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Wellsburg Bridge Grand Opening

Grand Opening Set for September 20, 2023!

Celebration organized by the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce.

In celebration of the completion of the Wellsburg Bridge it is our honor to announce it’s opening day. To recognize this momentous occasion for our communities the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce has been working closely with numerous government and community organizations from both Ohio and West Virginia to provide this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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All Day: Food truck vendors. The Caffeinated Cow, Holey Rollers Donuts, Wellsburg Lions Club, Rusty Bull Tacos, Camarades: Mexican and Italian Food, and Ideal Provisions. Live entertainment is located in Center of the bridge. 106.3 The River radio station broadcasting live from the bridge all day.

8:00am: Bridge Run Would you like to be one of the first people to run or walk across the new bridge? A shuttle bus will be available for all runners/walkers at Yankee Street in Wellsburg between 7th and 9th street. (There will be signs for the shuttle). The bus will be at the site at 7:30am to pick up the runners/walkers. Please avoid the west side of the bridge after 8:30am. The car cruise vehicles will be lining up on the Ohio side of the bridge at this time.

10:30am: Classic Car Cruise There will be a classic car cruise in with an estimated 150 classic cars on the bridge from 10:30—6:00pm. All car entries will receive a dash plaque with bridge artwork and opening date. This event is in honor of the former Wellsburg Mayor Sue Simonetti who was instrumental in the bridge project. No cars will be permitted on the bridge until 8:30am and must arrive no later than 10:00am. Music for the cruise-in provided by DJ Spike Man.

10:50am: Presentation of Colours by the Osiris Shrine Legion of Honor and VFW

11:00am: Brooke High School Band to perform from 11:00am-11:20am

11:30am: Buckeye Local High School Band to perform from 11:30am-11:50

12:00pm: Grand Opening Ceremonies: National Anthem by Laurie Labishak. There will be a ceremony and ribbon cutting recognizing all those who made the bridge project possible. We have received word that Governor Justice will be in attendance.

12:30pm: Brooke High School Choir will sing “Country Roads”

2:00pm: Poor Man’s Heaven Band

4:00pm: The Next Band

6:00pm: Parade There will be a short parade on the bridge from Ohio to West Virginia starting at 3rd street in Brilliant, OH ending in Wellsburg at the intersection of the bridge and state Route 2.

A very special Thank You to these local restaurants for their contributions to the Wellsburg Bridge Opening Ceremonies: 

Station Grille
Mark’s Carry Out

Thank You to 
Pastaio Cucina
For providing a luncheon for the dignitaries 

Parking & Shuttle Service

Important Parking Updates, see below:

Due to limited parking on the WV side no public parking is permitted at the bridge site in WV. There are two designated public parking areas located in Beech Bottom and on Yankee Street in Wellsburg between 7th street and 9th street. There will be a free shuttle service running between these designated parking areas and the bridge site during the day of the event from 10am—7pm. On the Ohio side public parking is available at the bridge site in Brilliant at the Buckeye Local School Football Field. Shuttle Service will be provided.

*The Wellsburg bridge will be open for vehicle traffic on 9/21/2023

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Interview With Oldest Resident Mary Cheng

For some psychologists, especially those in the psychodynamic tradition, the most important period of socialization is between the ages of one and ten. But socialization also includes adults moving into a significantly different environment where they must learn a new set of behaviors.

Socialization is influenced primarily by the family, through which children first learn community norms. Other important influences include schools, peer groups, people, mass media, the workplace, and government. The degree to which the norms of a particular society or community are adopted determines one’s willingness to engage with others. The norms of tolerance, reciprocity, and trust are important “habits of the heart,” as de Tocqueville put it, in an individual’s involvement in community.

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Summary Of Recent Monthly Town Meeting

The concept of “community” often has a positive semantic connotation, exploited rhetorically by populist politicians and by advertisers to promote feelings and associations of mutual well-being, happiness and togetherness – veering towards an almost-achievable utopian community, in fact.

The process of learning to adopt the behavior patterns of the community is called socialization. The most fertile time of socialization is usually the early stages of life, during which individuals develop the skills and knowledge and learn the roles necessary to function within their culture and social environment.

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East District Development Plan Announced

Archaeologists typically use similarities in material culture—from house types to styles of pottery—to reconstruct communities in the past. This classification method relies on the assumption that people or households will share more similarities in the types and styles of their material goods with other members of a social community than they will with outsiders.

In ecology, a community is an assemblage of populations – potentially of different species – interacting with one another. Community ecology is the branch of ecology that studies interactions between and among species. It considers how such interactions, along with interactions between species and the abiotic environment, affect social structure and species richness, diversity and patterns of abundance.

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Affordable Housing Project Presentation

Archaeological studies of social communities use the term “community” in two ways, paralleling usage in other areas. The first is an informal definition of community as a place where people used to live. In this sense it is synonymous with the concept of an ancient settlement – whether a hamlet, village, town, or city. The second meaning resembles the usage of the term in other social sciences: a community is a group of people living near one another who interact socially.

Social interaction on a small scale can be difficult to identify with archaeological data. Most reconstructions of social communities by archaeologists rely on the principle that social interaction in the past was conditioned by physical distance. Therefore, a small village settlement likely constituted a social community and spatial subdivisions of cities and other large settlements may have formed communities.

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