The Ohio Valley will be paying tribute this week to area coal miners with the Mine Rescue competition.
The competition in Moundsville will last for three days with each one taking place at the old West Virginia State Penitentiary.
The event began Tuesday morning at 8:00, with the pre-shift competition. Then at 9:00 there was the bench competition.
The mine and rescue competition will start at 8:00 on both Wednesday and Thursday.
The event will end with an awards banquet starting Thursday afternoon at 4:00 and will also be held inside the former West Virginia State Penitentiary.