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Bones, Grave Found

Workers Make Eerie Discovery

November 3, 2013

WHEELING — An eerie discovery came just in time for Halloween for workers at the future site of the East Wheeling J.B. Chambers Recreation Park....

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Nov-04-13 7:36 PM

ok why is the word s u c k filtered?

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Nov-04-13 7:27 PM

@ovresident The money doesnt come from any of them really. It comes from us first through taxes and donations it merely funnels through these entities.

They just*****your money up and turn graveyards into sporting events.

Much like a hooker would*****up your money and turn her ruined life into a drug party.

No need for a proper exhuming of the area here. Bubba's got a shovel and a garbage bag. Why would they waste anymore of YOUR money. They need every penny they can milk from your sweat and labor.

Being the ruling class of the almighty and respected Ohio County doesn't come cheap you know.

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Nov-04-13 2:56 PM

@ragnar & honest - I am still trying to find out how much money the 'Bishop', the 'Diocese, "Wheeling Central", and the 'Church' donated to fund the sports complex. Do either of you know how much they each donated??? Can either of you provide the source of the funds? Because the ONLY donation that I can find that comes anywhere close is the donation from Wheeling Hospital, although perhaps related to those you 4 mention, but certainly not with the same agenda.

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Nov-04-13 9:04 AM

I am pretty sure the "leadership" is owned out right by the diocese.

Are the banks foreclosing on your houses West Virginia?

Meanwhile the beloved diocese has razed a swath of low income housing to build a monument to their total awesomeness.

But hey, your the ones that put that 5 dollars in the collection plate every Sunday for the past 35 years of your lives. Guess you should have payed your mortgages with that money, because praying to god the economy doesn't bottom out hasn't helped us thus far.

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Nov-04-13 8:45 AM

I don't know Chokingsmoker it depends on your perspective of "turning nasty" My prediction is the diocese quickly begin to pay hush money where it counts.

Its already hit the media...obviously. So maybe they were not exactly quick enough.

Though I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised to learn Randall Reid-Smith had a few hundred dollar hand shakes personally.

And perhaps a few alter boys erecting party tents and building bollards around every doghouse in the country.

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Nov-04-13 7:41 AM

Wasn't Blah Knox built next to a cemetery and on top an old Indian burial ground?? We all know the ghost stories from that place. Maybe the complex will have some angels in the outfield too.

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Nov-03-13 7:15 PM

Per the city, NOTHING will slow down the Wheeling Central Sports Complex-NOTHING.

Native American remains, War of 1812 remains, civilian remains, tombstones-FORGET IT! Pave over those suckers and build the Bishop's Sports Complex before people get any ideas!

This is the Church's MO-hurry up and get your project done (ie. the Mount) before those pesky peons can show up and possibly slow down the progress.

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Nov-03-13 6:40 PM

If Wheeling didn't have such a sad track record of misplacing archival material or never took fragile documents and scanned them for future reference then this find would be unusual. But a burial place which hadn't been active for a century--the confusion which arose in the episodes when Wheeling was the provisional capital of state, then wasn't, then was again--the loss of records not surprising. The person who commented that some underpaid cemetery worker didn't want to move that heavy grave marker; probably a very accurate asessment of what occured so very long ago.

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Nov-03-13 3:53 PM

Found a piece of history......and were not going to stop and look around a bit before we proceed? This is one of things that really disappoints me about Wheeling, A lot of history in this city but only very few pieces have we saved for the future.

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Nov-03-13 12:40 PM

I am an in-home caregiver and I have a client that lived in this section of town when he was a child. The gentleman's mind and memory are still very sharp for his age. He recollected to me, when the idea first came about for the "sports complex", about there being a cemetery in that very spot during his childhood. He said every time he passes by the area he is saddened and disturbed by the lack of humanity and respect for the dead and their memory, especially since they were members of the local community at one time only to be disregarded with such reckless abandon.His words, not mine.

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Nov-03-13 12:29 PM

Toppled over and got covered up by dirt and brush doesn't seem very likely. I am guessing someone didn't want to move a one thousand pound chunk of stone so they just buried it.

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Nov-03-13 9:46 AM

Sounds the same as POLITICS.. 'Lets just cover everything up, people will be too dumb to know''

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Nov-03-13 7:50 AM

@chokingsmoker: You have a good grasp of the situation and I encourage you to contact the Division of Culture and History to which you referred.

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Nov-03-13 7:49 AM

Sounds like total disrespect for an old cemetery and for the human remains. No one should be surprised. With the current culture having very little respect for new life or the current living.

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Nov-03-13 6:39 AM

Is this the typical way to handle historic finds?

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