Little Ships and Big Ships

I started in the securities brokerage business in 1957 with a Cincinnati firm named Westheimer & Co. It was a regional firm as most were in those days. The president of the firm was a venerable old...

Disaster of the Steamboat Scioto

By Rich Knoblich Weelunk Contributor Dating back to the placement of a skull, aka Weelunk, along the Ohio River’s banks, Wheeling’s folk history has evolved to include numerous paranormal events...

Snow Day, a Poem

By Lauren Cuff Weelunk Contributor   Snow Day   I have coffee I keep my pajamas on I play music I listen to my dog snore I begin to write a story for my...

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...

Defy The Cold; Fish For Trout!

by Jesse Mestrovic West Virginia trout-stocking is getting into full swing. It may be cold, snowing, and threatening hypothermia outside, but the diligent, passion-driven sportsmen and women are gearing up...

Recycling Issue Comes Back Anew

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Paper. Plastics. Metals. Textiles. Electronics. Composting. And glass – clear, brown, green, whatever. Almost everything can be recycled. But even though methods of...

Miklas: More than Just Meat

By Sarah Koegler Weelunk Contributor My Weekly Stop I tie the dog’s leash to the railing on the stoop, help my boys prop their bikes against the wall, and walk into Miklas Meat Market. I’m usually...

An Echo Point Romance

By Bill Hogan Weelunk Contributor Doodad and Bebe I met Mary Ann’s grandparents when I first dated her. She lived way out in the country, and at that time the roads were a lane and a half and very...

Avenue Eats Celebrates Second Anniversary

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They had no idea if it would work. The “build-it-and-they-will-come” phrase was truly a question for Phillip Kendall and Lara Graves. “If we build it, will they...

The “Mabel Files”: Part 6

By Gerry Griffith Weelunk Contributor   The Minns Confectionary Feels the Loss of a Jazz Giant – Wheeling’s Chu Berry   Chris Cerone, the blind, balding 41-year-old musical genius...

The “Mabel Files”: Part 5

By Gerry Griffith Weelunk Contributor   The Mabel Files Part 5: Stogies, Sandwiches, and Crocheted Lace The 1920s and 1930s were tough times for Tom and Lizzie Minns, the blind proprietors of...

Coleman’s Still Fresh After 100 Years

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He still blushes when his customers offer him the usual rave reviews. His face literally turns red with appreciation, and he can utter only four words in return – “Thank...

The “Mabel Files”: Part 4

By Gerry Griffith Weelunk Contributor The Mabel Files Part 4: Music, talk, and danger inside the Minns’ Confectionary A safe warm gathering place for friendship, but for thieves ... not so...

Fitness 101: Get Moving…Naturally

By Justin Kiger Weelunk Contributor Diary of an Unresolved Fitness Quest: Day One January 2015 came in with all the resolutions every other year has in store: Get fit. Eat right. Join the gym. It’s nearly...

The Flair In The Fabric Of Wheeling

by Bill Hogan I think of the Wheeling of my young years as a time when the city was booming. City streets were full of pedestrian and vehicular traffic competing with streetcars for a place in the flow....

The “Mabel Files”: Part 3

T.J. Minns and his “Pal” By Gerry Griffith Weelunk Contributor   When my grandfather, Thomas J. Minns, had a full head of steam on the sidewalks of South Wheeling in the second two decades...

Preservation with Elmer and Harry

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They collect old photographs of couples because the subjects usually appear unhappy, and they think that it’s funny. For the same reason “Carlton the Butler” – a...

Plans Unleashed for Dog Park

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com When the ribbon is cut this summer to officially open Wheeling’s new dog park, it will represent the culmination of conversations that began more than two years...

Get Out In The Cold

By Jesse Mestrovic Weelunk Contributor  "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get." - Ray Kroc The winter doldrums make it difficult to be active and even to get off the couch...

It’s FINALLY Cold Outside

By Melanee Sinclair Weelunk Contributor   I have always loved winter.  I love the snow, the frost on the windows, and even the dreary, gray days. The crunch of the snow under my boots and my...

The “Mabel Files”: Part 1

By Gerry Griffith Weelunk Contributor A word about this series: Like a lot of men, I mentally compartmentalize life and memories. There are boxes up in my head socked away on various imaginary shelves to...

A Christmas Story for the Little Hogans

By Bill Hogan From 1972 Weelunk Contributor THE GOSPEL OF ST. LUKE - AS AMENDED   One day God picked up the world, held it in His palm, and studied the big mess people had made by being mean...

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...

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...

Bill Hogan: Horses

I don’t know a lot about horses. What little familiarity I have is mostly from betting them. I worked at Wheeling Downs when it was a half-mile horse track back when I was in school, but that comes later....