Ohio County Correctional Center

William Yurcina, Administrator

1501 Eoff Street
Wheeling WV 26003
Phone: (304) 238-1007 or (304) 238-1008
Fax: (304) 238-1009

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Ohio County Correctional Center is to provide a safe, secure and humane correctional system for the public, staff and offenders. Its specific mission is to receive male technical Parole violators for the purpose of preparing them for placement on Community service crews and/or employment programs.

Leadership Biography

The Administrator of the Ohio County Correctional Center is William Yurcina. He received a degree in Psychology from West Virginia University in 1988. He served on active duty with the U.S Army from 1988-1992, and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991). Mr. Yurcina started his career in corrections in 1992 as a Correctional Officer at the West Virginia Penitentiary. He was employed as a Counselor and Case Manager at the Northern Correctional Facility until September of 1998 when he accepted the position as Administrator of the Ohio County Correctional Center. His hobbies include computers, bike riding and a good game of golf.


  • Administrator - William Yurcina
  • Unit Manager - Chris Tyler
  • Chief Correctional Officer - Lt. William Davis
  • Accounting Tech IV - Karlln Chambers


The Ohio County Correctional Center (OCCC) was built in 1974 and served as a jail for Ohio County until 1994. It closed that same year with the opening of the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility. The West Virginia Division of Corrections began leasing the facility in 1998. During the next five years, OCCC operated as an adult female facility. In March 2003 with the opening of the Lakin Correctional Center for Women, OCCC began a new mission of housing male inmates (technical parole violators). OCCC has been ACA accredited since 2009.