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Edward Franzheim
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Edward Franzheim was born in Wheeling on July 20, 1866. After studying in Boston and abroad, he returned to Wheeling in 1890 to practice architecture. He was one of the first West Virginians to receive a formal, academic training in architecture.

One of his best-known works is Wheeling’s Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church. The 1896 building is one of the most exuberant and lavish churches in the state. By 1902, Franzheim was recognized by many as West Virginia’s most successful architect.

West Virginia Morning
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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
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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
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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
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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.

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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
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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
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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
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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. 

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.

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.

 


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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.

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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
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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.

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.

Doctor Patient Health Care Coverage
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Acuity Specialty Hospital Ohio Valley plans a $1 million expansion of its long-term acute care facility in Wheeling.

The West Virginia Health Care Authority has issued a certificate of need for the project. The certificate allows Acuity to add 16 beds to its 13-bed facility within Wheeling Hospital.

A date for the expansion hasn't been set. Acuity director Joe Garcuccio told The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that the project is in the planning stage.

Students Become Immersed in Food Justice

Nov 2, 2015
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports from Wheeling about what’s called a “food justice immersion program” to show college students what it’s like to try to put food on the table in a food desert.  And from Pennsylvania, a report about how researchers are building a better honeybee.

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

heroin
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A federal grand jury has charged seven individuals suspected in a heroin-trafficking operation in eastern Ohio with one count each of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance.

Federal authorities say a grand jury in Columbus recently indicted four suspects from Steubenville, one from Irving, Texas, and two from Weirton, West Virginia.

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The historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge is closed after being damaged in a traffic accident.

WTRF-TV reports that a pickup truck hit the bridge Tuesday night.

The state's Wednesday road and bridge closure report says the suspension bridge is shut down until further notice.

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports from the trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship where opening arguments were presented yesterday.  Also sensors have been placed in water bottles that are floating in the Monongahela River in Morgantown to test water quality.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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