West Virginia History
10:34 am
Mon October 13, 2014

October 13, 1903: Bishop John Joseph Kain Dies

A native of Martinsburg, John Joseph Kain's missions ranged from nearby Harpers Ferry to Leesburg, Virginia. During his seven years in this position, he helped rebuild communities that had been ravaged by the Civil War.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / John Joseph Kain, Martinsburg, Wheeling, Diocese of Wheeling, St. Louis, Civil War, Harpers Ferry

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West Virginia History
9:37 am
Tue October 7, 2014

October 7, 1747: Ebenezer Zane Born Near Moorefield

Born near present-day Moorefield, Zane and his brothers settled at the confluence of Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River, and later laid out the town of Wheeling.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Zane, Wheeling, homstead

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West Virginia Morning
8:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

What's Next in Wheeling?; Art Encourages Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

On West Virginia Morning, an unusual use for twitter.  In Kanawha County, an emergency coordinator is using the social media site to inform citizens where heroin overdoses occur.  And we’ll meet artist Janice Summers-Young who makes art from anything she finds.

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West Virginia Morning
8:25 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Remembering Charleston's Historic Block District, Garden for the Blind in Wheeling

A report about The Block, a historical district in Charleston once the heart of the city’s African-American community and more state history from Hinton in Summers County.  From Wheeling,  a report on a community garden specifically designed to be tended by the visually impaired and Marshall University's football team is expected to do well this season. 

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Community Gardens
10:57 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

New Urban Garden in Wheeling Designed For the Blind

Gardener Martin Wach built and planted the garden over a two-week period. And there's a lot of room for growth.
Credit Martin Wach

Wheeling has a new urban garden, and it’s a little out of the ordinary. It’s designed for visually impaired gardeners.  Not many like it exist in the state.

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West Virginia Morning
8:13 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Vets to Agriculture, Chinese Medicine in Va., Italian Heritage Celebration

Some returning war veterans are becoming farmers and beekeepers thanks to a state program.  More about the Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine in Floyd County, Virginia.  The center is working with local farmers to raise certified Chinese herbs. The Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival kicks off in Wheeling on Friday. 

West Virginia Morning
9:26 am
Fri June 27, 2014

More on the History of Wheeling's Name, High School Students Learn Conservation & Jason Isbell

We  hear what author Alan Fitzpatrick was able to uncover in his search in the mystery of how Wheeling got its name. The Student Climate and Conservation Conference asks the question: How are we as global citizens going to bring back and contribute to our schools and communities? Also, Jason Isbell performs "Traveling Alone" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

1:46 am
Thu June 26, 2014

New Book Discovers Where Wheeling (Place of the Skull) Got Its Name

Painter Cecy Rose looks onto her painting that serves as the cover art for the newly published book, PLACE OF THE SKULL.
Credit Glynis Board / WVPublic

The name Wheeling is a very old word. While there’s some dispute, it’s most commonly translated from the indigenous Delaware language to mean “Place of the Skull.” That’s the name and subject of a recently published book written by Ohio Valley resident Alan Fitzpatrick.

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2:23 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Reclaiming the Abandoned: Ohio Valley Grows Local Food Economy

Danny Swan walks along the street of a neighborhood in the middle of Wheeling that's long been forgotten.
Credit Glynis Board / WVPublic

**Music by Sugar Short Wave.

Like many towns across much of the state, Wheeling is home to a lot of abandoned, depressed, impoverished areas susceptible to crime and drug epidemics. The region has depended largely on the coal and steel industries, which are declining. The population is decreasing along with the economy and the vitality of the communities.

A small group is tackling several major projects with the hope of changing all of that. The projects all center around infusing the town with locally grown foods, and educational opportunities to teach residents how these foods are grown. There are eight initiatives already in motion and the fledgling non-profit, Grow Ohio Valley, has raised more than $200,000 so far to support their efforts. They hope that instead of being known as a dying town, Wheeling can become a regional food production hub.

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Education Reform
11:34 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

MIT-Inspired Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Lab Comes to High School in West Virginia

Layout of former library, soon-to-be TEAL lab at Central Catholic High School in Wheeling
Credit Wheeling Central Catholic High School

Wheeling Catholic High School has decided to take a page from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is renovating the school’s library into a Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) lab.

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1:39 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Judge Orders Extradition

A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., over the last decade has been ordered extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge. 

A West Virginia judge on Wednesday ordered 53-year-old Charles Severance extradited to Loudoun County, where a warrant has been issued on a firearms charge.

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WV Workforce
10:01 am
Mon April 14, 2014

W.Va. Pipe Trades Apprentices Compete

Welding Competition at the annual W.Va. Pipe Trades Competition
Credit Glynis Board / WVPublic

The annual W.Va. Pipe Trades Apprentice Contest took place last week in Wheeling.


Top Pipe fitter apprentice: Morgan Morgan – Local 83, Wheeling

Prize: $750, oxygen acetylene torch, gauges and hoses

Top Welding apprentice: William “Kieth” Kidd – Local 83, Wheeling

Prize: $750, Lincoln welding machine, welding hood and gear

Top Plumbing apprentice: Kenneth Raulston Jr. – Local 152, Morgantown

Prize: $750, tubing cutters, plumbing tools and tool bag

Top H.V.A.C. apprentice: Roger Harris – Local 625, Charleston

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10:50 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Work Could Close Historic Wheeling Bridge for Up to Two Years

Credit Chris Light / en.wikipedia

A Wheeling official says the city's historic suspension bridge could be closed for up to two years for a lighting and wiring project.
City Manager Robert Herron says the $8.5 million project includes significant rewiring of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.

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Shooting Threat
9:05 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Man Charged with Wheeling Federal Building Threat

Ex-Wheeling Police officer Thomas Piccard fired 26 shots at the Wheeling Federal Building in October 2013. Charles Edwin Coffman has charged with threating to commit a similar crime at the same location
Credit WDTV

A Wheeling man is charged with threatening to shoot up a federal building that was previously targeted by a gunman who was killed by police.
43-year-old Charles Edwin Coffman is charged with threatening to commit a terrorist act. The felony charge is punishable by up to three years in prison.

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5:48 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Ex-police officer identified as shooter at federal building in Wheeling

Police on the scene of Wednesday's shooting at the federal courthouse in Wheeling.
Credit WDTV

A former Wheeling police officer reportedly fired up to 30 shots into the federal courthouse Wednesday afternoon before he was shot and killed by security officers at the building.

Update: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:22 p.m.

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10:39 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Oglebayfest 2013

Let's Talk @ OglebayFest 2013. Executive director Scott Finn in Wheeling.
Glynis Board WVPublic

Pictures from Olgebayfest, the annual festival that began in 1978 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oglebay.

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