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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.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
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.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
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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.
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.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
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.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
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)
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.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Although the West Virginia State Honey Festival is in its 34th year, it has a new group organizing the event this year.
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.
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.
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.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
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.
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.