Wheeling is a city in northern West Virginia. The city lies in Ohio and Marshall Counties. Wheeling is the principal city of the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 28,486 (31,059 in Ohio County, 360 in Marshall County).Wheeling was originally a settlement in the British Colony of Virginia and later an important city in the Commonwealth of Virginia until 1861 when the western counties of Virginia seceded from the state. Wheeling was the location of the Wheeling Convention, which established the state of West Virginia, and was the first capital of West Virginia. The capital moved so often in its early years that it was nicknamed the "floating capital".
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On February 9, 1950, a back-bench Wisconsin senator named Joseph McCarthy delivered an unheralded political speech to a Republican women’s club in West Virginia. McCarthy’s Wheeling remarks included the brief and completely fabricated claim that he had in his hand the names of 205 known Communists in the State Department. Within 24 hours—with the number of “card-carrying Communists” dancing.
STRASBURG -- Four months after announcing that The Northern Virginia Daily was for sale, Editor John Horan introduced its prospective new owners to employees Friday morning. The Ogden Newspapers Inc. , based in Wheeling, W. Va. , has an agreement in pri. . .
STRASBURG --A Wheeling, W. Va. -based newspaper company has an agreement to purchase The Northern Virginia Daily, staff members were told Friday morning. The Ogden Newspapers Inc. has an agreement in principle to buy the nearly 80-year-old news. . .
WASHINGTON -- Thirty television stations in the Ohio area have pulled an anti-union ad after news broke on Tuesday that the group behind it had co-opted a union supporter's image to suggest that she supported their cause.
The great automotive incentive advertising boom—that flooded the media with no-money-down spots—is officially over.