Zende Predicts Downtown Growth

Can growth spread? The economic development specialist for the city of Wheeling believes it can, and after more than five years as the manager of Centre Market, Kurt Zende insists what has taken place inside...

Peek Inside The Health Plan Impact

It’s been referred to as a number of different things. The “game changer.” The “difference maker.” The “cracker plant of downtown Wheeling.” And, well, as “new.” The Health Plan Headquarters, nearly co...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Brew Keepers

James and Sara drink a few pints with her brother Josh Fulton along with partners Kevin & Carolyn Ayers from Brew Keepers. They are brewing some of the best microbrew beer you’ll ever drink. Listen to the e...

Tunes Set for Inaugural Oktoberfest

Even polka found a place at No. 4 in the entertainment lineup for Saturday’s inaugural Oktoberfest at Centre Market, and that’s because, well, it’s polka. “It’s tradition, so I believed it would be great to ...

Oktoberfest at Center Market

City, United Way Announce Oktoberfest at Center Market The City of Wheeling is partnering with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley to host Oktoberfest at Centre Market on Saturday, September 30, ...

A “SMART” Way to Watch the Eclipse

On Monday the 21st of this month, the Ohio Valley will witness a rare, celestial event known as a solar eclipse. This phenomenon occurs when the earth, moon, and Sun align creating a union between shadows and g...

A Wheeling Company Rises to Meet the Masses

As I waited at the Wheeling Coffee shop on Washington Avenue, the creator and owner of Eat In Now, Joshua Broverman, confidently strolled up. He ordered his coffee with exact instructions and joked that he ...

An Afternoon With Stobart

And death shall have no dominion. Dead man naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow and ...

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...

Outdoor Vendors at Centre Market on Saturday

Not only can local residents and tourists in the Wheeling area visit the Centre Market area on Saturdays for the famous Coleman’s fish sandwich or a slice of Oliver’s Pies, but now those same folks also can enj...

Do Something: Centre Market Success Story

On the east side of the Centre Market a few retail businesses are intermingled with residential brownstones, and on the west side a few eateries are highlighted with a brewpub, a wine store, and a few specialty...

The Success Stories of Theresa Childers

It is a small area of Wheeling that now receives rave reviews, but Centre Market once was a problem for the antique storeowners, the area’s residents, and for law enforcement because of drug dealing and prostit...

Market Area the Center Of Attention

Wheeling’s Centre Market has nearly two centuries worth of history behind it, but that is not what most people talk about these days. Instead, when Centre Market is mentioned in conversation, it most often i...

The Mabel Files: Centre Market

The Mabel Files: Part 11 Learning the Colorful History of a Keystone Wheeling Neighborhood It was a sweltering July Saturday in 1938, when Mabel spotted the “for rent” sign in the window of the little sto...

Coleman’s Still Fresh After 100 Years

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He still blushes when his customers offer him the usual rave reviews. His face literally turns red with appreciation, and he can utter only four words in return – “Thank you ...

Beer is Back in Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor's Note: To listen to Steve's entire interview with Josh, click on the podcast link at the bottom of the page.) It’s a product of saccharification, the process of b...

That Fabulous Tree Is Talking Again!

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Her eyes didn’t move from side to side, so you really didn’t know when IT would come. Sometimes you strolled in front of her with your folks, and other times you jumped su...

Dream Realized With A Twist

By Marilyn Mull Weelunk Contributor Dorothy’s mantra in the The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” resonates in Stacey Nau Taylor’s philosophy as one of Wheeling’s newest female entrepreneurs. Tayl...

“Eat, or We Both Starve!”

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m a foodie. I absolutely love going out to dinner with my wife to try something I’ve never heard of before (like gorgonzola-stuffed, bacon-wrapped figs) at a new...