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Coming up at 7:41 On West Virginia Morning, the first of two reports about trade.  It’s become a focal point in the presidential campaign, but how does trade affect companies in our region?  And Glynis Board takes us to Blues Fest in Wheeling.

Wheeling Steel
e-WV / WV Humanitites Council

One June 21, 1920, the LaBelle Iron Works, Whitaker-Glessner, and Wheeling Steel & Iron Works combined to form the Wheeling Steel Corporation.

With some 17,000 workers, Wheeling Steel was the nation’s third-largest steelmaker.

Author Rebecca Harding Davis
Wikipedia / WV Humanitites Council

Author Rebecca Harding Davis was born in Pennsylvania on June 24, 1831. She and her family moved to Wheeling about 1836, and she later wrote for the Wheeling Intelligencer newspaper. During the 1860s, she published a number of stories and serialized novels in the Atlantic Monthly.

Her best-known story, “Life in the Iron Mills: A Story of Today” powerfully depicts the plight of mill workers in a town based on Wheeling. Her first two novels focused on worker exploitation and moral and political conflicts raised by the Civil War.

Communities Rely on FEMA Funds to Rebuild

Aug 8, 2016
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, today is the deadline for local governments to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Ashton Marra reports many small communities depend on that assistance.  And from the Ohio Valley ReSource,  reporter Aaron Payne visits three addiction treatment centers with three very difference approaches to deal with opioid addictions. 

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

Steve Helber / AP Photo

Donald Trump is heading to Wheeling for an invitation-only fundraiser with coal magnate Robert Murray.

Murray Energy spokesman Gary Broadbent says Murray is hosting a June 28 fundraiser for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. It will take place at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

May 31, 2008: Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy Graduates Last Class

May 31, 2016
e-WV Encyclopedia

The Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling graduated its last class of students on May 31, 2008. 

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.

Has Earth Day Gone Corporate?

Apr 20, 2016

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.

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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.

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.


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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
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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.