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Wheeling Wooed Valve Maker

June 7, 2014

WHEELING — The Italian firm Pietro Fiorentini continues to work out of its temporary home in Wheeling as it plans a permanent move to Weirton, but Wheeling development leaders said they did seek to......

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Jun-07-14 2:30 PM

vince: Wheeling could have given them financial incentives-perhaps free space-to stay vs. demolition costs and ball fields. Your point is well taken. The priorities are wrong. Note the RED salaries are paid from rental income they obtain for free buildings grants pay for. So called "non-profits" are very profitable for their staff.

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Jun-07-14 12:18 PM

I agree with Vince. Wheeling has become an expert at creating empty buildings and excess ath fields.

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Jun-07-14 8:49 AM


The Regional Economic Development (RED) has since it's existence has succeeded only in relocating existing Wheeling businesses from blocks away to their former Stone & Thomas investment waste of space and money. Empty lots, vacant buildings and Wheeling "leaders" failed to attract a new job producing manufacturing business. Instead, they will spend millions on an East Wheeling playground and a doomed civic center.

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Jun-07-14 12:19 AM

Pity their poor employees with children that have to go to WV schools. Oh wait, the company will have to pay for private schools.

And all of the great Italian food in the valley ... what an insult to Italian citizens!

And they can visit downtown Steubenville to practice their drive-by shooting skills.

What a great location . . . . .

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