Knox and His New Fort

“Tom Beck.” Those were the first two words Kyle Knox blurted after being asked how he has found himself as the production manager of the Capitol Theatre. Beck served as the venue’s production...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Brew Keepers

James and Sara drink a few pints with her brother Josh Fulton along with partners Kevin & Carolyn Ayers from Brew Keepers. They are brewing some of the best microbrew beer you’ll ever drink. Listen to...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Jeremy Larance

James joins Jeremy Larance on the campus of West Liberty University to discuss what may be the only English department to offer a degree in comics and graphic novels. A curious man has conversations...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Jessica Rine

James has a nice chat with Jessica Rine from OV Connect & the United Way at St. Clair Lanes then bowl a few games. James Wodarcyk A curious man has conversations with interesting people. Hit...

Augustine’s New Life Working Out

She was unhappy and didn’t own her own career, so Tammy Augustine fixed it with a few swift decisions. The 1988 graduate of Wheeling Park High School got a divorce, moved home to Wheeling after 25 years...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Ezra John Hamilton

James and co-host Sara Fulton chat with musician Ezra John Hamilton. Ezra gets into all aspects of pursuing a career as a musician. From his band Hit Play and his solo career to his work as a song writer and...

It’s A French Thing

Troves of wine line the brick walls. Built during the Victorian Era, the interior's many rooms ornately furnished with brass statuettes, stained glass windows, and carved wooden walls echo a forgotten time...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Episode 1

Weelunk had the great pleasure of meeting someone new Monday evening. James Wodarcyk would fit right in at Weelunk headquarters (er, if they existed), given our shared passion for Wheeling, West Virginia. So...

McCamic Named Good Samaritan

Youth Services System’s Board of Directors holds the Good Samaritan Dinner each year to recognize the accomplishments of someone who exemplified the example described in the parable. In answering the...

A Light in our Valley

Dr. Dan Joseph receives the Dr. Lee Jones Patron of Youth award at the annual J.B. Chambers YMCA Light of the Valley luncheon set for noon, today at Wheeling Park's White Palace. Daniel Irwin Joseph has been...

Gaudio Lives His Life with Family

He knows no strangers and considers you and me a part of his family. And Bob Gaudio may not even know us, but it’s a mindset he learned while he was a youngster in Follansbee. His perspective on his...

WLU Biology Professor Digs New Species

Summer can be a busy time for faculty as they dig into research and dig in is exactly what Dr. Zachary Loughman is known for. Selected as West Virginia’s 2014 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit...

Leo the Barber

Leo was the McColloch Street barber. His was a single chair shop. Nothing remarkable, but perhaps it's worth a few minutes to tell how a barbershop worked in the '60s. Simple things, like how to get a...

Brother Jim

Brother Jim, 1931 -  2003 Sometime ago someone asked what Jim did. I thought about it for a minute then told them that Jim did Jim Hogan better than anyone I knew. He really was a bit different. One...

C.J. Goes to Camp … NFL Camp, That Is

He played in THE Super Bowl, and yes, he watched as a 21-3 halftime lead eroded into a 34-28 overtime defeat to New England, but C.J. Goodwin shed that sorrow as soon as he boarded the team’s charter flight...

This Day in WV History: Earl Oglebay Dies

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Earl Oglebay died on June 22, 1926, at age 77. The son of a wealthy Wheeling businessman, he became head of his father’s bank at age...

Meet the Weelunk Nature Writer

Some people just have Wheeling inside them. If you were born here, it’s in your blood. If your parents and grandparents were born here, it’s in your bones. Laura Jackson Roberts is a sixth-generation...

Meet The Newest Weelunk Staff Editor

Combining a passion for the arts, people, and community involvement, Lizzy Sellers studies writing and psychology at Florida State University. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure to meet her, she...

Meet Weelunk’s Newest Writer

Born and raised in the Ohio Valley, Brian Thomas spent the last four years studying film at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He recently returned home from working as a film script developer in the...

‘Students First’ Motivates Saunders

When he was a kid, he was usually the muddiest ballplayer on the field who couldn’t wait to get back to fishing after the game, and he continued his athletic career at Wheeling Park High School. And then...

Grow Ohio Valley Seeks Hosts

Early this summer, another four AmeriCorps service members will arrive in Wheeling to assist Grow Ohio Valley in its mission of establishing a robust local food economy. They will remain here for separate...

Wheeling Women Artists: Bonnie Thurston

Bonnie Thurston is a proud West Virginian woman who grew up in a remote southern part of the state. Her first introduction to the literary world was when her father would read bible stories to her before bed...

Toriseva Tees Off on Watchdog Network

By day she is one of West Virginia’s most respected trial attorneys, and now, in the early evening during the workweek, Teresa Toriseva is hosting a two-hour, all-topics talk show on Wheeling’s WatchDog...

Meet the Clay Ninja

“I remember watching him create a few clay pieces on the wheel. He made it look so easy, so effortless, and within minutes he would turn this clump of clay into a mug, a bowl, or a teapot. It was as if he...

Nelson Nailed Her Niche In Wheeling

What she did know was that she wanted to return to Wheeling following her college career. What Susie Nelson didn’t know was how. When she was graduated from Wheeling Park High in 1989, her beloved city...