Education & Research

Job, School Connection Picks Up STEAM

There’s as much woo-hoo as how-to in science class this summer. At least when that science class is part of a county-wide initiative to encourage students from grades four and up to consider careers in Science,...

Student Radio Plays Bring History to Life at TMS

Everyone loves a good story. Stories transport us to different worlds, enrich our lives, allow us to step out of our own shoes, tap into our imaginations and engage our emotions. But storytelling provides more ...

WLU PAs Hear From McKinley at Commencement

West Liberty University held its Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies commencement at 6 p.m., Friday, June 15, in Kelly Theatre and welcomed U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) to the ceremony as ...

WLU Non-Traditional Student Receives Scholarship

West Liberty University student Crystal Jozwick of Wheeling received a $500 scholarship recently from the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Group. To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant mus...

Commuter Tuition Rate Makes WJU More Affordable

Attending college is no longer an uphill battle thanks to Wheeling Jesuit University’s new, affordable commuter tuition rate. The University launched the Fr. Clifford Lewis S.J. Scholars Program, which offer...

A Divided Peninsula of Souls

It is one of the silent cities of the dead in Wheeling, but this one was split, and one half has been forgotten. The Peninsula Cemetery, once the third largest in the state of West Virginia with more than 1,...

It Still Stands

No one knows about it these days because the signage has been removed, chains block the old access points, and Oglebay officials do not promote its existence in their lodging pamphlets or related material poste...

Medical Cannabis – Part Two

It was an unexpected but welcome development for many when a legislative side road was navigated to get a vote on medicinal cannabis on the floor of the West Virginia House of Delegates. It was late March, a...

Local Families Offered Second Chance

Too many children do not have access to an internet-capable computer at home in the Upper Ohio Valley region, but one Wheeling couple hopes to change that reality for families without the means to purchase the ...

A Fix for Flooding?

On Sept. 17, 2004, Hurricane Ivan parked over most of the Wheeling area and dumped a little more than 10 inches of rain in less than half a day. There were washed-out roads, schools evacuated, cars in creeks, p...

Mayor Eyes Compassion for Wheeling

It is about a change in the mindset of local government that alters the citizen experience because people are treated more like people. Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott joined a number of Wheeling area residents...

Memories of Monkeys at Wheeling Park

They threw their poop at people. It’s true. It happened. Those monkeys and their poo-flipping at visitors at Wheeling Park were a reality during several decades in the first half of the 20th Century, w...

Forgotten Wheeling – The Manchester Area

It rests in plain sight but most Wheeling area residents are not aware the Manchester neighborhood still sits secluded on land across Big Wheeling Creek and at the base of the hill where a portion of the villag...

‘Those People’ Have Christmas, Too

THEM. Those people. Most don’t want to see them and don’t want to know about them so they can continue denying they exist. Even on Christmas. But those “them” people are present here in the Wheeling ar...

SMILING THROUGH THE RAINDROPS

As I woke last Friday for Grandparents Day to the realization that yes, the temperature drop will, in fact, directly coincide with the buckets of rain heading into the area, I found an odd smile creep across my...

The President: Chosen By Linsly

Editor's note: Linsly was one of 153 schools across the country to participate in a nation wide student election called Project Vote with more than 74,000 students casting their votes. Linsly's participation in...

WPHS Students to Become Weelunk Contributors

Before he accepted the assistant superintendent position with Ohio County Schools this past summer, Rick Jones served as principal of John Marshall High School, and one initiative he guided was facilitating a s...

Five Questions – Tony Domenick

(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 their answe...

The Big Buzz Is Only One Year Away

It was 16 years ago when we last heard that deafening buzz and saw their red eyes and orange veins, but those sights and sounds are set to return next summer in the Upper Ohio Valley region. Hundreds of thou...

Maroon Knight Pride Preps for Future

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com On the inside, the hallway walls remain green, and the doors are still thick, the windows continue to glow, many lockers are decorated in celebration of athletic achievements...

A Greener Linsly

By Becca Wilson Weelunk.com Contributor  As Wheeling takes initiatives to become a greener city, from supporting local farming efforts to highlighting recycling entrepreneurs, Linsly has taken its own ini...

Linsly Serves By Example in the Community

By Daniella Truong and Grace George (Linsly Sophomores) Edited By: Colin Kelly and Zach Spurrier (Linsly Seniors) Weelunk Contributors   Students at Linsly have been donating not only supplies ...

Get Outside and Do Nothing!

Photographs and Story By Alice Eastman Weelunk Contributor   Climbing trees, making mud pies, rolling over logs, catching crayfish, building snowmen, collecting pinecones, and doing nothing. Most ...

Educational Diversity Helps Us Thrive

By Keely Camden Weelunk Contributor It can be argued that our differences make us stronger.  Diversity of thought, of background, of belief can add to the rich tapestry of a community, thus allowing our di...
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