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Electric Companies Talk Regulation, Economy

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — The region’s electricity providers have come a long way from stringing poles to provide power. more »»

Local Hydroelectric Plant Important in Growing Industry

February 21, 2011 NEW MARTINSVILLE — With hydroelectric power use in North America on the rise, the New Martinsville/Hannibal Hydroelectric Plant and Voith Hydro in nearby Monroe County both continue to play large... more »»

There’s High Hopes for Natural Gas

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — In recognizing the possible creation of 22,928 new West Virginia jobs this year, Corky DeMarco, Jeff Kessler and Charlie Burd know how much potential Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling... more »»

Operations at Tunnel Ridge Pick Up Steam

February 21, 2011 TRIADELPHIA — Natural gas has the spotlight now as the Ohio Valley’s newest energy source, but it’s not the only local commodity providing an uptick to the economy. more »»

Coal Industry Has Fueled Life in Valley for Centuries

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — An industry that fuels life in the Ohio Valley, coal mining has built fortunes, provided a living for thousands and claimed the lives of many during its roughly 200 years in the region. more »»

Baard Tries to Buck Trend of Coal-to-Liquid Failures

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — Thus far, the idea of converting coal to liquid fuel has yielded little more than broken promises of job creation and industrial rebirth for the Ohio Valley. more »»

Solar, Wind Power Grow in Ohio Valley

February 21, 2011 WHEELING - While Eugene Scherrer recognizes the importance of coal and natural gas in powering the Ohio Valley, he is doing his part to promote alternative energy sources in the area. more »»

Ormet Takes Aim at Global Market

February 21, 2011 HANNIBAL - When a full workforce returns to the production lines this March at Ormet Corp. in Hannibal, it will be the first time in nearly five years the plant has been operating at capacity. more »»

Murray Energy Is Up to the Challenge

February 21, 2011 WHEELING - While the economy has brought struggles for many energy producers, the coal industry faces uphill challenges every day in the United States, according to Rob Murray, vice president of... more »»

Touchstone: A Major Research Player

February 21, 2011 TRIADELPHIA — The Touchstone Research Laboratory has come a long way since its days of working out of one room in a monastery basement. more »»

Companies Work to Meet EPA Mandates

February 21, 2011 WHEELING - While no definitive evidence has emerged as to whether global warming is fact or fiction, the discussion has prompted change on a local and global scale as companies look to make better... more »»

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