Mount Hope

Acts of violence and protests resisting racial integration were features in many American communities in the 1950s and 60s. A tiny town in the coalfields of South Central West Virginia appears to have been a notable exception.

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Construction is underway for a new drug treatment center in southern West Virginia.

WVVA-TV reports Open Minds Recovery Services is expected to open by mid-August in Mount Hope. The 100-bed facility will treat males dealing with drug addiction.

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Mount Hope has banned disposing oil and gas drilling waste in injection wells that pump the material underground.

Mount Hope Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance prohibiting the disposal of drilling waste in injection wells within the town's borders.

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A former Mount Hope police officer's certification was not revoked after he was charged with domestic battery.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the charges were dropped in an agreement with the Mason County prosecutor.