People

I Believe, Help My Unbelief

So, we're moving. After 4 years in Wheeling, making friends, making music, building careers, growing kids, and generally just trying to find our place in the world, it's time to move on. I won't go into the det...

Midshipmen Thankful To Be Home

And they are home, back with their families in their hometowns and away from the rigors of a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. Linsly graduate Colin Kelly is near the middle of his third year, and Wheeli...

Respect Doesn’t Fade in Wheeling Area

When he first returned to American soil nearly 50 years ago, people looked the other way because they did not want to see someone connected to the unspeakable horrors about which they had heard so much. They...

American Veteran Moving Home to Wheeling

He didn’t leave here because of a lack of options. In fact, he loved his life in Wheeling after being graduated from Wheeling Park High School in 1978. Employment was easy to find, the camaraderie among the ...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Hannah Mull

James and special Co-Host Trevor Lindgren sit down with our favorite mutual friend Hannah Mull elaborate on the new project Black Bear Magazine which she spoke of briefly on the Arts Fest episode. From getting ...

Knox and His New Fort

“Tom Beck.” Those were the first two words Kyle Knox blurted after being asked how he has found himself as the production manager of the Capitol Theatre. Beck served as the venue’s production manager from...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Brew Keepers

James and Sara drink a few pints with her brother Josh Fulton along with partners Kevin & Carolyn Ayers from Brew Keepers. They are brewing some of the best microbrew beer you’ll ever drink. Listen to the e...

Miller Tackles Stadium Fix to Begin Year 2

It was crooked and it was obvious. Wheeling Island Stadium was broken, and no one knew how much it was going to cost to repair the concrete slab in the southwestern corner of the grandstand that had shifted....

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Jeremy Larance

James joins Jeremy Larance on the campus of West Liberty University to discuss what may be the only English department to offer a degree in comics and graphic novels. A curious man has conversations with...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Jessica Rine

James has a nice chat with Jessica Rine from OV Connect & the United Way at St. Clair Lanes then bowl a few games. James Wodarcyk A curious man has conversations with interesting people. Hit Pl...

Augustine’s New Life Working Out

She was unhappy and didn’t own her own career, so Tammy Augustine fixed it with a few swift decisions. The 1988 graduate of Wheeling Park High School got a divorce, moved home to Wheeling after 25 years remo...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Ezra John Hamilton

James and co-host Sara Fulton chat with musician Ezra John Hamilton. Ezra gets into all aspects of pursuing a career as a musician. From his band Hit Play and his solo career to his work as a song writer and pr...

It’s A French Thing

Troves of wine line the brick walls. Built during the Victorian Era, the interior's many rooms ornately furnished with brass statuettes, stained glass windows, and carved wooden walls echo a forgotten time peri...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Episode 1

Weelunk had the great pleasure of meeting someone new Monday evening. James Wodarcyk would fit right in at Weelunk headquarters (er, if they existed), given our shared passion for Wheeling, West Virginia. So we...

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...

A Light in our Valley

Dr. Dan Joseph receives the Dr. Lee Jones Patron of Youth award at the annual J.B. Chambers YMCA Light of the Valley luncheon set for noon, today at Wheeling Park's White Palace. Daniel Irwin Joseph has been a...

Gaudio Lives His Life with Family

He knows no strangers and considers you and me a part of his family. And Bob Gaudio may not even know us, but it’s a mindset he learned while he was a youngster in Follansbee. His perspective on his family t...

WLU Biology Professor Digs New Species

Summer can be a busy time for faculty as they dig into research and dig in is exactly what Dr. Zachary Loughman is known for. Selected as West Virginia’s 2014 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Found...

Stahl Enjoys Working for Wheeling

He’d never done it before, Philip Stahl thought. So why not, he thought. Stahl’s first day allowed him to determine he’d made a good career move, and then his second day arrived. “We had a bomb threat in ...

A Wheeling Company Changes the World

As we pulled into Touchstone Research Laboratory in the Triadelphia area of Ohio County, CEO and Founder, Brian Joseph, met us in the parking lot wearing a goofy pair of toy glasses - a gift from his five-year-...

Leo the Barber

Leo was the McColloch Street barber. His was a single chair shop. Nothing remarkable, but perhaps it's worth a few minutes to tell how a barbershop worked in the '60s. Simple things, like how to get a haircu...

Brother Jim

Brother Jim, 1931 -  2003 Sometime ago someone asked what Jim did. I thought about it for a minute then told them that Jim did Jim Hogan better than anyone I knew. He really was a bit different. One might say...

C.J. Goes to Camp … NFL Camp, That Is

He played in THE Super Bowl, and yes, he watched as a 21-3 halftime lead eroded into a 34-28 overtime defeat to New England, but C.J. Goodwin shed that sorrow as soon as he boarded the team’s charter flight out...

This Day in WV History: Earl Oglebay Dies

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Earl Oglebay died on June 22, 1926, at age 77. The son of a wealthy Wheeling businessman, he became head of his father’s bank at age 28, ma...

Meet the Weelunk Nature Writer

Some people just have Wheeling inside them. If you were born here, it’s in your blood. If your parents and grandparents were born here, it’s in your bones. Laura Jackson Roberts is a sixth-generation resident, ...

Meet The Newest Weelunk Staff Editor

Combining a passion for the arts, people, and community involvement, Lizzy Sellers studies writing and psychology at Florida State University. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure to meet her, she desc...

Meet Weelunk’s Newest Writer

Born and raised in the Ohio Valley, Brian Thomas spent the last four years studying film at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He recently returned home from working as a film script developer in the cha...

‘Students First’ Motivates Saunders

When he was a kid, he was usually the muddiest ballplayer on the field who couldn’t wait to get back to fishing after the game, and he continued his athletic career at Wheeling Park High School. And then Wal...

Grow Ohio Valley Seeks Hosts

Early this summer, another four AmeriCorps service members will arrive in Wheeling to assist Grow Ohio Valley in its mission of establishing a robust local food economy. They will remain here for separate amoun...

Wheeling Women Artists: Bonnie Thurston

Bonnie Thurston is a proud West Virginian woman who grew up in a remote southern part of the state. Her first introduction to the literary world was when her father would read bible stories to her before bed as...

Wheeling Hill’s Windmill Will Churn Again

It was The Windmill, and it will be The Windmill once again. That means its four unfurled sails will rotate once again if Dan Millhouse has anything to say about it. “So far, we’ve managed to get the lightin...

Marketing Strategist Eager To Show Her Hand

She watched it and enjoyed what she witnessed, and that is why Alex Weld finds herself in the middle of the conversation in the city of Wheeling. Weld was hired this month by Wheeling Heritage as the new mar...

Wheeling Native Finds Happiness In Dubai

She was raised on South Huron Street on Wheeling Island as a member of the Chaney family, reared as a Roman Catholic, and is a graduate of Blessed Trinity, but she failed to see much to keep her in the Upper Oh...

Stobbs Shares Memories of Wheeling Downs

He was a kid whose father was very involved with the local horseracing industry and whose mother didn’t much approve of what took place at Wheeling Downs. He knew “Big Bill” Lias, and although he had heard h...
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