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City Ready To Bid Sports Field

Wheeling short $500K, but wants to move ahead

May 9, 2013

WHEELING — Although city leaders still need about $500,000 to fund the planned J.B....

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May-09-13 1:29 PM

Bepositive- You are right. The kids need and deserve places like this.Lets hope that the kids can use it at their choice. Trouble is- In these days, kids are not allowed to play what they want. Everything has to be organized by adults into leagues with uniforms, certain rules etc. I sometimes think the adults get involved because in the back of their minds they wish they were kids again. They think they are doing good- But,are they?

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May-09-13 12:08 PM

The kids are out future. Spending money (mostly private money) to give kids healthy activities is well spent. The structures they tore down had no value. Something positive for the children of Wheeling! Great job to our leaders!

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May-09-13 11:14 AM

More money down the drain.This so called "Sports Field" will be used by only a selected few and "OUR" tax money will be used to maintain it. Of course one or more will have to be hired to run the place. At least the grass won't need cutting. But other jobs will be created for a favorite few.

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May-09-13 10:29 AM

This is only now going out for bids? You have got to be kidding! Where is the Mayor's secret list that is hermetically sealed in a Hellman's mayonnaise jar that contains all of those benevolent contributors? That list was supposed to be published two years ago. It is amazing the level of deceit that the taxpayer's of Wheeling are willing to tolerate.

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May-09-13 6:58 AM

I hope some locals are considering a run for office because we need a complete overhaul in leadership.

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May-09-13 5:39 AM

Another joke in the making.

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May-09-13 1:35 AM

I remember when East Wheeling was a proud, mostly residential community. Now it is a maze of parking lots and a playground with few but special interests to use it, and all for the bargain price of just $600,000.

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