Harrison County

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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Government
10:10 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Two W.Va. Counties Designated Drug Trafficking Areas

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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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Education
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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