Harrison County

5:58 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Delegate Miley Says Jobs Are Available in Harrison County

Credit West Virginia Legislature

As the legislature begins its session, the Republicans now holding the majority tout job creation as their main focus for the next eight weeks. On the House floor today, Delegate Miley of Harrison County noted that there are plenty of jobs in the north region of the state.

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9:57 am
Tue December 30, 2014

W.Va. State Senator-elect Seeks to Stay County Commissioner

Harrison County Commissioner, Mike Romano

A newly elected state senator wants to keep his job on the Harrison County Commission while serving in the Legislature.

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Embezzlement Sentence
9:13 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Former Salem Official Loses Bid for Reconsideration of Sentence

A former Salem official has lost a bid to serve his embezzlement sentence under house arrest.

David Wayne Mayle is serving one to 10 years in prison. His attorney, Rocco Mazzei, had filed a motion in November asking a judge to consider house arrest.

The Exponent Telegram reports that Harrison County Circuit Judge John Lewis Marks Jr. denied the motion on Monday. Marks says in his order that the sentence is appropriate.

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911 Mix-up
9:52 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Harrison County 911 Mix-up a Computer Error

Credit harrisoncountywv.com

Harrison County officials are attributing a 911 dispatch mix-up to a computer error and miscommunication.

Firefighters responding to a house fire last week were sent to the wrong address about 20 miles away.

County administrator Willie Parker tells The Exponent Telegram that an investigation found the house's location hadn't been converted to a new address in the Harrison-Taylor 911 computer system. When a caller reported the fire, the computer system showed an old address.

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West Virginia History
9:32 am
Wed October 15, 2014

October 15, 1850: Virginia Constitutional Convention

Joseph Johnson of Harrison County called the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1850 to respond to concerns by residents of western Virginia over feelings of neglect by the state government in Richmond.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Harrison County, Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1850

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10:10 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Two W.Va. Counties Designated Drug Trafficking Areas

Credit RayNata / wikimedia

The federal government will provide additional help to two West Virginia counties to reduce drug abuse and drug trafficking.

Berkeley and Harrison counties are among 26 counties and cities in 11 states designated as high intensity drug trafficking areas.

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Energy & Environment
2:02 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Cease Orders for Two Antero Sites in W.Va. Lifted

Credit Antero Resources

 Antero Resources can resume operations at two drilling sites where water storage tanks ruptured recently.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted orders requiring Antero to cease operations at the well pad sites in Doddridge and Harrison counties.

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Energy & Environment
8:53 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Coal Company Cited by MSHA for Coal Slurry Death

Credit AllVoices.com

A coal company has been cited by federal mining regulators for the November 2012 collapse of a Harrison County coal slurry impoundment that left a miner dead.
Dozer operator Markel Koon of Shinnstown and his machine were swept into the impoundment when an embankment collapsed at the Robinson Run Mine's Nolan Round impoundment near Lumberport. He was 58.

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9:31 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Harrison Co. Expected to Name Mark Manchin as Superintendent

Mark A. Manchin
Credit School Building Authority of West Virginia

West Virginia School Building Authority executive director Mark Manchin says he plans to step down to become Harrison County's school superintendent.
     The county Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting Wednesday to vote on a proposed contract. School board president David Sturm tells media outlets that he expects the board to approve the contract.
     Manchin says he will accept the job if it's offered.

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