Wheeling WV History

The Wheeling Mob: Part 11

(Editor’s Note: This is the 11th story in this series that has concentrated on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.)   More Than One Mobster There was a silent scatteri...

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...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 10

Photography archived by James Thorton (Writer’s Note: This is the 10th and FINAL story in this series that has concentrated on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.)   ...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 9

Photography by Walter Smith Photography; archived by James Thorton (Writer’s Note: This is the ninth in a series of stories that will concentrate on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during th...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 8

Note: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of stories that will concen...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 7

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of stories that will co...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 6

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of stories that will conc...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 5

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of stories that will conc...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 4

This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R. (Writer’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of stories that will concentrate ...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 3

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. This is R-rated.    (Writer’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories that will concentra...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 2

(Writer’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories that will concentrate on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.) THE RAT The high-level gangsters scattered, but no...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 1

THE BOSSES, BOOKIES, AND BURGOYNE (Writer’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories that will concentrate on the organized-crime scene in and around Wheeling during the past century.) Bill Lias orde...