Whit's End (Connellsville)
Whit's End Connellsville was started by Whit in Odyssey's neighboring town of Connellsville when competition from another kid-focused amusement center, Novacom Kids Center causes him to think about changes. Whit's End Connellsville is located in the Oswald Heights section of town where it ministers to the poor of that area.
This Whit's End was initially planned to be built in the northern edge where Connellsville was growing, on the corner of Carnegie and Bristol. This suburban site would have been built across a shopping center and a housing development. However, upon Tom Riley's suggestion, Whit decided to build it in Oswald Heights.
After having some difficulty with community sentiment and trouble finding a good manager Whit eventually convinces toy inventor Ed Washington to take the job.
The writers explained that Whit's End Connellsville has not been included in many recent episodes because of its urban nature. It was designed to help show the life of kids in the city, but the writers did not have enough experience in this area to appropriately write more episodes on it. This is an example of the Timothy Center Effect. As of #852: “The Toy”, Whit's End Connellsville is still operating productively, with Ed Washington still managing.
- The shop is modeled after Whit's End in Odyssey, which is itself a model after the now-destroyed Tate House—making Whit's End Connellsville a copy of a copy (#244 – #245: “The Mysterious Stranger”).
- Under Ed Washington's management, the store has been decorated with a castle theme, complete with a medieval-sounding doorbell (#519: “The Defining Moment”).
- #462: “The W.E.”
- #468: “Chains, Part 1”
- #469: “Chains, Part 2”
- #481: “Grand Opening, Part 1”
- #482: “Grand Opening, Part 2”
- #489: “Under the Influence, Part 2” (mentioned)
- #492: “Twisting Pathway” (mentioned)
- #494: “Box of Miracles”
- #496: “Exceptional Circumstances”
- #498: “Exactly as Planned” (mentioned)
- #505: “The Toy Man”
- #507: “The Benefit of the Doubt”
- #513: “Do or Diet” (mentioned)
- #519: “The Defining Moment”
- #545: “Something's Got to Change”
- #587: “Bringing Up Dads” (mentioned)
- #591: “Switch”
- #605: “The Chosen One, Part 1” (mentioned)
- #633: “A License to Deprive” (mentioned)
- #852: “The Toy”