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Originally a British settlement, Wheeling was the location of the Wheeling Convention in 1861, which established the state of West Virginia and Wheeling was the original state capital. West Virginia Independence Hall, the site of the Wheeling Convention remains in Wheeling to this day. Because of its proximity to Pittsburgh, Wheeling is very closely intertwined with the Pennsylvania city's media and sports teams.

Population: 29913
Local Newspapers: The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register
Local Sports Teams: Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
Local Colleges: Wheeling Jesuit University West Liberty University Bethany College

Zip Codes associated with wheeling, west virginia: 26003
Towns/Cities near wheeling, west virginia : Bridgeport Bethlehem Elm Grove Triadelphia Valley Grove Brookside OH

Wheeling News
Backs Still Against Wall on Drug Abuse

In some ways, the human havoc of the substance abuse crisis seems to have leveled off or even abated somewhat in West Virginia, to judge by some reports. During a forum on the subject last week, police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said the rate of drug overdoses in Wheeling seems to be declining.

More Downtown Wheeling Apartments Planned

Looking to capitalize on the demand for downtown housing, C.J. Kaiser hopes to continue renovating the former Bill's Hamburger building so the pre-Civil War structure located between the Capitol Theatre and the Wheeling Suspension Bridge features apartments on the upper floors. In the meantime, contractors continue an extensive renovation of the first floor in hopes of allowing the J. Jones Evening Wear formal attire shop to open before the end of the year.

West Virginia Northern Community College Club Donates to Winter Freeze Shelter

Photo Provided West Virginia Northern Community College's Students Caring About Regional Social Issues Club presents items to Youth Services System. Gathered from the presentation, from left, are Matt Badillo and Dara Whiteman, WVNCC students; Tammy Krause, director of development for Youth Services System's Winter Freeze Shelter; Joyce Britt, faculty advisor; and Misty Pullen, WVNCC student.

Alleged card skimmers indicted

A group of Cuban natives allegedly caught in Huntington as part of a credit card skimmer scheme face the forfeiture of over $100,000 and years in federal prison after an indictment was returned in federal court in Wheeling.

Robbery Suspect Waives Hearing In Ohio County Magistrate Court

Court proceedings for a robbery suspect who allegedly tried to escape police by jumping into the Ohio River earlier this year have been delayed. According to court officials, Dwayne Conaway Jr., 24, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a felony robbery charge.

Camps Keep Kids Busy Over the Holiday Break

Kids are out of school before Christmas, but you have to work? Need a way to keep kids active after Christmas when all they want to do is play on their technology devices? Parents looking for fun and educational activities for children during the holiday break can choose from several options available locally. Daytime camps and workshops are being offered for youngsters at the Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center on National Road in Wheeling, OI Schrader Environmental Education Center at Oglebay Resort and the Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, 1000 Main St., Wheeling.

Wheeling Man Receives Free Knee Surgery at West Virginia University

Photo Provided The day after receiving a free total knee replacement, Richard Thompson of Wheeling walks down the hall with Shannan Lawrence, a physical therapist at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Richard Thompson of Wheeling and Cynthia Lawrence of Lost Creek, W.Va., underwent free total knee and hip replacements, respectively, at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown through Operation Walk USA.

New Sewer Lines Planned in Wheeling

As Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said Wheeling ultimately may need as much as $180 million to separate stormwater from all of the sewer lines, city officials are planning a rate increase to fund about $28 million worth of the work. City council will hold a public hearing on the rate increase at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 on the first floor of the City-County Building, 1500 Chapline St, prior to a possible vote on the measure.

History Dec. 10

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Girl With Prosthetic Leg Dances Into the Spotlight

Sarah Czapp, 6, is shown with Fezzie, the Shriners Hospitals for Children mascot, during a break in filming of the national Christmas commercial in August in St. Louis. Photo Provided Jocelyn and George Czapp of Wheeling think their daughter, 6-year-old Sarah, may have a future in front of the camera after she appeared in three Shriners Hospitals for Children national commercials this year and was tapped as the Erie Shriners Hospital ambassador, appearing in newsletters and on the website and Christmas card.

We're Not Out Of the Woods Yet

It is likely no one knows why Ohio County's drug overdose death rate went down last year. Perhaps local residents are being more careful about how they use drugs.

West Liberty University Graduates Told to Believe

Two-hundred and eight new graduates of West Liberty University heard calls Saturday to believe in themselves, the Ohio Valley and whatever it is they hold dear at the school's fall commencement ceremony. Patrick Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, addressed the successful students, as well as their attending families and friends, with a message of "But there's nothing too small, no task too mundane.

County seeks emergency shelter grant

The Randolph County Commission unanimously approved the signing of a 911/Office of Emergency Management grant application which would enable the county to provide residents with an emergency pet shelter during emergency situations.

Unity Center Moves to New Location in Benwood

A local organization dedicated to helping people overcome addiction enlisted the support of a West Virginia lawmaker Friday as it marked the first week in its new home. Ohio Valley Recovery Inc., also known as the Unity Center, officially moved Dec. 2 from its former location in Center Wheeling to 4850 Eoff St. in Benwood, just over the border with Wheeling.

Trial Pushed Back in Child Abuse Case

The trial of a Wheeling couple accused of abuse and neglect of a 2-year-old child has been delayed while attorneys review new information in the case. Apollo Rice, 27, and Sabrina Hall, 18, appeared Friday in Ohio County Circuit Court for a pretrial hearing before Judge James Mazzone.

Weirton United Way at 65 percent of goal

Campaign team members gathered at the Hancock County Sheltered Workshop, where they hear fundraising efforts for the 2017 campaign, to date, have brought in $168,575.

Faith-based group using $3 million grant for drug treatment center

Heart2Heart/Living Free Ohio Valley Inc. President Sharon Travis discussed plans for a her organization's long-term drug treatment facility planned for the former Paul VI Pastoral Center near Wheeling.

Wheeling Hospital's New Continuous Care Center Set to Open Early Next Year

Wheeling Hospital's new, three-story Continuous Care Center will open early next year, hospital officials revealed during a press conference today. The 144-bed facility currently under construction on land above the hospital will feature 107,00 square feet of space.

New Approach

We have been hearing it for years - four-year college degrees are not the end-all, be-all of higher education, and in fact can do more harm than good to students who graduate with a mountain of debt and not much to offer a potential employer.

Ohio County Murder Suspect Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

A suspect in a murder on Wheeling Island earlier this year is facing new charges after a federal grand jury indicted him on several counts related to the alleged distribution of cocaine. U.S. Attorney William Powell announced that DeAndre Davis, 27, of Wheeling was indicted this week on one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; three counts of distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a protected location; and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a protected location.

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