State of the City 2017

Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. It is my honor to serve as Mayor of Wheeling and my special privilege to deliver my first State of the City address. Before I recognize today’s honorees and...

Retention: A Tale of Two Commutes

How can we keep our young people in Wheeling? How can we convince those who have left to come back? How can we attract new residents to the Friendly City? These are three big questions that Wheeling...

In Support of the City’s New Website

The City of Wheeling recently announced a $33,000 commitment for a new website. According to a report from WTRF, it has some local residents raising questions. It may seem like a lot of money and it might be...

1989 MixTape: Styling With Rax

Let’s travel back to a time when the music was good and the smell of roast beef was in the air: Wheeling, W.Va., in 1989. Place the tape in the deck and press play. Track One: Guns N' Roses -...

Spring 2017 Artist’s Studio Tour Announced

The Wheeling Arts and Culture Commission is excited to announce its inaugural Greater Wheeling Artists Studio Tour. The project aims to serve the community with art and cultural programming while supporting...

Let’s Talk About Bullying

You may have noticed billboards around town recently suggesting just that. Next week, Wheeling Country Day School will again take on bullying, a subject carrying with it quite a variety of reactions, to say...

Up For A Run?

Are you interested in running this New Year? Need help staying motivated? A new running group has formed in Wheeling and is looking for fellow runners to grow the group and help inspire others to get...

2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Ideas

In 2016 we received stories from over 100 people like you.  Here are the Top Ten stories of 2016 that were published in weelunk.com’s Ideas section, where ideas that support our area’s growth are...

Do You Weelunk?

Three years ago an idea was born. It centered around a feeling that things in Wheeling, West Virginia were moving forward, but in a direction simliar to kids about to slide down an icy number 11 at Crispin:...

Plant A Seed With Grow Ohio Valley

Greetings and Happy Holidays! As our third year draws to a close, more than ever we affirm our love of Wheeling; for where it has been, but more so for what it is becoming. It’s entirely gratifying to...

The Power of Intense Fragility

* Title attributed to E. E. Cummings The other evening I attended a musical program at Wheeling Jesuit University. Looking up from a table of delicious desserts after the performance, I saw Mary Hamm across...

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...

Killing the Lawyers

Editor's Note: Weelunk does not endorse candidates and opinions of local interest that meet our editorial standards are invited from all of our readers. As a young lawyer years ago, I often heard - along...

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...

High School Voices: Life is a Blank Sheet

Editor’s Note: This is a collection of Wheeling Park High School senior voices about art and beauty and how social perceptions affect young people in the 21st Century. While nature, architecture, and...

High School Voices: Self Perception

  Editor's Note: This is a collection of Wheeling Park High School senior voices about art and beauty and how social perceptions affect young people in the 21st Century. Starting in middle school,...

Do Something: Help Grow Warwood Pride

Grow Warwood Pride will be painting the fence surrounding Garden Park in Warwood starting at 9:00am. The group has rallied volunteers from a variety of organizations, including Bob’s Wish – Globes of Hope,...

Council Prioritizes Planning and Parks

Throughout the 2016 municipal election there were two major threads that sewed together most of the candidates that would eventually assume seats as Councilors.  First thread was a commitment to long-range...

A Poem: County Road 4

cold porch lights chase me thirty miles per hour downhill to the Ohio past bison in greasy fields old company town hollow filled by skinny creek run full of yellow dog seeps out back behind a mine...

An Idea for a Better Wheeling

Creating a better future for Wheeling through a State Earned Income Tax Credit When you look around Wheeling, the signs of a collapsed steel industry and a community trying to rebound are all around. The...

1,000 Stories

Joins us in celebrating 1,000 Weelunk.com stories published since our launch on Nov. 1, 2014. That number represents 1.5 million pageviews from readers like you, hard work by our Chief Writer and Editor,...

West Virginia Needs Your Help

Local flood response organizers are reporting an urgent need for volunteers to help with flood cleanup efforts over the next 10 days. According to Volunteer West Virginia Executive Director Heather Foster,...

The Weelunk Weekly Email is Here

What the heck is Weelunk?  Some think it is strictly a facebook page, and while there is one of those, we also have a website: weelunk.com. Although you can go to the Weelunk website and scroll through...

A Pleasant (Valley) Evening

It's been another crazy week in the world.  A week that's hard to comprehend and a week that makes us nervous for the future of our country.  We are fortunate in Wheeling, W.Va., to have outlets that help us...

The Mayor’s Inaugural Speech

  On July 1, 2016 Glenn F. Elliott was sworn in as Mayor of Wheeling, W.Va. The following is a transcript of his inaugural address.   On behalf of my fellow members and colleagues on...