People

Q and A: Ryan Ferns

In April 2015, OV Connect hosted a panel of local legislators to reflect on the recent session. Delegates Erikka Storch and Shawn Fluharty and Sen. Jeff Kessler attended this luncheon, but unfortunately the dat...

Fahey Q&A: “I guess it’s in our DNA”

He’s a Fahey, and you know his name. You’re familiar with it because he and several of his family members have chosen to serve in roles in Wheeling and Ohio County. Gene Fahey is 51 years old, and he works t...

Snip After Snip, Scenna Still Cuts It

One after another. Snip by snip and cut after cut. Long hair. Short hair. Flattops. Hipster flips. He’s seen it, he’s cut it, and he’s swept up our hair. Children and adults. First cuts and final cuts ...

Sam Mason: Wheeling’s Deadliest Outlaw

When that boy grows enough ass to break his neck, they ought to hang the bastard.” Those words, once spoken about the late Col. Charles Askins in his youth, might have been better saved for Sam Mason, had the...

Szalay Finally Fills The Hole In Her Life

She’s always had a plan. It hasn’t always been the same plan, but her steps consistently have been in the direction of a vision that involved what she would become when she grew up. Angie Szalay has, since h...

Bethany Course: Welcome to the Real World

For many careers, an undergraduate degree is considered the minimum standard just to get in the door. But with unemployment among recent college grads higher than average, many realize you need to have somethin...

WPHS Superiority Is Beyond Debate

When the streak began, the personal computer had yet to be introduced to the world. The Internet did not exist either, and neither did DNA fingerprinting or smartphones or even tilt-and-roll luggage. This st...

Local Mother Turns Tragedy Into Triumph

Her oldest child came home to Wheeling during her final spring break from West Virginia University to play video games with her two brothers and sister instead of traveling on a trip to Texas with her girlfrien...

Three Citizens Doing More Than Something

Oh yes, people do make the difference. Gloria Delbrugge attends at least one meeting per day, most of which are related to her role as a member of the Wheeling City Council. She represents Ward One, an area ...

Scatterday Q&A: ‘I Had To Be Remade’

If we can pretend for a moment that our brains are eggs-in-shells inside our heads, it would be easy to explain the injury suffered by Wendy Scatterday nearly three years ago. If that’s the case, and we are ...

Bailey Does Business As He Likes It

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He’s been here. Bob Bailey was born in Wheeling, and he was educated in Wheeling. Except for a couple of employment opportunities, Bailey has worked right here in the Upper O...

The Arts and The Crofts in Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He will take a photo of anything, from spinning steel wool inside abandoned tunnels to the oft-unseen interiors of the most historic buildings. And she will paint anything...

Coffield Optimistic About WALS Foundation

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com She’s a scientist. She is data-driven. But Hope Coffield also is a wife, a mother of two, a daughter of two teachers, and a lifelong resident of Wheeling, and she has been...

Morris Q&A – ‘People Love This Place’

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He walks from his North Wheeling house to his office on 14th and Main streets most days, and that means he strolls past where THE Fort Henry once stood during the Revolutiona...

McKees Find Harmony In Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com They turned to science. Algorithms and crap like that. The stuff that originated with the real-life matchmakers who once considered likes and dislikes and what people had in ...

Missy Ashmore: It’s Big Picture Time

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com She doesn’t recall a conversation with her parents about a life in Wheeling following her education, and that’s because there wasn’t one. Her mother and father had watched th...

Skibo Q&A – It’s a ‘People’ Thing

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Allison Skibo works in a haunted office on the third floor of the City-County Building in downtown Wheeling. The room is no larger than a decent cubicle, but it does have ...

Beer is Back in Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor's Note: To listen to Steve's entire interview with Josh, click on the podcast link at the bottom of the page.) It’s a product of saccharification, the process of b...

Matt Welsch: A Stay At Home Vagabond?

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Go ahead. Ask him. “How’s life been, Chef?” Quickly, Matt Welsch will reply, “It’s been an adventure.” And he means it. Completely. Since roaming the woods of Mar...

Q and A: Don Atkinson

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He calls it a wrecker. The rest of the world calls it a tow truck. But 58-year-old Don Atkinson, an employee at Ace Garage in his native Fulton section of Wheeling since 1...

Erika Donaghy: One Step at a Time

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Her passion was initiated by “Snoopy,” believe it or not, but the eye-opening experience concerned nothing to do with watching the internationally famous cartoon canine in Char...
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