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...

Sam Mason: Wheeling’s Deadliest Outlaw

When that boy grows enough ass to break his neck, they ought to hang the bastard.” Those words, once spoken about the late Col. Charles Askins in his youth, might have been better saved for Sam Mason,...

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,...

There is Only The Commons

If I asked any John Marshall High School graduate from 1968 until 2015 where they ate lunch, I would get a specific answer. They wouldn’t have to think about it. They wouldn’t have to try to remember....

The Wheeling Mob: Part 4

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 fourth in a series of stories that will...

The Wheeling Mob: Part 3

WARNING: This article contains explicit language and subject matter that is not suitable for children. This is R-rated.  (Writer’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories that will concentrate on...

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...