Welcome to the first installment of our new series. WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better ...

Growing Generations Delivers Family Dreams

Growing Generations. That’s what they do. They make families. They turn siblings into aunts and uncles. They create grandparents. They help HIV-positive men become fathers, with their own sperm. They allow g...

Summer FEST to Benefit Homeless Teens

One in 30 adolescents, aged 13-17, experiences one form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over a course of a year. That fact, from a new study from Chapin Hall, a research center at the U...

Zieggy Tribe ‘Wanted’ by FBI

It was a pretty cool day for the Ziegenfelder Co. and its tribe — as cool as the sweet treats the company produces, as cool as their practice of compassionate hiring, for which they were honored in Washington, ...

Got Wanderlust?

"Wanderlust" — a strong desire to explore. Wanderlust Snowshoe offers the means to explore ourselves. It’s “life changing,” said Joelle Connors. It gave Lindsay Schooler, a yoga instructor, “so many tools to...

Enter Weelunk’s Haiku Contest

Try your hand at writing a haiku inspired by Wheeling’s waterfront, and one winner will join West Virginia’s poet laureate, Marc Harshman, for lunch! A haiku is a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three phra...

In the Key of Nate

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sprinkled throughout this story are pieces composed by Nate Strasser when he was in kindergarten through second grade. The full album, "Nate at Eight," can be found at the end of the story. Na...

The Zieggy Tribe Loves Its Neighbors

Cold treats, warm hearts. That easily could define the "Zieggy Tribe" — honored with this year's Youth Services System Inc.'s Good Samaritan Award. Inspired by the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:2...

PHYLosophy: The Upside of ‘Crumby’

“Daddy, it’s the moon and stars.” That’s what my 3-1/4-year-old granddaughter Norah told my son-in-law when she noticed half of a yellow sugar cookie and its crumbs on the kitchen table. It’s a broken coo...

Glass Castles, Demons and Jeannette Walls

“Magical.” In a word, that’s what Jeannette Walls calls her childhood. Surprised? If you have read her memoir, “The Glass Castle,” or have seen the movie based on the book, you might be. Walls will spe...

Kelcie Says ‘Later’ to Drugs

Standing in prison with her infant daughter Reagan in her arms, Kelcie Rauscher read a newspaper article about a couple who had overdosed — a few days later, their baby starved to death in her bassinet next to ...

17 Years Later, Matt’s Still Saving Lives

A violinist sat on The Capitol Theatre stage playing “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra on Feb. 9. Just two months earlier, during a symphony rehearsal, someone truly did save ...