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Dec 16, 2010

$2B PATH project faces dismissal by W. Va. regulators

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An application to build a $2 billion power line from West Virginia to Maryland should be dismissed because less expensive alternatives should be considered first, say staff reviewing the project for the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Developers of the Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline, or PATH, say the 765-kilovolt line is needed to […]

Dec 9, 2010

Three workers are killed in West Virginia chemical plant blast

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — An explosion rocked a small chemical plant in West Virginia’s northern panhandle, killing three workers and injuring one other person, police and company officials said Thursday. Firefighters were still putting out hot spots from a fire at the plant Thursday afternoon. New Cumberland Police Chief Lester Skinner said the emergency call […]

Nov 19, 2010

W.Va. company moving corporate HQ to Frederick

FREDERICK — A West Virginia-based industrial mineral company is moving its corporate headquarters to Frederick. The Frederick Department of Economic Development said Thursday that U.S. Silica Co. will move into a 126,150-square-foot building on Progress Drive near Monocacy Boulevard. The site abuts the Riverside Research Park. U.S. Silica Co. has more than 650 employees, and […]

Nov 17, 2010

Class opposes DuPont demand for documents

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — DuPont wants each of the 8,500 people who could benefit from a multimillion-dollar verdict in a pollution case to submit handwritten documents as legal wrangling continues over whether the award will ever be paid. The chemical giant has asked Harrison County Circuit Judge Thomas Bedell to order every plaintiff in the class-action […]

Jul 27, 2010

‘An elegant casino’

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