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...

The Ex-Pat’s Guide to New Wheeling

The Wheeling Ex-Patriot Do you call Wheeling, WV home, but currently live somewhere else?  If yes, we here at Weelunk.com consider you an "Ex-Pat".   Are you home now, visiting for Thanksgiving Break?...

Storch, Kessler To Address Diversity

  One thing you can say about West Virginia: It’s homogenous. But is that a good thing? The next program in the Temple Shalom Social Action Lecture Series will tackle the lack of diversity in...

A Really Good Sign For Wheeling

Frank O’Brien and his staff members at the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau spend the vast majority of their time working on ways to market the Friendly City to travelers residing outside the Upper...

First State Capitol Gets Solarized

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Accompanying story here: Listen   Standing in downtown Wheeling, “the original gate to the West” (as Wheelonians sometimes...

I’ll Be There for You… Always

  Apparently it's a rarity-- the friendships we have now will be short-lived -- at least that's what we're told.  Sad but true.  Right? We make friends; we love friends.  We lose friends, it's part...

MiBurg Is Born

A note from LeeRoy: Weelunk.com launched Nov. 1 2014, and on July 1 2015 her first baby sister was born: Elkinite.com in BEAUTIFUL Elkins, W.Va.  And now we welcome Miburg.com in WONDERFUL Martinsburg,...

Remembering Abby Frohnapfel

When I got the call as I was waiting in line for a concert in Pittsburgh, I had no idea how much one piece of information could change my life. Like a pebble tossed into a pond, what happened sent a...

Volunteer for CASA and Change a Child’s Life

It is only natural that one’s time, especially in this fast paced multitasking society of today, is very preciously spent. We have to prioritize and decide what matters most in hierarchical fashion both what...

John Marshall HS Introduces School Blog

After much discussion with students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members, we have identified two growing problems in our high school. The first is that our students do not seem to have...

1987 MixTape

Happy First Birthday Weelunk.com!   Let's travel back to a time when the music was good and love was in the air: Wheeling, W.Va., in 1987. Place the tape in the deck and press play. Track...