A lifelong Wheeling resident, Darlene Stradwick is the youngest daughter of Reuben Sr. and Ethel Stradwick and the mother of Justin and Zachary Miller. She is the founder and past president of the East Wheeling Civics, and she assists with the Ohio Valley African-American Student Association (OVASSA). Darlene is a past employee of the Ohio Valley Medical Center and is a 30-year employes of West Virginia University. Her interests are health care, the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) and National Institute of Health (NIH). Her son, Zachary, has dealt with the effects of neurofibromatosis for over 20 years.