An Uber Ride in Wheeling

Harry. No one knows it, but that’s his real name and now his “driver” name with Uber even though his family and friends know him only as Jule Carenbauer. Jule. Short for Julius, his middle given name. ...

Myles Designs For Wheeling’s Times

It’s not often when one’s work is seen by thousands each day for an extended period of time, but that has been reality for Matt Myles for more than a month. Myles, president of Chiselbox on Market Street, wo...

Augustine’s New Life Working Out

She was unhappy and didn’t own her own career, so Tammy Augustine fixed it with a few swift decisions. The 1988 graduate of Wheeling Park High School got a divorce, moved home to Wheeling after 25 years remo...

Krishna Gold: Part 1

(Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories that will concentrate on the development and history of the New Vrindaban community in Marshall County.) (more…)...

‘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 to a sm...

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, p...

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 family t...

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 ...

Fall Opening for Fitzsimmons Dog Park

It was a little more than four years ago when the conversation started about building a dog park in the Friendly City, and now the organizers are only a few months away from the ribbon cutting for the Fitzsimmo...

“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, too. They’...

Stahl Enjoys Working for Wheeling

He’d never done it before, Philip Stahl thought. So why not, he thought. Stahl’s first day allowed him to determine he’d made a good career move, and then his second day arrived. “We had a bomb threat in ...

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 Itali...

Gentile To Honor Grandpa at Italian Fest

He went there. He needed to see where Luigi Gentile grew up. What he encountered when visiting the Molise region of Italy, the youngest in the country, was something that reminded this grandson of the Upper ...

Joe Zelek Ready to Return To JITH Stage

Plateaus. That’s how he views his career, and on Thursday, Joe Zelek will reach another after taking some time off, a few years anyway, from pushing performances so he could work on his music. In his head...

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 out...

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 as the...

Scenes Seen in Wheeling – Part 2

There are problems, and there are issues, no doubt, and no one is denying that fact. And no one is ignoring any of it either. Not the drugs; not the out-of-towner criminal influence; not the crumblings ca...

Carney’s Life Path Takes Him Home

Literally, it is down on Main Street past the Eckhart House and Uncle Pete’s and Happy Goat Yoga and the Wilson Playground, and the legendary tavern has re-opened after a brief closure with new ownership in pla...

Wheeling Park Revives Drive-In Theater

It’s the word. “Grease,” that is. John Travolta as “Danny,” and Olivia Newton-John as "Sandy”? Yes, that “Grease,” and the movie will play Friday evening drive-in style beginning around 9 p.m. in the l...

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 of...

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 a c...

‘Pride in Wheeling’ Effort Set for Today

New trees, painted benches, spruced up parks, and the installation of a disc golf course are all planned during the “Pride in Wheeling” community event set to take place Friday, June 2nd, at three different loc...

Why Wharton Came Home to Wheeling

He grew up here. Most of his family has always lived here. And, now, after three decades, he lives here again. Thomas Wharton, brother of long-time Ohio County Commissioner Randy Wharton, returned to Wheelin...

Preserving History Important to Kalkreuth

Johnny Cash and Billy Joel and Willie Nelson and thousands of local residents all have graced the stage of the Capitol Theatre, and that is one of the reasons why the employees of Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Me...

‘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 Wal...

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 really didn’t m...

Hope For Hines To Offer Hope For Others

There’s a big difference between living with “no evidence of disease” and enjoying remission from cancer, and that is something the Rotriga family tries to convey when they get the chance. Their son, Hines, ...

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 in their liv...

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 residents...

Loft Living Alive in Downtown District

One housed a mega-popular retail store and the other was so industrial a train traveled through it when necessary, and what took place in both buildings many years ago helped sustain the people of the Upper Ohi...