The Arts and The Crofts in Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He will take a photo of anything, from spinning steel wool inside abandoned tunnels to the oft-unseen interiors of the most historic buildings. And she will paint...

Maroon Knight Pride Preps for Future

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com On the inside, the hallway walls remain green, and the doors are still thick, the windows continue to glow, many lockers are decorated in celebration of athletic...

Recycling Issue Comes Back Anew

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Paper. Plastics. Metals. Textiles. Electronics. Composting. And glass – clear, brown, green, whatever. Almost everything can be recycled. But even though methods of...

O’Brien Feels Rising City Pulse

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com At the time Mollie O’Brien graduated from Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in 1970, her options were limited. She wanted to perform her music, and doing that in...

Avenue Eats Celebrates Second Anniversary

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They had no idea if it would work. The “build-it-and-they-will-come” phrase was truly a question for Phillip Kendall and Lara Graves. “If we build it, will they...

McKees Find Harmony In Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They turned to science. Algorithms and crap like that. The stuff that originated with the real-life matchmakers who once considered likes and dislikes and what people had...

Missy Ashmore: It’s Big Picture Time

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com She doesn’t recall a conversation with her parents about a life in Wheeling following her education, and that’s because there wasn’t one. Her mother and father had...

Four Community Pillars in the ‘Show’

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The four presenters have been chosen by ReInvent Wheeling officials for the “Show of Hands” event on Feb. 12, and the director believes the ventures represent four...

Coleman’s Still Fresh After 100 Years

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He still blushes when his customers offer him the usual rave reviews. His face literally turns red with appreciation, and he can utter only four words in return – “Thank...

Neue Business Born In College Classroom

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Susan Hogan knew Patrick Cassidy, and Dr. Carrie White knew Glenn Elliott. Then this person knew that person, and that person knew someone else, and the Neue business...

Preservation with Elmer and Harry

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They collect old photographs of couples because the subjects usually appear unhappy, and they think that it’s funny. For the same reason “Carlton the Butler” – a...

Plans Unleashed for Dog Park

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com When the ribbon is cut this summer to officially open Wheeling’s new dog park, it will represent the culmination of conversations that began more than two years...

Beer is Back in Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor's Note: To listen to Steve's entire interview with Josh, click on the podcast link at the bottom of the page.) It’s a product of saccharification, the process...

Hofreuter-Landini To Focus on Parents

By Steve Novotney   “Try to see your child as a seed that came in a packet without a label. Your job is to provide the right environment and nutrients and to pull the weeds. You can’t decide...

Matt Welsch: A Stay At Home Vagabond?

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Go ahead. Ask him. “How’s life been, Chef?” Quickly, Matt Welsch will reply, “It’s been an adventure.” And he means it. Completely. Since roaming the...

Branding Wheeling a Tough Task

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Rebounding? Revitalizing? I was asked a most interesting question during a recent trip to Pittsburgh. A waitress at Roland’s Seafood Grill in the Strip District...

OPINION: Bill Cosby – Make a Decision

By Steve Novotney Bill Cosby needs to make a decision. Will he perform at the Capitol Theatre on March 14, or will he cancel or reschedule? It’s a valid question, especially since he has canceled...

The 12 Days Before Christmas

Photographs and Story By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It was supposed to be a good day in Sardis, Ohio, and that is because December 13 had been designated as “Connection Day” for Triad Hunter’s...

Grab A Seat For Christmas

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com In case there is a last-minute, Christmas Eve shopper who is looking for a unique gift idea, Frank O’Brien said he could make a suggestion. O’Brien, the executive...

A Mother’s Christmas Miracle

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I was misbehaving. A lot. And I was told I was on the naughty list. But that meant nothing to me because the Santa secret was out, and I didn’t believe my mother. Over...