1985 Mixtape

Cassette in the deck, press play.   Track 1: Through 5th Grade Eyes / "Axel F" - Harold Faltermeyer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V93XY-KQfak Wheeling ,W.Va., in 1985, from a...

Another World To Land in Downtown Wheeling

It has been a notion in Aaron Badia’s mind for several years, and he believes now is the time to move forward with it instead of allowing the wish to remain a mere daydream. Badia, a 29-year-old Bellaire...

I am Looking for Real Syrup

Weelunk encourages its readers to learn all about REAL syrup at Oglebay Institute's Maple Sugaring Day, Saturday March 21... While shopping at Walmart and trying to be health-conscious, I took a gander...

School Lunchroom: Opportunities Ahead

I am very fortunate to be able to volunteer occasionally at my children’s school with the lunch duty. I enjoy watching children eat, chat, laugh, hop, skip, and even argue for a couple of hours. During this...

Citizen Positions Open in Friendly City

Plenty of opportunities exist for Wheeling residents to get more involved with the decision-making that helps shape the municipality, but if an individual wishes to serve his or her city, it’s up to them to...

WANTED: People Providing Puzzle Pieces

What piece of this puzzle can you provide? That’s an important question in the city of Wheeling right now, and that is because residents of all ages are engaged and discussing the future of the Friendly...

Protect our Water

Bishop Ralph W. Dunkin Weelunk Contributor   Water has always been at the heart of the Christian faith and heritage.  From the four rivers that had their origin in Eden, to the crossing of the...

Weelunk In Review

As Weelunk.com nears its four-month anniversary, we pause for reflection.  It has been an amazing journey to say the least.  In the fall of 2014 our stated mission was to "help make Wheeling awesome."  As...

A 1992 Mixtape

By LeeRoy Weelunk Contributor Join me on a journey in time back to a Friday night in Wheeling, W.Va., 1992.  Our mission: to find out “where the high school kids are.” First, we pull out our fancy...

Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials

By Wheelhouse Carrie Weelunk Contributor With Wheeling looking in the face of another snow event, and its peak coming during tomorrow's Super Bowl 49, a lot of us will be watching the game and the...

If the IRS Calls, Hang Up!

 By Jeffrey Yourkovich CPA Weelunk Contributor Filing season for your 2014 taxes officially began on January 20, 2015. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the administration of the...

You Too Can Become Rich in 2015!

By Russell Dunkin Weelunk Contributor Happy New Year! Just as reliable as the ball dropping in Times Square each year, you can expect to see financial magazines showing you all the best places to...

Branding Wheeling a Tough Task

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Rebounding? Revitalizing? I was asked a most interesting question during a recent trip to Pittsburgh. A waitress at Roland’s Seafood Grill in the Strip District...

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...