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Come to the Blue Church This, ‘First Friday’

“There may be a body buried under the front steps.” If that true statement does not pique your interest (or morbid curiosity) and make you want to come see “the Blue Church” in East Wheeling, then perhaps an...

Four Community Pillars in the ‘Show’

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The four presenters have been chosen by ReInvent Wheeling officials for the “Show of Hands” event on Feb. 12, and the director believes the ventures represent four important ...

Wheeling Youth Movement Attracts Attention

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Catherine Moore came to Wheeling on a professional mission, but her venture also was a part of a personal undertaking of her own. Moore is employed by “What’s Next West Vi...

Wheelhouse ‘Craziness’ Producing Results

By LeeRoy Weelunk.com Inside this office, three generations of crazy somehow makes sense. They laugh with – and at – each other. They talk over each other too. And somehow they manage to answer the persis...

Neue Business Born In College Classroom

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Susan Hogan knew Patrick Cassidy, and Dr. Carrie White knew Glenn Elliott. Then this person knew that person, and that person knew someone else, and the Neue business (pro...

Bridge Tavern Ready For New Era

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He runs it old school. Good food. Good prices. Good service. No tolerance for trouble. He runs it just as his dad did. George Dormas was first introduced to the B...

CFOV Finds Internships for Local Students

By Susie Nelson Weelunk Contributor What makes a community great? Its people, of course! There has been a lot made of young people returning to Wheeling and to the Ohio Valley to find work. It’s heartwarm...

Watch C-SPAN’s Wheeling Coverage Here

In mid-December several representatives from C-SPAN spent nearly a week in the Wheeling area interviewing local historians like Ohio County Magistrate Joe Roxby, Margaret Brennan, Travis Henline, and Dr. David ...

Wheeling Honors MLK, Jr.’s Legacy

By LeeRoy Weelunk Contributor A spirit-filled group of inspiring and inspired community members gathered Sunday evening at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as one of several local events ...

A Weelunker in Paris

By Brian Joseph Weelunk Contributor A few years ago in the late fall, my wife, Julie, joined me for a business trip in Europe. We ended up in Paris for Thanksgiving weekend. We stayed at close friends ...

C-SPAN’s Wheeling Coverage this Weekend

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It’s a big weekend for Wheeling, W.Va. Do you realize why? I’ll offer you a hint. “C-SPAN's Cities Tour takes our Book TV and American History TV on the road. On the...

Hofreuter-Landini To Focus on Parents

By Steve Novotney   “Try to see your child as a seed that came in a packet without a label. Your job is to provide the right environment and nutrients and to pull the weeds. You can’t decide what kin...

City Recognizes Important Historic Homes

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com The Wheeling Historical Landmarks Commission initiated its Building Plaque Program Tuesday by awarding the owners of five significant structures with markers recognizing thei...

The Top 10 Steve Novotney Posts of 2014

If you've been around Weelunk.com for more than half a minute, you've probably noticed that Steve Novotney writes a lot of the articles. More than just a lot -- 83 of the 161 posts since we launched have been w...

The 12 Days Before Christmas

Photographs and Story By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com It was supposed to be a good day in Sardis, Ohio, and that is because December 13 had been designated as “Connection Day” for Triad Hunter’s Stalder 3UH...

Grab A Seat For Christmas

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com In case there is a last-minute, Christmas Eve shopper who is looking for a unique gift idea, Frank O’Brien said he could make a suggestion. O’Brien, the executive director...

Festival Of Lights – The Untold Stories

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Bill Koegler would drive from Oglebay Park to the Greggsville section of Wheeling at the bottom of the hill, turn around in the Convenient Food Mart parking lot, and drive ba...

C-SPAN To Feature Wheeling History

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com An American cable and satellite network will be in town today to divulge what stories and segments it will broadcast about Wheeling during the month of January. Officials ...

Wheeling Jamboree Launches Its New Radio Home

by Chris Rouhier Weelunk Contributor Since its first show on April 1, 1933, the Wheeling Jamboree has entertained generations of music fans across the country. Today, it keeps Wheeling’s rich country music...

City Set To Vote On Plan And Tax

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Members of Wheeling City Council will cast a pair of imperative votes during their upcoming meeting on Dec. 16. One agenda item concerns the finalization of the city’s ope...

WPHS Presents: Festival of Sound

  It’s that time of year again when over three hundred student musicians will present the 20th Anniversary performance of the Wheeling Park High School Festival of Sound concert. The much-anticipated an...

First Fridays Making Connections

  By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com More than 30 businesses in downtown, Centre Market, East Wheeling, and North Wheeling are set to participate in this evening’s First Friday event. First Fridays,...

The Growth Continues: Grow Ohio Valley

Photographs and Story By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com A Wheeling organization has gained the support of the federal government - top Appalachian Regional Council, the USDA, the EPA, and local officials gath...

Weelunk’s First Month In Review

It has been a crazy month. Weelunk launched on November 1st, and right from the start you, our users, have amazed us with your enthusiasm, your words and pictures, and above all, your sheer numbers! We just can...

When to Cancel? Dr. Dianna Vargo

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Now that the month of December has arrived, many local parents are asking themselves the same question: “Will this winter be as bad as last winter?” The inquiry is popular...

There’s Hope For Hines

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He was draped in a couple of shirts, a hoodie, two pairs of socks, little-boy long johns, a snowsuit, ski cap, and his favorite boots, and then a tuxedo of sorts was placed o...

Chief: Help Us Prevent Crime

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com If Wheeling residents wish to continue living in one of the safest cities in America, picking up the phone and reporting what they consider “suspicious activity” is where the...

1100 Block Returns To Roots

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Officials of the city of Wheeling spent two years guiding tours of the vacant, dilapidated buildings within the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling, and more than a year clearing...

The Legends of Roney’s Point Examined

Story and Photography By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com There was zero political correctness involved when I was first told the tales of Roney’s Point. Legend had it then that this was where the county’s c...

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...