A chemical leak at Axiall Corporation Natrium plant near New Martinsville led to massive evacuations and road closures. A toxic cloud of chlorine floated in the air for most of the day on Saturday, Aug. 27 before dispersing and ending the danger.
This year’s Monroe County Fair finished up last week. The weather was nice for the annual event, and several county residents participated in this year’s fair. Several photos of the festivities can be seen throughout this week’s paper. Following are results from this year’s fair: