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EVENTS Rev Up on the River and at the Park

PADDLES UP! The Ohio River at Heritage Port will be on fire with Dragon Boat races beginning with an 8 a.m. opening ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 24. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m. with subsequent rounds th...

Families Find Adventures in Scouting

According to a recent survey, American families spend just 37 minutes of quality time together each day. Between work, school, social events and the hundreds of extracurricular activities to choose from, it’s n...

Lots of Fun Brewing at EVENTS Around Town

BREW-OFF The Francis Pier-Pint Historic Brew-Off: Prohibition Edition puts history and hops in the limelight. The event, set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at River City Restaurant, is part beer tasting...

PHYLosophy: Taking Stock of a Great Man

Iusually heard his friendly, booming voice before I saw him. He’d stop by the front two desks in the newsroom at The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, first to visit with Linda Comins and Betsy Bethel-M...

EVENTS Are Poppin’ in the Valley

‘GREASE’ IS THE WORD Grease will be the word as the City of Wheeling hosts its final free movie night of the season at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2 at Warwood’s Garden Park, 1208 Warwood Avenue. 304-234-6432 ...

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

For the Love of Bicycling: Then and Now

Bicyclists in the Ohio Valley enjoy myriad recreational opportunities, from scenic bike trails to winding country roads beyond the city. Wheeling has a rich bicycling tradition, as evidenced by the popularity o...

DiCarlo’s Pizza: A Cultural Icon

There are only two kinds of pizza, good pizza and very good pizza.  — Peter Reinhart, author of "American Pie, My Search for the Perfect Pizza" Ask just about any Ohio Valley resident, and they will affirm ...

The ‘Hills’ Hold His Heart

Editor's note: Here in the Ohio Valley, the third weekend in July has meant an annual pilgrimage to Jamboree In The Hills for a lot of local country music fans. But for the first time in over 40 years, Jamboree...

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

Will Charter Schools Land in Ohio County?

Editor's note: As this story was in final production, the West Virginia Education Association (teachers union) launched a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the new state law that authorizes chart...

DiOrio’s Journey to Coffee and Contentment

Editor’s note: Wheeling has cultivated a number of men and women who are outstanding in their chosen fields — the arts, science, medicine, etc. Today, Weelunk features David DiOrio, a graduate of The Linsly Sch...

BILL HOGAN’S MUSINGS: A Binge and a Spree

I have lived in two universes; they overlap or maybe coincide. It's a paradoxical thing I don’t understand and don’t try. The first was a straight line sort of thing — a loving family, schools, university, Mili...

EARL’S CAPERS WITH KIDS: No Worms Needed

Earl’s note: This is the first of a short series about things to do with kids. The activities described in the series are inexpensive and fun outdoor things that anyone can do with children. The next story in t...
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