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....

A Vast Cast Faces Its Last Act

By Robert Gaudio Weelunk Contributor When I auditioned for a role in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” back in September, I was not prepared for the roller-coaster ride that would...

There and Wheeling Again

  By Derrick McKee Weelunk Contributor  Four and a half years ago, I packed up my apartment on National Road in Wheeling and moved to Fairlawn, Ohio – an upscale suburb jammed between Akron...

A Tour Through Clay School

Photographs and Story By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I lived directly across the street from Clay School for three years, and that’s when I learned about Darryl Bayne’s dream. He bought the...

New Resident Invites Wheeling To Concert

By Scott Glysson Weelunk Contributor Scott is a professor at WLU and assumed the position of Director of Choral Activities in August When my wife and I moved to Wheeling in June of this year, we really...

Small Business Saturday Recap

By Allison Skibo In 2010, American Express started a new holiday shopping tradition when they trademarked Small Business Saturday. The mission is simple: help small businesses do more business. Weelunkers...

Christmas Parade Perspective

By LeeRoy Minnette  Weelunk Contributor West Liberty University Adjunct Professor Rebecca Kiger's photography students were given the task of taking Christmas parade pictures.  Roy and Emily's images...

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Photographs and story by Joelle Connors Regional Economic Development Partnership Few words signal the start of the holiday shopping season like Black Friday. Created by the big box chain stores to jump...

Thanksgiving Eve At The Alpha

By Josh Wack Weelunk Contributor Tonight is the night. Fresh haircut, new outfit, and a year’s worth of lifestyle and current events updates. The crowd will begin as a normal weeknight dinner crowd, and...

Images from Sandscrest Benefit

Lovers of good food and top-notch spirits had the opportunity to warm-up this weekend at the Hogshead Festival at Sandcrest Conference and Retreat Center. The festival took place Saturday November 15 and...

Dimmeydale Diaries

By Jesse E. Gandee Weelunk Contributor For Halloween this year I was blessed with a painful chest cold. My neighbor, Rosetta, brought over a bowl of homemade minestrone soup. My wife and Rosetta seem to...

Dream Realized With A Twist

By Marilyn Mull Weelunk Contributor Dorothy’s mantra in the The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” resonates in Stacey Nau Taylor’s philosophy as one of Wheeling’s newest female...