Wheeling, West Virginia

What is Wheeling, West Virginia known for?


causing major

tornadoes across the eastern United States, with the 40 tornadoes spawned in Virginia on September 17 setting a daily record for the commonwealth. Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Virginia's Weather History: Virginia Tornadoes. Retrieved on 2008-02-03. Ivan then moved into the Wheeling, West Virginia and Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) area, causing major flooding and gusty winds. Pittsburgh International Airport recorded the highest 24-hour rainfall for Pittsburgh, recording Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


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, the concentration of which was iron and steel mills. The environment of Rebecca's home town would later affect the themes and vision of her fiction, like ''Life in the Iron Mills''. Despite Wheeling's productivity and its accessible location along the Ohio River, Davis described her childhood as having belonged to a slower, simpler time, writing in her 1904 autobiography ''Bits of Gossip'' that, "there were no railways in it, no automobiles or trolleys, no telegraphs, no sky-scraping houses


contemporary classical

, 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


commercial free

. 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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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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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


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.


played bass

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 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.


plays set

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


basketball games

radio station, WPHP 91.9, operated by Wheeling Park High School students. WPHP plays top 40 songs and also covers all of the Wheeling Park Patriots' football and basketball games. The city is home to ''The Intelligencer (The Intelligencer & Wheeling News Register)'' and ''Wheeling News-Register'' newspapers. Both papers are owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., based in Wheeling. ''The Intelligencer'' is published weekday mornings and Saturdays, while the ''News-Register'' is published

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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