Changing Course: A WLU Retirement

When David J. Thomas, originally from Burgettstown, PA, first came to West Liberty State College (WLSC) in 1970, he was a sophomore at Weirton Madonna High School (MHS). His early entry into WLSC was due to...

The West Liberty Tanneries

When West Liberty was settled, the region had a lot of oak trees. In addition to supplying lumber for the building needs as the community grew, those oaks also provided a plentiful supply of oak bark to the...

Waller’s Floats Through Winter

It’s January, and it’s 18 degrees outside the Waller Pools and Spas building on Eoff Street. And Waller’s was open as it is each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but not for a clearance sale on...

A Sweet Romance

My son, Neil, was home from Africa after spending two years in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, and another year or so working with some Italian Missionaries in Uganda. We were having lunch in this trippy...

2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Stories By Steve

As we put a wrap on our 2016 in review, here are the Top Ten stories from our Chief Editor and Writer Steve Novotney. Editor’s Note: This Top Ten list was compiled using Google analytics and social media...

2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Stories By You

Recently we shared our 2016 Top Ten  “IDEAS” stories.  Today we continue the year in review with a shout out to our readers, followers, advocates, investors, advertisers and all-around-Weelunkers.  Here...

2016: In Pictures

In chronological order, some of our favorite Weelunk pictures of 2016... A new president arrives at West Liberty University. Mount Wood Overlook. Our mural. Seger scores 44 in the Final...

Solar Energy in East Wheeling

The Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center on 18th Street in Wheeling is installing solar panels as part of the agency’s movement toward becoming more energy efficient, and in response to Pope Francis’...

City of Wheeling Lives Up To Its Nickname

Friendly? The people of Wheeling? Although no one seems to know for sure when or why the city of Wheeling initially was referred to as the “Friendly City,” it has been the case for as long as most...

Minnesota Woman Aims to Impact Warwood

Hello! I’m Christina Rieth, and I’m the PreserveWV AmeriCorps member for the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation (WNHAC). I’m originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota. I developed my...

Roney’s Point: The Movie

Weelunk debuted its first video Wednesday night at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre. Special thanks goes to Chief Writer and Editor Steve Novotney, sponsors Peter Holloway and the Wheeling Convention and...

Stages Owners Ready for Retirement

It’s been a costumed life in downtown Wheeling for Gael and Dan Fincham ever since the couple purchased the inventory once available at Wickham’s on National Road in the Woodsdale neighborhood. That was...

On My Honor

My father was wrapped in the Boy Scouts pretty seriously as a young man.  In fact my father met my mother at the Boy Scout Camp on Wheeling Creek.  So it was natural for my father to push me into joining the...

Zeakes Inc.

  The woman stood in line with the rest of the mothers and daughters on the second floor of the Dillonvale, Ohio, American Legion, patiently waiting to pay the fare for her daughter’s dance lessons....

The Wheeling Mob: Part 11

(Editor’s Note: This is the 11th story in this series that has concentrated on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.)   More Than One Mobster There was a silent...

Retire Your Flag

The approach of Veterans Day on November 11th is the ideal time to remember our veterans and the flag of our country. Many individuals and businesses have American flags that have become faded, worn or...

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...

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...

Wheeling Area Hauntings – Part 2

All the haunts in the Upper Ohio Valley have not been as pleasant as they seem to have been at the Capitol Theatre, where spirits have remained, some say, and not all have been described as demonic as many of...

Wheeling Area Hauntings – Part 1

(Editor’s Note: This is the first story of a two-part series concentrating on the known haunts in the Wheeling area and what has been proven about those legends about ghost and goblins.) Many tales have...