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...

Creek Floats Going Mainstream

“Staza” does the navigating, and he follows the lead as this “man-and-his-dog” partnership float their way down Big Wheeling Creek. “Water recreation is definitely an asset we have here in the...

Fitzsimmons Dog Park Nearing Completion

The land has been sculpted, the posts set, and soon the fencing will go up, and the grass will be planted at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in East Wheeling. The two-acre facility will be located near the...

There’s No Debate About 38 Straight

It was the l-o-n-g-e-s-t dinner in the history of award dinners, but at least for some the extended wait began with apple pie. And it gave each and every one of the 38 members of Wheeling Park High’s...