Bigger and better in 2019! The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Register and The Times Leader are joining forces to present the NEW Best of the Ohio Valley Readers’ Choice Awards. Newspaper readers throughout the Ohio Valley will have the opportunity to nominate and choose their favorite businesses in more than 140 categories, and ultimately determine the Best of the Ohio Valley Readers’ Choice winners!


The top three finalists from each category will be invited to attend the Best of the Ohio Valley Readers’ Choice inaugural red carpet gala to be held at The White Palace in Wheeling on November 19th, where the winners will be announced and honored. This formal event will include food, drinks, entertainment and an evening celebrating with the Best of the Ohio Valley’s business community.


Nominations begin in July. Don’t miss your chance to vote for your favorite businesses and win cash prizes!


Online Nominations Voting Begins July 1 thru July 22. Paper Nominations Voting Begins July 11 thru July 18. 

Nominate your favorite business in each category and be eligible to win one (1) of three (3) $100 cash prizes.*

*At least 35 out of the 144 categories must be completed to qualify for the drawing. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. No purchase necessary. Employees of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, The Times Leader and their families are not eligible to win prizes. No photo copies of the newspaper ballot pages will be accepted. Cash prizes will be determined through a random drawing of all qualifying entries. Winners will be announced on September 6th in The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register and The Times Leader’s Nominations tabloid.


Winners will be announced after the Best of the Ohio Valley Readers’ Choice inaugural red carpet gala November 19th.

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