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OhioAmerican Energy, Inc. To Close Brilliant Area Mine

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BRILLIANT, Ohio -

OhioAmerican Energy, Inc., a Subsidiary of Murray Energy Corporation, today announced that it is closing its coal mining operations near Brilliant, Ohio. 

According to an General Manager and Superintendent Stanley Piasecki, the mine employed 239 workers at its peak.

"This is a sad day for all of us, and particularly Mr. Robert E. Murray, the Founder of OhioAmerican," said Mr. Piasecki.  "He is so distraught that he came to the Mine and personally announced the layoffs to each of the employees."

"As  was  stated  by  Mr.  Ronald  D.  Koontz, General Manager of The Ohio Valley Coal Company, regarding the layoff of twenty-nine employees at Ohio Valley's Powhatan No. 6 Mine last Friday, this is not the end," said Mr. Piasecki.

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