Christmas Memories at the Mall

It was similar to shopping in, say, downtown Wheeling, but with two very notable exceptions. There was that roof, of course, and the warmth, too, inside those glass doors of the Ohio Valley Mall. Once it ...

Oglebay Flips the Switch to On Tonight

More than 300 acres of Oglebay’s picturesque landscape will come alive with twinkling light displays on Thursday, Nov. 9 as the annual Winter Festival of Lights kicks off for the holiday season. Recognized as o...

Bethlehem Star Still Shines Over Wheeling

If you enjoy stories like this one and want to keep reading more positive stories about Wheeling, WV, be sure to like us on facebook here: Weelunk.   It’s larger than you expect, but smaller than you...

‘Those People’ Have Christmas, Too

THEM. Those people. Most don’t want to see them and don’t want to know about them so they can continue denying they exist. Even on Christmas. But those “them” people are present here in the Wheeling ar...

Expats: ‘We’ll Be Home for Christmas’

There’s something here in Wheeling that isn’t there, a draw of sorts that lures hundreds of homecomings each December and only a small part of the rationale apparently pertains to squared pizza slices or fish s...

Scrooge and Marley

  Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 Christmas story will come alive this December as the West Liberty University Theatre Department presents “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley.” Curtain time is 7:30 ...

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...

Symphony On Ice Returns To Wesbanco Arena

The Wheeling Symphony’s 2016 holiday spectacular “Symphony On Ice” is Tuesday, December 6th at 7 p.m. in WesBanco Arena. This community favorite is presented by Main Street Bank and Murray Energy Corporation. ...

Santa Claus Coming To Downtown Wheeling

Shortly after Santa Claus rolls through the streets of downtown Wheeling this evening, it becomes about the pizza box. “After the parade is over and most of the people have left the downtown Wheeling area, m...

Special Gifts For Special People

There are some gifts that still need giving on this day, but these can only be offered through composition to place them perfectly in their lives. With good will and kind wishes the many who follow have been...

TOYS!

That’s right. TOYS! The red wagon, the Rubik’s Cube, the baby doll, and the Jack in the Box, and there were the Evil Knievel and G.I. Joe action figures, not to mention the board games, Atari and Nintendo an...

The Sanity Tree

"And Then 9/11 Happened" Christmas of 2001 will not make it to my “Top 10 Most Enjoyable Christmases” list. As a Navy Reservist, I had celebrated an occasional birthday while on my required annual military d...

Wheeling Christmas Parade in Photos

Downtown Wheeling on Friday night evoked some of its former glory, as thousands of people thronged its sidewalks in a show of Christmas cheer. Unlike in, say, the 1950s, though, the crowds weren't in town to do...

From One ‘Show’ to Another Show Tonight

“This will not be the last time you hear from me,” said Carrie Eller, the owner of Under the Elder Tree Massage Therapy and Natural Body Care. “And I do love that I live and work in a community that supports lo...

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...