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...

Six Bikes For Christmas Morning

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I was minding my own business and simply buying some Braunschweiger like my Grandma Novotney used to feed me, and out of nowhere my friend Dave suddenly asked, “What...

Recycling The Recycling Program

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Many in the Friendly City would like to see the municipality adopt an improved recycling program as a part of the offered sanitation services. According to Wheeling City...

Wish to Be Heard At Council Meetings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com “Those who wish to be heard.” It’s always the last item on every agenda for Wheeling’s city council meetings. And it will be there again for tomorrow’s...

Fracking the People

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I asked Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland what he thought of the fracking-under-the-Ohio-River proposal a couple of months ago, and he replied, “I sure hope they...

Tourists Prefer Friendly

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Tomorrow is “Tourism Day” in the city of Wheeling. But it’s not a designated day. Mayor Andy McKenzie did not issue a proclamation, and the state legislature has...

City Set To Vote On Plan And Tax

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Members of Wheeling City Council will cast a pair of imperative votes during their upcoming meeting on Dec. 16. One agenda item concerns the finalization of the city’s...

People First, Capitalism Follows

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com OK, so the Professional Building on Market Street has a new owner, and so does the Flat Iron Building on Main Street, and both buyers are considering build-outs for...

Miracle on Market Street

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Something very special took place at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre this past weekend. There were three performances of “A Christmas Carol,” and all three...

The Gift of DNA

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I’m 48 years old today, and I am a blessed man. I still have both of my folks, an awesome wife and two kids, and my extended family is better than any dream could...