Happenings

Chief: Help Us Prevent Crime

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com If Wheeling residents wish to continue living in one of the safest cities in America, picking up the phone and reporting what they consider “suspicious activity” is where the...

1100 Block Returns To Roots

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Officials of the city of Wheeling spent two years guiding tours of the vacant, dilapidated buildings within the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling, and more than a year clearing...

The Legends of Roney’s Point Examined

Story and Photography By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com There was zero political correctness involved when I was first told the tales of Roney’s Point. Legend had it then that this was where the county’s c...

Neighborhoods: Pleasanton

By Sharon Goudy Weelunk.com Contributor Based around the small, idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, “The Andy Griffith Show” debuted in the 1960s and remains beloved by many, with today’s TV Land showing...

Elm Grove Is Defined By Its Uniqueness

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) No other neighborhood in Wheeling i...

It’s Not All Coal on the River

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com As the debate concerning the transportation of fracking waste on American rivers continues, local officials confirmed that several hazardous and non-hazardous materials alrea...

Wheeling Veterans – Always Welcomed Home

By Damien A. Gabis Weelunk.com Contributor   “It’s a miracle!” my family said. “You’re so lucky to be alive!” they offered. At the time I heartily agreed with everything my family, friends, and fe...

Rescued Wall Hosts A Flood Of Memories

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com For decades Wheeling’s residents and visitors have traveled past the history of the Friendly City’s flooding events, and despite the razing of the former Gene Long Community ...

East Wheeling Enthusiasts Plan Cleanup

By Chris Rouhier Weelunk Contributor East Wheeling has been the site of many revitalization efforts in recent years, including a new sports complex, the Vandalia Heritage Foundation’s new apartment building...

A Ballot Breakdown For Weelunkers

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Citizens of Ohio County, West Virginia, will have several decisions to make this mid-term Election Day with federal and state offices at stake. In fact, county voters have t...

New Blood Is Reinventing The Friendly City

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Hydie Friend was convinced a transfusion was in order, and that’s exactly what the former executive director of the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. told her staff sever...

The Hunt Is On For Housing In Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The need for new housing is at a crisis level in the Friendly City. That’s the bad news. The good news? This crisis has been recognized by both government and the h...
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