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May 18, 2012: Harshman Named West Virginia's Poet Laureate

May 18, 2016
e-WV Encyclopedia / Cheryl Harshman

On May 18, 2012, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin named Marc Harshman of Wheeling the state poet laureate. He succeeded the late Irene McKinney, who’d served in the post since 1994. Harshman is the ninth person to serve as poet laureate since the position was established in 1927.

Waitman T. Willey
e-WV Encyclopedia / WV State Archives (WVSA)

On May 13, 1861, political leaders, mostly from northwestern Virginia, gathered in Wheeling to address Virginia’s recent secession from the Union. At the start of the Civil War in April, delegates to the Virginia secession convention in Richmond had voted to leave the Union and join the Confederacy. However, the measure wouldn’t become official until voters approved it later in May.

May 11, 1909: Wheeling Filmmaker Ellis Dungan Born in Ohio

May 11, 2016
e-WV Encyclopedia / Wheeling News-Register and Goldenseal

Wheeling filmmaker Ellis Dungan was born on May 11, 1909, in nearby Barton, Ohio. He eventually hitchhiked across the United States several times, studied photography in Paris, and attended the University of Southern California’s film school. 

April 20, 1963: W.Va. Legislature Meets at the Custom House in Wheeling

Apr 20, 2016
e-WV Encyclopedia / WV Division of Tourism via Steve Shaluta

On April 20, 1963, the West Virginia Legislature met in a special ceremonial session at the old U.S. Custom House in Wheeling. It marked the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation certifying that West Virginia would become a state.

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports from Wheeling where a city council candidate’s campaign sign was defaced with black spray paint and how the community has responded.  And Earth Day is celebrated this Friday.  We’ll have a report about how corporate America is using the occasion to advertise its environmental stewardship. 

These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Glenn Elliot

With Election Day just a few weeks away, you’ve likely seen a political sign or two on a street corner in your town, or maybe in your neighbor’s front yard. Up in Wheeling, one community is responding to the defacing of a candidate’s sign after spray paint blackened out her face and racially disparaging phrases covered her name.

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports from Wheeling where Central Catholic High School is celebrating 150 years.  And from Pennsylvania, a report about the fate of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan in that state. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning a southern West Virginia businessman who moved to Pennsylvania to take advantage of the natural gas drilling boom is closing his clothing store because the boom is now a bust.  Also, Glynis Board reports from the Ohio Valley Hip Hop Awards.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Telling West Virginia's story.

Squirt Gun, Water Gun, Water Pistol
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Police in Wheeling say a report of armed suspects in a neighborhood turned out to be a couple of high school students with squirt guns playing a game called "Assassins."

Detective Gregg McKenzie told media that officers were called to the Clator area Wednesday morning by a concerned homeowner who said she saw two males exit a vehicle with guns. Officers canvassed the area and found two boys armed with squirt guns crouching behind a vehicle.

WJU President, Rev. James Fleming, S.J. announced the new program.
WJU

Wheeling Jesuit University announced a new program this week that uses novel approaches to make college more affordable for some students, and prepares them more effectively to enter the workforce.

 


pills
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Federal authorities say a Bridgeport man has been charged with possessing nearly 600 Oxycodone pills.

The U.S. attorney's office says 26-year-old Suhip E. Ebrahim was arrested Saturday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone.

Wikimedia commons / Brandon W. Holmes

A West Virginia police chief is trying to determine if an officer issued a jaywalking ticket to a city parking enforcement officer in retaliation to a parking violation warning.

The Intelligencer reports that Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger is reviewing last Friday's incident in which an officer issued a total of five jaywalking violations, including one to a city parking enforcement officer.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Liz McCormick reports on the ban of a certain type of abortion, which is being voted on today. Also, Roxy Todd has a story about opposition to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Glynis Board takes us to a juvenile detention center in Wheeling that was visited by some members of the Wheeling Symphony.

Dollar Photo Club

The Local Foods, Local Places partnership is a yearly federal award to communities around the country to help integrate local food strategies into economic development efforts. The award was given to six Appalachian communities in 2016, including one in West Virginia.

The initiative started in 2014 as part of the White House Rural Council’s work to support communities that want to make local foods a stronger part of the local economy. There are now 60 Local Foods, Local Places partnerships across the country. More than a third are in Appalachia, including four in West Virginia.

Newt Ginrich
Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is set to speak at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Gingrich's speech about the 2016 presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday at the school's Troy Theater in Wheeling.

Wheeling Island
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The West Virginia Division of Highways has closed a bridge that connects Wheeling Island with Bridgeport, Ohio amid concerns over its deterioration.

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register reports workers constructed a fence at the Aetnaville Bridge on Wednesday, preventing pedestrians and cyclists from entering. The bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic since 1988.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton looks at childhood lead poisoning and state efforts to combat it. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Wikimedia commons / Brandon W. Holmes

On December 4, 1876, West Virginia’s third capitol building was dedicated in Wheeling. The stone building was four stories tall with two wings and topped by a cupola.

Oglebay Resort

The annual Winter Festival of Lights at Wheeling's Oglebay Park is set to get started.

The display kicks off Friday night and runs through Jan. 3. It can be viewed nightly until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor spoke to members of the Morgantown High School band.  The band has been chosen to represent the state at commemoration ceremonies in Hawaii next year.  And we’ll visit West Virginia first state capitol in Wheeling. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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