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Scientist’s Award Is Out of This World

While many industries award top leaders in their fields with lifetime achievement awards, these awards are almost always terrestrial. But for Wheeling scientist and author Dr. Chuck Wood, the legacy of his care...

Katy Wack Not Immune to Hard Work

Katy Wack started to love astronomy and exploration on a grand scale when her dad took her outside in their Springdale yard at night to look at the stars through a telescope and to witness events like meteor sh...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

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...

Valley Cheese a Hidden Gem at Centre Market

Inwardly, Janet Hedinger must be saying “cheese” all the time — because, outwardly, “The Cheese Lady” seems to never stop smiling. Janet's T-shirt claims that "Everything's Better With Cheese!" (Her busines...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a coupl...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun, new series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a ...

Kellas III Continuing Family Legacy

It depends on a person's age, really, as far as which "George Kellas" he or she remembers or knows today. And it is the family of young George Kellas that owns a legacy of working to make the Wheeling community...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, maybe some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun, new series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a ...

And the Show of Hands Winner Is …

“AHHHHHHH! I’m so excited!” was Sarah Lydick’s ecstatic response as the Wheeling Heritage Show of Hands top vote-getter Wednesday night at the Wheeling Artisan Center. She and her husband Rod walked away aft...

Chef Shares Recipes for Succcess

Chef Chris Kefauver won’t fib. He makes visits to local middle and high schools in order to recruit students to the Culinary Arts Program he chairs at West Virginia Northern Community College’s Wheeling camp...

Cartwright to Star In Unique Show

It was the very first time he saw glow sticks, and Lionel Cartwright will never forget the moment. For good reason. “It was that first night when I was hired to be a member of the staff band for Jamboree ...

Zieggy Tribe ‘Wanted’ by FBI

It was a pretty cool day for the Ziegenfelder Co. and its tribe — as cool as the sweet treats the company produces, as cool as their practice of compassionate hiring, for which they were honored in Washington, ...

In the Key of Nate

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sprinkled throughout this story are pieces composed by Nate Strasser when he was in kindergarten through second grade. The full album, "Nate at Eight," can be found at the end of the story. Na...

The Zieggy Tribe Loves Its Neighbors

Cold treats, warm hearts. That easily could define the "Zieggy Tribe" — honored with this year's Youth Services System Inc.'s Good Samaritan Award. Inspired by the parable of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:2...

Ashley Is the Cat’s Meow

Charlie crawled through the frigid rain, one step at a time. His bones ached; his backside throbbed. He hadn’t eaten in days, and he could barely make it up the porch stairs. The world around him felt enormous ...

They Marched

They didn’t mind the hours of travel or the protesters who were protesting against them. They had something to do, and that was the March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C., this past Saturday. Two of t...

Prietsch’s Brick-and-Mortar World

People. They are the common denominator, as far as Wheeling resident Jennifer Prietsch is concerned. She’s been the general manager of the Macy’s at the Ohio Valley Mall for nearly a year after she and her h...

Gideon and the Governor

“If you put money in schools, you’re making smart people. And if you have smart people, then you can make more smart investments.” That’s what Gideon Titus-Glover said to Gov. Jim Justice during a town hall ...

WLU Student Leads Radio Station

The original transmitter back in the early 1990s appeared to be from the 1970s, actually, but that’s what Chris Lee had to settle for when optimizing his TV and radio budget at West Liberty University. On th...

A Teacher’s View on Issues

He knows he does not speak for all educators and that his words do not carry the weight of 37,000 state public employees, but educator Eric James does know how he feels after nearly 20 years as a teacher and a ...

Harry Hamm’s Plate and His Plan

No one has ever found it, but there were a few moments when Wheeling resident Chris Hamm thought he may have. It was completely possible that his father may have somehow come into ownership of it since he wa...

Connors Part of Downtown Growth

Dean Connors once was best known in the Wheeling area as the wig-wearing, head-bangin’ drummer for the local tribute band “Tongue-n’-Cheek,” but these days he has shed the fake locks for a businessman’s attire ...

Welcome to Hello Haberdashery!

Imagine a small shop lost to time where history collides with whimsy and a touch of the wild gypsy spirit. Elegance and sophistication lovingly displayed draws visitors back to a time when top hats and cameo br...

Remembering B.E. Taylor at Christmas

He was a sick kid one year in Aliquippa, PA and ordered to remain home by doctors after he was diagnosed with a kidney disease, so he asked his parents for a guitar and then taught himself how to play it. Th...

‘It’s About Opportunity’

This 20-year-old could do this or do that, but there’s also a chance, too, that Andrea Walton could return to her hometown after earning a pair of degrees at Kent State University. “Could” is better than nev...
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