Lifestyles

Betty’s Garden Diary For April, 2016

Betty’s Garden Diary for April 2016 Betty's Daffodils Blooming in April Spring has arrived, but it did so with a wintry blast during the end of March and first of April. We got Betty’s garden tilled before ...

Music Matters to Me

Elena Akers is a senior at Wheeling Park High School; the following is a submission to Weelunk.com through Mrs. Carly Seals' Creative Writing class.   On certain days, it is not unusual to find a clu...

Standardized Tested

Kallie Richards is a senior at John Marshall High School. This story originally appeared on the JMHS Blog. Standardized testing... I'm truly convinced that for me, it's the most challenging thing in the worl...

Deserted Pizza Shop Gets New Slice Of Life

Tom’s Pizza was a little different from DiCarlo’s and Tony’s in South Wheeling because that guy would bake the raw cheese a bit before serving, and the owner had more toppings than the others, too. It was go...

Five Questions – Tony Domenick

(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...

Time Ticking Away on Former Clay School

(Cover photo by Wheeling resident Wade Augerbright) And there it rests on a footprint stretching 96 feet deep and 300 feet along 15th Street in East Wheeling. It is the former Clay School, and it’s an 83,000...

A Pear Tree Spring in Wheeling

Ahh, Springtime in downtown Wheeling. I am new here. During the very hot August of 2015, I moved into the biggest house I have ever lived in. It's been a rather long journey getting settled in. The house ...

A Nickname for Wheeling’s Residents?

The municipality itself has long owned the nickname “The Friendly City” and most recently “The Wheel,” and marketing slogans like “The Place to Play” have been used to draw tourists to the Northern Panhandle’s ...

I Worked Under Your Bed

You were asleep. You had no idea, but I might have been under your bed working. I was 300 feet under your bed. In the summers I paid my way through college by working for Consolidation Coal Company at the Shoem...

The Poetry Break: Louise McNeill

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting   West Virginia Poet Laureate and Ohio County resident Marc Harshman delivers the poetry of his predecessor's predecessor in this P...

Growing Up At 2 Laurel Ave.

I don’t think I am different from anyone else in that I thought everyone was raised like I was. It wasn’t until I moved out of my neighborhood and got a little life experience that it began slowly to dawn on m...

Betty’s Garden Diary for March 2016

Betty’s Garden Diary March, 2016 Spring is just around the corner! In this issue of Betty’s Garden Diary, we are going to discuss selecting a location for your garden, composting, starting bedding plants...

“Hoorah for Heroes” A Team Challenge

It’s not the kind of exercise for someone who runs the Saturday morning 5-K or treks to the gym for that cardio workout, and that’s because it’s about moving tires, climbing hills clutching a support rope, and ...

Postwar (Woodsdale) Rascals Conquer The Hill

World War II had ended. Soldiers returned to our beloved country. Those soldiers settled down and immediately started reproducing. That meant that there would be another generation born to pick up arms. Woodsda...

20th Annual Celtic Celebration in Photos

I had the honor yesterday of serving as the host for this year's 20th annual Wheeling Celtic Celebration at the Wheeling Artisan Center, so I wanted to offer some of the the sights involved with a day that saw ...

Winners of the Marshall County Photo Contest

The Greater Moundsville Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the conclusion of the first ever Marshall County Photo Contest, which ran from November 23 to February 15.  Thank you to everyone wh...

Napping On The Porch

Growing up in Wheeling was like coming from a special planet.  Wheeling seemed to specialize in cultivating unusually eccentric people.  Wheeling suffered from a disease called acute prosperity.  The prosperity...

Betty’s Garden Diary for February 2016

Betty’s Garden Diary February, 2016 Simple Soil Science for Gardeners Betty’s Garden Diary thanks Dr. Michael Nicodemus for his contributions to this edition. Dr. Nicodemus has a PhD in Forestry from Purd...

What is Montessori Education?

What is the difference between “Montessori” and any other school? This is a question Paula Sikora, director of Sikora Montessori receives on a daily basis. Sikora explains, “I want to ensure that our community ...

The Elby’s Empire: Part 3 – The Grub

(Writer’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories that will concentrate on the history of one of the most storied restaurant franchises in Wheeling since the 1950s.) He looked like the Big Boy, and he...

Animal Tales from the Ohio County Dog Warden

Doug McCroskey Jr. is the Ohio County Dog Warden, Humane Officer, and the Shelter Director at the Ohio County Animal Shelter, and has been for the past 19 years. Not everyone appreciates his job at Ohio Coun...

Mayor’s Take on State of Downtown Wheeling

There is the good and the bad about downtown Wheeling right now. There’s no other option than to be honest about it. More people work today inside the Stone Center than even when the structure housed Stone &...

OI Summer Day Camp Registration

Oglebay Institute is gearing-up for another exciting summer camp season! A complete 2016 summer camp schedule and details about each program are now available atoionline.com/camps. Active Oglebay In...

History & Mystery Of Wheeling Castle Revealed

Introduction by Steve Novotney It depends on the time of year it is, and that’s because during the spring and summer months the Mount Wood Overlook is barely visible to those passing by along National Road a...

Ohio County Candidates Filed And Ready

Only two of eight races in Ohio County’s primary ballot are uncontested as local voters begin the process of learning more about those running for elected office. In the race for Ohio County Circuit Court Cl...

The Mostly True Story of “Betsy” Zane

  Just about every school child knows the story of how a 17-year-old girl named Elizabeth Zane saved Fort Henry by running to the cabin of Ebenezer Zane and returning with an apron full of gunpowder...

The Elby’s Empire: Part 2 – 9 Steps

(Writer’s Note: This is the second in a series of stories that will concentrate on the history of one of the most storied restaurant franchises in Wheeling since the 1950s.) They wanted to try roller-skating...

Top Ten: Ghost Bars of Wheeling

As we all know, some of Wheeling is often considered 10, 20, or even 30 years "behind the times." It's fun to flip things on its head and actually go back a couple of decades to check to see if it's true.  In t...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With OI

Romantic Evening or “Hot” Date? OGLEBAY INSTITUTE OFFERS UNIQUE WAYS TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY   Whether you are looking for a romantic evening in an elegant setting or searching for a “hot” da...

Stadiums Offers Sporting Cuisine

It was supposed to be about her son’s 21st birthday and a game on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. It was 20 degrees at kickoff, future Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre started at quarterback, and the Green Bay ...

WLU Wrestlers Reach Out to Young Fan

  West Liberty University head coach Mitch Smith and his Hilltopper wrestling team have reached out to embrace a young mat fan who is dealing with a difficult challenge. “Holdyn Keefer is a 4-year-ol...

Local Veterans Connecting Through New Group

A new veterans group is forming in the Wheeling area with hopes of connecting veterans and civilians in order to engage in more physical activity while proving to be an asset to the local community. Team RWB...