Sixteen northern Marshall County homes will now be incorporated into the city of Wheeling because of a voluntary petition, Wheeling City Solicitor Rosemary Humway-Warmuth told county commissioners Tuesday.
In the Glen Hollin Drive area, south of the Elm Grove section of Wheeling, the Friendly City's boundaries already stretch into Marshall County. Humway-Warmuth said some residents who were not already in Wheeling submitted a petition to join the city.
Marshall County Administrator Betsy Frohnapfel said residents at nine of the 16 homes signed the petition.
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Still on the mend from injuries sustained during a fall last month, Marshall County Commissioner Brian Schambach on Tuesday attends his first meeting since the accident.
"These residents are already getting some city services," Humway-Warmuth said. "They just want to have more services."
Following a brief discussion, commissioners Don Mason, Bob Miller and Brian Schambach gave their approval to Wheeling's annexation plan. The residents will still be in Marshall County, but will now have city of Wheeling status, as well.
Still recovering from injuries sustained in a fall from a ladder last month, Schambach attended his first meeting since the accident, although he did participate in the last two via speakerphone.
"I have been relegated to the house for the last 38 days," he said. "It's good to be back and moving around."
The next meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the at the county courthouse on Seventh Street in Moundsville.