Memories of The Eagle Inn

You could already hear the music as you walked toward the front door from the always-packed parking lot, and immediately you were met by the bouncer who, you knew, would need to see your ID. Once you were gr...

Growing Up in Wheeling: Woodsdale Homes

If you lived in a castle in modern times you would wonder what all the things in the castle used to be used for.  Growing up in a house built in 1914 on Poplar Ave in Woodsdale you would notice the artifacts of...

Growing Up in Wheeling: Employment in Woodsdale

When I was young there was a strange concept floating about. Children worked for money, it did not fall out of the sky as is currently the case. My first income was from selling trash. In the old days God d...

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...

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. T...

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...

Tales of a Trail from Wheeling Pathfinders

It was a shortcut for kids from both sides of the “The Path,” and it transported us to different worlds depending upon which side you lived. If you were raised along the Walnuts, Poplars, Maples, and up on t...

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 such,...

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 relationships. ...

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 entert...

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...

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 on m...

Postwar (Woodsdale) Rascals Conquer The Hill

World War II had 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...