This week has been an unusual one in that I spent it covering the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature for my employer. It looks like I missed a couple of river-related stories during that time.
First, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said the federal government has spent too much time studying problems at Montgomery, Dashields and Emsworth, and it's time to do something about them, particularly Emsworth.
We also learn that there are plans to build a gas-fired power plant at Hannibal, Ohio, near the Hannibal Locks and Dam, on the site of the former Ormet plant.
The week did have a high point, though, when the State Senate adopted a resolution recognizing the 200th anniversary of the ferry at Sistersville, W.Va.