EVENTS: And After Dinner’s Digested …

Looking for something to do to keep your visitors entertained? There’s shopping, an art film, a wine tasting and, of course, a variety of holiday events such as the Festival of Lights, Festival of Trees and the...

Recipe for a ‘Capitol’ Holiday

Take six parts theatrical spectacle, add a dash of distinctive cuisine, fold in a trip to one of many unhidden gems — and what do you have? All the ingredients for a delectable visit to Wheeling. Treat this ...

Happy Trails to Oglebay

Right now, people are walking in Oglebay Park. Some walk with dogs, some run through the woods. Some walk with a cane or motor along in an electric power-chair. Parents push strollers, and kids run ahead, aroun...

Boo at the Zoo Unmasked

The Oglebay Good Zoo held its first Boo at the Zoo in October 1980 as a way to raise funds for animal care and zoo operations and to invite the community to enjoy safe, family-oriented Halloween fun. It quickly...

A Little Northern Comfort at Oglebay

The flow of Hurricane Florence evacuees to Oglebay began trickling into Wheeling on mid-morning Friday last week. Nestled in the rolling hills of Wheeling, Oglebay opened its arms and hosted those displaced ...

Parks to Host Job Fair

Are you looking for a rewarding full-time career, a part-time role or a seasonal position? If so, don’t miss the Oglebay and Wheeling Park job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Oglebay Pin...

EVENTS: Here’s to History!

FORT HENRY DAYS History comes to life this weekend as Fort Henry Days brings the Revolutionary War to Oglebay Park, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2. Dramatic battle re-enactment...

TIME TO GREEN UP: Oglebay Makes Greens Greener

As part of a continuing series on how Wheeling is greening up, Weelunk looks today at the non-profit sector. Area readers are likely familiar with Oglebay’s full-scale switch to LED bulbs for the annual Festiva...

EVENTS: Good Times Brewing in Wheeling

The fifth annual Mountaineer Brewfest, a celebration of West Virginia’s finest craft and microbrews, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. Festival hours/admission vary according to ...

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...

Free Family Fun at Medieval Family Fun Faire

Donning armor and smiting your enemies with a sword has always made for compelling storytelling. The popularity of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and other medieval-themed media attest to the fact that we l...

EVENTS: Happy Fourth and More

HAPPY FOURTH! The Fourth of July isn’t until next Wednesday, but holiday festivities get underway this weekend. At Oglebay, there are park-wide family fun events all weekend, with the grand finale fireworks...

Events Heating Up in Ohio Valley

HOT COMPETITION It’s time for the annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff set for Saturday, June 2, at Wheeling Heritage Port. There are cash prizes for the chili cooks, chili to taste, vendors, activities for...

Summertime Activities Ramping Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! Outdoor activities abound in the Ohio Valley with pools open, Wheeling Park’s Dive-In Movie on the big screen, road races and Memorial Day events, including a ceremony ...

Much Well-Deserved Ado About Mom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of events that cater to mom and kids! You can kick up your heels at a mother/son dance or run your toes off at a 5K. If neither of those is your cup of tea, well,...

Oglebay to Host Mother’s Day 5K

Lace up your sneakers for the Mother’s Day 5k Fun Run/Walk, slated for Saturday, May 12, at Oglebay. The race will begin at 10 a.m. in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The cost to participate is $20 pe...

Don’t Let All This Fun Hop on By!

It's time to Face the Music, run a 5K, sip & shop, sip some tea, sip some wine, hear an “American Idol” finalist … or just wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver some chocolate. Sip & Shop Nothing t...

Antiques Show and Sale Returns to Oglebay

Wilson Lodge in Oglebay will be transformed into an antiques marketplace Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, as Oglebay Institute presents its 64th  annual Antiques Show and Sale. This annual event is ...

Spring Events Have Sprung

Spring has sprung — believe it or not! While the temperatures are still on the chilly side, we can expect lots of sunshine for the next few days, so there’s no excuse not to explore the upcoming events! S...

Oglebay, Wheeling Park to Host Job Fair

Looking for a rewarding full-time career, a part-time role or a seasonal position? If so, don’t miss the Oglebay and Wheeling Park job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Oglebay’s Pine Room. A...

It Still Stands

No one knows about it these days because the signage has been removed, chains block the old access points, and Oglebay officials do not promote its existence in their lodging pamphlets or related material poste...

Oglebay Flips the Switch to On Tonight

More than 300 acres of Oglebay’s picturesque landscape will come alive with twinkling light displays on Thursday, Nov. 9 as the annual Winter Festival of Lights kicks off for the holiday season. Recognized as o...

Growing Up in Wheeling: The Woodsdale Hill

World War II 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...

My Summer of Golf

The leadership of Oglebay Park and the Wheeling Park Commission decided to DO SOMETHING this year about the state of golf in the Ohio Valley - namely, that golf numbers are down, and young local people aren't n...

20th Year for Pat Clutter Classic

Pat Clutter did not own a smartphone or an iPad, but he had heard of the coming of something called the World Wide Web before his passing in 1997. How he would have reacted to the sweeping changes that have ...

An Ode to Wheeling Summers

By Christina Greer The headlines are depressing.   “The most miserable state in the US is West Virginia. For the fifth year in a row!” (The 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) “West Virgin...

A Zoo Brew Chronicle

In the distance, a lone banjo laments an old song. Remembering old days buried deep within fading memories, a fiddle shades the air a somber grey. The past is mourned as the music yearns to step back into yeste...

This Day in WV History: Earl Oglebay Dies

Story courtesy of Weelunk partner West Virginia Public Broadcasting Earl Oglebay died on June 22, 1926, at age 77. The son of a wealthy Wheeling businessman, he became head of his father’s bank at age 28, ma...

Memories of Woodsie’s Bar in Fulton

Woodsie's, like many old storefronts in Wheeling, looked normal enough. Windows and a large entrance. But in older buildings there was often to the side another door, often unnoticed. Behind that side door are ...

Annual Good Zoo Brew On Tap Again

A variety of craft beer, fine local cuisine, first rate entertainment and some wild animals will all be a part of the 8 th annual Good Zoo Brew, slated for 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 24 at Oglebay’s Good Zoo. ...

Memories of Monkeys at Wheeling Park

They threw their poop at people. It’s true. It happened. Those monkeys and their poo-flipping at visitors at Wheeling Park were a reality during several decades in the first half of the 20th Century, w...

Wheeling Park Ice Rink Holds Warm Memories

There were those cruises from Rax to DiCarlo’s or from Hardee’s to McDonald’s and the rides to Wilson Lodge’s arcade or through the Festival of Lights during the winter months, but that’s when transportation ot...