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Including Wheeling, Saint Clairsville, Weirton, Steubenville, New Martinsville, Moundsville, Wintersville, Shadyside, Wellsburg, Woodsfield, and 44 other towns.

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Wheeling is a city in extreme northern West Virginia, near the borders of both Ohio and Pennsylvania. The city once had more than 60,000 people, but the current population is around 28,000. However, the wider Wheeling metropolitan area is much larger, with close to 150,000 people. Notable cities in the region include Saint Clairsville, Weirton, New Martinsville, Steubenville, Moundsville, Wintersville, Barnesville, Shadyside, and Wellsburg.

Wheeling once was a major industrial center, but today its major industries are healthcare, education, law and legal services, entertainment and tourism, and energy. For its size, Wheeling has a fairly robust banking sector, with 18 banks and 21 credit unions headquartered in the region. Notable institutions with headquarters in the Wheeling region include WesBanco (WV), Belmont Savings Bank (OH), First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, The Citizens Savings Bank, and Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union. WesBanco is the oldest institution still operating in the area, having been established in 1870. Altogether, the Wheeling region has more than 30 banks and 20 credit unions operating there, with approximately 200 branches.

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