, a snowsuit, ski cap, and his favorite boots, and then a tuxedo of sorts was placed...

Chief: Help Us Prevent Crime

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com If Wheeling residents wish to continue living in one of the safest cities in America, picking up the phone and reporting what they consider “suspicious activity” is...

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Photographs and story by Joelle Connors Regional Economic Development Partnership Few words signal the start of the holiday shopping season like Black Friday. Created by the big box chain stores to jump...

Thanksgiving Eve At The Alpha

By Josh Wack Weelunk Contributor Tonight is the night. Fresh haircut, new outfit, and a year’s worth of lifestyle and current events updates. The crowd will begin as a normal weeknight dinner crowd, and...

1100 Block Returns To Roots

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Officials of the city of Wheeling spent two years guiding tours of the vacant, dilapidated buildings within the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling, and more than a year...

Neighborhoods: Pleasanton

By Sharon Goudy Weelunk.com Contributor Based around the small, idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, “The Andy Griffith Show” debuted in the 1960s and remains beloved by many, with today’s TV Land...