Wheeling Woman’s Club Welcomes Author Friday

WHEELING — George Sidiropolis, author of “Murder Never Dies: Crime and Corruption in the Friendly City,” will speak at the Woman’s Club of Wheeling on Friday at Monument Place, Elm Grove.

President Sandy Smith will preside at the board meeting at 10:45 a.m. and business meeting at 1 p.m. A la carte lunch is served between 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Sidiropolis will speak following the business meeting. Patty Travis will be selling tickets at the next three meetings for the spring luncheon on March 9.

Sidiropolis’ book, released in December 2016, details decades worth of crime and corruption in Wheeling.

Sidiropolis became the youngest public housing executive director in the nation at age 20 and served in that capacity for 25 years. He served as commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles, assistant to the cabinet secretary of the Department of Transportation, senior aid to the governor, member of the state parole board and chair of the state racing commission.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

The Woman’s Club of Wheeling accepts new members at any time of the year. For information, call Susan Jones, membership chair, 304-232-9748.