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Wheeling Projects To Receive Millions in Federal Earmarks


WHEELING — In buying the former Wheeling Inn hotel at the entrance of Main Street, the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau had a vision for what that property could be in the future. The CVB just received a federal earmark that will put that vision much closer to reality.

The CVB received $5 million in federal funds for its proposed welcome center on that property, one of two Wheeling initiatives that received seven-figure funding boosts in a Senate Appropriations Committee mark-up on a trio of funding bills. On top of the CVB’s $5 million, the Community Impact Network Inc. received $1 million to help build a child care center.

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