1989 MixTape: Styling With Rax

Let’s travel back to a time when the music was good and the smell of roast beef was in the air: Wheeling, W.Va., in 1989.Put the tape in the deck and press play.Track One: Guns N’ Roses –...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 7

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. It is the equivalent of Rated R.(Writer’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of stories that will...

Wheeling Arts Festival Calls for Vendors

The City of Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission and the Wheeling YWCA are officially accepting applications for the 7th annual Wheeling Arts & Cultural Fest, June 16-17, 2017 11AM-8PM. Applications are...

The Legends of Roney’s Point Examined

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 were locked away, tortured, and then...

Festival of Lights – The Untold Stories

Bill Koegler would drive from Oglebay Park to the Greggsville section of Wheeling at the bottom of the hill, turn around in the Convenient Food Mart parking lot, and drive back up W.Va. 88. The next time,...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 1

THE BOSSES, BOOKIES, AND BURGOYNE Bill Lias ordered the bombing, so say a few folks in the know who survived and are still alive. Paul Hankish was making a lot of derogatory comments about “Big Bill,”...

The Whores, The Help, and the Hooligans

It seem truly strange to me today to put myself back in the early 1940s, when I was barely in my teens.  The attitudes and mores that made up the culture of those times seem unreal in today’s world, but...