Wheeling, West Virginia

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outstanding young

at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1973. In 1978 he was named Outstanding Young Man of America by the U.S. Jaycees. On September 9, 1978, he married Georgia Lee Noble, with whom he had a son (Christopher N. Canfield). They divorced in December 1999. On July 4, 2001, Canfield married Inga Marie Mahoney. In the recently released ''Long Past Stopping'', Canfield's first son, Oran, from a previous marriage, details a troubled childhood with a distant father, as well as his skepticism of the entire self-help genre in which his father became famous. life William Holmes Crosby Jr. was born in Wheeling, West Virginia . Six months later the family moved to Oil City, Pennsylvania. His father was an architect. His mother, Frances Irene Forrester, was a schoolteacher. Crosby was drawn toward medicine at an early age, attaching himself, at age 12 to volunteer physicians who worked at the Boy scout camp he attended. In high school he discovered his love of literature from his sophomore English teacher, Dorothy Mann. Crosby attended University of Pennsylvania under a scholarship awarded to him by the Pennsylvania legislature. During this time, he began his life in research as a volunteer in the local hospital hematology lab. death_date Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


finishing high

, now a suburb of the city of Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia). Sinclair grew up in Independence, Kansas. The son of a pharmacist, after finishing high school, he entered the pharmacy department of the University of Kansas, at Lawrence (Lawrence, Kansas). He was working as a pharmacist in 1901 when the business failed. He then began selling lumber for derricks in the oil fields of southeastern Kansas. On the side, he started speculating in oil leases. ref name "


guitar playing

in the Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 1961. Ducking into Service Club #1 to get out of a sudden rainstorm, he heard guitar playing inside. Impressed with what he heard, he introduced himself, told Jimi he played bass, and they were jamming soon after. They became, and remained, fast friends. They left the military around the same time and they played clubs around the area, finally settling in Nashville. They formed a group now known to history as the King Kasuals. They played at Nashville


made frequent

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music show

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character+passing

facing the difficulties of growing up in Northern New Jersey. *A West Virginia–centric episode of ''Murder, She Wrote'', "Coal Miner's Slaughter", has Megan Mullally's character passing the bar exam in Wheeling. *''"Wheeling, West Virginia"'' was a hit song for Neil Sedaka in 1970. The song tells of an actor from Wheeling who works at MGM. *"Eliza and the House that Jack Built", a novel by Hungarian writer Albert Wass (Albert wass), takes


bass+lead

region, Wheeling, West Virginia and the rest of the Northern West Virginia panhandle, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The original lineup included: Ben Difabbio (drums and vocals), Louie Osso (guitar, lead and background vocals) from Steubenville, Ohio, Larry Brown (bass, lead and background vocals) from Weirton, West Virginia, Larry Mader (keyboards, lead and background vocals) from East Springfield, Ohio, and Rob Parissi (lead vocals and guitar). Over time


hit song

down to Wheeling, West Virginia," to drink. *Billy Joel's hit song "The Ballad of Billy the Kid" identifies the birthplace of the ballad's antagonist as Wheeling. *In Season 2 of ''The West Wing'', the episode "In This White House" names Wheeling as a location where two would-be assassins purchased firearms in their mission to kill the show's President, Josiah Bartlett. *John Corbett (John Corbett (actor))'s character, Chris Stevens (Chris Stevens (Northern Exposure)) (Chris in the Morning), in ''Northern Exposure'' is from Wheeling. *"Life in the Iron Mills", a short story by Rebecca Harding Davis, was set in the factory world of nineteenth-century Wheeling. Her first published work, it appeared anonymously in April 1861 in the ''Atlantic Monthly''; it caused a literary sensation and its powerful naturalism. *''Whatever (Whatever (1998 film))'' is a 1998 independent film, shot mostly in Wheeling, about teenagers facing the difficulties of growing up in Northern New Jersey. *A West Virginia–centric episode of ''Murder, She Wrote'', "Coal Miner's Slaughter", has Megan Mullally's character passing the bar exam in Wheeling. *''"Wheeling, West Virginia"'' was a hit song for Neil Sedaka in 1970. The song tells of an actor from Wheeling who works at MGM. *"Eliza and the House that Jack Built", a novel by Hungarian writer Albert Wass (Albert wass), takes place in the Wheeling area, around the end of the 19th century. The story is about the pioneers and immigrants who have settled there. *''Fort Wheeling,'' a comics series by the Italian comics author Hugo Pratt, deals with events taking place in the Wheeling area during the American Revolution. *Wheeling is mentioned in the song "Bonita & Bill Butler" by Alison Krauss & Union Station *Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) mentions Wheeling in "The Lighthouse" episode of ''How I Met Your Mother'', aired November 4, 2013. See also *List of cities and towns along the Ohio River References Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


band wild

in the City of Charleston (Charleston, West Virginia). History Rob Parissi (lead vocals & guitar) was raised in the steel mill town of Mingo Junction, Ohio. Parissi graduated from Mingo High School in 1968. Rob formed the band Wild Cherry in 1970 in Steubenville, Ohio, one mile north of Mingo Junction along the Ohio River. The band's name "Wild Cherry" was taken from a box of cough drops while Rob was recuperating from a brief hospital stay. The band played the Ohio Valley region, Wheeling, West Virginia and the rest of the Northern West Virginia panhandle, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The original lineup included: Ben Difabbio (drums and vocals), Louie Osso (guitar, lead and background vocals) from Steubenville, Ohio, Larry Brown (bass, lead and background vocals) from Weirton, West Virginia, Larry Mader (keyboards, lead and background vocals) from East Springfield, Ohio, and Rob Parissi (lead vocals and guitar). Over time, the band members changed, with Osso, Brown, and Mader leaving the band, and Rob's cousin, Coogie Stoddart (guitar, lead and background vocals), Joe Buchmelter (bass), and Buckie Lusk (bass) joining (with Buchmelter leaving again in the 1970s). Transportion and hospitality magnate In 1839, he began the construction of the first of three Neil House Hotels at a cost of $100,000, which stood across from the statehouse until 1974. He also ventured into the stage coach business, owning lines to Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), Cleveland, Sandusky (Sandusky, Ohio), Marietta (Marietta, Ohio) and Indianapolis, and at one point said to own all of the stage lines from Cumberland, Maryland to St. Louis. By 1845 he had ventured into the railroad industry, the new transportation technology from that time. "Columbus: the story of a city", Ed Lentz. Arcadia Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0738524298, 9780738524290. p. 56. He was involved in the construction of the first rail to Xenia, "History of the city of Columbus, capital of Ohio, Volume 2", Alfred Emory Lee. W.W. Munsell & Co. 1892. p. 251. and would operate rail lines to Cleveland and Indiana. In 1789, historic Nemacolin Castle, trading post, and tavern was built up on the bluff about 0.75 miles to the east along Burd's Road (the western stretch of The Nemacolin Trail through Brownsville and across Washington County (Washington County, Pennsylvania) to Wheeling, West Virginia eastwards to the junction with Braddock's Road in Uniontown (Uniontown, Pennsylvania) by Bowman near Redstone Old Fort and this crossing (Ford (crossing)), at what became a major link in the first National Road (aka U.S. 40 twenty years later) at what is today the towns of West Brownsville (West Brownsville, Pennsylvania) and Brownsville (Brownsville, Pennsylvania) of (Washington and Fayette Counties respectively), the joint sites of the first Iron Bridge built in the United States. The early settlement around the fort also came to be called Redstone, but eventually became eponymously known as Brownsville, Pennsylvania after its farsighted developer Thomas Brown (Thomas Brown (businessman)). The use of "Redstone" devolved to apply to just one of its neighborhoods. The 1861 '''Wheeling Convention''' was a series of two meetings that ultimately repealed the Ordinance of Secession passed by Virginia, thus establishing the ''Restored government of Virginia'', which ultimately authorized the counties that organized the convention to become West Virginia. The convention was held at what became known as West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia). The Restored Government was recognized by the Union, including President Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln), as the State of Virginia with its capital in Wheeling. In part motivated by early Union successes, including the Battle of Philippi Races, it was preceded by the Clarksburg Convention and led to the Constitutional Convention (Constitutional convention (political meeting)) of West Virginia. He made frequent appearances on the Louisiana Hayride and Wheeling, West Virginia's WWVA Jamboree (renamed Jamboree U.S.A. in the 1960s), as well as the Grand Ole Opry, but was never invited to join the latter. '''WesBanco Arena''' (originally '''Wheeling Civic Center''') is a multi-purpose arena, in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was built in 1977 at a cost of $ (United States dollar)7 million. It is home to the Wheeling Nailers ice hockey team and the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling tournament. After Sen. Joseph McCarthy publicized this in his 1950 speech in Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), West Virginia, she was dismissed. The Keeneys refused to answer questions regarding membership in the Communist Party. In 1952, they were convicted on contempt of Congress (United States Congress) for refusing to answer questions before a Senate (United States Senate) committee, though their convictions were later reversed on appeal. In 1999 the school was forced to play a year of games split between Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), Charleston (Charleston, West Virginia), and the gym at nearby Fairmont State University due to asbestos removal. *West Liberty, WV (West Liberty, West Virginia) - WGLZ, West Liberty University *Wheeling, WV (Wheeling, West Virginia) - Cardinal.FM, Wheeling Jesuit University - After the FCC's ''Sixth Report and Order'' ended the license freeze and opened the UHF band in 1952, it devised a plan for allocating VHF licenses. Under this plan, almost all of the country would be able to receive two commercial VHF channels plus one noncommercial channel. Most of the rest of the country ("1 2") would be able to receive a third VHF channel. Other areas would be designated as "UHF islands" since they were too close to larger cities for VHF service. The "2" networks became CBS and NBC, "+1" represented non-commercial educational stations, and "1 2" became ABC (which was the weakest network usually winding up with the UHF allocation where no VHF was available). However, Erie and Youngstown, Ohio were both sandwiched between Pittsburgh and Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) Steubenville to the south, Cleveland to the west, Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) to the east, and London, Ontario to the north. This created a large "doughnut" in Northwestern Pennsylvania where there could only be one VHF license. WICU was fortunate to gain that license, and as a result has been the market leader in Erie for most of its history. Channel 12 held a monopoly on Erie television until WSEE-TV signed-on in 1954 as a CBS affiliate. The then-two separately owned stations aired ABC programs until WJET-TV (channel 24) signed-on in 1966. "The later turnpike was planned and constructed by Virginia partly as a result of the rival activities of New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to secure the advantage in transportation facilities for the trade of the West; and was especially regarded as a rival of the National Road which was opened from Cumberland (Cumberland, Maryland) to Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) in 1818, and with which parts of Virginia obtained better connection in 1830 by a stage line established from Winchester to Cumberland. It was built across the Appalachian Divide with the hope of securing commercial superiority, and was the main thoroughfare between East and West through northern Virginia." The '''Ohio Valley Greyhounds''' were a professional indoor football (indoor American football) team. They began play in 1999 as the '''Steel Valley Smash''', a charter member of the IFL (Indoor Football League). After the league folded, they moved to the NIFL (National Indoor Football League), became a charter member, and renamed themselves as the Ohio Valley Greyhounds. After four successful years in the league, they moved to the UIF (United Indoor Football) in 2005 and became a charter member to the new league. However, the Greyhounds failed to reach the same level of success from the NIFL years. Their home games were played at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia, which is also the home to the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers. After three dismal years in the UIF, the team folded in October 2007. http: www.wtrf.com story.cfm?func viewstory&storyid 30248&catid 3 airdate October 24, 1953 location Wheeling, West Virginia Steubenville, Ohio callsign_meaning '''T'''wo '''R'''adio '''F'''requencies (referring to AM and FM stations with same calls) '''WTRF-TV''' is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Allegheny Plateau of Eastern Ohio that is licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia. It broadcasts a high definition (high-definition television) digital signal on VHF channel 7 from a transmitter in Bridgeport, Ohio. Owned by West Virginia Media Holdings, the station has studios on 16th Street in Downtown Wheeling. Syndicated (television syndication) programming on WTRF includes: ''Entertainment Tonight'', ''Inside Edition'', ''Judge Judy'', and ''Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show)''. '''WTOV-TV''' is the NBC-affiliated television station for the Ohio Valley (Ohio) that is licensed to Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio) & Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia). It broadcasts a high definition (High-definition television) digital signal on VHF channel 9 from a transmitter in Mingo Junction, Ohio. Owned by Cox Enterprises, the station has studios in Steubenville. Syndicated (television syndication) programming on the station includes: ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show'', ''Dr. Phil (Dr. Phil (TV series))'', ''Jeopardy!'', ''Wheel of Fortune (Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show))'', and ''Live with Kelly''. '''Inscription:''' Frontier outpost (outpost (military)). From this county, Captain William Forman (Foreman) (William Foreman), in 1777, led a company to the relief of Fort Henry (Fort Henry (West Virginia)) at Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia). He, two sons, and many others were killed in an ambush (William Foreman#The Grave Creek Massacre) by Indians (Native Americans in the United States) at the "Narrows" near Moundsville (Moundsville, West Virginia). right thumb Taxidermy display featuring a American Black Bear black bear (Image:CabelasTaxidermy.jpg), grizzly bear, hornet's nest and several whitetail deer at a Cabela's store located in Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), WV (West Virginia). birth_date Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


portrayals

voice, particularly in the high-lying soprano roles of Richard Strauss. She was equally well-known for her lyrical portrayals of Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)'s heroines, many in collaboration with conductor Bruno Walter. Beyond Mozart and Strauss her repertoire was quite varied. She was noted for success in the music of Wagner (Richard Wagner), Alban Berg, Giacomo Puccini and also in French opera. Steber sang the lead in the world premiere of the American opera '' Vanessa

Wheeling, West Virginia

'''Wheeling''' is a city in the State (U.S. state) of West Virginia and is the county seat of Ohio County (Ohio County, West Virginia), but also has some subdivisions in Marshall County (Marshall County, West Virginia). Located along the Ohio River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Wheeling was originally a settlement in the British (United Kingdom) Colony of Virginia (Colony and Dominion of Virginia) and later an important city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Wheeling was the first state capital of West Virginia. Thanks to its location along major transportation routes, including the Ohio River, National Road, and the B&O Railroad, Wheeling became a manufacturing center in the late Nineteenth Century. After experiencing the closing of industry and substantial population loss following World War II, Wheeling's major industries now include healthcare, education, law & legal services, entertainment & tourism, and energy.

Wheeling is the county seat of Ohio County and the principal city of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area (Wheeling metropolitan area). As of the 2010 census, the Wheeling, WV MSA had a population of 147,950 and the city had a population of 28,486.

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