According to an article in USA Today, West Virginia has been ranked as the most miserable state in the nation, and many Wheeling residents are not happy about the news.
The article states that no Americans have as negative an outlook about their future as West Virginians. It reads that only 44 percent of residents described themselves as "thriving" and also had the lowest score for overall emotional health.
Many locals had an overwhelmingly strong opinion against the article. Comments included, "Someone wasn't thinking right. I'd say it's the most wonderful place to be," and "I'm happy where I live, I love where I live."
Another Wheeling resident commented, "I sit on my steps and people wave. Neely's has been really great and so has Salvation Army. They've been a blessing since we've been here."