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Art Scene Blossoming in Wheeling

It’s no secret when you live in Wheeling — art is everywhere in this small city. It is evident today, possibly more than ever, that art is a main part of the city’s identity and is here to stay. Driving down...

Couple Trades Big Pay for Big Blessings

Editor’s note: As part of a continuing series on how Wheeling residents express their spirituality, today’s post features a young couple who are going against the cultural flow. Matt and Amanda Cummins are trad...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a couple...

Eckhart House: Tea, History and Hospitality

In the early 1900s, Sarah Kleeh sat in the upstairs window seat watching the wealthy ladies across the street point to her home at 810 Main. She knew they were talking about the two bathrooms in her house — the...

Betsy Delk and Her Band of Merry (Snow) Men

Ladies and gentlemen! Allow me to introduce you to the Queen of Cookies, the Dutchess of Decorating, the Countess of Creativity, the Royalty of Icing — Ms. Betsy Delk. Betsy — who probably gets more invitati...

Iafrate Fighting for a Better Church

Editor’s note: As part of a continuing series on how Ohio Valley residents express their spirituality, Weelunk recently visited with a Wheeling man whose spiritual/social-justice calling includes bringing even ...

Holy Crepes! Lady Gaga in the House

“Susan, you can call me Stefani.” That’s Susan Haddad, owner of Later Alligator in Center Wheeling. And, Stefani? Well, that’s Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Lady Gaga’s invitation to call her "St...

‘Sweat’ Equity Pays Off for Wheeling Native

 Wheeling native Michelle Duffy certainly has invested “sweat equity” into her career, which has thus far spanned close to three decades in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and now, Pittsburgh...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a couple...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a couple...

YWCA Tribute to Women Honors Notable Women

The YWCA Wheeling will hold its annual Tribute to Women Awards celebration to honor notable women of the Ohio Valley for their outstanding achievements in the community, at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the YWCA, ...

Szafran: 25 Years of Crittenton Compassion

“These girls don’t deserve any less than you and I had.” — Kathy Szafran, CEO and president of Crittenton Services _____________________ KATHY SZAFRAN Trauma is defined as “a disordered psychic or beh...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

Hollywood Success for ‘Hometown Girl’

Editor's note: Wheeling has cultivated a number of men and women who are outstanding in their chosen fields — the arts, science, medicine, etc. Today, Weelunk features Kristin Slaysman, a Wheeling Park High Sch...

‘The Calling’ Keeps Him Alive

Editor’s note: As part of a continuing series on how Wheeling residents express spirituality, today’s post features a ministry that is the polar opposite of America’s mega-church trend. This pastor has a congre...

“Sometimes, the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver No mother plans to raise a child who struggles with substance use disorder; that is not among the hopes and dreams o...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

Mary Ann Deschaine: ‘It’s a God Thing’

Mary Ann Deschaine is a woman of faith. She is a woman of service. She is a woman who took a leap of faith. After seven years as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan, Deschaine fi...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a...

Scientist’s Award Is Out of This World

While many industries award top leaders in their fields with lifetime achievement awards, these awards are almost always terrestrial. But for Wheeling scientist and author Dr. Chuck Wood, the legacy of his care...

Katy Wack Not Immune to Hard Work

Katy Wack started to love astronomy and exploration on a grand scale when her dad took her outside in their Springdale yard at night to look at the stars through a telescope and to witness events like meteor sh...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

New Store Is Music to Wheeling’s Ears

Music lovers in Wheeling can rejoice — a new musical experience is here. At the heart of downtown, at 40 12th Street in the McLain Building, Nail City Record is bringing back the art of album collecting. Wit...

Valley Cheese a Hidden Gem at Centre Market

Inwardly, Janet Hedinger must be saying “cheese” all the time — because, outwardly, “The Cheese Lady” seems to never stop smiling. Janet's T-shirt claims that "Everything's Better With Cheese!" (Her busines...
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