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Wheeling.

1 Village (1990 pop. 29,911), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb of ChicagoChicago
, city (1990 pop. 2,783,726), seat of Cook co., NE Ill., on Lake Michigan; inc. 1837. The third largest city in the United States and the heart of a metropolitan area of over 8 million people, it is the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center for a vast
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; founded c.1830, inc. 1894. Machinery, computer supplies, metal and paper products, security devices, insulation, and chemicals are manufactured.

2 City (1990 pop. 34,882), seat of Ohio co., W.Va., in the Northern Panhandle, on the Ohio River; settled 1769, inc. as a city 1836. It is a manufacturing and commercial center in an area rich in coal and natural gas. Its many industrial products include metal products, chemicals, ceramics, glass, plastics, textiles, tools, tobacco, and paper goods. The city is the seat of Wheeling Jesuit Univ. Points of interest include the site of Fort Henry; St. Joseph's Cathedral; and Oglebay Park, with museums, a nature center, and an outdoor theater.

Fort Fincastle, renamed Fort Henry, was built at what is now Wheeling in 1774; in 1782 it was the scene of one of the last skirmishes of the American Revolution, in which a party of British and Native American attackers was driven off. Wheeling became the western terminus of the National Road in 1818, a port of entry in 1831, and a railhead in 1852. A center of pro-Unionist activity during the Civil War, the town was the site of the Wheeling Conventions (1861–62), which provided a means of forming a new state out of the northern and western counties of Virginia. Wheeling became the first capital of West Virginia in 1863 (see CharlestonCharleston.
1 City (1990 pop. 20,398), seat of Coles co., E Ill.; inc. 1835. Charleston is an industrial, rail, and trade center located in an agricultural area; shoes are also made. Eastern Illinois Univ. is there. A Lincoln-Douglas debate was held in Charleston on Sept.
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Wheeling

 

a city in the USA, in West Virginia. Population, 48,500 (1970). A port on the Ohio River, Wheeling is in the Appalachian hard coal basin. Industry includes ferrous metallurgy and the manufacture of metal products, glass, and ceramics.

wheeling

[wēl·iŋ]
(electricity)
The transfer of one utility's energy over another utility's lines for delivery to a third utility.
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George is past chairman of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the chamber's board of directors.
He and his wife, Sandra, reside in Wheeling and are the parents of three sons.
A graduate of Wheeling Jesuit College, Yaeger attended the Graduate School of Business at the University of Toledo.
He is a member of the Wheeling Country Club, the Fort Henry Club, Serra Club and St.
He and his wife, Nanci, reside in Wheeling with their two sons.
Prior to joining WesBanco Wheeling in 1977, Limbert was a senior accountant with Price Waterhouse and served in the U.
He is a board member, former president and treasurer of the Wheeling Symphony Society, chairman of the finance committee of the Wheeling Country Club and treasurer of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church.
He and his wife, Louise, have a son and a daughter and live in Wheeling.
Joining WesBanco Wheeling in 1976 as director of personnel, Moore previously served as director of the Counseling Center and assistant director of financial aid at West Liberty State College for four years.
Also, the city of Wheeling will provide $92,000 in Northern Panhandle Home Consortium funds to begin the revitalization project and the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling donated $10,000 to Hopeful Housing for the effort.
We are delighted that our Gateway investment in East Wheeling will assist families to achieve that goal," said Taia Lockhart, vice president, emerging markets of PMI Mortgage Insurance Co.
Fannie Mae's participation in the Wheeling Hopeful Housing Faith-Based Initiative is part of the company's American Dream Commitment(R) to create 250 new partnerships with faith-based organizations by the year 2009 to help expand homeownership opportunities to underserved communities.