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New Resident Invites Wheeling To Concert

By Scott Glysson Weelunk Contributor Scott is a professor at WLU and assumed the position of Director of Choral Activities in August When my wife and I moved to Wheeling in June of this year, we really didn'...

Weelunk’s First Month In Review

It has been a crazy month. Weelunk launched on November 1st, and right from the start you, our users, have amazed us with your enthusiasm, your words and pictures, and above all, your sheer numbers! We just can...

When to Cancel? Dr. Dianna Vargo

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Now that the month of December has arrived, many local parents are asking themselves the same question: “Will this winter be as bad as last winter?” The inquiry is popular...

WPHS Cheerleaders Trained For Success

By Kayley Miller Wheeling Park High School, 11th Grade Editors Note: This story first appeared on weelunk.com on December 1 2014, WPHS did go on and win the State Cheering Championship that year.  ...

Memories Can Help Reinvent Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com I have an idea. It concerns Santa Claus. I don’t believe I get to see him enough, and it’s not because I’m on his “Naughty List.” The reason is that when many downto...

Small Business Saturday Recap

By Allison Skibo In 2010, American Express started a new holiday shopping tradition when they trademarked Small Business Saturday. The mission is simple: help small businesses do more business. Weelunkers St...

Confessions Of An Internet Shopper

I have a guilty conscience, and Small Business Saturday has really heightened my struggle with my inner demons. You see, I shop on the Internet. And <sob>, I like it. I mean, I used to like it. It suits m...

Christmas Parade Perspective

By LeeRoy Minnette  Weelunk Contributor West Liberty University Adjunct Professor Rebecca Kiger's photography students were given the task of taking Christmas parade pictures.  Roy and Emily's images belo...

There’s Hope For Hines

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He was draped in a couple of shirts, a hoodie, two pairs of socks, little-boy long johns, a snowsuit, ski cap, and his favorite boots, and then a tuxedo of sorts was placed o...

Chief: Help Us Prevent Crime

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com If Wheeling residents wish to continue living in one of the safest cities in America, picking up the phone and reporting what they consider “suspicious activity” is where the...

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Photographs and story by Joelle Connors Regional Economic Development Partnership Few words signal the start of the holiday shopping season like Black Friday. Created by the big box chain stores to jump s...

Thanksgiving Eve At The Alpha

By Josh Wack Weelunk Contributor Tonight is the night. Fresh haircut, new outfit, and a year’s worth of lifestyle and current events updates. The crowd will begin as a normal weeknight dinner crowd, and slowl...

Injustice To One Is An Injustice to All

By Owens Brown Weelunk Contributor Wheeling NAACP Board Member “The National NAACP stands with citizens and communities who are deeply disappointed that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for the ...

1100 Block Returns To Roots

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Officials of the city of Wheeling spent two years guiding tours of the vacant, dilapidated buildings within the 1100 block of downtown Wheeling, and more than a year clearing...

Grisham’s New Novel is a Major Disappointment

By Bill Hanna Weelunk Contributor   John Grisham’s first legal thriller, “A Time to Kill,” was published all the way back in 1989, and the recent publication of his newest novel, “Gray Mountain,” ...
Roney's Point: A WV Haunted Hospital, Sanitarium, or Insane Asylum?

The Legends of Roney’s Point Examined

Story and Photography By Steve Novotney There was zero political correctness involved when I was first told the tales of Roney’s Point. Legend had it then that this was where the county’s crazy people wer...
Pleasanton

Neighborhoods: Pleasanton

By Sharon Goudy Weelunk.com Contributor Based around the small, idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, “The Andy Griffith Show” debuted in the 1960s and remains beloved by many, with today’s TV Land showing...

Weelunker Derrick McKee Reviews the Vagabond

One More Final Friday By Derrick McKee Weelunk Contributor I’m a big fan of knowing exactly when a certain event will take place. For instance, I already know I have plans every single year on the firs...

Does WV Need a New Political Party?

  By Chuck Wood Weelunk.com Contributor During the 2014 mid-term election there were many different individuals running for office in West Virginia, but largely just one political perspective. Nea...

A Reporter’s Musings

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: Occasionally, some collected facts and scenarios do not make it into an article, but they may still be interesting to the public. Hence, “A Reporter’s Musings...

Images from Sandscrest Benefit

Lovers of good food and top-notch spirits had the opportunity to warm-up this weekend at the Hogshead Festival at Sandcrest Conference and Retreat Center. The festival took place Saturday November 15 and fea...
Elm Grove

Elm Grove Is Defined By Its Uniqueness

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com (Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles that will include profiles on each of Wheeling’s established neighborhoods.) No other neighborhood in Wheeling i...

Dimmeydale Diaries

By Jesse E. Gandee Weelunk Contributor For Halloween this year I was blessed with a painful chest cold. My neighbor, Rosetta, brought over a bowl of homemade minestrone soup. My wife and Rosetta seem to b...

Act Now on Aetnaville Bridge

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Since Weelunk published an article last weekend that concerned the future of the Aetnaville Bridge, a group of Wheeling Island residents started a petition on Change.org, and...

Q and A: Don Atkinson

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com He calls it a wrecker. The rest of the world calls it a tow truck. But 58-year-old Don Atkinson, an employee at Ace Garage in his native Fulton section of Wheeling since 1...

Smithsonian Reporter Enchanted By Wheeling

By Steve Novotney Weelunk.com Smithsonian Magazine reporter Tony Horwitz was in Wheeling last week while following the path taken in the 1850s by New York Times correspondent Frederick Law Olmsted. Ho...