Office Of Public Information, Youth Services System
Mike Toothman, raised in Weirton, son of a tin mill worker, works with people in groups to get things done. This has taken him to Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Kingwood, and other communities in West Virginia as well Pennsylvania and Michigan. Creating means for people to voice their triumphs and needs is a lifelong pursuit.Jazz, (and most kinds of music), old cars, old buildings, and history provide alternatives to couch potatohood. Mike is a social worker, WVU grad and baseball fan who likes teaching grandkids improbable words like bioluminescence.
Feature Photo by Rebecaa Kiger
A community project that serves homeless adults needs your help. The Winter Freeze Shelter uses volunteers to assist shelter supervisors overnight. Volunteers arrive at...
Before and After
Before 1983, if a youth was arrested for a crime here in the Wheeling area, they went places-- far from Wheeling, far from their families, and very far from any lawyer working with them.