Five Questions: Ty Thorngate

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: Bruce Teachout

(Editor’s Note: Each of the three candidates in the race for Ohio County Clerk (all Democrats) was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future leadership of the Ohio County Clerk’s Office. The...

Five Questions: David Miller

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: Lloyd Adams

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: John Bishop

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: Gene Fahey

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: Dave Palmer

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: Loma Nevels

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: Chris Hamm

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

Five Questions: Don Atkinson

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer...

The Toppers Take Texas

The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University men's basketball team, playing in their fifth Elite Eight in six years, came up one basket short of advancing to their second NCAA Division II national championship...

Grandpa’s Garbage Can

I can't remember where, but I recently heard someone say, "People from the Ohio Valley are resilient."  I've been thinking more and more about it lately, and it's true.  This place has been through a lot --...

Speak Up

I proposed a question to a few close friends before deciding how I was going to unmask my story. How would you describe Madelynn Wood? Kallie Richards answered, “Funny, kind, extremely outgoing, and...

Write Blogs!

This article appears on Weelunk via a partnership with the John Marshall High School Blog. “Every voice matters, and blogs have the ability to make the voiceless heard.” With the ever increasing use...

Weelunk and the Election

The election season has arrived, and there are many races on the docket that feel influential to the future of Wheeling, our region and our state.  Weelunk.com launched in November of 2014, three days before...

Best Pepperoni Roll in the Valley?

This is our Roll The pepperoni roll is uniquely West Virginian.  Wikipedia states that the pepperoni roll "is arguably the food most closely associated with the state (West Virginia)."  In fact, in March...

There is Only The Commons

If I asked any John Marshall High School graduate from 1968 until 2015 where they ate lunch, I would get a specific answer. They wouldn't have to think about it. They wouldn't have to try to remember. They...

Wheeling Lives Up To Its Name

  No one can doubt that Wheeling lives up to its name - The Friendly City. You witness this every day. People exchanging hellos, courtesies extended to lend a hand; hold doors open and allow other to...

A Call for Telling New Stories

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Accompanying story here: Listen   The Catholic Committee of Appalachia just published a pastoral letter. It’s the third of...

The Wheeling Renaissance… Of 1953

A Weelunk Partnership with Archiving Wheeling. For more Archiving Wheeling stories about local history through documents go to www.archivingwheeling.org. If you had tuned into Wheeling’s WTRF television...

A Magnificent Present

  Editor's Note: This fall, an Honors College writing course at West Liberty University, taught by Dr. Steve Criniti, adopted the City of Wheeling as the course focus. The course, entitled “Writing...

Musings About Local Hiking

Over the last several weekends, I have been lucky enough to do a bit of hiking. Urban hiking, even- in Pittsburgh's Frick Park and New York's Central Park. Those are both amazing, tranquil escapes with...

2015 Top Ten: IDEAS

In 2015 we received stories from over 100 people like you.  Here are the Top Ten stories of 2015 that were published in weelunk.com's "IDEAS" section, where ideas that support our area's growth are...

Why We Need the West Virginia Channel

What is West Virginia’s most valuable resource? Our natural beauty? Coal and natural gas? Our people? I believe our most important resource is one we don’t think of very often. Our story. The...

Special Gifts For Special People

There are some gifts that still need giving on this day, but these can only be offered through composition to place them perfectly in their lives. With good will and kind wishes the many who follow have...

Millennial State of Mind

Shared from Weelunk.com's partner: West Virginia Executive Natalie Roper is the Executive Director of Weelunk parter: Generation West Virginia   Millennials, those born after 1980, are choosing...

The Sanity Tree

"And Then 9/11 Happened" Christmas of 2001 will not make it to my “Top 10 Most Enjoyable Christmases” list. As a Navy Reservist, I had celebrated an occasional birthday while on my required annual...

Scrooge Visits Moundsville

There have been rumors circulating around the money-changing office lately that a production called "Being A Ghost Story of Christmas" and purporting to be the life story of one Ebenezer Scrooge is being...

Tiny Homes A Big Idea in Wheeling

It’s only an idea at this point, but it’s something two Wheeling business partners believe can add to the transformation that is taking place at this time in the Friendly City. Howard Scott and Nick...

WJU: A Window to the Real World

Students at Wheeling Jesuit University are continually encouraged to live out the university’s mission by serving others. Again this year, students gave up their fall break to take part in three...