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Forum on Mon Power rate increase on April 4

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  • Man and woman arrested for making meth with babies in the house

    Man and woman arrested for making meth with babies in the house

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:37:47 GMT
    Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department arrested two people Monday night, when it was discovered they were making meth with 2 babies in the house. Deputy Horn told us the children are 7 and 18 months old.
    Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department arrested two people Monday night, when it was discovered they were making meth with 2 babies in the house. Deputy Horn told us the children are 7 and 18 months old.
  • How long should delays last as the Northbound lanes close at the East River Mountain Tunnel?

    How long should delays last as the Northbound lanes close at the East River Mountain Tunnel?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:19:48 GMT
    Officials warn drivers to expect heavy delays Tuesday night and Wednesday night as the Northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel close down for repairs.
    Officials warn drivers to expect heavy delays Tuesday night and Wednesday night as the Northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel close down for repairs.
  • Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:19:19 GMT
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.

North Central Democracy for America and the West Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club are hosting a meeting regarding an ownership transfer that would increase customer electricity rates.

The event features a panel of speakers "who will make the case for preventing another increase in West Virginians electric bills with job-creating energy efficiency." The event is being held at the Caperton Center in Clarksburg April 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

"Investing in energy efficiency, rather than an expensive coal fired power plant, is a much smarter investment to reduce utility bills and create jobs in West Virginia," a press release states. "Measures to cut electricity use through energy efficiency cost less than half of the cost of electricity generated by the Harrison Power Station and could create more than 19,000 jobs in West Virginia alone over the next three years."

Columbus, Ohio-based FirstEnergy wants subsidiary Mon Power to buy the 80 percent stake in the plant from Allegheny Energy Supply Co. Critics have accused the company of attempting to shift coal-fired assets from the deregulated Ohio market to West Virginia customers.