We continue a podcast series from the Northern Panhandle on this West Virginia Morning. The series is called What Happened to Weirton. In the third episode, titled As Goes the Mill, reporter Ella Jennings traces the town’s history as it slides from boom to bust.
Also on today’s show, coal miners have been blocking a train track in Cumberland Kentucky. They say they won’t move until their now-bankrupt employer pays them back-wages. Sydney Boles reports, a hearing today could determine whether and when protesting miners get their paychecks.
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