Wheeling, West Virginia

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(Wheeling, West Virginia) Capitol Theatre is the largest theatre in West Virginia. Opened in 1928, The Capitol was home to ''It's Wheeling Steel'', a popular radio program in the early forties featuring musical performances by workers at a local steel plant. The Capitol welcomes musical performances of all types, from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Tammy Wynette, to Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Black Sabbath. Other past performers include Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, and George Carlin. thumb Capitol Theatre Wheeling sm (File:Capitol Theatre Wheeling sm.jpg) The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is housed at the Capitol Theatre and performs a range of contemporary, classical, and seasonal arrangements. Wheeling is also home to the Victoria Theater (Victoria Theater (Wheeling, WV)), the oldest theater in West Virginia. The 700-seat Victorian-style theater served as home to the WWVA Jamboree program from 1933–1936. More recently, it has been the site for the "Wheeling Jamboree", a local initiative started in 2009 and modeled after the original WWVA Jamboree (which changed its name in the 1960s to Jamboree U.S.A.). The original WWVA Jamboree ran from 1933–2007, making it the second longest running country radio program and a variety show in the country after the "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, Tennessee. Live music echoes from the amphitheatre at the Wheeling Heritage Port several nights per week from mid-Spring through late-Fall. The waterfront park area hosts numerous festivals, concerts, movie nights, celebrations, a regatta and numerous visits from the ''Delta,'' ''Mississippi'' and ''American Queen'' riverboats. The Port holds over 8,000 spectators and has become a focal point to the City. Held in nearby Belmont County, Ohio Jamboree In The Hills (Jamboree in the Hills) draws over 100,000 country music fans to the Wheeling area every July. Theater Fans of theater have several options in Wheeling. The Capitol Theatre hosts numerous touring musical performances. In addition, the Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre in Center Wheeling has, for over 35 years, produced plays. http: www.oionline.com theatre index.htm Located across the street is the Independent Theatre Collective, which performs at the former Second Presbyterian Church. itcgreenroom.org - us ] Sports Wheeling is home to the Wheeling Nailers hockey (ice hockey) team. The Nailers play in the WesBanco Arena (formerly the Wheeling Civic Center), and participate in the North division, American Conference of the ECHL. High school football (american football) and soccer are played at Wheeling Island Stadium. Formerly home to the Ohio Valley Greyhounds, Wheeling became home to a second team in 2009. Hughes, Mike. "Indoor Football Returning to Wheeling." Wheeling Intelligencer 15 Mar 2008 13 Apr 2008 The team, known as the Wheeling Wildcats , played in the Continental Indoor Football League but folded after the 2009 season. Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


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+west+virginia+history&ots _zqYpRdE0v&sig RxvZa02P2ur7jOzAqzbUtWLh4wE#v onepage&q wheeling%20suburb&f false John Alexander Williams, ''West Virginia, A History'' , American Association for State and Local History, p. 176 With industry, Wheeling reached its peak of population in 1930. The Great Depression, and later changes and restructuring in heavy industry following World War II, led to a loss of working-class jobs and population. Capitalizing on its rich

architectural heritage, Wheeling has worked to revive its main street and heritage tourism activities near the Ohio River. In addition, West Virginia has constructed fiber optics networks for advanced communication. Wheeling is becoming a center in health services and education as well. Geography Wheeling is located at (40.070348, -80.698604).


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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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clubs and traveled all over the southeast and as far north as Indianapolis playing what was called the "Chitlin' Circuit". Jimi eventually left Nashville and continued to struggle all over the country until he was discovered by Chas Chandler in New York. Chas took Jimi to England, (and the rest is history) but before Jimi left, he called Billy and asked him to join him. Billy (in his own words) "Only had three strings on my bass" and no money to travel to New York, so he thanked Jimi and wished him well. Between 1962 and 1968 the musical experience and expertise of Billy Cox began its ascension. Billy played bass on the television programs, “The Beat” from Dallas, Texas and Nashville’s “Night Train.” Billy worked closely with Hoss Allen and John Richbourg of WLAC Radio. Indeed, Billy Cox has played behind some great ones. He has either been a member of the house or touring band or recording session, as he played behind music legends such as: From the never hurry and ever mellow Sam Cooke to a messenger of the blues, Slim Harpo; from the cool and crisp sound of Joe Simon to the Pied Piper of grateful ears, Charlie Daniels; from the grandfather of R&B funk, Rufus Thomas to his daughter, the sultry-bluesy R & B artist, Carla Thomas; From THE VOICE, Lou Rawls to a blues royal Etta James; from the always ready to “work it out,” Jackie Wilson to the proclaimed King of Rock-n-Roll, Little Richard. In 1969, the Jimi Hendrix Experience broke up and Jimi then called his old friend Billy who joined him. Billy went on to play at Woodstock and played a series of shows with Jimi and Buddy Miles as the Band of Gypsys and later with Jimi and Mitch Mitchell in the reformed Experience. The station broadcasts 88,000 watts, which exceeds the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)'s current maximum power output, but it is grandfathered (grandfather clause) from the power limitation by virtue of its being in operation before the limit was introduced. The most powerful station in the region, it covers not only Youngstown but also the Akron (Akron, Ohio) Canton (Canton, Ohio), Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio), Erie (Erie, Pennsylvania), Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio) markets. Because of the station's strong signal, WQXK is the highest-rated station in the Youngstown market, often attracting out-of-market listeners. K105's signal can be picked up clearly in over 20 counties in 3 states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Born in Wheeling, Virginia (Wheeling, West Virginia) (later West Virginia) on May 4, 1856, he studied law and was admitted to the bar by the supreme court of West Virginia in 1880. He moved to Madison, Nebraska in 1884 becoming the prosecuting attorney for Madison County, Nebraska from 1886 to 1888 and again from 1890 to 1892. He was a judge of the Nebraska's ninth judicial district from 1893 to 1895. He was elected as a Democrat (Democratic Party (United States)) to the Fifty-sixth (Fifty-sixth United States Congress) and Fifty-seventh Congresses (Fifty-seventh United States Congress) (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903) unsuccessfully running for reelection in 1902. He died in Madison on May 25, 1903 and is buried in Crownhill Cemetery in Madison. The Baird Brothers had been involved with numerous bridge projects and companies in the late nineteenth century. William Baird had worked on seven bridges crossing the Missouri River, the Merchants Bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis, two bridges crossing the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia, the bridge carrying the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad across the Susquehanna River, and bridges at Steubenville, Ohio, and Poughkeepsie, New York (Poughkeepsie Bridge). John Baird had also been involved in the construction of the Eads Bridge in St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) and the Cairo bridge in Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee), and had been employed by the McCann Construction Company, the Keystone Bridge Company and American Bridge Company. Hearst's acquisition of WBOY was finalized on April 30 of that year. Almost immediately, the company sold WBOY to West Virginia Media Holdings (which was creating a statewide "network" of stations to share resources) in September of that year with the sale closing on December 13. It is the only primary station owned by the company to not be affiliated with CBS as well as the only one that leads its market ratings. Along with sister station WTRF-TV in Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), WBOY launched a new second digital subchannel with ABC programming on August 1, 2008 bringing shows from that network back to the station. Previously, both the Clarksburg Weston Fairmont and Wheeling Steubenville, Ohio markets were served by WTAE as the de facto affiliate while WDTV aired selected ABC sports programming. WBOY shut down (DTV transition) its analog signal on February 17, 2009 continuing digital broadcasts on channel 12. Transmission Complete: WBOY Broadcasting In Digital, WBOY-TV, February 17, 2009 95.7 Wheeling, West Virginia Steubenville, Ohio - - style "vertical-align: top; text-align: left;" 154. (Template:Wheeling TV) WBWO ("WB18") Wheeling, West Virginia - Steubenville, Ohio Became part of The CW Plus '''WB W'''est Virginia-'''Ohio''' - style "vertical-align: top; text-align: left;" '''WVTX-CA''' is a Class-A television station which retransmits WBGN-LP from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on channel 28. The station serves the Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), West Virginia area, and is officially licensed to the nearby city of Bridgeport, Ohio. WVTX-CA along with its transmission facilities are owned by Bruno-Goodworth Network which also owns eleven other Class A television stations. * Weirton (Weirton, West Virginia) - Hancock County (Hancock County, West Virginia), Brooke County (Brooke County, West Virginia) * Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) - Ohio County (Ohio County, West Virginia), Marshall County (Marshall County, West Virginia) page 14 According to ''Sporting Life'', the new league was expected to include teams from Akron, Youngstown, Canton (Canton, Ohio), Steubenville (Steubenville, Ohio), Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia), and either Johnstown (Johnstown, Pennsylvania) or McKeesport (McKeesport, Pennsylvania). In February, the paper confirmed that the Interstate League (which included Johnstown, not McKeesport) had achieved Class B status on the basis of the eight cities' combined populations. Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


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(Wheeling, West Virginia) Capitol Theatre is the largest theatre in West Virginia. Opened in 1928, The Capitol was home to ''It's Wheeling Steel'', a popular radio program in the early forties featuring musical performances by workers at a local steel plant. The Capitol welcomes musical performances of all types, from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Tammy Wynette, to Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Black Sabbath. Other past performers include Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, and George Carlin. thumb Capitol Theatre Wheeling sm (File:Capitol Theatre Wheeling sm.jpg) The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is housed at the Capitol Theatre and performs a range of contemporary, classical, and seasonal arrangements. Wheeling is also home to the Victoria Theater (Victoria Theater (Wheeling, WV)), the oldest theater in West Virginia. The 700-seat Victorian-style theater served as home to the WWVA Jamboree program from 1933–1936. More recently, it has been the site for the "Wheeling Jamboree", a local initiative started in 2009 and modeled after the original WWVA Jamboree (which changed its name in the 1960s to Jamboree U.S.A.). The original WWVA Jamboree ran from 1933–2007, making it the second longest running country radio program and a variety show in the country after the "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, Tennessee. Live music echoes from the amphitheatre at the Wheeling Heritage Port several nights per week from mid-Spring through late-Fall. The waterfront park area hosts numerous festivals, concerts, movie nights, celebrations, a regatta and numerous visits from the ''Delta,'' ''Mississippi'' and ''American Queen'' riverboats. The Port holds over 8,000 spectators and has become a focal point to the City. Held in nearby Belmont County, Ohio Jamboree In The Hills (Jamboree in the Hills) draws over 100,000 country music fans to the Wheeling area every July. Theater Fans of theater have several options in Wheeling. The Capitol Theatre hosts numerous touring musical performances. In addition, the Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre in Center Wheeling has, for over 35 years, produced plays. http: www.oionline.com theatre index.htm Located across the street is the Independent Theatre Collective, which performs at the former Second Presbyterian Church. itcgreenroom.org - us ] Sports Wheeling is home to the Wheeling Nailers hockey (ice hockey) team. The Nailers play in the WesBanco Arena (formerly the Wheeling Civic Center), and participate in the North division, American Conference of the ECHL. High school football (american football) and soccer are played at Wheeling Island Stadium. Formerly home to the Ohio Valley Greyhounds, Wheeling became home to a second team in 2009. Hughes, Mike. "Indoor Football Returning to Wheeling." Wheeling Intelligencer 15 Mar 2008 13 Apr 2008 The team, known as the Wheeling Wildcats , played in the Continental Indoor Football League but folded after the 2009 season. Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


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and crosses the Ohio River on the Fort Henry Bridge. Nearby I-470 (Interstate 470 (Ohio-West Virginia)) provides relief from this situation. Paisley was born on October 28, 1972 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Douglas Edward "Doug" Paisley, who worked for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, and Sandra Jean "Sandy" (née Jarvis) Paisley, a teacher.

127 publisher Omnigraphics location Detroit, Michigan isbn 978-0-7808-1058-7 He was raised in Glen Dale, West Virginia. He has stated that his love of country music stems from his maternal grandfather, Warren Jarvis, who gave Paisley his first guitar, a Sears (Sears, Roebuck and Company) Danelectro Silvertone (Silvertone (instruments)) "Biography Today", pp. 128 at 8-years-old and taught him

how to play. At age 10, he performed for the first time in public by singing in his church. He later recalled that, "Pretty soon, I was performing at every Christmas party and Mother's Day event. The neat thing about a small town is that when you want to be an artist, by golly, they'll make you one". At age 12, Paisley wrote his first song, entitled, "Born on Christmas Day". ref name "Biography Today, pp. 128"


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the acquisition were used until October 2011, when WJAC-TV updated to WPXI's current look. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of Paul and Anna McGregor Smith. While attending Wheeling High School he was named first runner up in the "Westinghouse National Science Talent Search". From 1943 until the end of World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, performing weather observation. The first interments were held in the lower two terraces: 1,252 Union


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Bridge carries I-70, US 40, and US 250 across the Ohio River, Wheeling, West Virginia Transportation Roads and bridges Interstate 70 (Interstate 70 in West Virginia) and its spur Interstate 470 (Interstate 470 (Ohio – West Virginia)) run through the city east-west and link it with suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the east and Ohio to the west. U.S. Route 40 (U.S. Route 40 in West Virginia) National Road links downtown with residential neighborhoods to the east

. West Virginia Route 2 connects Wheeling with Moundsville (Moundsville, West Virginia) to the south and Weirton (Weirton, West Virginia) to the north. U.S. Route 250 (U.S. Route 250 in West Virginia) also runs through the city. The Fort Henry Bridge and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge (Interstate 470 Bridge) carry I-70 and I-470 respectively over the Ohio River. The historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge, completed in 1849, which was part of National Road http

. thumb right Crossing the Ohio River (Fort Henry Bridge (Image:Fort_Henry_Bridge_looking_towards_Ohio,_in_Wheeling,_West_Virginia_-_20040706.jpg)) at Wheeling The portion of I-70 in West Virginia crosses the Ohio River at Wheeling (Wheeling, West Virginia) and runs through the Wheeling Tunnel. I-70 has only one through lane in each direction at the tunnel. A major interchange was planned but never completed on the east side of the Wheeling Tunnel. Upon merging with Interstate 470 (Ohio


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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.

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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