People

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...

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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