Cinema at Towngate in March

Cinema returns to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre for three weekends in March. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece “Vertigo,” “Michelangelo: Love and Death” and the groundbreaking documentary...

Symphony Pops Up for First Friday!

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra  announces the next concert of the WSO on the GO season at First Fridays, featuring a Wheeling Symphony’s string quartet. The performance will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 2,...

Corpus Christi Creates Scholarship Fund

Corpus Christi School recently endowed a $56,000 scholarship fund to help families with tuition costs and is planning an open house from 6-7:30 p.m.  Thursday, March 8. The school has seven scholarships to...

Gideon and the Governor

“If you put money in schools, you’re making smart people. And if you have smart people, then you can make more smart investments.” That’s what Gideon Titus-Glover said to Gov. Jim Justice during a...

‘Earth, Wood and Fire’ on Display at Stifel

“Earth, Wood and Fire,” an exhibition featuring professional artists working in wood, clay and stone, opens Thursday, March 1, at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling with a free,...

WLU Student Leads Radio Station

The original transmitter back in the early 1990s appeared to be from the 1970s, actually, but that’s what Chris Lee had to settle for when optimizing his TV and radio budget at West Liberty University. On...

Reach for the Stars With a Taste of Linsly

The Linsly School will host the seventh annual Taste of Linsly at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24, in the Banes Hall Cafetorium sponsored by The Glessner Group. This year’s enchanting theme, Reach for the Stars, will set...

Wheeling Disappoints In Global Traffic Study

Wheeling has placed only 1,225th out of 1,360 in a recent report on a critical indicator of thriving cities, traffic. The prestigious INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard details the woeful state of local...

Memories of Mac’s Club

There was a time before Roberto’s Bar became Figaretti’s, before a La-Z-Boy showroom was transformed into TJ’s Sportsgarden, prior to when the Swing Club became Generations Pub and before the Owl’s...

A Teacher’s View on Issues

He knows he does not speak for all educators and that his words do not carry the weight of 37,000 state public employees, but educator Eric James does know how he feels after nearly 20 years as a teacher and a...

Geo-History: The Squaw Campaign

Earl’s Note: This is the first in a planned series of short installments about the events that shaped our history. Events that took place in other locations often involved the men and women from our part of...

It Still Stands

No one knows about it these days because the signage has been removed, chains block the old access points, and Oglebay officials do not promote its existence in their lodging pamphlets or related material...

Harry Hamm’s Plate and His Plan

No one has ever found it, but there were a few moments when Wheeling resident Chris Hamm thought he may have. It was completely possible that his father may have somehow come into ownership of it since he...

Connors Part of Downtown Growth

Dean Connors once was best known in the Wheeling area as the wig-wearing, head-bangin’ drummer for the local tribute band “Tongue-n’-Cheek,” but these days he has shed the fake locks for a...

Renew Wheeling

Against market odds, two divorced individuals come together to create a life and family through opportunities of their own creation in Wheeling, West Virginia. The pair have abandoned the notion that...

Welcome to Hello Haberdashery!

Imagine a small shop lost to time where history collides with whimsy and a touch of the wild gypsy spirit. Elegance and sophistication lovingly displayed draws visitors back to a time when top hats and cameo...

Memories of The Eagle Inn

You could already hear the music as you walked toward the front door from the always-packed parking lot, and immediately you were met by the bouncer who, you knew, would need to see your ID. Once you were...

The I-68 Energy Corridor- Part 2

(Editor’s Note: This is the second of two reports that will update Weelunk readers on the current status of the proposal to extend U.S. Interstate 68 from the Morgantown area to Moundsville.) There are...

The I-68 Energy Corridor- Part 1

(Editor’s Note: This is the first of two reports that will update Weelunk readers on the current status of the proposal to extend U.S. Interstate 68 from the Morgantown area to Moundsville.) Bob Miller...

The Children’s Museum is Hiring

The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley is seeking a Museum Manager to provide leadership and management, coordinate Museum activities, and direct the efforts of Museum staff. The position is part-time for...

Travels With Betty, Part 2

Editor's Note: This is the second and final installment of the story of Earl and Betty's epic cross-country travels. If you haven't read the first part, you can catch up here. If you are a member of my...

Zende Predicts Downtown Growth

Can growth spread? The economic development specialist for the city of Wheeling believes it can, and after more than five years as the manager of Centre Market, Kurt Zende insists what has taken place...

Tunnel Stories

This is the old B&O railroad tunnel along Wheeling Creek. As kids one of our adventures was going through the tunnel. There was not a whole lot of room in there and I always wondered what we would do it...

The Griffith Files: Nick’s Music

Nick’s Music was a Cradle of the Folk Music Revival of the 1960s and it Vanished – or did it? Before he could expand upon his fading memories about growing up in Wheeling for the brief stories he wrote...

Wheeling 2018 – Part Three

(Editor’s Note: This story is the third and final of a three-part series that will examine the potential that exists in the Wheeling area as we enter a new year.) It seems simple. It’s a bus stop, after...

Wheeling 2018 – Part Two

(Editor’s Note: This story is the second of a three-part series that will examine the potential that exists in the Wheeling area as we enter a new year.) Is it difficult to believe there are more people...

Wheeling 2018 – Part One

(Editor’s Note: This story is the first of a three-part series that will examine the potential that exists in the Wheeling area as we enter a new year.) Believe it or not, the coming of The Health Plan...

2017 Top Ten: Stories By You

Today we continue the year in review with a shout out to our readers, followers, advocates, investors, advertisers and all-around-Weelunkers.  Here are the Top Ten stories of the year from YOU, our community...

In Pictures: 2017

Take a look at some of the pictures that captured the essence of 2017.  Maybe you will see someone you know! Happy New Year To All – See you in...

Novotney’s Top 10 in 2017

As Weelunk ingrained itself in our community, many more folks forwarded their story ideas to me far more often than during our first two years of operation. And many of those suggestions did come to...

Christmas Memories at the Mall

It was similar to shopping in, say, downtown Wheeling, but with two very notable exceptions. There was that roof, of course, and the warmth, too, inside those glass doors of the Ohio Valley Mall. Once it...

Tunnels? Under Downtown Wheeling?

Pinched off water lines and undiscovered water and sewer lines have been the primary cause of the delay involved with the storm sewer separation project along Main Street in downtown Wheeling, but has a tunnel...