Ideas

[adinserter name="Banners"]

‘It’s a Regional Thing’

The Health Plan employees now moving into the insurance company’s new headquarters in downtown Wheeling reside in three different states, and that’s because the compensation is worth it. The same is very tru...

Creek Debris Soon to Be Cleared

Receiving approval to clean creeks of flooding debris is very rare, and he will admit it, but the clearing of affected waterways in Ohio County should be completed by the end of the year, according to Emergency...

WVPB: Should West Virginia Rejoin Virginia?

West Virginia Public Broadcasting show The Front Porch recently did a segment discussing whether our state would be better off in its pre-1863 configuration, beholden to Richmond. The final consensus was "no", ...

Can Teaching Kids Compassion Change Culture?

As compassion training is becoming more popular in schools across the country, a school in West Virginia is taking on a pilot compassion curriculum project of its own. The goal is to improve student achievement...

Come Learn About the Public Market

The Public Market Meeting is this Wednesday!  Join us for an opportunity to hear more about the Public Market project, engage in a conversation about future plans, and express your interest in ...

Living On $3.87 Per Day Not A SNAP

$3.87. That’s the daily budget I spent the past two days so I could eat. Why? To prove a point. Three dollars and 87 cents is the average amount of money available daily to those on SNAP, the Supple...

Head, Hands, Heart: Real Hope.

Across West Virginia in cities and towns Sunday, September 17, 2017 is WV Day of Hope: A Celebration of Prevention and Recovery.  Birthed about three years ago as a result of a faith-based roundtable hosted b...

My Summer of Golf

The leadership of Oglebay Park and the Wheeling Park Commission decided to DO SOMETHING this year about the state of golf in the Ohio Valley - namely, that golf numbers are down, and young local people aren't n...

Job Opportunity: Downtown Wheeling

Weelunk hears from a lot of "ex-pats" who follow our stories. Some express an interest in moving back, but "no job opportunities" is always the deciding factor in staying put. So we are trying something new. Ju...

Yes Virginia, There is a West Virginia

A mountaineer’s conundrum If you are a West Virginia native and you have either traveled out of state or lived somewhere else, I assure you that the following has happened to you at least once: “Where are...

Philanthropy Takes Center Stage

On Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th, Wheeling, WV and the northern panhandle will be hosts to leaders from the Kresge Foundation of Michigan.  The visit is being hosted by Philanthropy West Virgini...

Becoming Successful in the Ohio Valley

 Background Today is a time when young adults are graduating from high school and traveling away from home to attend college or find work because they don’t believe there are any job or career opportunities ...

A More Compassionate Country Day

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Accompanying story and audio here: Listen As compassion training is becoming more popular in schools across the country, a school in Wes...

Recycling Does Make Good Economic Sense

At last night's City Council meeting, I appointed members of a new Ad Hoc Committee on Recycling that will be tasked with reviewing Wheeling's existing—but underutilized—recycling program and suggesting improve...

Crackerland?

There are a lot of numbers to consider here. $6 billion: The price tag on the cracker plant that has been proposed by PTT Global, a petrochemical company based in Thailand, in the Dilles Bottom area of ...

An Ode to Wheeling Summers

By Christina Greer The headlines are depressing.   “The most miserable state in the US is West Virginia. For the fifth year in a row!” (The 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) “West Virgin...

Local Kayakers Urged To Heed Danger

Kayaking local creeks is an activity that has picked up in popularity during recent years, and that is why Lou Vargo and Jesse Mestrovic wish to remind enthusiasts to take every safety precaution and to employ ...

Sheriff Tom Howard Keeping His Promises

Candidates running for public office usually make promises they fail to keep once their successful campaigns are complete, but Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard seems different following his first six months in of...

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...

For Ginny Favede Community Comes First

She wanted to serve the public, so that’s what Ginny Favede did first as a member of St. Clairsville City Council and then as a one of three members of the Belmont County Commission. After eight years as a c...

To Love Others

Photo by Rebecca Kiger I want to say thank you to everyone sharing in this celebration of gratitude in honor of you and your faithfulness in serving the poor and homeless for this year's Winter Freez...

Fitzsimmons Dog Park Nearing Completion

The land has been sculpted, the posts set, and soon the fencing will go up, and the grass will be planted at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in East Wheeling. The two-acre facility will be located near the T...

Design Plan Vital For Wheeling Renaissance

It is true that the Health Plan project within the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling is the first privately funded new building project since the mid-1980s, so the members of Wheeling Council and Mayor Glenn Elli...

Wheeling Hills Alive With Fitness Venues

It’s a city surrounded by the rolling hills of the Appalachia Mountains, and one employee of the city of Wheeling believes those ridges can be utilized more as recreational and a form of fitness for local resid...

State of the City 2017

Good afternoon. Thank you all for being here. It is my honor to serve as Mayor of Wheeling and my special privilege to deliver my first State of the City address. Before I recognize today’s honorees and shar...

Retention: A Tale of Two Commutes

How can we keep our young people in Wheeling? How can we convince those who have left to come back? How can we attract new residents to the Friendly City? These are three big questions that Wheeling ne...

In Support of the City’s New Website

The City of Wheeling recently announced a $33,000 commitment for a new website. According to a report from WTRF, it has some local residents raising questions. It may seem like a lot of money and it might be fr...

1989 MixTape: Styling With Rax

Let’s travel back to a time when the music was good and the smell of roast beef was in the air: Wheeling, W.Va., in 1989. Place the tape in the deck and press play. Track One: Guns N' Roses - Patience...

Spring 2017 Artist’s Studio Tour Announced

The Wheeling Arts and Culture Commission is excited to announce its inaugural Greater Wheeling Artists Studio Tour. The project aims to serve the community with art and cultural programming while supporting are...

Half Truth: There’s Nothing To Do In Wheeling

I grew up in Wheeling, I moved 3,000 miles away and then I returned. I have three kids that range from 1 to 11 years old. I love living in Wheeling and I am optimistic about our future. But there is something t...

Let’s Talk About Bullying

You may have noticed billboards around town recently suggesting just that. Next week, Wheeling Country Day School will again take on bullying, a subject carrying with it quite a variety of reactions, to say the...
article placeholder

Up For A Run?

Are you interested in running this New Year? Need help staying motivated? A new running group has formed in Wheeling and is looking for fellow runners to grow the group and help inspire others to get outside...

Up For A Run?

Are you interested in running this New Year? Need help staying motivated? A new running group has formed in Wheeling and is looking for fellow runners to grow the group and help inspire others to get outside...
article placeholder

Up For A Run?

Are you interested in running this New Year? Need help staying motivated? A new running group has formed in Wheeling and is looking for fellow runners to grow the group and help inspire others to get outside...
article placeholder

Up For A Run?

Are you interested in running this New Year? Need help staying motivated? A new running group has formed in Wheeling and is looking for fellow runners to grow the group and help inspire others to get outside...

2016 Weelunk Top Ten: Ideas

In 2016 we received stories from over 100 people like you.  Here are the Top Ten stories of 2016 that were published in weelunk.com’s Ideas section, where ideas that support our area’s growth are welcomed. E...

Do You Weelunk?

Three years ago an idea was born. It centered around a feeling that things in Wheeling, West Virginia were moving forward, but in a direction simliar to kids about to slide down an icy number 11 at Crispin: hea...

Plant A Seed With Grow Ohio Valley

Greetings and Happy Holidays! As our third year draws to a close, more than ever we affirm our love of Wheeling; for where it has been, but more so for what it is becoming. It’s entirely gratifying to know o...

Preserving Suspension Bridge a Top Priority

One news report from 2016 that spurred much conversation in the Wheeling area and attracted regional attention to the historic Suspension Bridge took place on March 23, when the driver of a fully loaded Greyhou...

The Power of Intense Fragility

* Title attributed to E. E. Cummings The other evening I attended a musical program at Wheeling Jesuit University. Looking up from a table of delicious desserts after the performance, I saw Mary Hamm across th...