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2 hrs ago | Huntington News

Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise, LLC (ASCENT) Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application

The Office of Environmental Remediation at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application submitted by Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise LLC to address environmental conditions at the SABIC Innovative Plastics facility in Wood County.

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Related Topix: Washington, WV

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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Odebrecht continues development

The company planning the multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker plant is continuing to move forward with its plans to build an ethane cracker facility in Wood County.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Enterprise, WV

Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Force of History'

What's your opinion? We value your opinion and encourage you to share it with our readers by writing a Letter to the Editor.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Williamstown, WV

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Access road opening in Mineral Wells

An access road being built near West Virginia 14 will open up land for an expansion of one company and opportunities for others.

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Related Topix: Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Williamstown, WV

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Director invites thieves to museum

A sign outside the Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley on Friday invited the public to steal from the museum without threat of jail time.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV

Fri Aug 29, 2014

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Wood BOE recognizes 8 students

Eight Wood County students were selected from a pool of hundreds throughout the state to attend The West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy earlier this summer.

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Related Topix: Rachel, WV, Morgantown, WV, Education Etc.

Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Traffic stop results in two heroin arrests

A total of $24,200 worth of suspected heroin was seized Thursday during and after a drug arrest on Interstate 77 outside of Parkersburg, officials said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Parkersburg, WV, Interstate, Pop/Rock

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Police: Suspect committed suicide

A Parkersburg man who was suspected in the death of another Parkersburg man is believed to have taken his own life, Parkersburg police said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

Tue Aug 26, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Commerce Secretary: Five companies interested in former Coldwater Creek distribution site

The secretary of the state Department of Commerce confirmed Tuesday that five companies are considering the former Coldwater Creek distribution center in Wood County for potential future development.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Economics News, Bankruptcy

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Search Expanded For Missing Kanawha County Teen

Cross Lanes , Kanawha County , West Virginia The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office said it is expanding its search for a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing from the Cross Lanes area on Aug. 10. Detectives have been scouring phone records, surveillance footage and investigating any tips received about Ericka Brown, according to a news release ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kanawha County, WV, Cross Lanes, WV

West Virginia Metro

Cracker project takes another step

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday its Office of Environmental Remediation has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application from the company working toward developing an ethane cracker plant near Washington in Wood County.

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Related Topix: Enterprise, WV, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

Sat Aug 23, 2014

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Honey Festival

Although the West Virginia State Honey Festival is in its 34th year, it has a new group organizing the event this year.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Parkersburg, WV, Mineral Wells, WV (Mineralwells, WV), Ripley, WV

Fri Aug 22, 2014

West Virginia Metro

Flood threat remains into weekend

Mother Nature continues to deliver one storm after another to West Virginia. The level of rainfall in recent days left the ground saturated and forecasters say further rain carries the potential for flash flooding.

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Related Topix: Weather

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County not told of vehicle purchase

Wood County commissioners and 911 officials said Thursday they were unaware of the city fire department's recent ambulance purchase and were not provided any information about the ambulances or their proposed usage.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall plans finalized

Organizers finalized the plans and preparations for Tuesday's arrival of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at City Park.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Vienna, WV, Parkersburg, WV

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Sold For $3.8M

Two months after a local developer announced his intention to purchase 175 aces on Fort Boreman Hill, a deed filed in the Wood County Clerk's Office confirms the deal is complete.

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Related Topix: Boreman, WV, Newell, WV, Parkersburg, WV

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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What's Next?

West Virginia is changing - rapidly. But for many years public officials have spent a lot of effort and money in trying to catch up to the changes that have been mounting for decades.

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Related Topix: West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Ambrose, Alternative

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Memorial Wall

When the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrives in Parkersburg next week, it will bring with it the opportunity for visitors to pay their respects to a group of men and women whose service to their country often fails to garner the gratitude it deserves.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Newell defends ambulance purchase

An ambulance purchased by the city Fire Department will be used only if no other ambulances are available, Mayor Bob Newell told City Council members Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Parkersburg, WV, Vienna, WV

Weirton Daily Times

Education program concerns growing

Growing concerns about West Virginia's version of Common Core educational standards have prompted some citizens - including a longterm legislator - to look into them even deeper, more than a year's worth of research that resulted in an informal organization dedicated to fighting it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Core, WV, West Virginia, St. Marys, WV, Flinn, WV

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