PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom. That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.
PARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Wood County school officials have asked their lawyers to review a wrestling team's T-shirts that bear a Bible verse on the back. Superintendent Pat Law says the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation complained about the Parkersburg South High School team's T-shirts. The verse states, "I can do all things through Him that strengthens me."
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a former Upshur County sheriff candidate's lawsuit against the County Commission. David Taylor's lawsuit alleged that current and former commissioners conspired to violate his rights in the 2012 Republican primary election. Taylor says he's disappointed but respects the court's decision.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - State regulators have ordered Antero Resources to suspend operations at two drilling pads where water tanks ruptured recently. Two water tanks ruptured at the company's Marsden Pad in Doddridge County on April 11. On April 15, two tanks ruptured at Antero's Varner-West Pad in Harrison County.
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