Time to Hit the Ice at Wheeling Park

Today marks the opening of the Wheeling Park Memorial Ice Rink. The opening also signals the completion of a $560,000 upgrade to the facility with the installation of new chillers for ice making and other...

Relax In The Trees At Grand Vue Park

Some may believe it’s one of those plans, one commissioned by a branch of government simply so officials could profess their eyes are on the future of the area over which they govern, but that definitely...

Newspaper Hawker

  Herb limps down and up the cinders on the berm of Exit Ramp 2-A behind Perkins’ restaurant. He holds up The Intel. He is tired; he is sweaty! His dirty tennis shoes cry...

WPHS Students to Become Weelunk Contributors

Before he accepted the assistant superintendent position with Ohio County Schools this past summer, Rick Jones served as principal of John Marshall High School, and one initiative he guided was facilitating a...

Year of the Bloody Sevens

there are new silhouettes in this farm field at night now and I hope that the shapes of digits on this farmhouse clock face tell of times the old storms rolled through ‐ when lightning lashed out...

WVDOH Paving Way Toward Progress

He was being honest when he said it. “This job sometimes keeps me up at night,” admitted Gus Suwaid, the chief engineer of the Division of Highways District 6. “And I lose sleep because of all the...

Local Theatre Company’s Success No Mystery

The butler has never done it although there have been more than 60 plays composed by a couple of Wheeling men who have anchored a theatre company in the city of Wheeling for the past 20 years. Butch Maxwell...

just another Warwood brat

just another Warwood brat, son of Clyde and Vera, running the streets with Moe, Rudy, Mario, Bill, and Ray near North 20th pacing the courts at the YMCA under his dad’s skeptical eye lettering in...

WJU Announces Performing Arts Schedule

Wheeling Jesuit University will have something for everyone with five shows planned for the 2016-17 Performing Arts Season. “Whether you want to come and watch a play or musical or take the stage as an...

The Curse, The Crown, And The Clowns

How The Cleveland Cavaliers Restored My Hope In Humanity…And The Cleveland Browns When a friend asked me this past spring if I’d consider writing a Weelunk.com article on my Cleveland Browns fandom, I...

A Guardian Angel

The Wheeling Country Club was still where Stratford Springs restaurant is located today. I was home for just a couple of weeks from a treatment facility for alcoholism and our friends were having a brunch for...

OV Jaycees Celebrating 35th Anniversary

One community-minded organization in the Upper Ohio Valley is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary and will stage a number of events in the coming months. The Ohio Valley Jaycees was founded in 1981...

Bridge Song

that railroad bridge sentence spelled out in dark Cyrillic letter struts overtop the Ohio finally sang me a train song this morning on such a snow globe set stage where dead drifted harmonies float...

My Log House Adventure

  My wife and I are at a place in our lives where travel is not as important to us as it used to be. We liked traveling to far away lands. Now we are much more interested in traveling to far away...

You Once Saw a Bird

you once saw a bird flying overhead you remarked on her beauty but she flew away instead you once heard a bird singing her sweet song you didn't know the words but you sang right along you once...

Betty’s Garden Diary for August 2016

Betty's Garden mid-August. The first two plantings of corn have been harvested Welcome to the August issue of Betty’s Garden Diary. In this issue of Betty’s Garden Diary, we will discuss what is...

Wheeling Blues Fest Beats Heat, Rocks Rain

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Accompanying story and audio here: Listen When the sun was out it was HOT. And when the rain came it POURED. But attendees seemed...

My Town

I remember when the entrance to the Riley Law Building was on Chapline Street. One went through the doors and up a short flight of marble steps; I believe there was like a concierge behind a little counter to...

My Apartment

I have lived in several nice homes during my life. One morning I was surfing the net, and came across these pictures of a place I once lived in Wheeling. The pictures were taken about 1889. Around that time,...

Do Something: Simple. Craft. Beer.

Hunter S. Thompson once claimed that an old Celtic adage, “Good people drink good beer, “ is just as true today as it ever was. “Just look around you,” he said, "in any public barroom, and you will...

Do Something: Mountain Bike Trail

Oglebay is excited to announce that phase I of the new Mountain Bike Trails is now open. Nearly three miles of trails are included in this phase and the trails give riders a full variety of riding...

Only in Wheeling: Through the Fog

As I pull my car through the sharp, blind turn on this empty winding road, I am met by a wall of fog. I’ve never eaten pea soup, but I imagine this particular fog is the inspiration for the common cliché....