‘Edgers’ Set for Wheeling YWCA Benefit

They are called, “edgers,” and yeah, there’s a reason. These people get on an elevator at the bottom of an eight-story building, and then walk through a maze of renovation to stairs that steeply lead...

A Fix for Flooding?

On Sept. 17, 2004, Hurricane Ivan parked over most of the Wheeling area and dumped a little more than 10 inches of rain in less than half a day. There were washed-out roads, schools evacuated, cars in creeks,...

Gaudio Lives His Life with Family

He knows no strangers and considers you and me a part of his family. And Bob Gaudio may not even know us, but it’s a mindset he learned while he was a youngster in Follansbee. His perspective on his...

20th Year for Pat Clutter Classic

Pat Clutter did not own a smartphone or an iPad, but he had heard of the coming of something called the World Wide Web before his passing in 1997. How he would have reacted to the sweeping changes that have...

“Coal”

There are wives in this Upper Ohio Valley whose husbands have delved deep underground for 30 or 40 years, and along with their spouses, so have their fathers, their sons, and even their daughters,...

A Food Trucker’s Bumpy Road

And a blown transmission is a part of it, too. Dean Barath found that out this past week, and consequently he will not have his planned presence for Ideal Provisions at this weekend’s Upper Ohio Valley...

Crackerland?

There are a lot of numbers to consider here. $6 billion: The price tag on the cracker plant that has been proposed by PTT Global, a petrochemical company based in Thailand, in the Dilles Bottom area of...

C.J. Goes to Camp … NFL Camp, That Is

He played in THE Super Bowl, and yes, he watched as a 21-3 halftime lead eroded into a 34-28 overtime defeat to New England, but C.J. Goodwin shed that sorrow as soon as he boarded the team’s charter flight...

Wilson Pleased with First Year on Council

The youngest ever. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s how Brian Wilson now feels. At first, yup, it was an intimidating little piece of Wheeling’s modern-day history, but these days, following his first year...

Local Kayakers Urged To Heed Danger

Kayaking local creeks is an activity that has picked up in popularity during recent years, and that is why Lou Vargo and Jesse Mestrovic wish to remind enthusiasts to take every safety precaution and to employ...

Sheriff Tom Howard Keeping His Promises

Candidates running for public office usually make promises they fail to keep once their successful campaigns are complete, but Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard seems different following his first six months in...

Communication Key During First Year

It is a public school system that begins working with children as early as age 3, and it is a district that educated a little more than 5,300 students during the recently completed academic year. Along with...

For Ginny Favede Community Comes First

She wanted to serve the public, so that’s what Ginny Favede did first as a member of St. Clairsville City Council and then as a one of three members of the Belmont County Commission. After eight years as...

‘Students First’ Motivates Saunders

When he was a kid, he was usually the muddiest ballplayer on the field who couldn’t wait to get back to fishing after the game, and he continued his athletic career at Wheeling Park High School. And then...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 3

(Editor’s Note: This chapter is the fourth entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.)   “It’s Because He Smiled A Lot” It...

Unity Center Provides Path to Recovery

It says what it says above the main door into the Unity Center in Center Wheeling – “Leave Your Ego at the Door” – but by the time people seek the help that’s inside their self-esteem is the lowest...

Mayor Eyes Compassion for Wheeling

It is about a change in the mindset of local government that alters the citizen experience because people are treated more like people. Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott joined a number of Wheeling area...