Neighborhoods

‘Edgers’ Set for Wheeling YWCA Benefit

They are called, “edgers,” and yeah, there’s a reason. These people get on an elevator at the bottom of an eight-story building, and then walk through a maze of renovation to stairs that steeply lead to a sm...
Down on Main

Carney’s Life Path Takes Him Home

Literally, it is down on Main Street past the Eckhart House and Uncle Pete’s and Happy Goat Yoga and the Wilson Playground, and the legendary tavern has re-opened after a brief closure with new ownership in pla...

Old Alley House: A Wheeling Treasure

The property description is very trendy these days. Loft apartment, fully updated kitchen and bathroom, garage, a living space, an enclosed and shared courtyard, and bedroom walking distance from the downtow...

Why Wharton Came Home to Wheeling

He grew up here. Most of his family has always lived here. And, now, after three decades, he lives here again. Thomas Wharton, brother of long-time Ohio County Commissioner Randy Wharton, returned to Wheelin...

Hughes Design Gallery Reopening

A Woman and her Calling If you’ve driven by the Hughes Design and Gift Gallery on National Rd. in Fulton, you’ve probably found yourself wondering about that fashionable, high-end “gift shop” tucked in among...
Pleasanton

Historic Footbridge Alive With Memories

Once upon a long time ago the Buch & Donavan Drug Store, the Rose Bowl, the Minute Market, and Ye Olde Alpha were on one side of it, and on one the other side Wheeling College, the Pleasanton ball field and...

Baseball in Wheeling – Chapter 2

(Editor’s Note: This introduction is the third entry of a series of stories that will focus on the history of the game of baseball in the Wheeling area.)   “Belle Isle was Yankee Stadium” There we...

Recording History: Wheeling Water Works

  As the AmeriCorps member for Wheeling National Heritage Area, I have been doing research on the history and architecture of the Warwood neighborhood since September. In February, an employee at the Wh...

Stobbs Shares Memories of Wheeling Downs

He was a kid whose father was very involved with the local horseracing industry and whose mother didn’t much approve of what took place at Wheeling Downs. He knew “Big Bill” Lias, and although he had heard h...

Woodsdale Students Code Robots to Victory

Pictured above Left to Right: Campbell Koegler, Alex Taylor, Grant Kenamond, Kathryn Prather, Max Hill Four of these five fifth graders prefer C3PO over R2D2, and they know more than most do about robot...

Bethlehem Star Still Shines Over Wheeling

If you enjoy stories like this one and want to keep reading more positive stories about Wheeling, WV, be sure to like us on facebook here: Weelunk.   It’s larger than you expect, but smaller than you...

Culture and Community Growing in South Wheeling

The city of Wheeling, W.Va. has a rich and colorful history. Wheeling was home to many prosperous businesses including iron, steel, and tobacco industries. Wheeling remains a historical city today. One group pr...
Duvall

Duvall’s Has Kept Me Watching For 49 Years

One of the mainstay, small, family owned businesses in Wheeling is Duvall TV and Appliance located at 1125 National Road. The place has been here (not always at its current location) since Harry Duvall founded ...
Centre Market

Market Area the Center Of Attention

Wheeling’s Centre Market has nearly two centuries worth of history behind it, but that is not what most people talk about these days. Instead, when Centre Market is mentioned in conversation, it most often i...
Toni DiCarlo

DiCarlo’s Pizza: A Family Affair

She can’t answer the question. She can tell you the story about how the business was started 70 years ago, and she can recite the long listing of tasks she tackles on a daily basis, but Toni DiCarlo cannot e...

Neighborhood Memories Alive In Woodsdale

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) This is a tough tale for me to tell...
Pleasanton

Neighborhoods: Pleasanton

By Sharon Goudy Weelunk.com Contributor Based around the small, idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, “The Andy Griffith Show” debuted in the 1960s and remains beloved by many, with today’s TV Land showing...
Elm Grove

Elm Grove Is Defined By Its Uniqueness

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) No other neighborhood in Wheeling i...

Dimmeydale Diaries

By Jesse E. Gandee Weelunk Contributor For Halloween this year I was blessed with a painful chest cold. My neighbor, Rosetta, brought over a bowl of homemade minestrone soup. My wife and Rosetta seem to b...

Rescued Wall Hosts A Flood Of Memories

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com For decades Wheeling’s residents and visitors have traveled past the history of the Friendly City’s flooding events, and despite the razing of the former Gene Long Community ...