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...

Schmidt Humbled by All-Time Team Honor

Doug Schmidt was one of THE Wheeling Nailers, and that was a pretty big deal, but initially his roster status worked against him here in the Friendly City. How? The pretty blonde lady who was helping a...

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...

Corpus Christi Celebrates Awesome Authors

Corpus Christi School had eight finalists in the Ohio County Public Library Awesome Authors Contest. The students were recognized at the library in a ceremony in late November. They were 8 out of 54 finalists...

Simple Twist of Fate

This piece of paper may seem insignificant but I assure you that it tells an interesting story with a very important lesson for me. Rehanging a door last summer, I found this slip of paper being used as a...

Drone Interest in Wheeling Area Taking Off

When he first began researching the purchase of a drone, Travis Broadwater couldn’t exactly predict how his wife, Jenna, would react to the proposal. He practiced reciting his reasons before approaching...

Bank on These Guys

“It’s not personal, it’s just business” is an unfortunate cliché in the American lexicon. Few things in life are more personal than business or one’s money. Business is built on strong personal...

Wheeling’s Golden Core

This isn't a sports story.  It's not a sentimental story.  It's not a "glory days" story. It's a story of a city, Wheeling, West Virginia, whose core is made of gold. State Champs On Novemember...

From NYC to the OV

The following is part of a Vandaleer.com series from partner Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.  The series focuses on young adults in West Virginia. My name is Elizabeth Diker and I have come to West...

A Vagabond Comeback for Chef Matt Welsch

He realizes people have been wondering, and he respects the fact. That’s why Matt Welsch, known to many as the “Vagabond Chef,” has tried to be as transparent as possible. Nearly 200 people...

Schultz ‘Top Cop’ in Mountain State

Wheeling Park Pool. Deep end near where the high drive once stood. Twelve-and-a-half feet of all water and, of course, zero oxygen. And a male special needs student was motionless resting on the bottom of the...

The King and Oglebay

Arnold Palmer Recalled by Oglebay's Randy Worls He knew it would spoil, but the child didn’t seem to care, so Arnold Palmer signed his banana peel and handed it to the young man. That’s the kind of...