City Launches Website Photography Contest

The City of Wheeling is launching a photography contest in line with the development of its municipal website. The contest is open to the public and offers the opportunity to be featured on the new webs...

Recycling Does Make Good Economic Sense

At last night's City Council meeting, I appointed members of a new Ad Hoc Committee on Recycling that will be tasked with reviewing Wheeling's existing—but underutilized—recycling program and suggesting improve...

State of the City 2017

Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. It is my honor to serve as Mayor of Wheeling and my special privilege to deliver my first State of the City address. Before I recognize today’s honorees and shar...

In Support of the City’s New Website

The City of Wheeling recently announced a $33,000 commitment for a new website. According to a report from WTRF, it has some local residents raising questions. It may seem like a lot of money and it might be fr...

Simple Twist of Fate

This piece of paper may seem insignificant but I assure you that it tells an interesting story with a very important lesson for me. Rehanging a door last summer, I found this slip of paper being used as a sh...

Council Prioritizes Planning and Parks

Throughout the 2016 municipal election there were two major threads that sewed together most of the candidates that would eventually assume seats as Councilors.  First thread was a commitment to long-range stra...

In The Bigs: An Oath, the Stats, and Baseball

“In The Bigs”? It was the column I composed while serving as editor and GM of “The Official Newspaper of the Pittsburgh Pirates,” and it appeared every two weeks on the third-to-last-page of the “PIRATE REPO...

The Mayor’s Inaugural Speech

  On July 1, 2016 Glenn F. Elliott was sworn in as Mayor of Wheeling, W.Va. The following is a transcript of his inaugural address.   On behalf of my fellow members and colleagues on Wheeling...

Join Us July 1

A special message from the Wheeling Mayor-Elect: In recent weeks I’ve found my schedule being conducted at a faster pace than during the campaign itself. During this period, I have worked with all incoming C...

Wheeling’s New Council Eager to Serve City

The duties of Wheeling’s mayor and six council members extend beyond attending two regular meetings per month, and those elected on May 10 to represent the city’s six wards have been appointed to committees, co...

Thorngate Set To Begin Work For Ward 5

He went to bed as a Dimmeydale kid knowing his father and brother could be in harm’s way during his slumber, and that was because dad was a firefighter, and his brother Greg was a member of the Wheeling Police ...

To The Incoming City Council

To the reader: By now you probably know that Wheeling City Council will be getting an Extreme Makeover on July 1st, as a new mayor and five new council members take seats next to lone incumbent Ken Imer. It's a...

Five Questions: Wendy Scatterday

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Brian Wilson

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Morgan Wood

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Chad Thalman

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Karen Corona Merritt

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Lloyd Adams

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: John Bishop

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Gene Fahey

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Chris Hamm

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Wheeling Candidates Set for May 10th Election

The filing period for candidates in Wheeling’s upcoming municipal balloting on May 10 expired over the weekend, and now Friendly City residents know which citizens wish to represent them as members of Wheeling’...

Key Issues Are Awaiting 2016 City Officials

One year. There is one year remaining in Andy McKenzie’s tenure as mayor of Wheeling, and all six ward positions will come available as well when the Friendly City stages its municipal elections in May 2016....