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People’s University Fall Schedule

FALL 2017 PEOPLE’S UNIVERSITY: West Virginia History through Archives–Preserving the Mountain State’s Stories   From documents that record the formation of our proud state during the tumultuous Civil...

Oktoberfest at Center Market

City, United Way Announce Oktoberfest at Center Market The City of Wheeling is partnering with the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley to host Oktoberfest at Centre Market on Saturday, September 30, ...

Wheeling Travel Agency Gets A Facelift

It’s contagious, this progress thing in the downtown area of Wheeling, and now Patrick Viola is in the middle of a long overdue façade project at Security Travel on Market Street. Viola has owned and operate...

WLU 48 Hour Film Fest Set for Next Week

Plans are underway for the annual West Liberty University 48-Hour Film Festival presented by The Highlands to be held Sept. 15 – 17 and ending with a screening and awards ceremony at Marquee Cinemas, locate...

Greenwood Cemetery Tour 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017 is the date of the next Friends of Wheeling historic tour of Wheeling’s Greenwood Cemetery. Costumed characters will portray the lives of some of Wheeling’s most notable … and notorio...

City Launches Website Photography Contest

The City of Wheeling is launching a photography contest in line with the development of its municipal website. The contest is open to the public and offers the opportunity to be featured on the new webs...

The Wheeling Bluegrass Festival Has Arrived

Oglebay Institute is presenting the Wheeling Bluegrass Festival (WBF) on the grounds of the Stifel Fine Art Center on Saturday, September 9th. The bluegrass festival, a first for Wheeling, will be complimented ...

A “SMART” Way to Watch the Eclipse

On Monday the 21st of this month, the Ohio Valley will witness a rare, celestial event known as a solar eclipse. This phenomenon occurs when the earth, moon, and Sun align creating a union between shadows and g...

McCamic Named Good Samaritan

Youth Services System’s Board of Directors holds the Good Samaritan Dinner each year to recognize the accomplishments of someone who exemplified the example described in the parable. In answering the question o...

‘Edgers’ Set for Wheeling YWCA Benefit

They are called, “edgers,” and yeah, there’s a reason. These people get on an elevator at the bottom of an eight-story building, and then walk through a maze of renovation to stairs that steeply lead to a sm...

Farm To Fork 2017 In Pictures

The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary hosted its 6th annual Farm To Fork benefit dinner on Saturday evening at Rock Valley Farm near Dallas. The cool, clear weather made the idyllic farmhouse setting just about as pe...

20th Year for Pat Clutter Classic

Pat Clutter did not own a smartphone or an iPad, but he had heard of the coming of something called the World Wide Web before his passing in 1997. How he would have reacted to the sweeping changes that have ...

Support Faith in Action With Disc Golf

Faith in Action is an agency like no other in the Ohio Valley. Originally organized by a group of congregations in Ohio and Marshall Counties in the fall of 1994; Faith in Action Caregivers supports the indepen...

Gentile To Honor Grandpa at Italian Fest

He went there. He needed to see where Luigi Gentile grew up. What he encountered when visiting the Molise region of Italy, the youngest in the country, was something that reminded this grandson of the Upper ...

Joe Zelek Ready to Return To JITH Stage

Plateaus. That’s how he views his career, and on Thursday, Joe Zelek will reach another after taking some time off, a few years anyway, from pushing performances so he could work on his music. In his head...

Don’t Miss the Elmhurst Shrimp Boil

What’s a traditional Louisiana-style shrimp boil doing in the heart of Appalachia, specifically Wheeling where Coleman’s Fish is the premier place to chow down on a fish dish? Well, the elegant front lawn of...

Wheeling Park Revives Drive-In Theater

It’s the word. “Grease,” that is. John Travolta as “Danny,” and Olivia Newton-John as "Sandy”? Yes, that “Grease,” and the movie will play Friday evening drive-in style beginning around 9 p.m. in the l...

Annual Good Zoo Brew On Tap Again

A variety of craft beer, fine local cuisine, first rate entertainment and some wild animals will all be a part of the 8 th annual Good Zoo Brew, slated for 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at Oglebay’s Good Zoo. ...

Wheeling Arts and Culture Fest This Weekend

The Wheeling Arts and Culture Commission in partnership with the Wheeling YWCA are excited to announce the 2017 Arts and Cultural Festival. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th from...

Communication Key During First Year

It is a public school system that begins working with children as early as age 3, and it is a district that educated a little more than 5,300 students during the recently completed academic year. Along with ...

‘Pride in Wheeling’ Effort Set for Today

New trees, painted benches, spruced up parks, and the installation of a disc golf course are all planned during the “Pride in Wheeling” community event set to take place Friday, June 2nd, at three different loc...

Big Weekend in the Big Wheel

Feature photo of Wheeling Hall of Fame inductee Bob Villamagna courtesy Oglebay Institute Wheeling is alive this weekend hosting Riverfront Movie Night, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff, (both free admissi...

Preserving History Important to Kalkreuth

Johnny Cash and Billy Joel and Willie Nelson and thousands of local residents all have graced the stage of the Capitol Theatre, and that is one of the reasons why the employees of Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Me...

Hear Mozart’s Requiem Today!

West Liberty University Singers will join the College Community Choir to present the classic choral work, Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for the public’s enjoyment this May. Under the direction of WLU As...

Hope For Hines To Offer Hope For Others

There’s a big difference between living with “no evidence of disease” and enjoying remission from cancer, and that is something the Rotriga family tries to convey when they get the chance. Their son, Hines, ...

Unity Center Provides Path to Recovery

It says what it says above the main door into the Unity Center in Center Wheeling – “Leave Your Ego at the Door” – but by the time people seek the help that’s inside their self-esteem is the lowest in their liv...

Creek Floats Going Mainstream

“Staza” does the navigating, and he follows the lead as this “man-and-his-dog” partnership float their way down Big Wheeling Creek. “Water recreation is definitely an asset we have here in the Wheeling area,...
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