Education & Research

Wheeling’s Cool History of Air Conditioning

If you were filling out the 1960 census, you would have been asked questions about freezers, flush toilets, and air conditioning. Today, these objects seem essential to our everyday lives, but the 1960 census r...

Lunch With Books Winter Program Schedule

Lunch With Books is the Ohio County Public Library's flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch to th...

A Brief History of the Wheeling Female College

The sudden closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center in 2019 came as a shock to the community. Employees scrambled to find new jobs, patients sought new doctors, and the Ohio County Library and OVMC Alumni associat...

Tutors, Students Back to School Together

If your path to job training — or re-training — crosses with a sudden need to identify a sagittal cross-section or to balance quadratic equations you haven’t seen for, cough, decades, there are those who have y...

Will Charter Schools Land in Ohio County?

Editor's note: As this story was in final production, the West Virginia Education Association (teachers union) launched a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the new state law that authorizes chart...

Wheeling Park Students Bound for Creativity

Shadows run in faint diagonal lines across the carpet in one corner of Wheeling Park High School’s sprawling media center. They show where book stacks used to be. Now, work benches with vice clamps located h...

Small Groups Doing Big Things at Linsly

Tucked into the hillside in the Woodsdale area of Wheeling is The Linsly School. This private, college-preparatory institution is well-known for its rigorous academics and is visible in the Ohio Valley thorough...

Distinguished Honor Awarded to Linsly Headmaster

Justin Zimmerman, headmaster of The Linsly School in Wheeling, has been awarded a fully funded fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2019 Heads of Schools program at Teachers...

WCDS Students Give Warm Message to Homeless

Twenty-five second-graders from Wheeling Country Day School took a Martin Luther King Jr. Day field trip in frigid weather Monday to fill plastic bags with hand warmers and heartwarming messages for the homeles...

New Online MBA Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

West Liberty University has a new online master’s degree that is just what the doctored ordered for health care professionals. The recently announced MBA tract focuses on health care management and is design...

WVNCC, WLU Sign Guaranteed Admission Agreement

West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) and West Liberty University (WLU) signed a guaranteed admission agreement today, making degree completion easier for transfer students who start at WVNCC and tra...

ZOOsci What?

I first met Norbert in his classroom. Norbert and I now are friends. He occasionally roams West Liberty University's Zoo Science classroom with impunity, slowing occasionally when someone gives him a pat on his...

Mary Ann Deschaine: ‘It’s a God Thing’

Mary Ann Deschaine is a woman of faith. She is a woman of service. She is a woman who took a leap of faith. After seven years as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan, Deschaine fi...

Larance Named Assistant Provost at WLU

Dr. Jeremy Larance has been selected as assistant provost for academic innovation and strategic planning. He began his role on July 1. “Jeremy is passionate about his new role and has been actively working o...

Job, School Connection Picks Up STEAM

There’s as much woo-hoo as how-to in science class this summer. At least when that science class is part of a county-wide initiative to encourage students from grades four and up to consider careers in Science,...

Student Radio Plays Bring History to Life at TMS

Everyone loves a good story. Stories transport us to different worlds, enrich our lives, allow us to step out of our own shoes, tap into our imaginations and engage our emotions. But storytelling provides more ...

WLU PAs Hear From McKinley at Commencement

West Liberty University held its Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies commencement at 6 p.m., Friday, June 15, in Kelly Theatre and welcomed U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) to the ceremony as ...