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  1. Memorial service to remember Robena Mine disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | O-R Online

    ... The great number of deaths in the coal fields at mine disasters, including Robena and Consolidation Coal's Farmington, W.Va., mine in 1968, which killed 78 miners, eventually led to the passage of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. The ...


  2. The Week in State HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Lincoln Journal

    ... in office until his death in 2010. Nov. 20, 1968: An explosion at Consolidation Coal Company's No. 9 mine near Farmington killed 78 men. The disaster brought national attention to the issue of mine safety. Nov. 21, 1810: Allen Taylor Caperton was ...


  3. Tree stand safety tipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Coal Valley News

    ... the violation; and any other important information which will assist in apprehending the violator. District 1 - Farmington 304-825-6787 (Barbour, Brooke, Hancock, Harrison, Marshall, Marion, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Taylor, Tucker and Wetzel ...


  4. John CarlsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2015 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... and Dorothy Updike Carlson, who survives at West Union. Also surviving are one son, Christopher Nichols of Farmington; and two sisters, Kari Carlson Coffindaffer of Lost Creek and Angelia Carlson Mackey of Houston, Texas. Also surviving are his ...


  5. This Week in West Virginia HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | Williamson Daily News Online

    ... at Oct. 11, 1811: State founder and U.S. Senator Waitman Thomas Willey was born near Farmington. Willey proposed the West Virginia Statehood Bill in the Senate and saw to its passage and later signing by President Lincoln. He ...


  6. The pride of West VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2015 | Martinsburg Journal

    ... From the Marshall football plane crash in 1970 to the Buffalo Creek flood in '72, to the coal mine explosions in Farmington in '68, Sago in '06 and Big Branch in 2010, we've lost hundreds of treasured Mountaineers. And let us not forget the many ...


  7. Terry WellsRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2015 | Weirton Daily Times

    Born April 16, 1954, in Farmington, WV, he was the son of the late William and Betty May Hawkinberry Wells.


  8. EHS Tigers fall 2-0 to HedgesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2015 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... The orange and black will back on the road Tuesday to take on conference foe North Marion at 8 p.m. in Farmington. RIDGELEY - The Philip Barbour High School girls soccer squad improved to 3-3-2 on the road Saturday by besting the Frankfort Falcons ...


  9. Here We Go Again - The Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | JD Supra

    ... orders to withdraw miners, and civil penalties for non-compliance. In November 1968, a coal mine explosion in Farmington, West Virginia killed 78 miners. This prompted the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, which created detailed ...


  10. Lisa Ann Bright EyeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | The Inter-Mountain

    Lisa Ann Bright Eye, a much loved mother, daughter, sister and niece, 52, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2015.


  11. J. Louise Garretson 1923-2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 |

    Juliann Louise Garretson, 92, a lifelong Newcomerstown resident, passed away early Saturday morning in the Riverside Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown. Louise was born in Farmington, West Virginia on April 24, 1923, a daughter of the late Albert and Anna Shuck Belt.


  12. Overturned tanker spills hydrochloric acid in Marion CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    An environmental remediation contractor began working early Friday morning to clean up an area in Marion County after a tanker truck wrecked, spilling an estimated 3,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid. At 3:05 a.m., Marion County 911 received a call indicating a truck ran off Jamison Road in Farmington while navigating a sharp turn and tipped over.


  13. Earth Matters: Earth Day came from golden age of environmentalismRead the original story

    Apr 24, 2015 | Altoona Mirror

    ... in many large cities. A little more than a year before that first Earth Day, 80 coal miners died in the Farmington, WV, mine disaster. It was also around this time that studies confirmed occupational exposure to vinyl chloride was the cause of liver ...


  14. Manchin to highlight Chamber banquetRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | The Inter-Mountain

    ... may be obtained by contacting the chamber office. The deadline for reservations is May 17. Manchin is a native of Farmington where he grew up helping in his Italian immigrant grandfather's local grocery store. He attended West Virginia University on ...


  15. Hearing continued in Randolph County DUI caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | The Inter-Mountain

    A hearing was continued Monday in the case of a Farmington man accused of driving nearly 100 miles per hour while intoxicated.


  16. WVDNR names three district law enforcement captainsRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

    ... responsible for the performance, maintenance and discipline of all Law Enforcement Section personnel assigned to Farmington-based District 1, which includes Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Harrison, Taylor, ...


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