A Reporter’s Musings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: Occasionally, some collected facts and scenarios do not make it into an article, but they may still be interesting to the public. Hence, “A Reporter’s...

Images from Sandscrest Benefit

Lovers of good food and top-notch spirits had the opportunity to warm-up this weekend at the Hogshead Festival at Sandcrest Conference and Retreat Center. The festival took place Saturday November 15 and...

Dimmeydale Diaries

By Jesse E. Gandee Weelunk Contributor For Halloween this year I was blessed with a painful chest cold. My neighbor, Rosetta, brought over a bowl of homemade minestrone soup. My wife and Rosetta seem to...

Act Now on Aetnaville Bridge

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Since Weelunk published an article last weekend that concerned the future of the Aetnaville Bridge, a group of Wheeling Island residents started a petition on Change.org,...

Q and A: Don Atkinson

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He calls it a wrecker. The rest of the world calls it a tow truck. But 58-year-old Don Atkinson, an employee at Ace Garage in his native Fulton section of Wheeling since...

Brace Yourself. Ski Season Is Coming.

By Adam Mull Weelunk Contributor Did you feel that?  Maybe you haven't been outside yet today and are still basking in the memories of the beautiful, warm autumn days of early this week.  Most kids were...

It’s Not All Coal on the River

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com As the debate concerning the transportation of fracking waste on American rivers continues, local officials confirmed that several hazardous and non-hazardous materials...

Erika Donaghy: One Step at a Time

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Her passion was initiated by “Snoopy,” believe it or not, but the eye-opening experience concerned nothing to do with watching the internationally famous cartoon canine in...

Dream Realized With A Twist

By Marilyn Mull Weelunk Contributor Dorothy’s mantra in the The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” resonates in Stacey Nau Taylor’s philosophy as one of Wheeling’s newest female...

Unsung Heroes Deserve Our Thanks

  By Melanee Sinclair Weelunk.com Contributor   They fulfill a drive found deep within their souls. If asked, “Why do you do it?”, more likely than not they might say, “Do what?”...

“Eat, or We Both Starve!”

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m a foodie. I absolutely love going out to dinner with my wife to try something I’ve never heard of before (like gorgonzola-stuffed, bacon-wrapped figs)...

Neighborhoods: Downtown

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) G.C. Murphy. L.S. Good. Sears....

East Wheeling Enthusiasts Plan Cleanup

By Chris Rouhier Weelunk Contributor East Wheeling has been the site of many revitalization efforts in recent years, including a new sports complex, the Vandalia Heritage Foundation’s new apartment...

Some Children Are All Boxed In

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It’s hard to believe there are homeless children here in Wheeling and in the Upper Ohio Valley. One in 45 U.S. children in the United States experiences homelessness each...

Q&A With Shawn Fluharty

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The other kids made fun of him because he lived in a trailer with his mother during his elementary school days, and at first Shawn Fluharty was embarrassed. His parents,...

Q&A With Erikka Storch

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The first decision Erikka Storch made when walking into her new office as the president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce was to open the vertical blinds that hid an...

Hope for Change Alive in West Virginia

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Now we know. We know the winners and we know the losers. We know that Rep. Shelley Capito will assume the “junior” senatorial position in the United State...

Seven Reasons Why We Should Vote Today

By Robert J. Gaudio Weelunk Contributor Let’s get something straight from the get-go. YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Look no further than the 2000 U.S. Presidential election for statistical proof of that. Six...

Educational Diversity Helps Us Thrive

By Keely Camden Weelunk Contributor It can be argued that our differences make us stronger.  Diversity of thought, of background, of belief can add to the rich tapestry of a community, thus allowing our...

A Ballot Breakdown For Weelunkers

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Citizens of Ohio County, West Virginia, will have several decisions to make this mid-term Election Day with federal and state offices at stake. In fact, county voters have...