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 congestion,...

Scenes From Boo At the Zoo

Boo At The Zoo has had some incredibly nice weather this year, but some dreariness as well. Whatever your preference for Halloween spookiness, hopefully you already took the kids through. If not, tonight (Sunda...

WVPB: Should West Virginia Rejoin Virginia?

West Virginia Public Broadcasting show The Front Porch recently did a segment discussing whether our state would be better off in its pre-1863 configuration, beholden to Richmond. The final consensus was "no", ...

Farm To Fork 2017 In Pictures

The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary hosted its 6th annual Farm To Fork benefit dinner on Saturday evening at Rock Valley Farm near Dallas. The cool, clear weather made the idyllic farmhouse setting just about as pe...

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 first-eve...

Challenge Wheeling 2016

Saturday, June 18th was the annual Challenge Wheeling scavenger run to benefit Youth Services System. The weather was hot, and the sun's rays reflected from the Wesbanco building gave the event's 14th St headqu...

In Pictures: ShakesBeer In The Park

One of the largest events in the month-long celebration of Shakespeare's First Folio visit to Wheeling took place Saturday night in the slightly muddy but very English stage area of the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheat...

To The Incoming City Council

To the reader: By now you probably know that Wheeling City Council will be getting an Extreme Makeover on July 1st, as a new mayor and five new council members take seats next to lone incumbent Ken Imer. It's a...

Musings About Local Hiking

Over the last several weekends, I have been lucky enough to do a bit of hiking. Urban hiking, even- in Pittsburgh's Frick Park and New York's Central Park. Those are both amazing, tranquil escapes with bustling...

Don’t Miss The West Liberty Culture Fair Today

West Liberty University celebrates global diversity with its annual Culture Fair to be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the College Union Ballroom. Free and open to the public, it is a perfect ...

Opening Night At The Symphony, In Pictures

The Wheeling Symphony kicked off its latest season recently with "The Ultimate Symphonic Rock Show," a showcase of classic rock songs that came alive with orchestral accompaniment. Maestro André Raphel and the ...

The OI Board Benefit Photo Collections

The recent OI Board Benefit, held at Oglebay's Mansion Museum, was a wonderful event, as it always is. The setting and the people seem to make it especially fertile ground for photographers, as we have at least...

Weelunk Weekender

It looks like we'll get some cooler weather this weekend, but maybe some more rain. If that's the case, what better place to go than Towngate Theatre on Friday to catch The Wheeling Film Society's Presentati...

Weelunk Weekender

Wow, it's almost upon us already. I'm still nursing my wounds from slithering onto the top of the Table Rock last weekend, and now I have to start preparing for the debauchery this weekend. It's going to be a b...

Farm To Fork In Photos

Saturday night was the fourth annual Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary Farm to Fork event, and it may well have been the best one yet. The circa-1830 Table Rock Farm and some glorious weather provided the perfect set...

Weelunk Weekender

The big event this weekend is Grecian Fest on Chapline Street in Centre Wheeling. You know you can't get enough Mediterranean flavor even after last weekend's Italian Festival. It runs all weekend, so be sure t...

Weelunk Weekender

As Steve showed earlier this week, Wheeling is bursting with things to do this time of year. There really are so many events happening that it's hard to plan which ones to get to. Here are a few suggestions to ...

Weelunk Weekender

After a busy Memorial Day weekend, the city is taking a bit of a breather. No huge events this weekend, but lots of quality smaller ones. If you've always wanted to see a minstrel show, your chance is here. ...

The Runway Was Rocked

A bevy of amateur fashion models descended upon Wheeling Park's White Palace on Saturday night for the Rock The Runway YWCA Teen Violence Protection Program fundraiser. Producer Bob Bailey (whom you'll recogniz...

Weelunk Weekender

A busy late-April weekend in Wheeling kicks off Thursday evening with the Charlie Daniels Band at the Capitol Theatre. Charlie always puts on a great show, so don't miss it. Friday noon brings us the OVCon...

Pub Run Perfects An Unlikely Combination

A throng of more than 200 runners overcame some drizzly weather on Friday evening to participate in the 3rd annual OV Connect St. Paddy's Day Pub Run. The sold-out event, which has already swelled to five times...

The Top 10 Steve Novotney Posts of 2014

If you've been around Weelunk.com for more than half a minute, you've probably noticed that Steve Novotney writes a lot of the articles. More than just a lot -- 83 of the 161 posts since we launched have been w...

I Ate, I Ate, From A Locally Important Plate

One of the great things about living in Wheeling is that there are so many friends and family members nearby for entertaining with parties. Everyone loves a party, but my wife, "Wallis," takes it to another lev...

Weelunk’s First Month In Review

It has been a crazy month. Weelunk launched on November 1st, and right from the start you, our users, have amazed us with your enthusiasm, your words and pictures, and above all, your sheer numbers! We just can...

Confessions Of An Internet Shopper

I have a guilty conscience, and Small Business Saturday has really heightened my struggle with my inner demons. You see, I shop on the Internet. And <sob>, I like it. I mean, I used to like it. It suits m...

Vagabond Brunch Pleases Family, Cures Hangovers

There's nothing like running a website that encourages people to do things to make one realize that they don't do enough. So last Sunday my family and I traded our Honey Bunches of Oats for a brunch on the town...

This Is Weelunk

This is Weelunk. It looks like a website, but it's more than that. It represents an attitude, a desire for a new Wheeling, one that trades shrinking and decay for optimism and enthusiasm. It shrugs off bored...

First Fridays

We'll be at River City around 5:00 and figure it out from there. Event Weelunk Post Event Facebook Page Leave a comment and let us know to look for you!...

Sunday Brunch At Vagabond Kitchen

Delicious food and good music. We'll be there this Sunday, Nov 9th, around 11:00. Event Post Bring the kids. They only have one high chair and I'm going to put Pickles in it if I can so if you need one...