Education & Research

Will Charter Schools Land in Ohio County?

Editor's note: As this story was in final production, the West Virginia Education Association (teachers union) launched a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the new state law that authorizes chart...

Wheeling Park Students Bound for Creativity

Shadows run in faint diagonal lines across the carpet in one corner of Wheeling Park High School’s sprawling media center. They show where book stacks used to be. Now, work benches with vice clamps located h...

Small Groups Doing Big Things at Linsly

Tucked into the hillside in the Woodsdale area of Wheeling is The Linsly School. This private, college-preparatory institution is well-known for its rigorous academics and is visible in the Ohio Valley thorough...

Distinguished Honor Awarded to Linsly Headmaster

Justin Zimmerman, headmaster of The Linsly School in Wheeling, has been awarded a fully funded fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2019 Heads of Schools program at Teachers...

WCDS Students Give Warm Message to Homeless

Twenty-five second-graders from Wheeling Country Day School took a Martin Luther King Jr. Day field trip in frigid weather Monday to fill plastic bags with hand warmers and heartwarming messages for the homeles...

New Online MBA Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

West Liberty University has a new online master’s degree that is just what the doctored ordered for health care professionals. The recently announced MBA tract focuses on health care management and is design...

WVNCC, WLU Sign Guaranteed Admission Agreement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) and West Liberty University (WLU) signed a guaranteed admission agreement today, making degree completion easier for transfer students who start at WVNCC and tra...

ZOOsci What?

I first met Norbert in his classroom. Norbert and I now are friends. He occasionally roams West Liberty University's Zoo Science classroom with impunity, slowing occasionally when someone gives him a pat on his...

Mary Ann Deschaine: ‘It’s a God Thing’

Mary Ann Deschaine is a woman of faith. She is a woman of service. She is a woman who took a leap of faith. After seven years as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan, Deschaine fi...

Larance Named Assistant Provost at WLU

Dr. Jeremy Larance has been selected as assistant provost for academic innovation and strategic planning. He began his role on July 1. “Jeremy is passionate about his new role and has been actively working o...

Job, School Connection Picks Up STEAM

There’s as much woo-hoo as how-to in science class this summer. At least when that science class is part of a county-wide initiative to encourage students from grades four and up to consider careers in Science,...

Student Radio Plays Bring History to Life at TMS

Everyone loves a good story. Stories transport us to different worlds, enrich our lives, allow us to step out of our own shoes, tap into our imaginations and engage our emotions. But storytelling provides more ...

WLU PAs Hear From McKinley at Commencement

West Liberty University held its Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies commencement at 6 p.m., Friday, June 15, in Kelly Theatre and welcomed U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) to the ceremony as ...

WLU Non-Traditional Student Receives Scholarship

West Liberty University student Crystal Jozwick of Wheeling received a $500 scholarship recently from the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Group. To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant mus...

Commuter Tuition Rate Makes WJU More Affordable

Attending college is no longer an uphill battle thanks to Wheeling Jesuit University’s new, affordable commuter tuition rate. The University launched the Fr. Clifford Lewis S.J. Scholars Program, which offer...

A Divided Peninsula of Souls

It is one of the silent cities of the dead in Wheeling, but this one was split, and one half has been forgotten. The Peninsula Cemetery, once the third largest in the state of West Virginia with more than 1,...

It Still Stands

No one knows about it these days because the signage has been removed, chains block the old access points, and Oglebay officials do not promote its existence in their lodging pamphlets or related material poste...

Medical Cannabis – Part Two

It was an unexpected but welcome development for many when a legislative side road was navigated to get a vote on medicinal cannabis on the floor of the West Virginia House of Delegates. It was late March, a...

Local Families Offered Second Chance

Too many children do not have access to an internet-capable computer at home in the Upper Ohio Valley region, but one Wheeling couple hopes to change that reality for families without the means to purchase the ...

A Fix for Flooding?

On Sept. 17, 2004, Hurricane Ivan parked over most of the Wheeling area and dumped a little more than 10 inches of rain in less than half a day. There were washed-out roads, schools evacuated, cars in creeks, p...

Mayor Eyes Compassion for Wheeling

It is about a change in the mindset of local government that alters the citizen experience because people are treated more like people. Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott joined a number of Wheeling area residents...

Memories of Monkeys at Wheeling Park

They threw their poop at people. It’s true. It happened. Those monkeys and their poo-flipping at visitors at Wheeling Park were a reality during several decades in the first half of the 20th Century, w...

Forgotten Wheeling – The Manchester Area

It rests in plain sight but most Wheeling area residents are not aware the Manchester neighborhood still sits secluded on land across Big Wheeling Creek and at the base of the hill where a portion of the villag...

‘Those People’ Have Christmas, Too

THEM. Those people. Most don’t want to see them and don’t want to know about them so they can continue denying they exist. Even on Christmas. But those “them” people are present here in the Wheeling ar...

SMILING THROUGH THE RAINDROPS

As I woke last Friday for Grandparents Day to the realization that yes, the temperature drop will, in fact, directly coincide with the buckets of rain heading into the area, I found an odd smile creep across my...

The President: Chosen By Linsly

Editor's note: Linsly was one of 153 schools across the country to participate in a nation wide student election called Project Vote with more than 74,000 students casting their votes. Linsly's participation in...
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