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...

High School Voices: Frida Kahlo

Editor’s Note: This is a collection of Wheeling Park High School senior voices about art and beauty and how social perceptions affect young people in the 21st Century. The seventh track on Lana Del...

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...