An Answer to ‘What’s Next?’

The answer to, “What’s Next?” may soon come into focus for downtown Wheeling, but what maybe-could-might happen within the vacant lots along Main Street remains a literal mystery. The Health Plan headquarter...

Wheeling 2018 – Part Three

(Editor’s Note: This story is the third and final of a three-part series that will examine the potential that exists in the Wheeling area as we enter a new year.) It seems simple. It’s a bus stop, after all,...

Myles Designs For Wheeling’s Times

It’s not often when one’s work is seen by thousands each day for an extended period of time, but that has been reality for Matt Myles for more than a month. Myles, president of Chiselbox on Market Street, wo...

Big Weekend in the Big Wheel

Feature photo of Wheeling Hall of Fame inductee Bob Villamagna courtesy Oglebay Institute Wheeling is alive this weekend hosting Riverfront Movie Night, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff, (both free admissi...

Grow Ohio Valley Seeks Hosts

Early this summer, another four AmeriCorps service members will arrive in Wheeling to assist Grow Ohio Valley in its mission of establishing a robust local food economy. They will remain here for separate amoun...

Wheeling Hills Alive With Fitness Venues

It’s a city surrounded by the rolling hills of the Appalachia Mountains, and one employee of the city of Wheeling believes those ridges can be utilized more as recreational and a form of fitness for local resid...

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...

WLU Makes a Move Downtown

West Liberty University is bringing the Hilltop to Wheeling as it seeks to assist in the downtown renaissance presently taking place. “We are pleased to support the efforts of the City of Wheeling and its le...

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...

A Vagabond Comeback for Chef Matt Welsch

He realizes people have been wondering, and he respects the fact. That’s why Matt Welsch, known to many as the “Vagabond Chef,” has tried to be as transparent as possible. Nearly 200 people contributed an av...

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...

An Idea for a Better Wheeling

Creating a better future for Wheeling through a State Earned Income Tax Credit When you look around Wheeling, the signs of a collapsed steel industry and a community trying to rebound are all around. The str...

Hosting Trump in Wheeling Without a Hitch

The dinner comprised  stuffed chicken breast, roasted potatoes, green beans, a roll, and a side salad, and it was prepared by Undo’s Family Restaurant. After flying from western Pennsylvania to the Ohio Coun...

Kalkreuth Transforms Sparkling Kaley Center

Most folks venturing about Wheeling’s downtown district are not able to see the extent of the renovations made recently to the former Riley Building by Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, which co-owns the bui...

Challenge Wheeling Race Set For Saturday

For a third consecutive June, people of all ages, shapes, and sizes will trek their way to 11 different destinations while competing in the annual Challenge Wheeling event scheduled for this Saturday in downtow...

Wheeling’s New Mayor

Change. Judging from the results of Wheeling’s municipal Election Day, the residents elected change in all but one of six wards, and including the mayor’s position. While two long-term council members dec...

Deserted Pizza Shop Gets New Slice Of Life

Tom’s Pizza was a little different from DiCarlo’s and Tony’s in South Wheeling because that guy would bake the raw cheese a bit before serving, and the owner had more toppings than the others, too. It was go...

A Pear Tree Spring in Wheeling

Ahh, Springtime in downtown Wheeling. I am new here. During the very hot August of 2015, I moved into the biggest house I have ever lived in. It's been a rather long journey getting settled in. The house ...

Falling Bricks Replaced by Downtown Growth

With every brick that fell, there was one local resident happy but another upset in a community torn between erasing what they always knew of downtown Wheeling and the critical need of evolution. The old Jup...

Pitch Contest Fuels Downtown Businesses

The last two West Liberty University Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest winners have since opened Downtown Wheeling businesses.   Today, the two establishments are thriving and inspiring others to do the same. Sept...

Progress Reported with Wheeling Projects

We at Weelunk work very hard to be sure our readers are up-to-date with any developments and possibilities in the Wheeling area, and when there is progress to report we enjoy offering those updates, as well. ...

What does Downtown Wheeling Need?

It’s a question that has been asked since the opening of the Ohio Valley Mall in the late 1970s and an inquiry being posed more often now because of the continued development of The Highlands in Ohio County nea...

Neighborhoods: Downtown

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) G.C. Murphy. L.S. Good. Sears. Stone...