Drone Interest in Wheeling Area Taking Off

When he first began researching the purchase of a drone, Travis Broadwater couldn’t exactly predict how his wife, Jenna, would react to the proposal. He practiced reciting his reasons before approaching...

Stages Owners Ready for Retirement

It’s been a costumed life in downtown Wheeling for Gael and Dan Fincham ever since the couple purchased the inventory once available at Wickham’s on National Road in the Woodsdale neighborhood. That was...

Santa Claus Coming To Downtown Wheeling

Shortly after Santa Claus rolls through the streets of downtown Wheeling this evening, it becomes about the pizza box. “After the parade is over and most of the people have left the downtown Wheeling...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 11

(Editor’s Note: This is the 11th story in this series that has concentrated on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.)   More Than One Mobster There was a silent...

Five Questions – Scott Reed

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer...

Five Questions – Tom Howard

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two candidates running for Ohio County Sheriff. They were invited to offer their answers for publication free of charge, and, as explained to...

Five Questions – John Powell

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two candidates running for Ohio County Sheriff. They were invited to offer their answers for publication free of charge, and, as explained to...

Wheeling Area Hauntings – Part 2

All the haunts in the Upper Ohio Valley have not been as pleasant as they seem to have been at the Capitol Theatre, where spirits have remained, some say, and not all have been described as demonic as many of...

Wheeling Area Hauntings – Part 1

(Editor’s Note: This is the first story of a two-part series concentrating on the known haunts in the Wheeling area and what has been proven about those legends about ghost and goblins.) Many tales have...

Five Questions – Del. Erikka Storch

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer...

Five Questions – Del. Shawn Fluharty

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer...

Relax In The Trees At Grand Vue Park

Some may believe it’s one of those plans, one commissioned by a branch of government simply so officials could profess their eyes are on the future of the area over which they govern, but that definitely...

A Vagabond Comeback for Chef Matt Welsch

He realizes people have been wondering, and he respects the fact. That’s why Matt Welsch, known to many as the “Vagabond Chef,” has tried to be as transparent as possible. Nearly 200 people...

Schultz ‘Top Cop’ in Mountain State

Wheeling Park Pool. Deep end near where the high drive once stood. Twelve-and-a-half feet of all water and, of course, zero oxygen. And a male special needs student was motionless resting on the bottom of the...

The King and Oglebay

Arnold Palmer Recalled by Oglebay's Randy Worls He knew it would spoil, but the child didn’t seem to care, so Arnold Palmer signed his banana peel and handed it to the young man. That’s the kind of...

Local Film To Debut At Marquee Cinemas

Brains or muscle? Accountants or killers? Need? Or greed? All the above are involved in this 35-minute street drama, and it was filmed here in Wheeling, where one of the actors witnessed it, and...

WPHS Students to Become Weelunk Contributors

Before he accepted the assistant superintendent position with Ohio County Schools this past summer, Rick Jones served as principal of John Marshall High School, and one initiative he guided was facilitating a...

WVDOH Paving Way Toward Progress

He was being honest when he said it. “This job sometimes keeps me up at night,” admitted Gus Suwaid, the chief engineer of the Division of Highways District 6. “And I lose sleep because of all the...

Local Theatre Company’s Success No Mystery

The butler has never done it although there have been more than 60 plays composed by a couple of Wheeling men who have anchored a theatre company in the city of Wheeling for the past 20 years. Butch Maxwell...