People

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...

Q&A With Shawn Fluharty

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The other kids made fun of him because he lived in a trailer with his mother during his elementary school days, and at first Shawn Fluharty was embarrassed. His parents, Dou...

Q&A With Erikka Storch

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The first decision Erikka Storch made when walking into her new office as the president of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce was to open the vertical blinds that hid an e...

Moondog: Wheeling’s Reluctant Superhero

“Why?” It’s his favorite question, and he asks it with charmingly sincere curiosity. That is why, if you see him and proclaim your love for him, he will ask you, “Why?” At that exact moment, you possib...

Bennett McKinley: The Road to the Alley

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It all started with a dog taking a leak in an alley. It was Lane 9, in fact. The alley is a throughway located between a law firm and the First Presbyterian Church along C...
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