Free Family Fun at Medieval Family Fun Faire

Donning armor and smiting your enemies with a sword has always made for compelling storytelling. The popularity of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and other medieval-themed media attest to the fact that we l...

EVENTS: Happy Fourth and More

HAPPY FOURTH! The Fourth of July isn’t until next Wednesday, but holiday festivities get underway this weekend. At Oglebay, there are park-wide family fun events all weekend, with the grand finale fireworks...

Events Heating Up in Ohio Valley

HOT COMPETITION It’s time for the annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff set for Saturday, June 2, at Wheeling Heritage Port. There are cash prizes for the chili cooks, chili to taste, vendors, activities for...

Summertime Activities Ramping Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! Outdoor activities abound in the Ohio Valley with pools open, Wheeling Park’s Dive-In Movie on the big screen, road races and Memorial Day events, including a ceremony ...

Much Well-Deserved Ado About Mom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of events that cater to mom and kids! You can kick up your heels at a mother/son dance or run your toes off at a 5K. If neither of those is your cup of tea, well,...

Oglebay to Host Mother’s Day 5K

Lace up your sneakers for the Mother’s Day 5k Fun Run/Walk, slated for Saturday, May 12, at Oglebay. The race will begin at 10 a.m. in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The cost to participate is $20 pe...

Don’t Let All This Fun Hop on By!

It's time to Face the Music, run a 5K, sip & shop, sip some tea, sip some wine, hear an “American Idol” finalist … or just wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver some chocolate. Sip & Shop Nothing t...

Antiques Show and Sale Returns to Oglebay

Wilson Lodge in Oglebay will be transformed into an antiques marketplace Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, as Oglebay Institute presents its 64th  annual Antiques Show and Sale. This annual event is ...

Spring Events Have Sprung

Spring has sprung — believe it or not! While the temperatures are still on the chilly side, we can expect lots of sunshine for the next few days, so there’s no excuse not to explore the upcoming events! S...

Oglebay, Wheeling Park to Host Job Fair

Looking for a rewarding full-time career, a part-time role or a seasonal position? If so, don’t miss the Oglebay and Wheeling Park job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Oglebay’s Pine Room. A...

It Still Stands

No one knows about it these days because the signage has been removed, chains block the old access points, and Oglebay officials do not promote its existence in their lodging pamphlets or related material poste...

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...

Growing Up in Wheeling: The Woodsdale Hill

World War II ended.  Soldiers returned to our beloved country.  Those soldiers settled down and immediately started reproducing.  That meant that there would be another generation born to pick up arms.  Woodsda...

My Summer of Golf

The leadership of Oglebay Park and the Wheeling Park Commission decided to DO SOMETHING this year about the state of golf in the Ohio Valley - namely, that golf numbers are down, and young local people aren't n...

20th Year for Pat Clutter Classic

Pat Clutter did not own a smartphone or an iPad, but he had heard of the coming of something called the World Wide Web before his passing in 1997. How he would have reacted to the sweeping changes that have ...

An Ode to Wheeling Summers

By Christina Greer The headlines are depressing.   “The most miserable state in the US is West Virginia. For the fifth year in a row!” (The 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) “West Virgin...

A Zoo Brew Chronicle

In the distance, a lone banjo laments an old song. Remembering old days buried deep within fading memories, a fiddle shades the air a somber grey. The past is mourned as the music yearns to step back into yeste...

This Day in WV History: Earl Oglebay Dies

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Earl Oglebay died on June 22, 1926, at age 77. The son of a wealthy Wheeling businessman, he became head of his father’s bank at age 28, ma...

Memories of Woodsie’s Bar in Fulton

Woodsie's, like many old storefronts in Wheeling, looked normal enough. Windows and a large entrance. But in older buildings there was often to the side another door, often unnoticed. Behind that side door are ...

Annual Good Zoo Brew On Tap Again

A variety of craft beer, fine local cuisine, first rate entertainment and some wild animals will all be a part of the 8 th annual Good Zoo Brew, slated for 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at Oglebay’s Good Zoo. ...

Memories of Monkeys at Wheeling Park

They threw their poop at people. It’s true. It happened. Those monkeys and their poo-flipping at visitors at Wheeling Park were a reality during several decades in the first half of the 20th Century, w...

Wheeling Park Ice Rink Holds Warm Memories

There were those cruises from Rax to DiCarlo’s or from Hardee’s to McDonald’s and the rides to Wilson Lodge’s arcade or through the Festival of Lights during the winter months, but that’s when transportation ot...

Weelunk Weekender: Oglebayfest

Cover Photo by Don Fennerty We hope you agree that we usually give you a good variety of what’s going on in Wheeling every weekend.  So don’t hate us for this installment, which is entirely devoted to Ogleba...

The King and Oglebay

Arnold Palmer Recalled by Oglebay's Randy Worls He knew it would spoil, but the child didn’t seem to care, so Arnold Palmer signed his banana peel and handed it to the young man. That’s the kind of man Pa...

Do Something: Mountain Bike Trail

Oglebay is excited to announce that phase I of the new Mountain Bike Trails is now open. Nearly three miles of trails are included in this phase and the trails give riders a full variety of riding experience...

Family Rooted in Nature Camp at Oglebay

Family Roots: Oglebay Institute Nature Camps Provide a Legacy of Experiences for the Rybeck Family Wheeling native Ted Rybeck calls himself “one of the many fans” of Oglebay Institute, and his participatio...

Good Zoo Brewing Some Saturday Suds

Fans of craft brews have the chance to attend the 7th annual Good Zoo Brew this Saturday at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center and visit nine different tasting stations that will feature beers produced thro...

In Pictures: ShakesBeer In The Park

One of the largest events in the month-long celebration of Shakespeare's First Folio visit to Wheeling took place Saturday night in the slightly muddy but very English stage area of the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheat...

Growing Up With Oglebay Park

Oglebay Park played a major role in the life of our family. Nine children needed at least 900 acres for a playground, and Oglebay had it. It seems like a thousand years ago, but I can remember the old original ...

Weelunk Weekender

The days are getting longer Wheeling, W.Va. - time to DO SOMETHING about it.   Ski and Snowboard Oglebay Friday 4-10 p.m. Saturday 9-10 p.m. Sunday 9-9 p.m. Do we know how lucky we are to...

Alpine Shop Offers An Avalanche Of Ski Gear

Paul Exley enjoys offering beginning skiers a little lesson, and there is no snow required. “We do it right on the shop, and it can be 80 degrees outside. It doesn’t matter,” said the owner of the Alpine Ski...

Weelunk Weekender: Oglebayfest

We hope you agree that we usually give you a good variety of what's going on in Wheeling every weekend.  So don't hate us for this installment, which is entirely devoted to Oglebayfest, one of our favorite even...

“The Stag,” the Myth, the Legend

Every time I visit “The Stag” at Oglebay Park, I wonder how many Ohio Valley children have perched themselves on his smooth, verdigris surface. How many families have spread a picnic blanket in his shadow on a ...

Festival Of Lights – The Untold Stories

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Bill Koegler would drive from Oglebay Park to the Greggsville section of Wheeling at the bottom of the hill, turn around in the Convenient Food Mart parking lot, and drive ba...