Wheeling, West Virginia

What is Wheeling, West Virginia known for?


legal history

) Canal as both sought to exclude the other from its use. A later compromise allowed the two companies to share the right of way (Right-of-way (transportation)). A steel and stone bridge was built across


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;Kansapedia" Kansapedia. "Harry Ford Sinclair." Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved November 14, 2011.The opportunity in the rapidly expanding petroleum oil industry saw him become a lease broker and acquire an interest in the White Oil Company. In 1904, Sinclair married Elizabeth Farrell of Independence, Kansas. By the time he was thirty, he had become a millionaire. birth_date Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


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, immigrants, and the working class throughout the Civil War. Throughout her long career, Davis challenged the traditional subjects and older styles of writing. ref>


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-empted primetime CBS programming for a syndicated movie, local news special, or at some points a sports event during the years they had broadcast rights to Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. Weekend pre-emptions included a small portion of Saturday morning cartoons in favor of syndicated children's programming. Like most CBS affiliates, KDKA never ran the Sunday morning hour of cartoons distributed by CBS as well or Sunday morning religious shows from CBS like Lamp Unto My Feet. As such, a large


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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.


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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


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between July and August, 1863 for one year's service. Booker got his big start in radio in 1989 while attending West Liberty University in Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), West Virginia. In 1992, he began his self-described "gypsy years radio tour," where he held the positions of on air personality and music director at a number of different stations as both Chris Booker and Booker Madison in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Florence, South Carolina


movie local

-empted primetime CBS programming for a syndicated movie, local news special, or at some points a sports event during the years they had broadcast rights to Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. Weekend pre-emptions included a small portion of Saturday morning cartoons in favor of syndicated children's programming. Like most CBS affiliates, KDKA never ran the Sunday morning hour of cartoons distributed by CBS as well or Sunday morning religious shows from CBS like Lamp Unto My Feet. As such, a large


career early

and 1806. He died in 1815. In 1875, the state government moved from Charleston and returned the capitol to Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) in Ohio County (Ohio County, West Virginia). Career Early in her career, Ireland spent several years teaching (teacher) in the West Virginia public school (Public school (government funded)) system. Eventually, she entered the business sector, when Ireland took a job as an administrative assistant with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance


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of an expensive, set-top converter, and the picture quality was marginal at best with one. UHF stations in the area faced an additional problem because Pittsburgh is located in a somewhat rugged dissected plateau, and the reception of UHF stations is usually poor in such terrain. These factors played a role in both WKJF and WENS being short-lived. Over the years, channel 2 pre-empted moderate amounts of CBS programming. At one point, from the early 1960s to 1990, they were not clearing ''As The World Turns''. At the same time, WTAJ in Altoona, Pennsylvania, did run the program and was viewable in the eastern part of the Pittsburgh market. Also, CBS affiliate WTRF in Wheeling, West Virginia was viewable in Pittsburgh and to the west. KDKA also preempted the 10 a.m. hour of game shows and reruns from CBS at various points. KDKA also produced plenty of local programs such as Evening Magazine, People Are Talking, and local news. KDKA TV also occasionally pre-empted primetime CBS programming for a syndicated movie, local news special, or at some points a sports event during the years they had broadcast rights to Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. Weekend pre-emptions included a small portion of Saturday morning cartoons in favor of syndicated children's programming. Like most CBS affiliates, KDKA never ran the Sunday morning hour of cartoons distributed by CBS as well or Sunday morning religious shows from CBS like Lamp Unto My Feet. As such, a large amount of network programming was not airing on KDKA. Westinghouse had similar practices at sister station KPIX San Francisco and NBC affiliates WBZ-TV Boston and KYW-TV Philadelphia. During the 1980s, KDKA began running CBS News Sunday Morning. '''WTAE-TV''' is the ABC (American Broadcasting Company) affiliated television station for Western Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania) that is licensed to Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), broadcasting on UHF channel 51 and identifying via PSIP as channel 4 (its historic analog allocation). It also serves as an ABC affiliate for the Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio) and Clarksburg (Clarksburg, West Virginia) Weston, West Virginia market areas. Its transmitter is located in Buena Vista, Pennsylvania and its studios are located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. At various times, WTAE has also served as the ABC affiliate for the Johnstown (Johnstown, Pennsylvania) Altoona (Altoona, Pennsylvania), Wheeling, West Virginia Steubenville, Ohio, and Clarksburg (Clarksburg, West Virginia) Weston (Weston, West Virginia), West Virginia television markets (all of which could receive WTAE as a grade B signal). With WTAE having long been one of ABC's strongest affiliates, both parties reportedly resisted efforts by other TV stations in those cities to obtain a full-time ABC affiliation. Since then, one station was eventually granted affiliation in Altoona (WATM-TV), while WBOY-TV in Clarksburg and WTRF-TV in Wheeling (both owned by West Virginia Media Holdings, the former briefly being a sister station to WTAE in 2001) launched ABC stations on one of their digital subchannels in August 2008 Ohio Media Watch on Your ABC (WBOY-DT2) and ABC Ohio Valley (WTRF-DT3), respectively. WTAE is still available on cable in all of those markets today. In addition to those areas, WTAE can also be seen on several out-of-market cable systems throughout northwestern and central Pennsylvania, and several locations in eastern and northeast Ohio. The biggest obstacle, however, would be Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric (Westinghouse Electric (1886)), owners of pioneer radio station KDKA (KDKA (AM)). Westinghouse wanted to get a TV station signed on in Pittsburgh to compete with DuMont (DuMont Television Network) O&O (Owned-and-operated station) WDTV—which at the time had a ''de facto monopoly'' in what was then the nation's sixth-largest TV market—and was growing impatient with the "freeze" of television licenses. The station had launched WBZ-TV in Boston in 1948 and would purchase WPTZ-TV (now KYW-TV) in Philadelphia in 1952, but was unable to secure a license for a TV station in its home market. By the time the "freeze" was lifted in 1952, the FCC granted smaller cities such as Steubenville, Ohio; Wheeling, West Virginia; Clarksburg, West Virginia; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Altoona, Pennsylvania; Youngstown, Ohio; and Erie, Pennsylvania the chance to sign on before more stations in Pittsburgh signed on. All of those cities shared the VHF (Very high frequency) band with Pittsburgh, and only Youngstown would ultimately end up as a UHF island (Ultra high frequency#UHF islands). By 2002, WPGH was no longer running cartoons after Fox Kids was removed from the weekday lineup around the country. It focused now on court shows, talk shows, reality shows, and off-network sitcoms along with Fox programming. Sinclair and the network cut a six-year affiliation contract extension for Sinclair's nineteen Fox affiliates. As a result, the affiliation will remain on WPGH through at least March 2012. Until 2007, the channel served as the de-facto affiliate for the Wheeling, West Virginia Steubenville, Ohio market. Although it is still on area cable systems, CBS affiliate WTRF-TV added a primary Fox and secondary MyNetworkTV affiliate on a new second (WTRF-DT2) digital subchannel. It can also be seen in some parts of the Clarksburg (Clarksburg, West Virginia) Weston (Weston, West Virginia) Morgantown, West Virginia market even though that area is served by WVFX. '''West Liberty University''' is a school located in West Liberty (West Liberty, West Virginia), West Virginia, United States, near Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia). Formerly known as West Liberty State College, West Liberty University is an institution in northern West Virginia offering a variety of degrees, undergraduate and graduate. West Liberty was approved to become a "university" by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in November 2008 The West Liberty Board of Governor's voted to change to West Liberty University on 3 May 2009. The bulk of its student body comes from the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, eastern portions of Ohio and areas of Western Pennsylvania. While elementary and secondary education are the most selected majors, WLU also provides a variety of other majors including digital media design, hospitality and tourism management, and forensic science. With the opening of the newly built Media Arts Center, West Liberty students now have access to a television studio, recording studio, and digital media labs. West Liberty University is West Virginia's oldest institution of higher education. The school's athletic teams, known as the ''Hilltoppers'', compete in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. DeShong made her professional debut on March 11, 1989, when she beat Angel Horton by a first round knockout in Wheeling, West Virginia. After one more win, she faced the experienced Jamie Whitcomb, and also won this bout by a first round knockout. The state network has a total of eight low-powered repeaters serving other areas out of the range of the three full-powered stations, most notably Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) and Parkersburg (Parkersburg, West Virginia). In the past the channel showed some Marshall University and West Virginia University sports content, but has abandoned this practice due to Conference USA Big East (Big East Conference) exclusivity agreements with commercial and cable outlets. The group owns WOWK-TV in Huntington (Huntington, West Virginia) (Charleston (Charleston, West Virginia) in early 2012 Retrieved on 11-30-2008.

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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