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Wheeling’s Men of Change Reflect on Fatherhood

This year, both Juneteenth and Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 19, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on Black fatherhood. Men of Change, a group of leaders and elders from Wheeling’s Black commu...

Vintage Gardening Tips from Wheeling’s Past

It’s not too late to start a garden this growing season! Yes, some gardeners have been out in their gardens since March, seeding peas, carrots, and arugula, but there’s still plenty of time to get things growin...

The Mystery of Wheeling’s Gambrinus Club

Looking through the Ohio County Public Library’s Flickr page is a treat. There are photographs from nearly every era of Wheeling’s history and range from family snapshots to professional portraits to after-disa...

The Trash and Treasure of Wheeling’s Privies

There are many different ways to find windows to the past. Some take advantage of the genealogical resources in the Wheeling Room at the Ohio County Public Library, others may just sit by the river and imagine ...
Bird Drawing

The Backyard Birds of Wheeling

Originally published July 16, 2021 Spring is in full-swing here in the Northern Panhandle, which means that wildlife are filling our trees, backyards, feeders, parks, and more. Throughout the pandemic, a lot...

Local Students to Create Downtown Public Art

The Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission received a $1,500 matching grant from the State Department of Arts, Culture and History to support student-created art in downtown Wheeling. The purpose of the pro...