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Benwood Kroger Closing This Summer

April 26, 2013

BENWOOD — City officials say they are wasting no time in seeking a new grocery store now that Kroger has announced it will close its Benwood store on Aug. 25....

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Apr-27-13 9:05 PM

GetsomeGlue, more like the smart get and education and LEAVE. Become sucessful, rarely come back.

Brad Paisley would be selling musical instruments at Best Buy to support a "hobby" of entertaining in dive bars in Dying OV IF he had stayed. As it is, he is a SUPERSTAR with trophy wife, a house in Malibu, and $40 mil a year salary.

What is left, well they are just Clueless.

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Apr-27-13 5:36 PM

Cluela##, the "strong" survive, eh?

Tell that to Hanna, US Steel, Stone & Thomas, Scott Lumber, Weirton Steel, Marsh, etc. etc. etc. Wheeling is a graveyard of what WAS, not IS.

What, pray tell, replaced them? THE HIGHLANDS? BBBWHAHAHAHAA! Take away the government susidies and the Highlands is DUST IN THE WIND too.

Your whole area is DYING, only a question of WHEN its YOUR TURN, dumbass, not IF.

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Apr-27-13 4:13 PM

@you'llneverGETACLUE! Sour grapes? Because someone moves let's say for a better job and if it doesn't work out,and they want to move back, that is sour grapes? You are so full of it that your eyes are brown. Give me a break! I have had a great life and had good jobs in the OV and I have never wanted to move, but some people have not been that lucky and moved to try and find a better job. Wanting to move back, sour grapes? B.S.

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Apr-27-13 1:16 PM

Natural gas is not bringing manufacturing jobs to the Ohio Valley. The drilling has already moved on to the Utica Shale. How many permanent, good paying jobs has natural gas drilling brought to Wheeling?

Kroger just remodeled this store. They were originally going to build a new store as part of that south Wheeling development near Lowe's. You know-one of the dozen or so "studies" that cost Wheeling taxpayers $250,000 per?

Maybe Kroger is not making any money at this store, which is strange, given the abundance of seniors/welfare wards in that area.

Maybe Kroger doesn't want to contribute stacks of Benjamins to Horsemeat's retirement fund?

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Apr-27-13 10:36 AM

Kroger may actually add another store to the OV at the Highlands. The boom that is happening with natural gas here will turn into manufacturing jobs right here.

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Apr-27-13 10:32 AM

Maddie, Kroger is a good employer but also know, there is a labor agreement that spells out how the bumps are to work. Kroger sits down at the bargaining table and negotiates with their workers here in the Ohio Valley. The terms of store closings are quite clear. The last store that closed under this contract was the downtown Steubenville store and those workers were aslo protected.

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Apr-27-13 10:08 AM

why would someone who has not lived her for 50 yrs spend so much time telling people who live here how they should hate it and move? Its fascinating that so many out of towners spend that much time pontificating on Wheeling. Do newspapers in their hometowns not have this feature? Henny Penny is a story of a clucker running around screaming that the sky is falling, the sky is falling, and yet the sky is still there. Even though so many brainiacs took their massive mentalities and moved away, the sky did not collapse and Wheeling is still here. Henny Penny was a chicken and chickens don't really talk, but they do produce only one thing and they leave it everywhere they waddle. And yet Wheeling is still here. There must be a problem in the doomsday math that says we are all going to be crushed under the collapse. Perhaps, just perhaps, the area improved when the doomsayers left. Wonder if their current neighbors envy us?

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Apr-27-13 9:06 AM

In the OHIO VALLEY ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE, THE WEAK AND INCOMPETENT TURN TAIL AND MOVE OUT. Then they spend all day every day wnating and wishing to be able to move back, they can't do that so they tear down what they can't have. In psycological terms it is called SOUR GRAPES!!!

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Apr-27-13 8:04 AM

i've been living here in death valley for the last 50 years and i'm still alive.we don't have deserts here in case you haven't noticed.

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Apr-27-13 4:08 AM

guess when you live in*****fire is a huge part of your world eh wrat? lol.

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Apr-27-13 4:07 AM

i guess when it comes to cooking out ca has wv beat. dang..i have to use a grill, out in ca you just hold the hot dog out the window and let the wildfires cook it up for ya lol.

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Apr-26-13 11:29 PM

Is ABC Supply closing also?

There will be no grocery store unless said store offers brown paper bags-with one filled with greenbacks and finding its' way to Horsemeat's coffers.

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Apr-26-13 7:47 PM

Lost, no just interesting to watch the painful death.

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Apr-26-13 6:08 PM

dawraith you must miss this valley to be reading up on the local news

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Apr-26-13 5:27 PM

whgfeelingmyself, 9 times the population of Wee-ling fly out of LAX every day.

Sux to be U in Death Valley WV.

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Apr-26-13 5:06 PM

{crickets} ****. so san fran.

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Apr-26-13 5:06 PM

good..this store is a dump. it's no wonder why nobody shops there.

awww wrat..not all states can count on weed and p o r n to survive. lol.

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Apr-26-13 3:02 PM

88WVU93 - That's hilarious!! Or the obligatory "photo bomb" of him standing in front of the store!

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Apr-26-13 1:42 PM

The natural gas business is sure pumping up the valley . . .

. . . . . . {crickets} . . . . . . .

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Apr-26-13 1:41 PM

Kudos to Kroger for taking care of their employees by retaining them and offering them jobs at other local area stores. This is the sign of a fair employer who values the worker!

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Apr-26-13 1:04 PM

That article must have been posted before its completion. I didn't see any quotes or thoughts from the police chief.

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