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West Virginia seeks more Ohio River drilling

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — Once Gastar Exploration comes to terms with the West Virginia Department of Commerce regarding well locations, the company will begin drilling for oil and natural gas under the Ohio River... more »»

Plans, cooperation in the works

February 24, 2015 American Electric Power is continuing operations in the area and one excess material might serve as a valuable resource for other area businesses. more »»

Oil and gas industry helps manufacturing

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — The Ohio Valley has lost thousands of manufacturing jobs over the last 20 years amid the demise of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. and the now-closed Ormet Corp. more »»

Resurgence for local rail services

February 24, 2015 With railroads come opportunities for progress and change. more »»

Odebrecht Project ASCENT moving forward

February 24, 2015 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. more »»

Murray Energy poised for strong future

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — Nearly 30 years ago, Murray Energy Corp. CEO Robert E. more »»

Coal industry bracing for EPA’s final carbon rule

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — Coal industry leaders are facing an uncertain future as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares to finalize its proposed Clean Power Plan this summer. more »»

Ohio Valley transitioning from coal to gas

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — At the same time American Electric Power prepares to shutter the 630-megawatt coal-fired Kammer Plant by the end of this year, officials with Moundsville Power are working to place their... more »»

The war on coal affects both sides

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — With discussion of Environmental Protection Agency regulations, power plant output and skyrocketing electricity costs happening almost daily, the phrase “war on coal” has seemingly come... more »»

Port Authority continues to increase in 2015

February 24, 2015 GROWTH COMING to Jefferson County via its port authority is expected to continue increasing throughout 2015, with cooperative approaches to possible new ventures also on the rise, according to Evan... more »»

Is our region property wired for new businesses?

February 24, 2015 IF THE sounds of static, long drawn-out beeps and noises that the robots in sci-fi movies make still haunt you, then chances are you can still recall the days of dial-up internet connections. more »»

Williams Lea continues growth in Wheeling

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — Many residents likely haven’t heard about one of the area’s bright spots over the past five years when it comes to creating a new Ohio Valley identity: Williams Lea. more »»

Horizontal drilling brings new life to industry

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — From New York to California, and from Steubenville to Parkersburg, nearly everyone seems to have an opinion on fracking, the common term for hydraulic fracturing. more »»

Axiall Plant looking toward strong future

February 24, 2015 NATRIUM, W.Va. — The Axiall chemical plant along W.Va. 2 has been in business since 1943. more »»

Wheeling-Nisshin approaches new area of production

February 24, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — With nealry 30 years of history and production in the Ohio Valley, the international steelmaking venture Wheeling-Nisshin Inc. more »»

West Virginia needs to develop ‘new economy’ jobs

February 24, 2015 FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Jokes about “Silicon Holler” aside, the I-79 High Tech Corridor that runs through Marion County has had a strong economic impact on the local region. more »»

Mining technology advancing

February 24, 2015 WHEELING — Coal mining is often thought of and depicted as a low-tech occupation of picks and shovels. But that’s not necessarily true, particularly in local Ohio Valley mines. more »»



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