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...

Historic Footbridge Alive With Memories

Once upon a long time ago the Buch & Donavan Drug Store, the Rose Bowl, the Minute Market, and Ye Olde Alpha were on one side of it, and on one the other side Wheeling College, the Pleasanton ball field and...

Wheeling Hill’s Windmill Will Churn Again

It was The Windmill, and it will be The Windmill once again. That means its four unfurled sails will rotate once again if Dan Millhouse has anything to say about it. “So far, we’ve managed to get the lightin...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 2

(Editor’s Note: This introduction is the third entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.)   “Belle Isle was Yankee Stadium” There were th...

Creek Floats Going Mainstream

“Staza” does the navigating, and he follows the lead as this “man-and-his-dog” partnership float their way down Big Wheeling Creek. “Water recreation is definitely an asset we have here in the Wheeling area,...

Fitzsimmons Dog Park Nearing Completion

The land has been sculpted, the posts set, and soon the fencing will go up, and the grass will be planted at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in East Wheeling. The two-acre facility will be located near the T...

Scenes Seen in Wheeling – Part 1

If residents of Wheeling refuse to take their surroundings for granted, then they can experience some unusual sights in all corners of this Friendly City. These photographs were captured during the past two ...

Kennel Owners Uncertain About Their Future

UPDATE: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice did veto Senate Bill 437 today in Wheeling and now the legislation will initially return to the Senate for override consideration. If Senate leadership refuses to pick...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first chapter of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.   A Man and His Game The pitcher’s mound moved depending on the ...

Marketing Strategist Eager To Show Her Hand

She watched it and enjoyed what she witnessed, and that is why Alex Weld finds herself in the middle of the conversation in the city of Wheeling. Weld was hired this month by Wheeling Heritage as the new mar...

Baseball in Wheeling: An Introduction

(Editor’s Note: This introduction is the first entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area. If you have information and/or photos you would like to s...

There’s No Debate About 38 Straight

It was the l-o-n-g-e-s-t dinner in the history of award dinners, but at least for some the extended wait began with apple pie. And it gave each and every one of the 38 members of Wheeling Park High’s speech ...

Memories of Monkeys at Wheeling Park

They threw their poop at people. It’s true. It happened. Those monkeys and their poo-flipping at visitors at Wheeling Park were a reality during several decades in the first half of the 20th Century, w...

Design Plan Vital For Wheeling Renaissance

It is true that the Health Plan project within the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling is the first privately funded new building project since the mid-1980s, so the members of Wheeling Council and Mayor Glenn Elli...

Wheeling Hills Alive With Fitness Venues

It’s a city surrounded by the rolling hills of the Appalachia Mountains, and one employee of the city of Wheeling believes those ridges can be utilized more as recreational and a form of fitness for local resid...

Tales of a Trail from Wheeling Pathfinders

It was a shortcut for kids from both sides of the “The Path,” and it transported us to different worlds depending upon which side you lived. If you were raised along the Walnuts, Poplars, Maples, and up on t...

Wheeling Native Finds Happiness In Dubai

She was raised on South Huron Street on Wheeling Island as a member of the Chaney family, reared as a Roman Catholic, and is a graduate of Blessed Trinity, but she failed to see much to keep her in the Upper Oh...

Stobbs Shares Memories of Wheeling Downs

He was a kid whose father was very involved with the local horseracing industry and whose mother didn’t much approve of what took place at Wheeling Downs. He knew “Big Bill” Lias, and although he had heard h...

Colaianni Reshaping Wheeling’s Downtown

He was an unusual student at The Linsly School and not just because he had a hard hat and construction boots in the car he drove to commute from Dillonvale, Ohio, Monday through Friday during the academic year....

Forgotten Wheeling – The Manchester Area

It rests in plain sight but most Wheeling area residents are not aware the Manchester neighborhood still sits secluded on land across Big Wheeling Creek and at the base of the hill where a portion of the villag...

Ihlenfeld Managing New Firm in Wheeling

Following his six years serving as United States Attorney for West Virginia’s Northern District, Bill Ihlenfeld has opted to continue his legal career in Wheeling as a member of Bailey & Glasser LLP. Fou...

Massive Budget Hole Faces Local Legislators

“Broke and divided.” Those three words could be how West Virginia Governor Jim Justice describes the Mountain State at this time when he offers his first State of the State Address this week, and that’s beca...

Toriseva Tees Off on Watchdog Network

By day she is one of West Virginia’s most respected trial attorneys, and now, in the early evening during the workweek, Teresa Toriseva is hosting a two-hour, all-topics talk show on Wheeling’s WatchDog Radio N...

The Life And Death Of ‘Suicide Hill’

It was cut into the hillside to link the village of Bethlehem to the city of Wheeling and the bridge at the bottom just might be the only span in the state of West Virginia without a pothole in its path. The...

Woodsdale Students Code Robots to Victory

Pictured above Left to Right: Campbell Koegler, Alex Taylor, Grant Kenamond, Kathryn Prather, Max Hill Four of these five fifth graders prefer C3PO over R2D2, and they know more than most do about robots. ...

Nelson Nailed Her Niche In Wheeling

What she did know was that she wanted to return to Wheeling following her college career. What Susie Nelson didn’t know was how. When she was graduated from Wheeling Park High in 1989, her beloved city ha...

Ohio Valley Native Survives Mexico Shooting

It was a rare moment when they weren’t together during this trip to Mexico or any other the couple has made in the last year, but there was Bria Didszun, just coming out of the ladies room at the Blue Parrot Cl...

Wheeling’s Playgrounds Focus for Mestrovic

It’s a piece of the most important puzzle, Jesse Mestrovic realizes, and that is why this driven young man is more than willing to devote far more than 40 hours per week to reinvent more than 30 recreational fa...

Wheeling Park Ice Rink Holds Warm Memories

There were those cruises from Rax to DiCarlo’s or from Hardee’s to McDonald’s and the rides to Wilson Lodge’s arcade or through the Festival of Lights during the winter months, but that’s when transportation ot...

The History of Wheeling’s Vineyard Hills

Hallucinations. Ultimately, they are what spelled the end of the vineyard atop Wheeling Hill, a 31-acre patch of Concord and Catawba grapes that were harvested for 25 years to produce pure, unadulterated alt...

Schmidt Humbled by All-Time Team Honor

Doug Schmidt was one of THE Wheeling Nailers, and that was a pretty big deal, but initially his roster status worked against him here in the Friendly City. How? The pretty blonde lady who was helping a di...