2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Stories By Steve LeeRoy December 30, 2016 5 As we put a wrap on our 2016 in review, here are the Top Ten stories from our Chief Editor and Writer Steve Novotney. Editor’s Note: This Top Ten list was compiled using Google analytics and social media engagement data. The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Courage of Ann Thomas January 2016 “She met her husband on Monday night, and she’s certain of that fact because it was on Mondays when African-Americans were allowed to skate at the roller rink that once stood where Market Plaza is today in downtown Wheeling.” Sister Robin: A Cold Case August 2016 “…a story about how a young lady preparing to become a nun in the Roman Catholic Church was killed in broad daylight on the campus of Mount St. Joseph’s” Wheeling’s Waldrum Rises Above Sorrow March 2016 “Moondog” shares his struggles. A Wheeling Transgender Female Speaks Out May 2016 “Fear is the reason why people are discriminatory. It’s because they are afraid of what they do not know.” Resurrection Cometh for Mt. Carmel Monastery July 2016 “What happened with the Carmelites order has really taken place across the board all over the country. Those kinds of religious communities are going away.” Chapline Hill Tunnel Shrouded in Mystery January 2016 “It’s dark and dank with orange moisture seeping from its rotting walls and bricked ceiling, and it’s been decorated with graffiti and reinforced and blocked with steel fencing.” Wheeling Teacher Gives Politician a History Lesson March 2016 “Decker heard the legislator say something during his stump, and in close to 60 seconds proved the statement false and possibly manipulative.” Vaulting Into Wheeling’s Underground History September 2016 “The best thing we could do is document them and remember them and remember the stories that they tell.” The Elby’s Empire All Year “…a series of stories that will concentrate on the history of one of the most storied restaurant franchises in Wheeling since the 1950s.” The King and Oglebay September 2016 “Arnold came here in 1963, when he played an exhibition round for the Junior League in Wheeling,” Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Fritz Bayerlein January 15, 2017 You are a local treasure, Steve. I agree with your mantra: do something. Don’t just bitch, whine and complain. Do something. Help someone. Log in to Reply Becky December 31, 2016 Such interesting stories, some from years ago and some more recent. I love reading everything you write. Looking forward to many more in 2017. Thanks Steve and Happy New year to you and your family!_ Log in to Reply annie December 30, 2016 Thanks Log in to Reply Emilie December 30, 2016 Great stories…all of them!! Thanks so much! Log in to Reply dr dng December 30, 2016 Real good stuff. Thank you. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.