A Little Independence, a Lot of EVENTS

CELEBRATE AMERICA Gary Mauer The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s annual Celebrate America tour, conducted by Maurice Staton, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The tour...

A Little Independence, a Lot of EVENTS

CELEBRATE AMERICA Gary Mauer The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s annual Celebrate America tour, conducted by Maurice Staton, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The tour...

Show Your Colors at Area EVENTS

GO, TEAM! The West Virginia Roughriders are headed to the 2019 AAL Championship on Saturday, June 29, and are calling on all fans and supporters to attend the Roughriders Championship Pep Rally at 7 p.m. Thu...

Show Your Colors at Area EVENTS

GO, TEAM! The West Virginia Roughriders are headed to the 2019 AAL Championship on Saturday, June 29, and are calling on all fans and supporters to attend the Roughriders Championship Pep Rally at 7 p.m. Thu...

Historic Weekend of EVENTS Planned

A weekend of events will kick off at noon on Thursday, June 20, with a West Virginia Day Celebration, followed up by the 160th anniversary of the U.S. Custom House (West Virginia Independence Hall) at 5 p.m. Fr...

Historic Weekend of EVENTS Planned

A weekend of events will kick off at noon on Thursday, June 20, with a West Virginia Day Celebration, followed up by the 160th anniversary of the U.S. Custom House (West Virginia Independence Hall) at 5 p.m. Fr...

Say Cheers to Area EVENTS on Tap

CHEERS TO W.VA. WINES! The Wheeling Wine Festival is set for Saturday, June 15, at Wheeling Heritage Port. Gates open at 5 p.m. for general admission. Buy a VIP pass and get in one hour early and enjoy the c...

Treasures Await at Area EVENTS

FIND THE TREASURE Kids are taking over Centre Market from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, for the Centre Market Family Treasure Hunt. Kids will receive a free wristband for bounce houses, face painting, Big...

Ohio Valley EVENTS Heating Up

HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN Since 2002, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off has been a summer staple at Heritage Port in Wheeling. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, the event will feature live music, ...

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: 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 ...

EVENTS: CHEERS TO FIRST FRIDAY!

FIRST FRIDAY Gallery Hop, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Artworks Around Town, features the work of 19 members of the Steubenville Art Association. Founded in 1946 by Emma Hayhurst, the association has 60 ...

EVENTS: There’s Magic in the Air

"SUMMER AT HOGWARTS" Harry Potter fans take note! There will be a free two-hour interactive program for teens and older children from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public. Pr...

Mystery Theatre Offers Free Show

Mystery Theatre Unlimited will present a hilarious musical-comedy, murder-mystery to Wheeling Park’s Amphitheatre starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. As a part of the City of Wheeling’s “Two Tappin’ Tuesdays, ...

Park Drive-In Movies Bring Back Memories

As I sat in my car for the weekly drive-in movie at Wheeling Park, I found myself recollecting memories from my childhood. The nostalgia and uniqueness of the movie experience reminded me of the trips I took in...

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: Ribs, Chicken, Brews, Blues

RIBS & CHICKEN The ninth annual Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-Off will be held at Wheeling’s Heritage Port from noon to 11 p.m. Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. Rib and chicken burners will b...

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 ...

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...

Scenes Seen in Wheeling – Part 2

There are problems, and there are issues, no doubt, and no one is denying that fact. And no one is ignoring any of it either. Not the drugs; not the out-of-towner criminal influence; not the crumblings ca...

Wheeling Park Revives Drive-In Theater

It’s the word. “Grease,” that is. John Travolta as “Danny,” and Olivia Newton-John as "Sandy”? Yes, that “Grease,” and the movie will play Friday evening drive-in style beginning around 9 p.m. in the l...

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...

Expats: ‘We’ll Be Home for Christmas’

There’s something here in Wheeling that isn’t there, a draw of sorts that lures hundreds of homecomings each December and only a small part of the rationale apparently pertains to squared pizza slices or fish s...

Time to Hit the Ice at Wheeling Park

Today marks the opening of the Wheeling Park Memorial Ice Rink. The opening also signals the completion of a $560,000 upgrade to the facility with the installation of new chillers for ice making and other impro...