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Duffy Home For Dream Job at Wheeling Jesuit

So there he was in the middle of Manhattan, and he was alone because he elected not to attend a Broadway play that his wife and others wished to see. He found himself in Times Square, a true melting pot for the...

Bedway Molding His Career In Wheeling

He’s always known he needs to work with his hands to create something because that’s what he’s always done since an early age while growing up in Bridgeport, Ohio. Adam Bedway began with leveling and coverin...

Ohio County Schools: Where I Grew Up

Sometimes people walk into your life and turn right around and walk away out of your life. However, there are some select few special people who stay with you forever. Those are the ones who plant seeds of know...

“Coach” Sam Andy: 1940 – 2016

He fought for what he believed in whether he was a coach, a teacher, a member of the Ohio County Board of Education, a radio commentator, or a friend. And Sam Andy battled for people, too, because, in many c...

Do Something: Community Fitness Challenge

Liberty Distributors President Mark Peluchette is named winner of inaugural ‘Community Fitness Challenge for Executives’   Naming an overall winner of the Community Fitness Challenge for Executives (CFC) ...

Hosting Trump in Wheeling Without a Hitch

The dinner comprised  stuffed chicken breast, roasted potatoes, green beans, a roll, and a side salad, and it was prepared by Undo’s Family Restaurant. After flying from western Pennsylvania to the Ohio Coun...

From Turkmenistan with Love

Why would a young woman from Central Asia go through the trouble of learning English, getting a passport, saving her money, and traveling to a country more than 6,000 miles away to attend West Liberty Universit...

Thorngate Set To Begin Work For Ward 5

He went to bed as a Dimmeydale kid knowing his father and brother could be in harm’s way during his slumber, and that was because dad was a firefighter, and his brother Greg was a member of the Wheeling Police ...
Rosemary Ketchum Wheeling WV Transgender Female Speaks Out

A Wheeling Transgender Female Speaks Out

Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2016. On June 9, 2020, Rosemary was elected as the first out transgender official in the state of West Virginia, when she won a position on Wheeling City Co...

Wheeling’s New Mayor

Change. Judging from the results of Wheeling’s municipal Election Day, the residents elected change in all but one of six wards, and including the mayor’s position. While two long-term council members dec...

Remembering Big Lou

I first met Lou right after World War II. I was a juvenile delinquent for the norms of that era and Lou had a bar just over the Junior Avenue bridge in Elm Grove appropriately named “Lou’s”. The city of Wheelin...

Election Prep: Board of Education

Do Something. Vote May 10. After two years of the current board uncharacteristically making headlines, the the Ohio County BOE race has never received this much attention. Each of the six candidates in the rac...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 5

Do Something. Vote May 10.   Wheeling’s Ward 5 includes a fraction of Woodsdale plus Edgwood, Pleasanton, Dimmeydale, and the residents living along National Road between Washington Avenue and Park Vie...

Election Prep: City Council Ward 3

Do Something. Vote May 10. Residents of Ward 3 also will elect new council representation in May as Robert “Herk” Henry will step down after more than two decades in the position. The ward includes East Wheeli...

Election Prep: Ohio County Assessor

Do Something. Vote May 10. Steve Novotney was able to solicit answers to the same questions from both candidates for Ohio County Assessor. Click on the images below to read more about each candidate: &nb...

Wheeling’s Waldrum Rises Above Sorrow

No matter how hard I try again this year, Charles Waldrum won’t have ham with all the fixings for Easter dinner, and I’m guessing that will be all right with him because his 2016 thus far has truly sucked. A...

Central’s Harler A Winner On And Off Court

“The average person would lay there. Be different. Be great.” That is what one of two posters taped directly above his pillow states, and the other reads, “You’re lying there while someone is outworking you....

The Success Stories of Theresa Childers

It is a small area of Wheeling that now receives rave reviews, but Centre Market once was a problem for the antique storeowners, the area’s residents, and for law enforcement because of drug dealing and prostit...

New WLU President Wants to Listen, Learn

West Liberty University’s new President, Dr. Stephen Greiner, took office this week and began his official duties as the leader of the oldest institution of higher learning in the Mountain State. “I’m please...

Thankful for Dr. John McCullough

He tucks himself away in a small office uncharacteristic of a university president, even if he is an interim; that’s because he refuses to use much of the presidential suite in the renovated Shaw Hall, one of t...

Amy Blon – A Heroin Addict’s Salvation

Amy Blon hopes to wake us up, and she prays she can save lives. Amy, now 27 years old, is a recovering heroin addict and will have been clean for two years in early December. She’s claimed victory in her war...