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Ramps

Spring is Ramp Season in Wheeling

For most people, the first signs of spring are birds chirping and flowers blooming. But in West Virginia, we know that spring has sprung when the ramps are ripe for harvesting. What is a ramp, you ask? Ramps ar...
Wheeling Drone

EVENTS: Things to do in the Ohio Valley

Volunteer Wheeling It’s time for some spring cleaning with Volunteer Wheeling! This week, the group is hosting two city cleanups and welcomes anyone who is interested in helping to join. The first cleanup will...
Poets

Poetry Rises to the Top with Hughes Lecture 2021

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 8, 2021 — Three published poets will take the stage at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Free and open to the public, the virtual performance gets...
Why Wheeling

Why Wheeling: Tyler and Jack

We’ve all picked up a few hobbies over the past year, and scrolling listings on Zillow and daydreaming about renovating your own fixer-upper like Chip and Joanna Gaines is likely one of them. Some of us are eve...
Dyed Eggs

Try These Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

Like many traditions we grow up with, we often keep them going every year without stopping to ask “why do we do this?” Decorating Easter eggs is one of those traditions for me. I look forward to decorating eggs...
Dr. Harriet B. Jones

Wheeling’s Historic Female Doctors

“Doctress”...“Lady Doctor”...“Girl Doctor”...These are just a few of the peculiar titles that have been given to some of the historic Wheeling women who worked as physicians. Today, most of us don’t think twice...
Mushroom Comic

COMIC: So You Want to Go Mushroom Foraging?

If you like spending time outdoors and eating local foods, then mushroom foraging might be the perfect springtime activity for you! Spending a day out in the woods searching for wild mushrooms can feel like an ...
Beer Road Trip

WV Beer Road Trip: North Central WV

The Allegheny Mountains and river country of north central West Virginia is arguably the state’s best local beer region. What better way for a beer lover to spend a spring or summer weekend than visiting it. Th...
Madonna of the Trail

The Many Madonnas (of the Trail)

A Pioneer Woman The “Madonna of the Trail” statue on the edge of Wheeling Park along Route 40 is hard to miss. It has become an icon in Wheeling and has been featured prominently on everything from welcome sig...
Beer Quiz

QUIZ: Which Wheeling Beer Should You Try for St. Paddy’s Day?

Put down your green beer and treat yourself to a locally-crafted beer made right here in Wheeling! Not sure which local brew is right for you? Weelunk has you covered. Answer these five questions to help you choose which beer you should try while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
Consignment

Wheeling’s Consignment Shops Inspire

Discovering the perfect, vintage designer handbag. Finally getting your hands on a gorgeous two-seater sofa to complete your living room. It’s the thrill of finding that one-of-a-kind item or scoring a killer d...
55 Strong book review

WEEREAD: 55 Strong

With written testimonials and spontaneous on-the-street interviews, 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike is a deeply personal account of the circumstances that sparked the 2018 strike and its pr...
Photo Identification

Help Us Solve History’s Mysteries!

A Partnership Between Weelunk, Archiving Wheeling, and the Ohio County Public Library Archives Do you recognize any of these people? These are all historic photos of Wheeling people, places, and things that ...
Gallowglass

Wheeling Celtic Celebration is Going Virtual

The 25th Annual Celtic Celebration will take place virtually on Saturday, March 6 beginning at noon. Since 1997, the event has been an opportunity to gather and celebrate the area’s Celtic heritage with music, ...
Blue Triangle

The Blue Triangle Branch of the YWCA

The local Wheeling branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is well-known around the city for its services and impact on people’s lives. However, for over three decades between 1921 and 1956, Wh...
Chu Berry

Wheeling’s Jazz Giant: Leon “Chu” Berry

Wheeling has a reputation for being a country music hub. So much so that along the way the city earned the nickname “Little Nashville.” I grew up two doors down from Wheeling’s country music legends Doc and Chi...