Consol Energy Inc. agreed to sell assets including five West Virginia thermal-coal mines to Murray Energy Corp. for about $850 million to help fund the expansion of natural gas production from shale deposits.
Don’t tell American Electric Power Co. that a part of the U.S. budget agreement allowing an Ohio River lock reconstruction project to continue is a sweetheart deal for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The legislation approved by Congress to end the fiscal impasse includes a provision authorizing an additional $1.2 billion for a lock and dam project favored by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Not every economic-development program works out. On a late April morning in 1801, most of Cincinnati’s thousand citizens lined the banks of the Ohio River, eager to watch one of the wonders of the age. A great new sailing ship, St. Clair, was passing downriver from Marietta for its maiden voyage on the high seas.
Pastor Rick Towe shuns politicking from the pulpit, avoiding any mention of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during a recent Sunday sermon at the small Pentecostal church in the southeastern Ohio River town of Kanauga. Yet the battle for the White House always seems to find him.
Cool, wet weather will delay the planting of crops this year from North Dakota to Arkansas, including parts of the Ohio River Valley and Tennessee River Valley, according to forecaster Planalytics Inc .