Tourism has Forever Changed
Tourism has Forever Changed EDITED: 9/10/2020 By: Jeremy Morris   A sit-down with Visit Wheeling, WV Director Frank O’Brien   Crystal balls don't actually exist. However, it doesn't take a soothsayer to predict that many aspects of life will never be the same in a post-COVID-19 world.  Travel and tourism are likely one of those aspects of our life that will be forever be impacted by this pandemic.   While we will someday move about the globe just as we once di...
Pandemic Hitting Tourism Industry in Wheeling Hard
Pandemic Hitting Tourism Industry In Wheeling Hard   WHEELING — The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching and have affected everyone, but few industries have taken the hit like the travel and tourism industry. In a typical summer, the city of Wheeling is bustling with activities with people pouring into town for shows and concerts to packed waterfront events at Wheeling Heritage Port nearly every weekend. Not so in 2020. Last week, the Wheeling Finance Com...
Schrader Environmental Center Provides A Welcome Summer Surprise
A few Fridays ago, my wife had a critical Zoom meeting.  We both continue to work from home, and presently my daytime schedule is a bit more flexible, so I take care of the kids as much as they will let me. I decided to get our daughters out of the house for a bit so my wife could conduct the meeting with the guarantee of no interruptions.   I quickly packed our typical summer bag of snacks, swimsuits, and a change of clothes.  I ordered pizza from DeFelice Pizza. We headed to one o...
Wheeling's Southpaw Outfitters will get you on the Water this Summer
Wheeling’s Southpaw Outfitters will get you on the Water this Summer By: Jeremy Morris   This summer hit the water in Wheeling with Southpaw Outfitters, a full-service kayak and canoe rental shop located in the Elm Grove business district.   Kayaking on Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River has been a growing pastime in recent years among visitors and residents.  Once the spring rains hit seeing kayaks strapped atop cars and trucks is common along National Road as they he...
Wheeling Coffee Shop Owner Offers Lesson in Perseverance
Wheeling Coffee Shop Owner Offers Lesson in Perseverance By: Jeremy Morris     Perseverance.   It seems the only appropriate word to describe Grant Coleman's quest to build Wheeling's latest coffee shop, Mugshots, located at 1109 Main Street in Downtown Wheeling.   Mugshots was open just six days before Governor Jim Justice issued the closure of indoor dining due to the Covid-19 pandemic. "It was our soft-opening, I was still refining our workflow, fig...