Spring

A flush of green Lilac, lavender, sweet the soft puff of dandelion seeds A hawk gliding on a breeze Caterpillars bungee jump from trees Wheeling Creek hushed by leaves A couple sitting on its bank heads...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 5

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories that will...

Captain Samuel Brady: Part 3, Conclusion

Brady’s Rangers were very effective in their pursuit of the Indian raiding parties. Numerous times, they rescued women and children who had been taken captive by the Indians. When Brady’s Rangers...

The Hempfield Haunting

The historical reference to Wheeling as ‘Place of the Skull’ by local historians implies Wheeling is a setting of uncommon circumstances. To appreciate Wheeling’s paranormal attractions, you need to...

Captain Samuel Brady: Part 2

After living in a cabin in Wellsburg for a period of time, Sam and Drucilla obtained property in West Liberty, with assistance from Van Swearingon, where they built a large frame house. One of the photos with...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 4

This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories that will...

Local Birds Of Spring, A Photo Essay

Spring has returned, and so have the birds (and the birds that didn't leave are happier). Local photographer Anna Fonner of Ark Photography has been busy snapping their photos all over Wheeling. Check out her...

Yesterday: A Haibun Poem

Yesterday   memories gather in the rear view mirror framing a rich past   Wheeling, late 50's: A living breathing organism; the population on the verge of decline. The business...

Weelunk Weekender

A busy late-April weekend in Wheeling kicks off Thursday evening with the Charlie Daniels Band at the Capitol Theatre. Charlie always puts on a great show, so don't miss it. Friday noon brings us...

When Two Non-Profits Connect

  So the story goes … I walked in to the Alpha for lunch one day in 2014, and Jason Koegler introduces me to Junior League of Wheeling President Lori Kenamond. We had pleasant exchanges between...

Brand New Firm To Chisel Outside The Box

It simply made sense. That is why the owners of two downtown Wheeling businesses have decided to merge Redbeard Communication and Neue into a new branding management firm named “Chiselbox.” Nathan...

Captain Samuel Brady: Part 1

Captain Samuel Brady – Hero of the Revolution Part 1    During the Revolutionary War, the most well-known and respected individual in the Upper Ohio Valley was not named McCullough or Zane or...

The Mabel Files: Centre Market

The Mabel Files: Part 11 Learning the Colorful History of a Keystone Wheeling Neighborhood It was a sweltering July Saturday in 1938, when Mabel spotted the “for rent” sign in the window of the...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 3

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. This is R-rated.    (Writer’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories that will...

The Tools Of The Trade

The biggest day of my life was the morning I put on my new knickers with the brand new leather lace-up knee boots with the pen knife in a special holster. It was attached to the outside of the right boot...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 2

(Writer’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories that will concentrate on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.) THE RAT The high-level gangsters scattered, but...

Blast Off Apps Focusing on Local Businesses

“Greed.” That is Adam Paul’s one-word answer to why the small-business sector of the American economy has yet to tap into using mobile phone apps to help grow their respective operations. But Paul and...

Valley Be Quirky

The mainstream labels it a revitalization of the Ohio Valley with Wheeling as the epicenter. But there’s a subtle underlying current that may have always been there, but it is just now evolving into an open...

On Being Irish

  I am Irish, I guess, because I don’t know what else to be. I am half German, but being German never came easy to me. We are a melancholy lot; I am. That is why we sing and laugh so much...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 1

THE BOSSES, BOOKIES, AND BURGOYNE (Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories that will concentrate on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.) Bill Lias...

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...