Need Help Getting Around Town? Wheeling Visitors Guide is Here!
    By Phyllis Sigal     It’s glossy! It’s colorful! And it’s jam-packed with what to do, where to eat and places to stay in the Wheeling-Ohio County area and beyond.   “IT” is the fresh-off-the-presses 2019 Wheeling Visitors Guide, created by the Wheeling-Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau.   Over 100,000 copies of the 36-page brochure are distributed locally, as well as throughout the country and even abroad, said Olivi...
ChooseWV: Campaign Focus is Pride in Place
#ChooseWV: Campaign Focus Is Pride of Place   By Nora Edinger   If you film it, they will come.   Calling stray Mountaineers home and attracting prospective ones here might not be quite that simple, but the team behind #ChooseWV figures an inspiring video sure can’t hurt. And, it just might stir up hope among state residents who are already here.   The short film highlighting the state’s beauty and spirit is front and center in an online initiative...
Wheeling Nailers: Fast-Paced Fun in the Friendly City!
Wheeling Nailers: Fast-Paced Fun in the Friendly City. By Nick Musgrave   While our warehouses and factories stand in testament to our tradition of hard work, the crowd at WesBanco Arena is living, breathing (and yelling) proof that Wheeling plays hard, too.   Currently in its 27th season, the Wheeling Nailers is the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. And though the hockey itself is top-notch, the entertainment is hardly exclusive to the action on the ice. Live-s...
Twelfth Night Ball Celebrates Past, Looks to Future
Twelfth Night Ball Celebrates Past, Looks to Future   By Christina Fisanick   The great City of Wheeling turns 250 years old in 2019. Yes, Wheeling is older than the United States. It was founded by the Zane family when Virginia was still a colony and seven years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. As you might imagine, many celebrations are in store to laud this momentous anniversary, and the year kicks off with a Twelfth Night Costume Ball at Oglebay’s Gl...
Eckhart House Plays Host to Teas, Tours and History
By:  Phyllis Sigal   It just doesn’t get any sweeter than this: holiday music subtly catching your ear. A seasonal tea steeping in an antique teapot over a warming flame. Three tiers of treats — all dainty, delicious and homemade.   When Joe and Gretchen Figaretti invite you into their historic Eckhart House in Old Town, just a bit north of the Wheeling Tunnel, you enter a different era — a time when there was no tunnel, when horse and buggies clip-clopped by, when w...