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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...
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Why Wheeling: Tyler and Jack

Originally published April 6, 2021  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 Gain...

Wheeling Heritage Names New Executive Director

Wheeling Heritage announced today that Scott Schenerlein has been named Executive Director of the nonprofit organization. He will assume the role on Dec. 13. Schenerlein previously served as the director of ...

Why Wheeling: Isaiah Alford

Isaiah Alford, artist name “Keez,” has come straight from his day gig at the McClure Hotel with L&L Painting to meet me for an interview at Mugshots cafe. He apologizes for his appearance but is a good spor...

Online Show of Hands Voting Begins Today!

Starting today through Oct. 31, four local entrepreneurs are depending on the community to participate in Wheeling Heritage’s Virtual Show of Hands crowdfunding event. In lieu of an in-person event, Wheeling He...
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Why Wheeling: Ally Colina

In today's market, it may seem harder than ever to buy a home. With soaring prices, stringent loan requirements, and a nationwide housing shortage some people give up before they begin. But not all housing mark...

Finding Home Away from Home in Wheeling

I remember the moment I began thinking seriously about moving to Wheeling. It was two years ago. My husband, Bart, and I were on our annual summer trip to visit his mother who has lived in the same house in ...
Sam and Della

Wheeling’s Real Life M*A*S*H Couple

While many people have undoubtedly watched the wildly popular 70s sitcom, M*A*S*H, most probably don’t realize that Wheeling has its own real-life MASH couple—Sam and Della Nazzaro. Sam Nazzaro and Domenica “De...
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Why Wheeling: Lena Slivchenko

Longtime trends have shown that quality community recreation is a driving force for attracting new residents to a city while retaining existing ones. From Oglebay Park and the Wesbanco arena to Centre Market an...
John and Camille

Why Wheeling: John and Camille Devlin

According to The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, “the arts and culture sector contributes $1.5 billion to West Virginia’s economy, representing 3.5% of the state’s GDP—a larger share than other industrie...
Bill Hogan

Remembering Bill Hogan

Bill Hogan’s posts on Weelunk mirrored his personality in every word, phrase and sentence. Whether he was recalling life in his youth or life in his later years, you experienced his sense of humor and honest di...
Reuben Rouse

Reuben Rouse: ‘Raised on Love’

Editor’s note: Weelunk is committed to sharing the city’s diverse stories, including those that combat systemic racism. Today’s post features Reuben Rouse, a Wheeling man whose dedication to full-on fatherhood ...