The Writing on the Wall

Wheeling natives have made their mark all over the nation and the world. They are actors, like Joyce DeWitt and John Corbett; labor activists, like Walter Reuther; musicians, like Leon “Chu” Berry and Mollie O’...

An Ode to Wheeling Summers

By Christina Greer The headlines are depressing.   “The most miserable state in the US is West Virginia. For the fifth year in a row!” (The 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) “West Virgin...

In Full Bloom: Nicky’s Garden Center

  On the way back from Sunday brunch at Oglebay, we decided to stop by Nicky's Garden Center's new location on Warden Run Road to buy my mother-in-law a flower for her birthday. What we found was a whol...

New Endeavors at Olney Friends School

I arrived on campus just in time for lunch, which gave me the perfect opportunity to learn all about the organic farm at Olney Friends School, an independent, progressive high school in Barnesville, Ohio. As I ...

Words & Music Celebrates 25 Years

I first walked in to Words & Music my freshman year of college. As the only West Liberty commuter I knew without a driver’s license or a car, finding a way to the Stratford Springs' bookstore was a bit more...

Mmm . . . Popcorn Opens at Market Plaza

My son insisted he could smell the popcorn by the time we hit the former Kaufman’s storefront. He held fast to his dad’s hand as he skipped down the alley and into Market Plaza. We were heading out to our first...

“The Stag,” the Myth, the Legend

Every time I visit “The Stag” at Oglebay Park, I wonder how many Ohio Valley children have perched themselves on his smooth, verdigris surface. How many families have spread a picnic blanket in his shadow on a ...