W.Va.'s First Capital City Wraps Up 250th Celebration


On this West Virginia Morning, celebrations in the Northern Panhandle have been ongoing this year in the town of Wheeling – where the state of West Virginia was born. Also, in this show, we bring you a report from StateImpact Pennsylvania on shale gas imports to Scotland.

The year 2019 is coming to an end, and for the city of Wheeling, this also means the end of a huge milestone celebration: the city’s 250th anniversary. Corey Knollinger has this report on the year-long celebration of the state’s original capital city.

Also, in this show, for the past few years, Scotland has been importing shale gas from our region to make plastic. Unlike the U.S., where laws governing plastics are rare, Scotland has been more aggressive in trying to keep it out of the environment. For StateImpact Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports on Scotland’s attempts to rein in the problem of plastic pollution.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University. Ohio County Public Library contributed content to our Wheeling 250 story. You can hear more of the speech recorded on their web site.

Our news director is Jesse Wright. Our producer is Glynis Board.