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Wheeling’s Men of Change Reflect on Fatherhood

This year, both Juneteenth and Father’s Day will be celebrated on June 19, providing a unique opportunity to reflect on Black fatherhood. Men of Change, a group of leaders and elders from Wheeling’s Black commu...

WEEREAD: The Marrowbone Marble Company

On all accounts, protagonist Loyal Ledford seems to be a typical American man: The Marrowbone Marble Company opens on an eighteen-year-old Ledford working for the Mann Glass Company while taking classes at Mars...

Vintage Gardening Tips from Wheeling’s Past

It’s not too late to start a garden this growing season! Yes, some gardeners have been out in their gardens since March, seeding peas, carrots, and arugula, but there’s still plenty of time to get things growin...

Marvel Over These Five Homes For Sale In Wheeling

Summer is on the horizon and there are some hot new properties available for homebuyers in Wheeling this season. Whether you want a gigantic family home with an in-ground pool, a sleek city apartment within wal...

The Mystery of Wheeling’s Gambrinus Club

Looking through the Ohio County Public Library’s Flickr page is a treat. There are photographs from nearly every era of Wheeling’s history and range from family snapshots to professional portraits to after-disa...

The Trash and Treasure of Wheeling’s Privies

There are many different ways to find windows to the past. Some take advantage of the genealogical resources in the Wheeling Room at the Ohio County Public Library, others may just sit by the river and imagine ...

From Abandoned Baby in Wheeling to Hollywood Hills

“Tally Ho Baby” was the name the local media gave to an unidentified, 10-day-old, baby girl found in a cardboard box inside the front door of the Tally Ho Apartment Building on National Road in Wheeling many ye...