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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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  Ritchie County had a Meet The Team night last night for all middle school and high school Fall sports athletes. Several hundred people were in attendance with the majority being youngsters and classmates of the athletes.

  Each team walked to the front of the grandstand and was introduced to the crowd.

  But when it came time for the Ritchie County High School football team to be introduced a human tunnel was formed for them to run through that was over half the length of the field.

  The band led the way, followed by each of the other teams that had already been introduced, and finally anyone from the audience who wanted join in…and that was practically every young person there.

  Most of the Fall sports schedules are underway, but the season opener for the high school football team is Friday at St. Marys.

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Night Thrills Youngsters

By Debbie Frederick

Wood County

Cracker Plant

One Step Closer

By Debbie Frederick

  Project ASCENT of Wood County (Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise) is another step closer to becoming a reality. On Monday the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection accepted a plan submitted by the group for voluntary remediation of 169-acre industrial property that was once SABIC Innovative Plastics in Washington, WV.

  In 1955 Marbon Chemical, Inc. was allowed to develop plastics production on that property. The site was later sold to Borg-Warner Chemicals in 1972, which was purchased by GE Plastics in 1998. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) took ownership in 2007.

  The 169-acre SABIC property along with another 194-acre undeveloped tract of adjoining land were purchased by Brazilian company Odebrecht, who announced last year they would pursue building and operating an ethylene cracker plant, three additional polyethylene plastic resin plants, a water treatment facility and a power station.

  The SABIC company will be turned over to Project ASCENT in November, 2015, at which time the remediation work will begin.

   According to a press release from the Office of Remediation: “Under the agreement, (Project ASCENT) will work with the WVDEP to identify human health and ecological risks associated with current and

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Pennsboro Town Meeting

7:00 p.m. Pennsboro Gym

08.28.14

Spaghetti Lunch Benefit

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Harrisville Women’s-Lions Club Center

08.29.14

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  The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrived in Parkersburg yesterday with a grand procession into City Park complete with escort by the Patriot Guard Riders. There were over 150 motorcycles taking part and roaring through the streets of Parkersburg.

  People lined the streets waving flags and cheering as the trailer passed by that contains the Memorial. They will begin setting it up at 8:00 a.m. this morning and it will remain until 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 2nd.

  Everything will be ready for tours at 4:00 p.m. today, but as soon as the trailer containing the Memorial was parked it was announced that area of City Park was hallowed ground as with any national memorial. Guards will be posted around it 24/7 now until it pulls out on Tuesday.

  An opening ceremony is planned for Thursday, August 28th, at 6:00 p.m. complete with the U.S. Army Color Guard and Drill Team, which will perform.

  In 1981, an open contest was held for the design of a Vietnam War        

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Makes Grand Entrance

By Debbie Frederick

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