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FAA: Wheeling - Ohio County Airport to Lose Air Traffic Controllers

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WHEELING, W.Va -

The Federal Aviation Administration said it will close 149 air traffic control towers at small airports around the country because of federal budget cuts and the Wheeling-Ohio County airport is on that list.

The agency announced the decision today, a month after it released a preliminary list of facilities that could be closed.

Previously Airport Manager Tom Tominack told 7News that the airport would remain open, even if it lost its air traffic controllers.