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Council Votes Tuesday on 911 Center

Handover of Communications Center to Ohio County would save city $180,000 per year, estimates show

November 18, 2013

WHEELING — The proposed transfer of control over the Wheeling-Ohio County 911 Communications Center to county commissioners tops City Council’s agenda for a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting....

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Nov-19-13 8:59 AM

Nearly every area has a county based 911 Center. A few towns hung on to keep control of their calls and they had pretty good reasons. But it no longer makes sense, it needs to be one central dispatch center and that means that the county should run it. Its a safety issue for citizens and public safety workers and should be done without delay.

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Nov-19-13 2:28 AM

@wvgoofey: You are correct, leave it in the city for McKenzie and Heron to run it, and it will probably be torn down like all the buildings in Wheeling. Also give some credit to City Council,they can't do anything right either. In Wheeling it is the same ole thing, the blind leading the blind.

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Nov-18-13 1:49 PM

As I recall several years ago the city fought to keep control of the 911 system and installed a system that was incompatible with the county's. Now they want out, and at what cost?

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Nov-18-13 10:16 AM

No matter what you do the taxpayer is stuck with the bill. Better service if kept in the city probably.

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