Waller’s Floats Through Winter

It’s January, and it’s 18 degrees outside the Waller Pools and Spas building on Eoff Street. And Waller’s was open as it is each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but not for a clearance sale on artificial Chris...

Nick Nardone Shares Memories of His Father

No attractive way exists to explain what Lou Gehrig’s Disease does to the afflicted. In the beginning, daily activities like walking and running suddenly become more challenging because of weakness in the le...

Bethlehem Star Still Shines Over Wheeling

If you enjoy stories like this one and want to keep reading more positive stories about Wheeling, WV, be sure to like us on facebook here: Weelunk.   It’s larger than you expect, but smaller than you...

‘Those People’ Have Christmas, Too

THEM. Those people. Most don’t want to see them and don’t want to know about them so they can continue denying they exist. Even on Christmas. But those “them” people are present here in the Wheeling ar...

Preserving Suspension Bridge a Top Priority

One news report from 2016 that spurred much conversation in the Wheeling area and attracted regional attention to the historic Suspension Bridge took place on March 23, when the driver of a fully loaded Greyhou...

Expats: ‘We’ll Be Home for Christmas’

There’s something here in Wheeling that isn’t there, a draw of sorts that lures hundreds of homecomings each December and only a small part of the rationale apparently pertains to squared pizza slices or fish s...

Annual CCHS Food Collection Saturday

It is an annual effort that teaches the student body at Central Catholic High School about serving their community while providing food for the less fortunate in the Wheeling area. Each December before the h...

City of Wheeling Lives Up To Its Nickname

Friendly? The people of Wheeling? Although no one seems to know for sure when or why the city of Wheeling initially was referred to as the “Friendly City,” it has been the case for as long as most can rem...

Imperial Shops Are a Wheeling Tradition

Christmas has been, for as long as most recall, a really big deal here. Well before Oglebay Park launched the Festival of Lights in 1985, our parents were decorating our homes extravagantly with those big, m...

‘Show Of Hands’ Returns This Evening

The summer break for “Show of Hands” may have been extended by a month, but officials with ReInvent Wheeling are prepared for the event’s return this evening at the Wheeling Artisan Center in the downtown distr...

Drone Interest in Wheeling Area Taking Off

When he first began researching the purchase of a drone, Travis Broadwater couldn’t exactly predict how his wife, Jenna, would react to the proposal. He practiced reciting his reasons before approaching her ...

Stages Owners Ready for Retirement

It’s been a costumed life in downtown Wheeling for Gael and Dan Fincham ever since the couple purchased the inventory once available at Wickham’s on National Road in the Woodsdale neighborhood. That was 1990...

Santa Claus Coming To Downtown Wheeling

Shortly after Santa Claus rolls through the streets of downtown Wheeling this evening, it becomes about the pizza box. “After the parade is over and most of the people have left the downtown Wheeling area, m...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 11

(Editor’s Note: This is the 11th story in this series that has concentrated on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.)   More Than One Mobster There was a silent scatteri...

Five Questions – Scott Reed

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer their ...

Five Questions – Tom Howard

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two candidates running for Ohio County Sheriff. They were invited to offer their answers for publication free of charge, and, as explained to them...

Five Questions – John Powell

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two candidates running for Ohio County Sheriff. They were invited to offer their answers for publication free of charge, and, as explained to them...

Wheeling Area Hauntings – Part 2

All the haunts in the Upper Ohio Valley have not been as pleasant as they seem to have been at the Capitol Theatre, where spirits have remained, some say, and not all have been described as demonic as many of t...

Wheeling Area Hauntings – Part 1

(Editor’s Note: This is the first story of a two-part series concentrating on the known haunts in the Wheeling area and what has been proven about those legends about ghost and goblins.) Many tales have circ...

Chief Helms Returns to Duty After Scary Crash

It’s a motorcycle cruise this couple has taken for several years during the third weekend in each July simply so they can stay on the outside of the region’s single largest country music festival, but one that ...

Five Questions – Del. Erikka Storch

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer their ...

Five Questions – Del. Shawn Fluharty

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer their ...

W.Va.’s Poet Laureate A Student Of Life

This Poet Laureate’s pace when he’s publicly reading his work is sometimes somewhat swift and steamed, but when Marc Harshman is embracing a conversation, the author chooses his words most carefully. He is arti...

Relax In The Trees At Grand Vue Park

Some may believe it’s one of those plans, one commissioned by a branch of government simply so officials could profess their eyes are on the future of the area over which they govern, but that definitely does n...

YSS Sleepout Raises Funds for Homeless Youth

They sleep on couches, one after another, or they crash at night in a car that’s often hidden away in plain sight throughout the Wheeling area. They are homeless, these children, for a plethora of different ...

Outdoor Vendors at Centre Market on Saturday

Not only can local residents and tourists in the Wheeling area visit the Centre Market area on Saturdays for the famous Coleman’s fish sandwich or a slice of Oliver’s Pies, but now those same folks also can enj...

A Vagabond Comeback for Chef Matt Welsch

He realizes people have been wondering, and he respects the fact. That’s why Matt Welsch, known to many as the “Vagabond Chef,” has tried to be as transparent as possible. Nearly 200 people contributed an av...