Paull Associates, Insurance and Real Estate

1311 Chapline Street, Wheeling, WV (304) 233-3303
903 Wheeling Avenue Glen Dale, WV 26038 (304) 845-3303
Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3305

Our Community - About Wheeling, WV & the Ohio Valley Area

Welcome to WheelingPopulation:
Wheeling Metro Area: 157,200
Marshall County, WV: 37,200
Ohio County, WV: 50,200
Belmont County, OH 69,800

Area:
City of Wheeling: 11.2 square miles.
Located on the Ohio River between Ohio and Pennsylvania in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle

Founded: 1769

Incorporated: 1836

Elevation:
687 feet above sea level downtown
Ranging to 1,300 feet in some residential areas

Climate:
Mean annual temperature: 50.5 degrees Fahrenheit
Spring: 49.7
Summer: 72.7
Autumn: 53
Winter: 29.3
Average annual precipitation: 37 inches

Government:
Council/City Manager
Council members elected by wards; council appoints an administrative city manager; and the Mayor is elected at large

Resort/Conference Information:

Entertainment:

Utilities:
Electricity: American Electric Power
Natural Gas: Allegheny Power Company (formerly Mountaineer Gas)
Telephone: Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic)
Water/Sewage: municipally owned and operated

Places to Worship:
83 Protestant, 15 Catholic, 1 Jewish, 1 Greek Orthodox

Libraries:
The Ohio County Library has more than 85,000 volumes, plus newspapers, magazines video's and audio tapes
The Library also has Internet access, CD-Rom databases and word processing for public access

Health Care:
Costs are 23% lower than the national average

 

Education in Ohio County:

County Public Schools:

One Senior High School
Four Middle Schools
Ten Elementary Schools

Parochial Schools:
Two Senior High Schools (9-12)
Eight Elementary Schools

Private Schools:

One pre-school -6
One pre-school -4 for boys; pre-school -12 for girls
One 5-12 co-ed

Colleges:

 

Communications:
Five daily newspapers
Eight Local Radio Stations
Three Local television Stations (NBC, CBS, WB)
All major Public and Cable stations

Transportation:

Air:

Rail:
Freight
CSX System (in West Virginia)

Passenger:
Amtrak Service (within a 90 minute drive in Downtown Pittsburgh)

Public and Private Transit:
OVRTA public bus service
Several charter bus companies and taxi firms

Highways:
Interstate 70 and 470
Interstate 79 (32 miles)
Interstate 77 (50 miles)
U.S. Routes 40 and 250

The area is serviced by hundreds of motor freight companies

Water:
The Ohio River with 12 barge lines and barge services

Financial Institutions:
Over 20 banks and other financial institutions in the metro area

Taxes:
6% sales tax
Affordable property taxes

Crime Rate:
2nd lowest in country (FBI Uniform Crime Statistics)