Remembering Big Lou

I first met Lou right after World War II. I was a juvenile delinquent for the norms of that era and Lou had a bar just over the Junior Avenue bridge in Elm Grove appropriately named “Lou’s”. The city of...

Election Prep: Board of Education

Do Something. Vote May 10. After two years of the current board uncharacteristically making headlines, the the Ohio County BOE race has never received this much attention. Each of the six candidates in the...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 5

Do Something. Vote May 10.   Wheeling’s Ward 5 includes a fraction of Woodsdale plus Edgwood, Pleasanton, Dimmeydale, and the residents living along National Road between Washington Avenue and Park...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 3

Do Something. Vote May 10. Residents of Ward 3 also will elect new council representation in May as Robert “Herk” Henry will step down after more than two decades in the position. The ward includes East...

Election Prep: Ohio County Assessor

Do Something. Vote May 10. Steve Novotney was able to solicit answers to the same questions from both candidates for Ohio County Assessor. Click on the images below to read more about each...

New WLU President Wants to Listen, Learn

West Liberty University’s new President, Dr. Stephen Greiner, took office this week and began his official duties as the leader of the oldest institution of higher learning in the Mountain State. “I’m...

Thankful for Dr. John McCullough

He tucks himself away in a small office uncharacteristic of a university president, even if he is an interim; that’s because he refuses to use much of the presidential suite in the renovated Shaw Hall, one...

The Making Of An Unlikely Hero

Mike Anderson didn’t know what to do after graduating from John Marshall High School, and that wasn’t the school’s fault or his parents fault’ or his friends’ fault. “Naw,” Anderson admitted....

Niles Aims For The Moon With New Album

It doesn’t suck. And believe it or not, that’s the highest compliment musician Adrian Niles has ever offered when discussing his own work. Usually, when Niles released his previous five albums, there...

People, Places and Artist Tom Breiding

The music of Pittsburgh-based songwriter Tom Breiding has taken him across the country and into the heart of the music industry machine, but over the course of a career that now spans 13 albums, the Wheeling...

Does W.Va. Need More Poetry?

Perhaps not surprisingly, West Virginia’s poet laureate, Marc Harshman, seems to thinks so. He’s been collaborating with several organizations, including West Virginia Public Broadcasting, to conceive...

The Balancing Act of Erikka Storch

It’s a Chicken Cobb salad. The ingredients are supposed to be scattered about and pretty much everywhere within the bowl. But Erikka Storch wouldn’t stand for it. The tomatoes have to be here, the...

Local Veterinarian Epitomizes Pet Care

Dogs and cats, of course, but his patients also include critters like cows and horses and hamsters and snakes and rats. Yes, even rats. “A person’s pet is a person’s pet. You never know what kind...