Portion of 18th Street to Close

A portion of 18th Street, between Market and Chapline streets, will close permanently on Friday, Aug. 16, but many benefits to the community are expected to follow, according to city officials. Mayor Glenn E...

Chili Cook-off Raises $11,000 for the United Way

The 18th annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-off on Saturday, June 1, produced great chili and a total of $11,000 for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. City officials and Cookoff Chairperson Rosemary H...

DOWNTOWN DO-OVER: The Big Pieces in Place

Editor’s note: A national redevelopment award here, a new building there, millions of dollars of renovations still somewhere else. What’s happening in downtown Wheeling can be hard to track, whether your city c...

Bike Share Program Coming to Wheeling

Residents and visitors alike will soon have access to a new feature in the community that will enhance recreational and wellness opportunities. Launching in the spring, Wheeling will be home to West Virginia’s ...

WEEasked some simple questions — and your neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even some strangers, answered. Get to know them a little bit better with our fun series, “WEEasked.” Look for it a couple...

Imagine Wheeling without Oglebay Park. … At one point that nightmare was nearly reality. As one of the largest self-sustaining city parks in the country, Oglebay Park rubs shoulders with just a select few...

Kellas III Continuing Family Legacy

It depends on a person's age, really, as far as which "George Kellas" he or she remembers or knows today. And it is the family of young George Kellas that owns a legacy of working to make the Wheeling community...

Playground Facelifts Continue in Wheeling

Many children and parents in the city of Wheeling were pleasantly surprised during their first trip to their neighborhood playground this spring because several of the facilities were refurbished with brand new...

‘Make Wheeling Shine’ Event Set for April 7

The City of Wheeling is partnering with Williams Lea Tag to “Make Wheeling Shine” on Saturday, April 7. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. on Wheeling Creek, launching at Patterson Recreation Complex on Sycamore ...

Prietsch’s Brick-and-Mortar World

People. They are the common denominator, as far as Wheeling resident Jennifer Prietsch is concerned. She’s been the general manager of the Macy’s at the Ohio Valley Mall for nearly a year after she and her h...

Ninth Annual State of the City Address

(Here is the full text from Mayor Glenn Elliott's State of the City, delivered March 13, 2018, at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.) Good afternoon. Welcome to the 9th annual State of the City Address ...

The Crest That Didn’t Flood

Devastation. That’s what Lou Vargo with the Ohio County Emergency Management Agency thought would take place. He admits he envisioned a disaster comparable to the damage that occurred in mid-September 2004, ...

A Divided Peninsula of Souls

It is one of the silent cities of the dead in Wheeling, but this one was split, and one half has been forgotten. The Peninsula Cemetery, once the third largest in the state of West Virginia with more than 1,...

Vagabond Chef Wins on Food Network

Yup. You viewed it right. And those who crowded his restaurant Wednesday evening had the chance to win it with him. He faced chefs from much larger cities than Wheeling; he prepared a decadent mac and ...

Memories of Mac’s Club

There was a time before Roberto’s Bar became Figaretti’s, before a La-Z-Boy showroom was transformed into TJ’s Sportsgarden, prior to when the Swing Club became Generations Pub and before the Owl’s Nest became ...

Memories of The Eagle Inn

You could already hear the music as you walked toward the front door from the always-packed parking lot, and immediately you were met by the bouncer who, you knew, would need to see your ID. Once you were gr...

Zende Predicts Downtown Growth

Can growth spread? The economic development specialist for the city of Wheeling believes it can, and after more than five years as the manager of Centre Market, Kurt Zende insists what has taken place inside...

Wheeling 2018 – Part Three

(Editor’s Note: This story is the third and final of a three-part series that will examine the potential that exists in the Wheeling area as we enter a new year.) It seems simple. It’s a bus stop, after all,...

Wheeling 2018 – Part Two

(Editor’s Note: This story is the second of a three-part series that will examine the potential that exists in the Wheeling area as we enter a new year.) Is it difficult to believe there are more people work...

Novotney’s Top 10 in 2017

As Weelunk ingrained itself in our community, many more folks forwarded their story ideas to me far more often than during our first two years of operation. And many of those suggestions did come to fruition...

Tunnels? Under Downtown Wheeling?

Pinched off water lines and undiscovered water and sewer lines have been the primary cause of the delay involved with the storm sewer separation project along Main Street in downtown Wheeling, but has a tunnel ...

Remembering B.E. Taylor at Christmas

He was a sick kid one year in Aliquippa, PA and ordered to remain home by doctors after he was diagnosed with a kidney disease, so he asked his parents for a guitar and then taught himself how to play it. Th...

Respect Doesn’t Fade in Wheeling Area

When he first returned to American soil nearly 50 years ago, people looked the other way because they did not want to see someone connected to the unspeakable horrors about which they had heard so much. They...

Creek Debris Soon to Be Cleared

Receiving approval to clean creeks of flooding debris is very rare, and he will admit it, but the clearing of affected waterways in Ohio County should be completed by the end of the year, according to Emergency...

Tunes Set for Inaugural Oktoberfest

Even polka found a place at No. 4 in the entertainment lineup for Saturday’s inaugural Oktoberfest at Centre Market, and that’s because, well, it’s polka. “It’s tradition, so I believed it would be great to ...

McLain Flats Adding to Downtown Living

She was involved in a conversation that concerned living in the downtown Wheeling area and whether or not the potential would be realized someday in the future. Then the 16 Stone Lofts on Main Street opened ...

Miller Tackles Stadium Fix to Begin Year 2

It was crooked and it was obvious. Wheeling Island Stadium was broken, and no one knew how much it was going to cost to repair the concrete slab in the southwestern corner of the grandstand that had shifted....

Wheeling Travel Agency Gets A Facelift

It’s contagious, this progress thing in the downtown area of Wheeling, and now Patrick Viola is in the middle of a long overdue façade project at Security Travel on Market Street. Viola has owned and operate...