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County Candidate: Gary Kestner – 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...

County Candidate: Tom Howard – Sheriff

(Editor’s Note: Each of the five candidates in the race for Ohio County Sheriff was asked to reply to six questions concerning the future of criminal activity and tax collection so that their answers could be p...

Five Questions: Frank Calabrese

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: Martin Kimball – Sheriff

(Editor’s Note: Each of the five candidates in the race for Ohio County Sheriff was asked to reply to six questions concerning the future of criminal activity and tax collection so that their answers could be p...

County Candidate: Jenny Jebbia – 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...

Five Questions: Wendy Scatterday

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Glenn Elliott

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: Dr. Roger Smith – 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...

Five Questions: Brian Wilson

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Morgan Wood

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Chad Thalman

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: Marlene Midget – 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...

Five Questions: Alex Coogan

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

County Candidate: John Powell – Sheriff

(Editor’s Note: Each of the five candidates in the race for Ohio County Sheriff was asked to reply to six questions concerning the future of criminal activity and tax collection so that their answers could be p...

County Candidate: Sarah Koegler – 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...

Impact Makes Its Mark On The Community

Ohio County, and particularly Wheeling, has a long history of its citizens producing alcohol & tobacco products, and also consuming those products. At one point, according to In Wheeling Magazine, the city ...

Five Questions: Tom Conner

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Ty Thorngate

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Bruce Teachout

(Editor’s Note: Each of the three candidates in the race for Ohio County Clerk (all Democrats) was asked to reply to five questions concerning the future leadership of the Ohio County Clerk’s Office. The storie...

Five Questions: David Miller

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Karen Corona Merritt

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Lloyd Adams

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

A Poem – “In Defense of my Dog”

My mind and my mouth don’t always agree.  My mind says, “Just walk away,” but my mouth is the only thing that starts moving.  My mind says, “Just let it go,” but my mouth prepares for battle.  You know how the ...

Five Questions: John Bishop

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Gene Fahey

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Dave Palmer

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Loma Nevels

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Chris Hamm

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

Five Questions: Don Atkinson

(Editor’s Note: Five questions were distributed to each of Wheeling’s 23 candidates and incumbents running for a council seat or for the mayor’s position, and the men and women were invited to offer their answe...

The Toppers Take Texas

The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University men's basketball team, playing in their fifth Elite Eight in six years, came up one basket short of advancing to their second NCAA Division II national championship game...

Grandpa’s Garbage Can

I can't remember where, but I recently heard someone say, "People from the Ohio Valley are resilient."  I've been thinking more and more about it lately, and it's true.  This place has been through a lot -- a l...

The Right Prescription for West Virginia

Reducing the Supply of Painkillers to Ease the Drug Epidemic The drug problem in West Virginia is complex, with many moving parts and seemingly few concrete solutions.  Enforcement, prevention, and treatment a...

Speak Up

I proposed a question to a few close friends before deciding how I was going to unmask my story. How would you describe Madelynn Wood? Kallie Richards answered, “Funny, kind, extremely outgoing, and selfless...

Write Blogs!

This article appears on Weelunk via a partnership with the John Marshall High School Blog. “Every voice matters, and blogs have the ability to make the voiceless heard.” With the ever increasing use of so...

Ronald C. Mulholland Center Needs Your Help

Before and After Before 1983, if a youth was arrested for a crime here in the Wheeling area, they went places-- far from Wheeling, far from their families, and very far from any lawyer working with them. Af...

Weelunk and the Election

The election season has arrived, and there are many races on the docket that feel influential to the future of Wheeling, our region and our state.  Weelunk.com launched in November of 2014, three days before th...

Best Pepperoni Roll in the Valley?

This is our Roll The pepperoni roll is uniquely West Virginian.  Wikipedia states that the pepperoni roll "is arguably the food most closely associated with the state (West Virginia)."  In fact, in March of ...

Wheeling Candidates Set for May 10th Election

The filing period for candidates in Wheeling’s upcoming municipal balloting on May 10 expired over the weekend, and now Friendly City residents know which citizens wish to represent them as members of Wheeling’...

There is Only The Commons

If I asked any John Marshall High School graduate from 1968 until 2015 where they ate lunch, I would get a specific answer. They wouldn't have to think about it. They wouldn't have to try to remember. They woul...