A Note to Our Readers

Weelunk shares Wheeling’s story. And right now, Wheeling’s story has taken an unexpected turn. Just like the rest of the country, life in Wheeling is much different during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

During this time, the Wheeling Heritage offices are closed, and we have asked our Weelunk writers to refrain from in-person interviews for any of their stories.

We know that most everyone’s day-to-day routines have changed. Social distancing is vital right now, but as it continues, we might feel less connected to our community than ever.

This is just why we think Weelunk is so important. Because even if you aren’t able to get out there and participate in your community like you typically would, we hope Weelunk can still help you feel connected.

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Our motto is “Do something,” because we think it’s important to get out there and be involved. But right now, we’re interpreting our motto a little differently. Instead, we’re encouraging our readers to engage with our community in different ways. That might mean calling to check in on your neighbor, connecting with your friends through social media, or supporting small businesses by ordering online or getting take-out.

You can still expect to see new content from us every day. Some of these articles will focus on the community’s response to the coronavirus, how we can lend a hand during this time, and how various local organizations are supporting those in need.

But we’ll also continue to share articles on topics you’ve come to expect from Weelunk, like Wheeling history pieces or features on Wheeling residents.

We hope Weelunk can continue to be a resource for you to feel connected to Wheeling — no matter where you are.

Alex Weld currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Weelunk and is the incoming executive director of Wheeling Heritage.