Lifestyles

Grow Ohio Valley Offering New CSA Program

Local residents interested in consuming healthier fruits and vegetables now have the opportunity to take advantage of Grow Ohio Valley’s Community Supported Agriculture program. Ken Peralta, executive direct...

Belles and Cowbells

A Lighter Look at History The significance of agriculture in the West Virginia culture is woven into the state flag adopted by the W.Va. Legislature in 1929. The center design, derived from the Great Seal of...

Bellaire Bridge A Continuing Conundrum

No one really has a solid idea when and if the old Bellaire Interstate Toll Bridge will be demolished. Not Mayor Edward Kuca; not his eight council members; and not Frank Longwell, chief of police for the city ...

July Clouds: A Poem

 (Shared from our sister site Elkinite.com) The clouds have returnedMaking things feel more normal, somehowA treason to harsher windsMilder skies now brew with beautyFor this afternoon, anyhowCrafted vapor...

Market Area the Center Of Attention

Wheeling’s Centre Market has nearly two centuries worth of history behind it, but that is not what most people talk about these days. Instead, when Centre Market is mentioned in conversation, it most often i...

Stone Center Residential Soon to Be Reality

The top three floors of the Stone Center in downtown Wheeling will soon be occupied by residents of the 22 loft apartments now being constructed by the Woda Group. The $2.1 million project, announced in Marc...

New Endeavors at Olney Friends School

I arrived on campus just in time for lunch, which gave me the perfect opportunity to learn all about the organic farm at Olney Friends School, an independent, progressive high school in Barnesville, Ohio. As I ...

The Mabel Files: A Long Nervous Wait

  Mabel Minns and her blind father, Tom, sat restlessly on a bench in the massive marble-floored waiting area of Wheeling’s B&O Station on a rainy evening in April 1944. Tom tapped his little bamboo...

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...

Elvis Has Not Left The Victoria Theater

HE echoed. The man who changed this man named Earl Brown, owner of the historic Victoria Theater on Market Street in downtown Wheeling, was Elvis Presley, and ultimately it was “The King” who guided Brown an...

Tennent’s Beer Comes To The Valley

“Guid gear comes in sma’ bulk.” The translation for this Scottish expression – “good things come in small packages,” and it’s the perfect way to start our next article about a few new brews in the Wheeling mark...

Mount Wood Marvel Will Not Be Overlooked

It’s been abused by vandals, and it’s crumbling with age, but the members of the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission believe the Mount Wood Overlook can be transformed in a popular destination. The Arts Co...

The Moose Abides

“Hi, this is Taylor at the front desk at Oglebay. There’s a gentleman here trying to deliver a moose to the Nature Center.” In all fairness, I knew the moose arrival was imminent. I just didn’t know exactly ...

Is Pluto a Planet?

Do you know what a planet is? Most of us can tell the difference between a planet and a star and the difference between a planet and an asteroid or comet. Astronomers, like everyone else, like to group/class...

Elmhurst: The House of Friends

I’m 62 years old now, and when my time comes, I’m packing up and heading for this village. In fact, I’m already on the waiting list. Read on, and I’ll tell you why. Elmhurst, the House of Friendship, is ...

Visiting the Mound in Moundsville

Photos by Glynis Board Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Accompanying story here: Listen   Scattered across the state, often just under the surface veneer of W...

Public Key in Preserving Historic Span

I sat on the sidewalk Wednesday morning near the downtown Wheeling end of the historic Suspension Bridge with a pen and a notebook in my hands, and I counted cars and vans and trucks that were either exiting or...

West Virginian: A Poem

  Your river veins, your heart of coal Seneca’s body, Spruce’s soul A quiet perfection–to some, unknown It is you, my God, my home Quivering dewdrop tracing stem Shaded eaves for root and limb ...

The Mabel Files: A Working Dog’s Story

Feature Picture from paintlater.wordpress.com Mabel Files 17 When I was a young dog just trying to survive on the streets of Wheeling in the early 1930s, few people ever paid any attention to me except, o...

Keeping the Kids A Goal in Wheeling

"Retaining our youth." We hear the phrase all of the time in the Upper Ohio Valley, and that’s because it’s one of the most important aspects of a reviving community that is attempting to reverse population ...

Navigating Yesterday – A Haibun Poem

Navigating Yesterday   memories birthed in the Ohio swim to the surface   Pap Pap,  why did you have to tell us what your neighbor was carrying in that brown paper bag.   You could have lied o...

Vagabond Tales: A Trip to D.C.

Like many adventures, this one began with a question: Would you like to come to D.C. for our event? The question is ever-changing. My answer, a constant, “Yes!” I first heard of the West Virginia State So...

DC Ventures Has A Vision For Wheeling

They have a vision, and they believe it’s a dream that can come true. Vince DeCrease is one of three partners of DC Ventures, LLC, a development company found a dozen years ago. He along with Charlie Savage ...

“Anything’s A Blessing.” Or Is It?

I want to believe him. I want to believe my $5 will go toward food and water and better clothing. I don’t want to think it was used to buy heroin for him to shoot under a bridge. I don’t want to believe it w...

Community Murals To Better Wheeling

Architects of Change, a community mural project, is promoting positive change for adults with mental illness who attend the Marian House and clients at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center by giving them the ...

C3 Camp Is For Every Kid

For one week each year, people in Wheeling gather together to do something great. The mission is simple: serve the kids in this valley with no price tag attached. Volunteers show up from every corner of thi...

The “Father of West Virginia” Returns

The installation of the statue of Francis H. Pierpont, the “Father of West Virginia,” will begin on Wednesday, June 10, at Wheeling’s West Virginia Independence Hall, the historic site of the state’s founding, ...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 7

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 seventh in a series of stories that will co...

Mmm . . . Popcorn Opens at Market Plaza

My son insisted he could smell the popcorn by the time we hit the former Kaufman’s storefront. He held fast to his dad’s hand as he skipped down the alley and into Market Plaza. We were heading out to our first...

Interesting Flora of Ohio County

Creek-Side Flora This time of year is the perfect time to go out looking for interesting plants. There are so many to find, and flora is constantly changing. I especially enjoy identifying those with special u...

Weelunk Weekender

After a busy Memorial Day weekend, the city is taking a bit of a breather. No huge events this weekend, but lots of quality smaller ones. If you've always wanted to see a minstrel show, your chance is here. ...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 6

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 sixth in a series of stories that will conc...
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