Growing Up in Wheeling: The Woodsdale Mafia

I was a pretty good boy and a good student at Woodsdale until I joined the mafia in the seventh grade. Magic happened when the kids from Edgington Lane, and Washington Avenue were mixed into our sedate group....

15 Echo Terrace, Woodsdale

Editor’s Note: Weelunk is pleased to announce a partnership with Kennen and Kennen Realtors. In exchange, we will be periodically highlighting some homes for sale that our readers may be interested in. As...

Bank on These Guys

“It’s not personal, it’s just business” is an unfortunate cliché in the American lexicon. Few things in life are more personal than business or one’s money. Business is built on strong personal...

Childhood Landmarks In Wheeling

In the old days before GPS, people navigated by landmarks. Growing up in Wheeling and living in Woodsdale, we navigated by landmarks. The National Road was the main artery at the time. There was no interstate....

The Man That Comes Around

Ok, before you read my story, you have to listen to the 1939 version of "The Man That Comes Around."  The story will make way more sense once you do. Way back when I was young, a person had to...

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...

Growing Up At 2 Laurel Ave.

I don’t think I am different from anyone else in that I thought everyone was raised like I was. It wasn’t until I moved out of my neighborhood and got a little life experience that it began slowly to dawn...