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Five Questions – Scott Reed

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer their ...

Five Questions – Tom Howard

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two candidates running for Ohio County Sheriff. They were invited to offer their answers for publication free of charge, and, as explained to them...

High School Voices: Through the Lens

Editor’s Note: This is a collection of Wheeling Park High School senior voices about art and beauty and how social perceptions affect young people in the 21st Century. Walking through life, I know I wouldn’t...

Five Questions – John Powell

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two candidates running for Ohio County Sheriff. They were invited to offer their answers for publication free of charge, and, as explained to them...

Killing the Lawyers

Editor's Note: Weelunk does not endorse candidates and opinions of local interest that meet our editorial standards are invited from all of our readers. As a young lawyer years ago, I often heard - along wit...

Five Questions – Del. Erikka Storch

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer their ...

Five Questions – Del. Shawn Fluharty

(Editor’s Note: The same five questions were distributed to the two incumbents and one candidate running for the two delegate positions in West Virginia’s Third House District. They were invited to offer their ...

The Shape We Are In: Missing Panhandles

Because of factors like the secession from Virginia, the Mason-Dixon line and winding rivers, some consider West Virginia to be the oddest shaped state in the Union.  Could this be another reason for others to ...

High School Voices: Life is a Blank Sheet

Editor’s Note: This is a collection of Wheeling Park High School senior voices about art and beauty and how social perceptions affect young people in the 21st Century. While nature, architecture, and music a...

High School Voices: Self Perception

  Editor's Note: This is a collection of Wheeling Park High School senior voices about art and beauty and how social perceptions affect young people in the 21st Century. Starting in middle school, my...

Do Something: Help Grow Warwood Pride

Grow Warwood Pride will be painting the fence surrounding Garden Park in Warwood starting at 9:00am. The group has rallied volunteers from a variety of organizations, including Bob’s Wish – Globes of Hope, Boy ...
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Council Prioritizes Planning and Parks

Throughout the 2016 municipal election there were two major threads that sewed together most of the candidates that would eventually assume seats as Councilors.  First thread was a commitment to long-range stra...
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Council Prioritizes Planning and Parks

Throughout the 2016 municipal election there were two major threads that sewed together most of the candidates that would eventually assume seats as Councilors.  First thread was a commitment to long-range stra...
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Council Prioritizes Planning and Parks

Throughout the 2016 municipal election there were two major threads that sewed together most of the candidates that would eventually assume seats as Councilors.  First thread was a commitment to long-range stra...

Council Prioritizes Planning and Parks

Throughout the 2016 municipal election there were two major threads that sewed together most of the candidates that would eventually assume seats as Councilors.  First thread was a commitment to long-range stra...

A Poem: County Road 4

cold porch lights chase me thirty miles per hour downhill to the Ohio past bison in greasy fields old company town hollow filled by skinny creek run full of yellow dog seeps out back behind a mine store...

An Idea for a Better Wheeling

Creating a better future for Wheeling through a State Earned Income Tax Credit When you look around Wheeling, the signs of a collapsed steel industry and a community trying to rebound are all around. The str...

1,000 Stories

Joins us in celebrating 1,000 Weelunk.com stories published since our launch on Nov. 1, 2014. That number represents 1.5 million pageviews from readers like you, hard work by our Chief Writer and Editor, Ste...

West Virginia Needs Your Help

Local flood response organizers are reporting an urgent need for volunteers to help with flood cleanup efforts over the next 10 days. According to Volunteer West Virginia Executive Director Heather Foster, m...

The Weelunk Weekly Email is Here

What the heck is Weelunk?  Some think it is strictly a facebook page, and while there is one of those, we also have a website: weelunk.com. Although you can go to the Weelunk website and scroll through and/o...

A Pleasant (Valley) Evening

It's been another crazy week in the world.  A week that's hard to comprehend and a week that makes us nervous for the future of our country.  We are fortunate in Wheeling, W.Va., to have outlets that help us fo...

In The Bigs: An Oath, the Stats, and Baseball

“In The Bigs”? It was the column I composed while serving as editor and GM of “The Official Newspaper of the Pittsburgh Pirates,” and it appeared every two weeks on the third-to-last-page of the “PIRATE REPO...

The Mayor’s Inaugural Speech

  On July 1, 2016 Glenn F. Elliott was sworn in as Mayor of Wheeling, W.Va. The following is a transcript of his inaugural address.   On behalf of my fellow members and colleagues on Wheeling...

Sum…Sum..Summertime!

Walking to the office from the parking lot this morning, I thought about what a beautiful day it is…the sky is such a pretty blue, the temps are very pleasant, the birds are chirping and the Cicadas are gone! I...

A Cure for a Crazy World

We woke up to peace on this beautiful Sunday morning in Wheeling, W.Va. Our four month old was cooing at her entangled hands, and the seventeen year cicadas were sound-checking their twenty first day symphony. ...

Wheeling Represented at W.Va. Hub Conference

We didn’t know what to expect. Weelunk caught the attention of Jake Lynch, the director of network communications for the West Virginia Community Development Hub, and he brainfested a gathering he labeled, “...

A Letter to My Host Daughter

Dear host daughter, When the idea of hosting an exchange student for a year came to my mind witnessing a friend host for a few years, there were fear and also uncertainty. When I showed few sample letters to...

It’s Not Just a Slice of Pizza!

I had an opportunity to visit Wheeling, W.Va., this past weekend, and it was a chance to visit some old friends and some soccer people whom I either coached or played with over the years.  The Wheeling Food...

Stories From 2016’s Graduating Class

This is a compilation of stories submitted by some of this year's local graduating class.  We look forward to hearing more from these talented young adults in the future and we look forward to receiving stories...

An Open Letter to Future Seniors

Alex Coss is a senior at John Marshall High School. This story originally appeared on the JMHS Blog. In my life I make decisions every day. Some may be as simple as what to wear or as difficult as what I wan...

To The Incoming City Council

To the reader: By now you probably know that Wheeling City Council will be getting an Extreme Makeover on July 1st, as a new mayor and five new council members take seats next to lone incumbent Ken Imer. It's a...

Five Questions: Steve Novotney

(Editor’s Note: This article includes the five questions posed to me most often during this election cycle along with the answers I’ve offered.) Steve Novotney, Citizen, City of Wheeling I moved home from...

County Candidate: April Luv – Assessor

(Editor’s Note: Both Democratic candidates in the race for Ohio County Assessor were asked to reply to five questions concerning the future leadership of the office. The stories will be published based on the o...

County Candidate: Zach Abraham – BOE

(Editor’s Note: Each of the six candidates in the race for two seats on the Ohio County Board of Education was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future of Ohio County Schools so that their answers...