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Student Radio Plays Bring History to Life at TMS

Everyone loves a good story. Stories transport us to different worlds, enrich our lives, allow us to step out of our own shoes, tap into our imaginations and engage our emotions. But storytelling provides more ...

EVENTS: Ribs, Chicken, Brews, Blues

RIBS & CHICKEN The ninth annual Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-Off will be held at Wheeling’s Heritage Port from noon to 11 p.m. Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. Rib and chicken burners will b...

Discovering Reiki: a Path to Healing

My hands have been tingling on and off for three days. They tingle as I write. At times the sensations move down to my feet or through my arms. Three days ago, I would have Googled the symptoms, diagnosed mysel...

And the Winning Haiku Are …

It was no easy task for West Virginia's Poet Laureate Marc Harshman to pick the winners for Weelunk's inaugural haiku contest. And not only did Harshman choose the winners, but he offered commentary as to wh...

Get Some Culture … and Arts

WHERE ART THOU? Visual arts, theater, dance, literature, culinary demos, historical arts, and lots and lots of musical entertainment will liven up the Wheeling Heritage Port when the 2018 Wheeling Arts &...

The Autoimmune Sisterhood

Autoimmune disease is on the rise in our country. In decades past, the term “autoimmune” wasn’t widely known, but today, 50 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease. That number is climbing, and women ...

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, new series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a ...

BILL HOGAN’S MUSINGS: Pappy’s Gold Pan

In April, my grandson Tommy turned 10, so I wanted to give him a present that was meaningful to me and hopefully to him. I gave him the circular, metal pan with the sloping sides that I had used to try my luck ...

Kellas III Continuing Family Legacy

It depends on a person's age, really, as far as which "George Kellas" he or she remembers or knows today. And it is the family of young George Kellas that owns a legacy of working to make the Wheeling community...

Triadelphia School: 100 Years of Memories

There is a certain sequence of expressions that appears on the face of a grownup who is suddenly returned to the school hallways of adolescence. It starts with a quiet wonder. Then, eyes dart quickly around to ...

Winning Entries: Kids Write About Bravery, Dreams

The Ohio Valley Writers held its inaugural writing contest this spring. They were pleased to choose adult and elementary school winners in poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories. Here, we present the winners...

Events Heating Up in Ohio Valley

HOT COMPETITION It’s time for the annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff set for Saturday, June 2, at Wheeling Heritage Port. There are cash prizes for the chili cooks, chili to taste, vendors, activities for...

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, new series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a ...

WANDERING & WONDERING: A Bittersweet Ending

I recently spent a happy afternoon with West Virginia-related poets, as the result of a sad afternoon. Happiness first. The poems in Wheeling resident Kimberly Sinclair’s ribbon-tied chapbook “Lemon Grass an...

Playground Facelifts Continue in Wheeling

Many children and parents in the city of Wheeling were pleasantly surprised during their first trip to their neighborhood playground this spring because several of the facilities were refurbished with brand new...

Summertime Activities Ramping Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! Outdoor activities abound in the Ohio Valley with pools open, Wheeling Park’s Dive-In Movie on the big screen, road races and Memorial Day events, including a ceremony ...

And the Show of Hands Winner Is …

“AHHHHHHH! I’m so excited!” was Sarah Lydick’s ecstatic response as the Wheeling Heritage Show of Hands top vote-getter Wednesday night at the Wheeling Artisan Center. She and her husband Rod walked away aft...

Chasing Zodiac – a True-Crime Story

The Ohio Valley Writers held its inaugural writing contest this spring. Adult and elementary school winners were chosen in poetry, fiction and nonfiction categories. Here, we present the winner in the nonfictio...

Welcome to the first installment of our new series. WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better ...

Addict Now Addicted to Motherhood

This mother stole her daughter’s piggy bank and the savings inside. The paper and coins totaled about $100, enough to chase those dope-sick days away for a week, and those seven “good” days were rare for Bel...

Growing Generations Delivers Family Dreams

Growing Generations. That’s what they do. They make families. They turn siblings into aunts and uncles. They create grandparents. They help HIV-positive men become fathers, with their own sperm. They allow g...

Much Well-Deserved Ado About Mom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of events that cater to mom and kids! You can kick up your heels at a mother/son dance or run your toes off at a 5K. If neither of those is your cup of tea, well,...

Escape to a New Activity to Benefit YSS

Adventure awaits The waves roar as the deck heaves and rocks underfoot, and you struggle to concentrate on the puzzle before you. Your captain, the great Blackbeard, has been captured. He and his crew face t...
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