Wilson Pleased with First Year on Council

The youngest ever. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s how Brian Wilson now feels. At first, yup, it was an intimidating little piece of Wheeling’s modern-day history, but these days, following his first year as the...

Unity Center Provides Path to Recovery

It says what it says above the main door into the Unity Center in Center Wheeling – “Leave Your Ego at the Door” – but by the time people seek the help that’s inside their self-esteem is the lowest in their liv...

Imperial Shops Are a Wheeling Tradition

Christmas has been, for as long as most recall, a really big deal here. Well before Oglebay Park launched the Festival of Lights in 1985, our parents were decorating our homes extravagantly with those big, m...

Black Ties And Corsages/Shooters And Chasers

There were two big dances during the Christmas season, the White Ball and the Charity Ball. These were formal dances held at the Fort Henry Club. The young ladies wore all white, floor length evening gowns for ...

Historic Church Razed in Center Wheeling

Its bell rang moments after West Virginia became the 35th state. And now the very rare George Coffin bell has been removed by employees of Edge Co. after a huge portion of the former Second Presbyterian Chur...

The Wheeling Renaissance… Of 1953

A Weelunk Partnership with Archiving Wheeling. For more Archiving Wheeling stories about local history through documents go to www.archivingwheeling.org. If you had tuned into Wheeling’s WTRF television sta...