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Happy 50th Anniversary Sing-Out Wheeling

  We were sitting in Oglebay Park’s Amphitheatre on a night in June 1965 waiting to see a new show we’ve never heard of, when all at once people came from all over the hills rushing onto the stage. The ...

Weelunk Weekender

Hey Weelunkers, Wheeling is hot this weekend -- in temperature, in what's going on, and in celebrating our mothers, of course :).  We hope to see you out and about attending the many events the Friendly City ha...

Calling All Dog Lovers!

Nearly two years ago, dog lovers all over the Ohio Valley rallied to Petsafe's online "Bark For Your Park" competition in order to help Wheeling win a $25,000 prize to be used toward the construction of a dog p...

Weelunk Weekender

Weelunk Nation, are you ready to DO SOMETHING?  How cool is Springtime in Wheeling? Here are some recommendations to enjoy the season this weekend.   First Fridays Wheeling Friday 4:30 -10:30 ...

In Pictures: St. Mike’s Career Week

The St. Michael Parish School held a "Career and Hobby Fair" on Tuesday and several community professionals met with students to describe what they do. SMPS Quality Education Committee Chair, Kim Contraguerr...

Wheeling’s Own Cameroon Connection

He is known as “Sangil Malef” to the citizens of the village of Barombi in Cameroon. It means “Father of the Lake,” and that’s because Justin Forzano led the efforts to develop a water system for the poverty-st...

A Hopeful Community Collects for Hines

He smiled; he hugged; he fist bumped; and Hines Rotriga offered everyone his signature thumbs-up as hundreds of people donated thousands of dollars on Sunday during the second annual Hope for Hines fundraiser a...

The Great Gala: In Pictures

Glamour and fun highlighted Saturday night's West Liberty University Great Gala as a new feature was introduced: a Red Carpet entrance, complete with fashion commentators and drama.  A Hollywood-themed party in...

When Two Non-Profits Connect

  So the story goes … I walked in to the Alpha for lunch one day in 2014, and Jason Koegler introduces me to Junior League of Wheeling President Lori Kenamond. We had pleasant exchanges between stran...

The Weelunk Weekender

A new series from Weelunk.  Every Thursday catch the "Weelunk Weekender" for recommendations of things to do in Wheeling. (For more info click on the titles in blue)   3rd Friday with Pussyfooter ...

The Great Gala is Great

The Great Gala is Great.  Really, it is.  Over the past five years, led by WLU Director of Marketing Tammi Secrist, the staff and students at West Liberty University have transformed Glessner Auditorium at Ogle...

Weelunk’s Weekend Top 5

We all have heard it over, and over, and over again: "There's nothing to do in Wheeling."  Well that clashes with our motto, which is "Do Something."  How can you Do Something when there is nothing to do?  Hmmm...

Pink in Wonderland: In Pictures

Chef Rocco Basil provided a delicious gourmet menu for the Critteton fundraiser: Pink in Wonderland, held on Saturday, March 28, at River City Restaurant. Guests selected their entrees from a number of stations...

Wheeling Has Become Looney

When I was a young girl, my Saturday mornings weren’t spent in front of the television watching cartoons.  In fact, my mother encouraged me to do more “productive” things and to engage in pursuits that “sharpen...

Building Arts Expo Set For Friday

Local residents will have the opportunity Friday evening to learn more about the building preservation projects currently taking place throughout the Upper Ohio Valley when students of the Preservation and Rest...

Liquid Aloha Arrives in Wheeling

Aloha, Weelunk! It’s time for beer talk again, and this time we are "hanging ten" and introducing Wheeling to a few brews from Kona Brewing Company in Hawaii. This February, Kona Brewing Company, from Ka...

West Virginia Executive to Celebrate Wheeling

West Virginia Executive (WVE) is a business magazine based in Charleston, WV, that works to highlight business in the Mountain State. As the state’s premier business publication for more than 16 years, WVE want...

Winter Freeze Shelter is Celebrated

  Feature Photo by Rebecca Kiger On Thursday night, March 19, a crowd of people celebrated another season of the Winter Freeze Shelter in Wheeling. Over 100 people came out to share soup, salad, and ...

Pub Run Perfects An Unlikely Combination

A throng of more than 200 runners overcame some drizzly weather on Friday evening to participate in the 3rd annual OV Connect St. Paddy's Day Pub Run. The sold-out event, which has already swelled to five times...

‘Hubapalooza’ Wants Wheeling’s Input

The primary goal of the West Virginia Community Development Hub is to form partnerships with people and organizations from throughout the Mountain State in order to “same-page” citizens working to improve their...

Historic Steel Building Awaiting New Era

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It’s always been there during my lifetime, and I’ve passed by it, on foot or in a vehicle, thousands of times without even thinking about what takes place within its walls. It ...

Junior League of Wheeling Celebrates 75 Years

A very young woman walked along the wealthy avenues of New York City in 1901 with troubling things on her mind like child health, nutrition and literacy among immigrants, improving working conditions for women,...

‘We’re Not Looking Backward Anymore’

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He reported progress, and he reviewed the many moves made by city government along with celebrating the residents behind the success that have created momentum in a Rust City...

McKenzie: The State of Wheeling

Welcome to Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and good afternoon. Thank you for being here today. It is my honor to continue to serve as your Mayor of the City of Wheeling, and my privilege to deliver my 6t...

State of City Address Set for Tuesday

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com For the sixth consecutive year Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie will present his “State of the City Address” today during a luncheon set to begin at noon at the Wheeling Island H...

Curtain Ready To Rise On 77th Extravaganza

 By Bill Hanna Weelunk Contributor For the past 76 years The Linsly School has provided Wheeling residents with a night of wonderful entertainment, and that tradition will continue when the curtain rises ...

O’Brien Feels Rising City Pulse

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com At the time Mollie O’Brien graduated from Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in 1970, her options were limited. She wanted to perform her music, and doing that in Wheeling s...

WPHS Celebrates Black History Month

Wheeling Park High School is celebrating Black History Month in “Signature” fashion. Anne Thomas, Wheeling High School’s first African American female graduate, spoke to students Wednesday during Wheeling Pa...

Wheeling: Show Your City Some Love

By Jon-Erik Gilot Weelunk Contributor Wheeling is a beautiful city. I said it – deal with it. In spite of our many vacant lots, dilapidated storefronts, and property hoarders, in spite of the unintentiona...
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