OPINION: Bill Cosby – Make a Decision

By Steve Novotney Bill Cosby needs to make a decision. Will he perform at the Capitol Theatre on March 14, or will he cancel or reschedule? It’s a valid question, especially since he has canceled...

A Mother’s Christmas Miracle

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I was misbehaving. A lot. And I was told I was on the naughty list. But that meant nothing to me because the Santa secret was out, and I didn’t believe my mother. Over...

Six Bikes For Christmas Morning

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I was minding my own business and simply buying some Braunschweiger like my Grandma Novotney used to feed me, and out of nowhere my friend Dave suddenly asked, “What...

Recycling The Recycling Program

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Many in the Friendly City would like to see the municipality adopt an improved recycling program as a part of the offered sanitation services. According to Wheeling City...

Wheeling Central Beats Wheeling Park, Sort of

Story and Photographs By David Delk Weelunk Contributor In a matchup of the two best middle-school girls basketball teams in Wheeling, St. Michaels Parish School defeated Triadelphia Middle School 35-26...

Wish to Be Heard At Council Meetings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com “Those who wish to be heard.” It’s always the last item on every agenda for Wheeling’s city council meetings. And it will be there again for tomorrow’s...

Fracking the People

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I asked Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland what he thought of the fracking-under-the-Ohio-River proposal a couple of months ago, and he replied, “I sure hope they...

Tourists Prefer Friendly

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Tomorrow is “Tourism Day” in the city of Wheeling. But it’s not a designated day. Mayor Andy McKenzie did not issue a proclamation, and the state legislature has...

People First, Capitalism Follows

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com OK, so the Professional Building on Market Street has a new owner, and so does the Flat Iron Building on Main Street, and both buyers are considering build-outs for...

Charitable Giving, The Right Way

Jeffrey Yourkovich, CPA Weelunk Contributor As we prepare our shopping list for Santa, does yours include making a donation to a worthwhile charity? The bells are ringing, and the red kettle can be seen...

Miracle on Market Street

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Something very special took place at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre this past weekend. There were three performances of “A Christmas Carol,” and all three...

The Gift of DNA

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I’m 48 years old today, and I am a blessed man. I still have both of my folks, an awesome wife and two kids, and my extended family is better than any dream could...

Confessions Of An Internet Shopper

I have a guilty conscience, and Small Business Saturday has really heightened my struggle with my inner demons. You see, I shop on the Internet. And <sob>, I like it. I mean, I used to like it. It suits...

A Reporter’s Musings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: Occasionally, some collected facts and scenarios do not make it into an article, but they may still be interesting to the public. Hence, “A Reporter’s...

Act Now on Aetnaville Bridge

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Since Weelunk published an article last weekend that concerned the future of the Aetnaville Bridge, a group of Wheeling Island residents started a petition on Change.org,...

Unsung Heroes Deserve Our Thanks

  By Melanee Sinclair Weelunk.com Contributor   They fulfill a drive found deep within their souls. If asked, “Why do you do it?”, more likely than not they might say, “Do what?”...

Some Children Are All Boxed In

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It’s hard to believe there are homeless children here in Wheeling and in the Upper Ohio Valley. One in 45 U.S. children in the United States experiences homelessness each...

Hope for Change Alive in West Virginia

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Now we know. We know the winners and we know the losers. We know that Rep. Shelley Capito will assume the “junior” senatorial position in the United State...

Seven Reasons Why We Should Vote Today

By Robert J. Gaudio Weelunk Contributor Let’s get something straight from the get-go. YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Look no further than the 2000 U.S. Presidential election for statistical proof of that. Six...

Each Vote Counts

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com On May 29, 2012, Wheeling resident Charlie Ballouz lost his bid to become the city’s second ward council representative. Ballouz lost by one vote to current council...

The Resurrection of Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Although the current momentum has attracted the attention of many during the past two years, the movement forward in Wheeling began several years ago with a plan gone bad....

This Is Weelunk

This is Weelunk. It looks like a website, but it's more than that. It represents an attitude, a desire for a new Wheeling, one that trades shrinking and decay for optimism and enthusiasm. It shrugs off...

Much Ado About Things To Do

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It was once a true statement. It might still hold true today for some. “There’s nothing to do in Wheeling,” remains a criticism voiced these days on social media,...