Business

DiCarlo’s Pizza: A Cultural Icon

There are only two kinds of pizza, good pizza and very good pizza.  — Peter Reinhart, author of "American Pie, My Search for the Perfect Pizza" Ask just about any Ohio Valley resident, and they will affirm ...

Happy Goat Yoga-Small Business Series

Editor's Note:  This video is part of a Weelunk series focused on small businesses that have recently launched in the Friendly City.  Thank you to AT&T for sponsoring this series.  ...

Hangover BBQ Fired Up Over Show of Hands Win

A sweet little voice from the crowded room asked, “What’s your favorite kind of meat to make?” That question, posed by Billy Litman’s 6-year-old niece CeCe, is what put Hangover BBQ over the top at Wednesday’s ...

Wheeling Heritage (Part 1): A Big Win Today!

J ust like on a reality television show, Jake Dougherty and Alex Weld knew how the competition ended more than seven months ago — and had to keep it hush-hush. Until today. The exciting news — that Wheeli...

(Williams Lea) Tag — You’re It

Along with the fact that there are 100 job openings, why should you consider working at Williams Lea Tag? Because it “feels like home, like family,” said Jennifer Materkoski, senior manager of communications...

Small Cells, Big Improvements in Digital Age

Nearly all of us have endured the dreaded “stadium slowdown” on our mobile devices. Though perhaps we should be paying more attention when the Pirates are at bat or the Nailers set up for a power play, in the d...

A Taste of Japan in the Heart of Wheeling

In Wheeling’s historic Centre Market, a unique corner offers both newcomers and longtime patrons a literal taste of Japan. From fish to chicken, udon noodles and bubble tea, Osaka Express offers a full menu of ...

Show of Hands Looking for Applicants

Do you have an idea for a new business, a business expansion or a project that will impact Wheeling? If so, you are encouraged to apply for Wheeling Heritage’s Show of Hands. The winner will leave the event ...

Small Business Program Seeks Entrepreneurs

Wheeling Heritage and Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) are now accepting applications for the second session of CO.STARTERS, a program for entrepreneurs and small business owners. The program equ...

New Store Is Music to Wheeling’s Ears

Music lovers in Wheeling can rejoice — a new musical experience is here. At the heart of downtown, at 40 12th Street in the McLain Building, Nail City Record is bringing back the art of album collecting. Wit...

The I-68 Energy Corridor- Part 1

(Editor’s Note: This is the first of two reports that will update Weelunk readers on the current status of the proposal to extend U.S. Interstate 68 from the Morgantown area to Moundsville.) Bob Miller was r...

Zende Predicts Downtown Growth

Can growth spread? The economic development specialist for the city of Wheeling believes it can, and after more than five years as the manager of Centre Market, Kurt Zende insists what has taken place inside...

Christmas Memories at the Mall

It was similar to shopping in, say, downtown Wheeling, but with two very notable exceptions. There was that roof, of course, and the warmth, too, inside those glass doors of the Ohio Valley Mall. Once it ...

“Coal”

There are wives in this Upper Ohio Valley whose husbands have delved deep underground for 30 or 40 years, and along with their spouses, so have their fathers, their sons, and even their daughters, too. They’...

Kennel Owners Uncertain About Their Future

UPDATE: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice did veto Senate Bill 437 today in Wheeling and now the legislation will initially return to the Senate for override consideration. If Senate leadership refuses to pick...

Do Something: Centre Market Success Story

On the east side of the Centre Market a few retail businesses are intermingled with residential brownstones, and on the west side a few eateries are highlighted with a brewpub, a wine store, and a few specialty...

Wesbanco Arena Set To Unveil Its New Look

The seats were orange, the front steps were steep, and the scoreboard was a relic from nearly 40 years ago at the time Wheeling’s City Council approved earmarking nearly $7 million worth of sales tax revenue in...

Deserted Pizza Shop Gets New Slice Of Life

Tom’s Pizza was a little different from DiCarlo’s and Tony’s in South Wheeling because that guy would bake the raw cheese a bit before serving, and the owner had more toppings than the others, too. It was go...

Mayor’s Take on State of Downtown Wheeling

There is the good and the bad about downtown Wheeling right now. There’s no other option than to be honest about it. More people work today inside the Stone Center than even when the structure housed Stone &...

Falling Bricks Replaced by Downtown Growth

With every brick that fell, there was one local resident happy but another upset in a community torn between erasing what they always knew of downtown Wheeling and the critical need of evolution. The old Jup...

In Full Bloom: Nicky’s Garden Center

  On the way back from Sunday brunch at Oglebay, we decided to stop by Nicky's Garden Center's new location on Warden Run Road to buy my mother-in-law a flower for her birthday. What we found was a whol...

Guarded Optimism Expressed For Cracker Plant

It’s been called a “game changer” as far as employment is considered, and an announcement made by Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the beginning of September has made many in this Upper Ohio Valley feel optimistic abou...

Duvall’s Has Kept Me Watching For 49 Years

One of the mainstay, small, family owned businesses in Wheeling is Duvall TV and Appliance located at 1125 National Road. The place has been here (not always at its current location) since Harry Duvall founded ...

Grow Ohio Valley Offering New CSA Program

Local residents interested in consuming healthier fruits and vegetables now have the opportunity to take advantage of Grow Ohio Valley’s Community Supported Agriculture program. Ken Peralta, executive direct...

Market Area the Center Of Attention

Wheeling’s Centre Market has nearly two centuries worth of history behind it, but that is not what most people talk about these days. Instead, when Centre Market is mentioned in conversation, it most often i...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 7

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of stories that will co...
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