Greenwood Cemetery

This summer I was at a July 4th picnic overlooking the Ohio River and the city of Wheeling. From my vantage point, one can see the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, at one point the longest suspension bridge in the world, the Capitol Music Hall, home of the once popular Wheeling Jamboree broadcast on WWVA, the FlatContinue reading “Greenwood Cemetery”

Relationship Between Business Taxes and College Tuition in WV

Today, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy posted a story comparing the relationship between higher education tuition and business tax incentives.  They basically show and argue that state’s tax incentives used to attract business to West Virginia is rapidly increasing higher education tuition. I agree that state’s across the country are doing aContinue reading “Relationship Between Business Taxes and College Tuition in WV”

Declaration of the People of Virginia Represented in Convention at Wheeling June 13, 1861

On June 11, 1861, delegates of the western counties of Virginia met in Wheeling for the second time since the beginning of the Civil War.  Two days later, on 13 June, John Carlile, a delegate from Harrison County, introduced the Declaration of the People of Virginia.  This document characterized the government in Richmond, which seceded fromContinue reading “Declaration of the People of Virginia Represented in Convention at Wheeling June 13, 1861”