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Homegrown Players Bloom at the Symphony

"It is all very aerospace.” That’s how Robert Driscoll describes designing and creating a machine called a gouger that makes oboe reeds, which is, in turn, made by an even bigger machine, a Haas CNC milling ...

Cultural Food Tour Offers Tasty View of History

The waves of immigration that fueled Wheeling’s industrial era didn’t disappear with the factory jobs. Kibbeh. Pierogi. Schnitzel. Marinara. They’re all still here. Sometimes in restaurants and at festivals,...

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 af...

Wheeling Nailers Provide Fast-Paced Fun

While our warehouses and factories stand in testament to our tradition of hard work, the crowd at WesBanco Arena is living, breathing (and yelling) proof that Wheeling plays hard, too. Currently in its 27th ...

Happy Trails to Oglebay

Right now, people are walking in Oglebay Park. Some walk with dogs, some run through the woods. Some walk with a cane or motor along in an electric power-chair. Parents push strollers, and kids run ahead, aroun...

Wheeling Says “We Care”

On Saturday, June 30, more than 100 locals joined with people in more than 650 other locations nationwide to participate in the Families Belong Together March. The Wheeling We Care march was organized locally b...

Park Drive-In Movies Bring Back Memories

As I sat in my car for the weekly drive-in movie at Wheeling Park, I found myself recollecting memories from my childhood. The nostalgia and uniqueness of the movie experience reminded me of the trips I took in...

‘Edgers’ Set for Wheeling YWCA Benefit

They are called, “edgers,” and yeah, there’s a reason. These people get on an elevator at the bottom of an eight-story building, and then walk through a maze of renovation to stairs that steeply lead to a sm...

Old Alley House: A Wheeling Treasure

The property description is very trendy these days. Loft apartment, fully updated kitchen and bathroom, garage, a living space, an enclosed and shared courtyard, and bedroom walking distance from the downtow...

Hughes Design Gallery Reopening

A Woman and her Calling If you’ve driven by the Hughes Design and Gift Gallery on National Rd. in Fulton, you’ve probably found yourself wondering about that fashionable, high-end “gift shop” tucked in among...
Pleasanton

Historic Footbridge Alive With Memories

Once upon a long time ago the Buch & Donavan Drug Store, the Rose Bowl, the Minute Market, and Ye Olde Alpha were on one side of it, and on one the other side Wheeling College, the Pleasanton ball field and...

Woodsdale Students Code Robots to Victory

Pictured above Left to Right: Campbell Koegler, Alex Taylor, Grant Kenamond, Kathryn Prather, Max Hill Four of these five fifth graders prefer C3PO over R2D2, and they know more than most do about robot...

Bethlehem Star Still Shines Over Wheeling

If you enjoy stories like this one and want to keep reading more positive stories about Wheeling, WV, be sure to like us on facebook here: Weelunk.   It’s larger than you expect, but smaller than you...

Culture and Community Growing in South Wheeling

The city of Wheeling, W.Va. has a rich and colorful history. Wheeling was home to many prosperous businesses including iron, steel, and tobacco industries. Wheeling remains a historical city today. One group pr...

Photos: Arts & Culture Fest 2016

Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 6th annual Wheeling Arts Fest. This year was slightly different from previous years; the Arts Fest and the Upper Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival combine...

Ziegenfelder’s Twin Pops Are Tops

She knew what Daddy did but seldom was offered a taste of what he did. That’s because, if Lisa Allen, her older sister, Karen, younger sister Tobie, or younger brothers Pete, and Ed, wanted some Ziegenfelder...
Duvall

Duvall’s Has Kept Me Watching For 49 Years

One of the mainstay, small, family owned businesses in Wheeling is Duvall TV and Appliance located at 1125 National Road. The place has been here (not always at its current location) since Harry Duvall founded ...
Centre Market

Market Area the Center Of Attention

Wheeling’s Centre Market has nearly two centuries worth of history behind it, but that is not what most people talk about these days. Instead, when Centre Market is mentioned in conversation, it most often i...

Neighborhood Memories Alive In Woodsdale

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) This is a tough tale for me to tell...
Pleasanton

Neighborhoods: Pleasanton

By Sharon Goudy Weelunk.com Contributor Based around the small, idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, “The Andy Griffith Show” debuted in the 1960s and remains beloved by many, with today’s TV Land showing...