Wheeling, West Virginia

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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


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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.


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the league in assists (311) and tying Sadie Houck's major league record of 40 double plays, set the previous year; Frank Fennelly set a new major league mark with 46 for the 1885 (1885 in baseball) Cincinnati Red Stockings (Cincinnati Reds) in the American Association (American Association (19th century)). In 1883 (1883 in baseball), batting third, Glasscock led the team in runs batted in (run batted in), and paced the NL in fielding again with a .922 average. In mid-1884 he jumped


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Ward), Don Atkinson (5th Ward), and Vice-Mayor Eugene Fahey (6th Ward). City elections were held on May 8, 2012, and the current term began on July 1, 2012. City elections will be held again in 2016. Attractions thumb right West Virginia Independence Hall (File:West Virginia Independence Hall from southwest.jpg) Historical buildings The city of Wheeling has a rich and varied history. West Virginia Independence Hall was the site of the Wheeling Convention, two meetings held in 1861 that ultimately reversed Virginia's Ordinance of Secession. Twenty-six counties in Virginia's north and west voted against secession from the Union and created the new state of West Virginia, which the United States quickly admitted. Later in 1861 and continuing to 1863, the building was the site of many heated debates during the First Constitutional Convention of West Virginia First Constitutional Convention of West Virginia including the name of the new state. The Naming of West Virginia Wheeling is home to Centre Market, formerly Wheeling's market house. Built in 1853, Waterson, Steve. "Reopening of Centre Market today," ''Wheeling Intelligencer'', 18 May 1989, accessed 13 Apr 2008 the market house and the surrounding area have been adapted for use as retail shops and restaurants. The first official memorial monument in the state of West Virginia, dedicated specifically to men killed in the Vietnam War , was dedicated in Wheeling, with full military honors, in a Memorial Day 1986 ceremony. The monument was erected in front of the flagpole near the main shelter of Bethlehem Community Park in the village of Bethlehem, just southeast of Wheeling. The roughly 6 foot tall granite memorial consists of a large, bronze dedication plaque with the names of KIAs from the Wheeling Ohio County region. Below the dedication plaque is a bronze map of South Vietnam, complete with names of 28 major cities. Parks and recreation Wheeling features several municipal parks including Oglebay Resort & Conference Center (Oglebay Park) and Wheeling Park. Ohio County has six golf courses, including designs by renowned golfer Arnold Palmer and architect Robert Trent Jones. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which was once the longest suspension bridge in the world, connects downtown Wheeling to Wheeling Island. In October 2007 the City of Wheeling opened the state's first concrete skateboard park. The Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


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. On the FM dial, WVKF 95.7, WKWK 97.3, WOVK 98.7 and WEGW 107.5 provide the area with various music genres. The Wheeling area is the home of WDUQ-LP, a listener-supported commercial-free station, which also serves as the local Pacifica (Pacifica Radio) affiliate. Pittsburgh's radio stations (Media in Pittsburgh#Radio) provide Wheeling with coverage. A number of translators and repeater stations provide NPR and American Family Radio networks. Wheeling also has a student-run


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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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in the village of Bethlehem, just southeast of Wheeling. The roughly 6 foot tall granite memorial consists of a large, bronze dedication plaque with the names of KIAs from the Wheeling Ohio County region. Below the dedication plaque is a bronze map of South Vietnam, complete with names of 28 major cities. Parks and recreation Wheeling features several municipal parks including Oglebay Resort & Conference Center (Oglebay Park) and Wheeling Park. Ohio County has six golf courses, including designs by renowned golfer Arnold Palmer and architect Robert Trent Jones. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, which was once the longest suspension bridge in the world, connects downtown Wheeling to Wheeling Island. In October 2007 the City of Wheeling opened the state's first concrete skateboard park. The Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


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released more than ten studio albums, in addition to charting a duet with Kathy Mattea entitled "The Battle Hymn of Love", a #9 hit on the ''Billboard (Billboard (magazine))'' Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts in 1990. Early life Tim O'Brien was born on March 16, 1954 and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, the youngest in a family of five children. At the age of 12, he first heard a Bob Dylan record, played by his older sister Mollie


term relationship

2011 He has never been married, and has stated that he does not see himself getting married or having children. He has been in a long-term relationship with actress Bo Derek since 2002.


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'''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

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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