A Reporter’s Musings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: Occasionally, some collected facts and scenarios do not make it into an article, but they may still be interesting to the public. Hence, “A Reporter’s...

Act Now on Aetnaville Bridge

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Since Weelunk published an article last weekend that concerned the future of the Aetnaville Bridge, a group of Wheeling Island residents started a petition on Change.org,...

Q and A: Don Atkinson

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He calls it a wrecker. The rest of the world calls it a tow truck. But 58-year-old Don Atkinson, an employee at Ace Garage in his native Fulton section of Wheeling since...

It’s Not All Coal on the River

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com As the debate concerning the transportation of fracking waste on American rivers continues, local officials confirmed that several hazardous and non-hazardous materials...

Erika Donaghy: One Step at a Time

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Her passion was initiated by “Snoopy,” believe it or not, but the eye-opening experience concerned nothing to do with watching the internationally famous cartoon canine in...

Neighborhoods: Downtown

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) G.C. Murphy. L.S. Good. Sears....

Some Children Are All Boxed In

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It’s hard to believe there are homeless children here in Wheeling and in the Upper Ohio Valley. One in 45 U.S. children in the United States experiences homelessness each...

Q&A With Shawn Fluharty

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The other kids made fun of him because he lived in a trailer with his mother during his elementary school days, and at first Shawn Fluharty was embarrassed. His parents,...

Q&A With Erikka Storch

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The first decision Erikka Storch made when walking into her new office as the president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce was to open the vertical blinds that hid an...

Hope for Change Alive in West Virginia

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Now we know. We know the winners and we know the losers. We know that Rep. Shelley Capito will assume the “junior” senatorial position in the United State...

A Ballot Breakdown For Weelunkers

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Citizens of Ohio County, West Virginia, will have several decisions to make this mid-term Election Day with federal and state offices at stake. In fact, county voters have...

Each Vote Counts

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com On May 29, 2012, Wheeling resident Charlie Ballouz lost his bid to become the city’s second ward council representative. Ballouz lost by one vote to current council...

The Resurrection of Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Although the current momentum has attracted the attention of many during the past two years, the movement forward in Wheeling began several years ago with a plan gone bad....

The Hunt Is On For Housing In Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The need for new housing is at a crisis level in the Friendly City. That’s the bad news. The good news? This crisis has been recognized by both government and...

Much Ado About Things To Do

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It was once a true statement. It might still hold true today for some. “There’s nothing to do in Wheeling,” remains a criticism voiced these days on social media,...