Doughboy monument

Rededication of the Wheeling Doughboy Monument

The rededication of Wheeling's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" monument will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021 at 2 pm at Wheeling Park. The ceremony, which will be conducted by Wheeling's Amer...
Boutique

YWCA Takes Boutique to the Streets on May 22

WHEELING, W.Va. – May 13, 2021 – YWCA Wheeling’s Y Not Repeat Boutique is holding a sidewalk sale on May 22, 2021, in front of the YWCA building at 1100 Chapline Street. The sidewalk sale features great pric...
WPHS

WPHS Students Share Their Definitions of Home

If you read our previous article, “A Love Letter to Wheeling, My Home” by Michael Romick, then you know he spends a great deal of time discussing the elusive and evolving definition of “home” with his students ...
Romick Holiday Trip

A Love Letter to Wheeling, My Home

It is a foggy Friday morning as I prepare to teach one of my favorite lessons to my eleventh-grade students at Wheeling Park High School. It is a lesson exploring the meaning and many definitions of home. We ex...
Bike Share

City of Wheeling’s Bike Share Ready for Riders

WHEELING, W.VA. – With the onset of spring and warmer temperatures, the City of Wheeling’s bike share program is ready for riders. Through a partnership with The Health Plan, the bike share program launched ...
Butch Maxwell

Butch Maxwell Directs Killer Comedy at Towngate

WHEELING, W.Va. (April 27, 2021) - - Comedic tales of revenge, blackmail, sex, money and jealousy are themes in Towngate Theatre’s latest production, Murderers by acclaimed Steubenville-born playwright Jeffrey ...
Strange as this weather has been

WEEREAD: Strange as This Weather Has Been

Told in alternating viewpoints by matriarch Lace Ricker See and her three eldest children, Ann Pancake’s debut novel Strange as This Weather Has Been is an urgent, poignant story about the environmental damages...
Poets

Poetry Rises to the Top with Hughes Lecture 2021

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 8, 2021 — Three published poets will take the stage at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Free and open to the public, the virtual performance gets...
55 Strong book review

WEEREAD: 55 Strong

With written testimonials and spontaneous on-the-street interviews, 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike is a deeply personal account of the circumstances that sparked the 2018 strike and its pr...
Gallowglass

Wheeling Celtic Celebration is Going Virtual

The 25th Annual Celtic Celebration will take place virtually on Saturday, March 6 beginning at noon. Since 1997, the event has been an opportunity to gather and celebrate the area’s Celtic heritage with music, ...
Tacos

Foodlust in February

an open letter to food lovers on a very COVID Valentine’s Day “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” W.C. Fields Quarantine has reignited the romance . . . with cooking. It all began cir...
At Home in the Heart of Appalachia

WEEREAD: At Home in the Heart of Appalachia

A poignant memoir of family and place, At Home in the Heart of Appalachia’s opening chapter begins with author John O’Brien traveling for his father Jim’s funeral. A strained relationship with his father and hi...
WLU President

New Year Starts with New WLU President

West Liberty University’s new leader, Dr. W. Franklin Evans is finding his first days in office packed with introductions and meetings. Named the university’s 37th president on Nov. 19, 2020, Evans officially t...
Science

New Library Series Explores Physical Science

The Ohio County Public Library in partnership with the Wheeling Academy of Law & Science Foundation, both in Wheeling, will offer the 31st entry in its People's University series as a 6-class online, Lives...
CoStarters

Small Business Program Seeks Entrepreneurs

CONTACT: Alex Panas Communications and Development Manager Wheeling Heritage 740-338-7633 apanas@wheelingheritage.org   WHEELING, W.Va. – Dec. 29, 2020 – Wheeling Heritage and Regional Economic ...
WEEread

WEEREAD: Holiday Reading for Children

A Day for Skating by Sarah Sullivan Written in simple rhyming couplets with no more than two lines to a page, Sarah Sullivan’s A Day for Skating is perfect to share with children who are just learning to r...
Shiner

WEEREAD: Shiner

In her stunning debut novel Shiner, Amy Jo Burns explores friendship and grief in the mountains of West Virginia. Teenaged Wren Bird and her family live an isolated and antiquated life in Randolph County, nearl...

Surveys of Dimmeydale and Elm Grove to Begin

CONTACT: Betsy Sweeny Director of Heritage Programming Wheeling Heritage 304-232-3087 bsweeny@wheelingheritage.org WHEELING, W.Va. – Nov. 13, 2020 – The neighborhoods of Elm Grove and Dimmeydale are bei...
WEEread

WEEREAD: Who’s Telling Appalachia’s Story?

Since it's release in 2016, J.D. Vance's memoir Hillbilly Elegy has received both praise and criticism. Borne out of a need to respond to Hillbilly Elegy, Appalachian Reckoning and What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia tackle issues that have plagued the region long before Vance came on the scene. Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on the role that they play in telling our story as Appalachians?