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 ...

Preserving History Important to Kalkreuth

Johnny Cash and Billy Joel and Willie Nelson and thousands of local residents all have graced the stage of the Capitol Theatre, and that is one of the reasons why the employees of Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Me...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 3

(Editor’s Note: This chapter is the fourth entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.)   “It’s Because He Smiled A Lot” It really didn’t m...

Unity Center Provides Path to Recovery

It says what it says above the main door into the Unity Center in Center Wheeling – “Leave Your Ego at the Door” – but by the time people seek the help that’s inside their self-esteem is the lowest in their liv...

Mayor Eyes Compassion for Wheeling

It is about a change in the mindset of local government that alters the citizen experience because people are treated more like people. Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott joined a number of Wheeling area residents...

Historic Footbridge Alive With Memories

Once upon a long time ago the Buch & Donavan Drug Store, the Rose Bowl, the Minute Market, and Ye Olde Alpha were on one side of it, and on one the other side Wheeling College, the Pleasanton ball field and...

Wheeling Hill’s Windmill Will Churn Again

It was The Windmill, and it will be The Windmill once again. That means its four unfurled sails will rotate once again if Dan Millhouse has anything to say about it. “So far, we’ve managed to get the lightin...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first chapter of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.   A Man and His Game The pitcher’s mound moved depending on the ...

Design Plan Vital For Wheeling Renaissance

It is true that the Health Plan project within the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling is the first privately funded new building project since the mid-1980s, so the members of Wheeling Council and Mayor Glenn Elli...

Colaianni Reshaping Wheeling’s Downtown

He was an unusual student at The Linsly School and not just because he had a hard hat and construction boots in the car he drove to commute from Dillonvale, Ohio, Monday through Friday during the academic year....

Forgotten Wheeling – The Manchester Area

It rests in plain sight but most Wheeling area residents are not aware the Manchester neighborhood still sits secluded on land across Big Wheeling Creek and at the base of the hill where a portion of the villag...

Ihlenfeld Managing New Firm in Wheeling

Following his six years serving as United States Attorney for West Virginia’s Northern District, Bill Ihlenfeld has opted to continue his legal career in Wheeling as a member of Bailey & Glasser LLP. Fou...

The Life And Death Of ‘Suicide Hill’

It was cut into the hillside to link the village of Bethlehem to the city of Wheeling and the bridge at the bottom just might be the only span in the state of West Virginia without a pothole in its path. The...

Nelson Nailed Her Niche In Wheeling

What she did know was that she wanted to return to Wheeling following her college career. What Susie Nelson didn’t know was how. When she was graduated from Wheeling Park High in 1989, her beloved city ha...

Wheeling’s Playgrounds Focus for Mestrovic

It’s a piece of the most important puzzle, Jesse Mestrovic realizes, and that is why this driven young man is more than willing to devote far more than 40 hours per week to reinvent more than 30 recreational fa...

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...

The History of Wheeling’s Vineyard Hills

Hallucinations. Ultimately, they are what spelled the end of the vineyard atop Wheeling Hill, a 31-acre patch of Concord and Catawba grapes that were harvested for 25 years to produce pure, unadulterated alt...

Schmidt Humbled by All-Time Team Honor

Doug Schmidt was one of THE Wheeling Nailers, and that was a pretty big deal, but initially his roster status worked against him here in the Friendly City. How? The pretty blonde lady who was helping a di...

Waller’s Floats Through Winter

It’s January, and it’s 18 degrees outside the Waller Pools and Spas building on Eoff Street. And Waller’s was open as it is each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but not for a clearance sale on artificial Chris...

‘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...

City of Wheeling Lives Up To Its Nickname

Friendly? The people of Wheeling? Although no one seems to know for sure when or why the city of Wheeling initially was referred to as the “Friendly City,” it has been the case for as long as most can rem...