Nitro Council Approves Expenditure for World War I Park
The Nitro City Council has voted to spend $60,000 on a World War I memorial park.
The Charleston Gazette reports that the appropriation, approved Tuesday night, will match a federal grant.
Nitro got its name and beginning as a major manufacturing center for gunpowder for World War I. Nitro has statues and a museum paying tribute to its World War I history.
Mayor Dave Casebolt said the park will further honor Nitro's history and "give all our citizens a sense of place."