Ideas

WANTED: People Providing Puzzle Pieces

What piece of this puzzle can you provide? That’s an important question in the city of Wheeling right now, and that is because residents of all ages are engaged and discussing the future of the Friendly City...

Protect our Water

Bishop Ralph W. Dunkin Weelunk Contributor   Water has always been at the heart of the Christian faith and heritage.  From the four rivers that had their origin in Eden, to the crossing of the Red...

Weelunk In Review

As Weelunk.com nears its four-month anniversary, we pause for reflection.  It has been an amazing journey to say the least.  In the fall of 2014 our stated mission was to "help make Wheeling awesome."  As with ...

A 1992 Mixtape

By LeeRoy Weelunk Contributor Join me on a journey in time back to a Friday night in Wheeling, W.Va., 1992.  Our mission: to find out “where the high school kids are.” First, we pull out our fancy GPS tra...

Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials

By Wheelhouse Carrie Weelunk Contributor With Wheeling looking in the face of another snow event, and its peak coming during tomorrow's Super Bowl 49, a lot of us will be watching the game and the commerc...

If the IRS Calls, Hang Up!

 By Jeffrey Yourkovich CPA Weelunk Contributor Filing season for your 2014 taxes officially began on January 20, 2015. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the administration of the Internal...

You Too Can Become Rich in 2015!

By Russell Dunkin Weelunk Contributor Happy New Year! Just as reliable as the ball dropping in Times Square each year, you can expect to see financial magazines showing you all the best places to inves...

Branding Wheeling a Tough Task

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Rebounding? Revitalizing? I was asked a most interesting question during a recent trip to Pittsburgh. A waitress at Roland’s Seafood Grill in the Strip District inquire...

OPINION: Bill Cosby – Make a Decision

By Steve Novotney Bill Cosby needs to make a decision. Will he perform at the Capitol Theatre on March 14, or will he cancel or reschedule? It’s a valid question, especially since he has canceled some ...

A Mother’s Christmas Miracle

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I was misbehaving. A lot. And I was told I was on the naughty list. But that meant nothing to me because the Santa secret was out, and I didn’t believe my mother. Over and...

Six Bikes For Christmas Morning

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I was minding my own business and simply buying some Braunschweiger like my Grandma Novotney used to feed me, and out of nowhere my friend Dave suddenly asked, “What organiza...

Recycling The Recycling Program

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Many in the Friendly City would like to see the municipality adopt an improved recycling program as a part of the offered sanitation services. According to Wheeling City M...

Wheeling Central Beats Wheeling Park, Sort of

Story and Photographs By David Delk Weelunk Contributor In a matchup of the two best middle-school girls basketball teams in Wheeling, St. Michaels Parish School defeated Triadelphia Middle School 35-26 T...

Wish to Be Heard At Council Meetings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com “Those who wish to be heard.” It’s always the last item on every agenda for Wheeling’s city council meetings. And it will be there again for tomorrow’s regularly schedu...

Fracking the People

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I asked Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland what he thought of the fracking-under-the-Ohio-River proposal a couple of months ago, and he replied, “I sure hope they don’...

Tourists Prefer Friendly

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Tomorrow is “Tourism Day” in the city of Wheeling. But it’s not a designated day. Mayor Andy McKenzie did not issue a proclamation, and the state legislature has not passe...

People First, Capitalism Follows

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com OK, so the Professional Building on Market Street has a new owner, and so does the Flat Iron Building on Main Street, and both buyers are considering build-outs for residenti...

Charitable Giving, The Right Way

Jeffrey Yourkovich, CPA Weelunk Contributor As we prepare our shopping list for Santa, does yours include making a donation to a worthwhile charity? The bells are ringing, and the red kettle can be seen ...

Miracle on Market Street

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Something very special took place at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre this past weekend. There were three performances of “A Christmas Carol,” and all three were sold ...

OPINION: Report Card for Ohio County Schools

By David Delk Weelunk.com Contributor Each year the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) evaluates the performance of each public school in the state and assigns each school a performance designat...

The Gift of DNA

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I’m 48 years old today, and I am a blessed man. I still have both of my folks, an awesome wife and two kids, and my extended family is better than any dream could contain....

Memories Can Help Reinvent Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I have an idea. It concerns Santa Claus. I don’t believe I get to see him enough, and it’s not because I’m on his “Naughty List.” The reason is that when many downto...

Confessions Of An Internet Shopper

I have a guilty conscience, and Small Business Saturday has really heightened my struggle with my inner demons. You see, I shop on the Internet. And <sob>, I like it. I mean, I used to like it. It suits m...

Injustice To One Is An Injustice to All

By Owens Brown Weelunk Contributor Wheeling NAACP Board Member “The National NAACP stands with citizens and communities who are deeply disappointed that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for the ...

Does WV Need a New Political Party?

  By Chuck Wood Weelunk.com Contributor During the 2014 mid-term election there were many different individuals running for office in West Virginia, but largely just one political perspective. Nea...

A Reporter’s Musings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: Occasionally, some collected facts and scenarios do not make it into an article, but they may still be interesting to the public. Hence, “A Reporter’s Musings...

Act Now on Aetnaville Bridge

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Since Weelunk published an article last weekend that concerned the future of the Aetnaville Bridge, a group of Wheeling Island residents started a petition on Change.org, and...

I Moved Back to Wheeling – On Purpose.

By Jon-Erik Gilot Weelunk.com Contributor    “The more I try to answer the question of why I stay here, the more complicated my answers get, but I always felt like I understood myself here better ...

Smithsonian Reporter Enchanted By Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Smithsonian Magazine reporter Tony Horwitz was in Wheeling last week while following the path taken in the 1850s by New York Times correspondent Frederick Law Olmsted. Ho...

Collect Taxes From Out-Of-State Workers

By CPA Jeff Yourkovich Weelunk.com Here is a novel approach to fixing West Virginia’s budget and financial woes: Let’s raise taxes, increase the sales tax, charge a user fee, cut services and slash payroll. ...

Unsung Heroes Deserve Our Thanks

  By Melanee Sinclair Weelunk.com Contributor   They fulfill a drive found deep within their souls. If asked, “Why do you do it?”, more likely than not they might say, “Do what?” They are ...
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