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...

Q and A: Ryan Ferns

In April 2015, OV Connect hosted a panel of local legislators to reflect on the recent session. Delegates Erikka Storch and Shawn Fluharty and Sen. Jeff Kessler attended this luncheon, but unfortunately the...

Bethany Course: Welcome to the Real World

For many careers, an undergraduate degree is considered the minimum standard just to get in the door. But with unemployment among recent college grads higher than average, many realize you need to have...

WPHS Superiority Is Beyond Debate

When the streak began, the personal computer had yet to be introduced to the world. The Internet did not exist either, and neither did DNA fingerprinting or smartphones or even tilt-and-roll luggage. This...

Three Citizens Doing More Than Something

Oh yes, people do make the difference. Gloria Delbrugge attends at least one meeting per day, most of which are related to her role as a member of the Wheeling City Council. She represents Ward One, an area...

Scatterday Q&A: ‘I Had To Be Remade’

If we can pretend for a moment that our brains are eggs-in-shells inside our heads, it would be easy to explain the injury suffered by Wendy Scatterday nearly three years ago. If that’s the case, and we...