WJU Dedicates Recital Hall

Wheeling Jesuit University has named its newly constructed recital hall in honor of two long-time University benefactors, the late Edouard and Simone Ziegler. In November, WJU President, Rev. James Fleming,...

Solar Energy in East Wheeling

The Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center on 18th Street in Wheeling is installing solar panels as part of the agency’s movement toward becoming more energy efficient, and in response to Pope Francis’...

Annual CCHS Food Collection Saturday

It is an annual effort that teaches the student body at Central Catholic High School about serving their community while providing food for the less fortunate in the Wheeling area. Each December before the...

City of Wheeling Lives Up To Its Nickname

Friendly? The people of Wheeling? Although no one seems to know for sure when or why the city of Wheeling initially was referred to as the “Friendly City,” it has been the case for as long as most...

Scrooge and Marley

  Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 Christmas story will come alive this December as the West Liberty University Theatre Department presents “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley.” Curtain time...

Minnesota Woman Aims to Impact Warwood

Hello! I’m Christina Rieth, and I’m the PreserveWV AmeriCorps member for the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation (WNHAC). I’m originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota. I developed my...

Corpus Christi Celebrates Awesome Authors

Corpus Christi School had eight finalists in the Ohio County Public Library Awesome Authors Contest. The students were recognized at the library in a ceremony in late November. They were 8 out of 54 finalists...

‘Show Of Hands’ Returns This Evening

The summer break for “Show of Hands” may have been extended by a month, but officials with ReInvent Wheeling are prepared for the event’s return this evening at the Wheeling Artisan Center in the...

Symphony On Ice Returns To Wesbanco Arena

The Wheeling Symphony’s 2016 holiday spectacular “Symphony On Ice” is Tuesday, December 6th at 7 p.m. in WesBanco Arena. This community favorite is presented by Main Street Bank and Murray Energy...

Roney’s Point: The Movie

Weelunk debuted its first video Wednesday night at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre. Special thanks goes to Chief Writer and Editor Steve Novotney, sponsors Peter Holloway and the Wheeling Convention and...

Simple Twist of Fate

This piece of paper may seem insignificant but I assure you that it tells an interesting story with a very important lesson for me. Rehanging a door last summer, I found this slip of paper being used as a...

Drone Interest in Wheeling Area Taking Off

When he first began researching the purchase of a drone, Travis Broadwater couldn’t exactly predict how his wife, Jenna, would react to the proposal. He practiced reciting his reasons before approaching...

Bank on These Guys

“It’s not personal, it’s just business” is an unfortunate cliché in the American lexicon. Few things in life are more personal than business or one’s money. Business is built on strong personal...

WLU Makes a Move Downtown

West Liberty University is bringing the Hilltop to Wheeling as it seeks to assist in the downtown renaissance presently taking place. “We are pleased to support the efforts of the City of Wheeling and its...

Stages Owners Ready for Retirement

It’s been a costumed life in downtown Wheeling for Gael and Dan Fincham ever since the couple purchased the inventory once available at Wickham’s on National Road in the Woodsdale neighborhood. That was...

Santa Claus Coming To Downtown Wheeling

Shortly after Santa Claus rolls through the streets of downtown Wheeling this evening, it becomes about the pizza box. “After the parade is over and most of the people have left the downtown Wheeling...

On My Honor

My father was wrapped in the Boy Scouts pretty seriously as a young man.  In fact my father met my mother at the Boy Scout Camp on Wheeling Creek.  So it was natural for my father to push me into joining the...

The Power of Intense Fragility

* Title attributed to E. E. Cummings The other evening I attended a musical program at Wheeling Jesuit University. Looking up from a table of delicious desserts after the performance, I saw Mary Hamm across...

Zeakes Inc.

  The woman stood in line with the rest of the mothers and daughters on the second floor of the Dillonvale, Ohio, American Legion, patiently waiting to pay the fare for her daughter’s dance lessons....

The Wheeling Mob: Part 11

(Editor’s Note: This is the 11th story in this series that has concentrated on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.)   More Than One Mobster There was a silent...

Retire Your Flag

The approach of Veterans Day on November 11th is the ideal time to remember our veterans and the flag of our country. Many individuals and businesses have American flags that have become faded, worn or...

All American Evening at the WSO

  The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor and music director Andre Raphel, performs music that evokes the American experience at the historic Capitol Theatre on Thursday,...

Wheeling’s Golden Core

This isn't a sports story.  It's not a sentimental story.  It's not a "glory days" story. It's a story of a city, Wheeling, West Virginia, whose core is made of gold. State Champs On Novemember...

SMILING THROUGH THE RAINDROPS

As I woke last Friday for Grandparents Day to the realization that yes, the temperature drop will, in fact, directly coincide with the buckets of rain heading into the area, I found an odd smile creep across...

Sign Up for the WheelHELP! Cleanup on Saturday

Weelunk's staff has always encouraged its readers to get involved with their community, and this weekend there’s an excellent opportunity to do so. The WheelHELP! volunteer organization is hosting its...

The President: Chosen By Linsly

Editor's note: Linsly was one of 153 schools across the country to participate in a nation wide student election called Project Vote with more than 74,000 students casting their votes. Linsly's participation...

The Weelunk Election Day Guide

Election Day is here.  If you haven't early-voted, make sure you VOTE on Tuesday! For local, real-time results coverage, Weelunk recommends coverage by West Liberty University's Channel 14, co-hosted by...