RITCHIE COMPANY WILL HAVE FIVE EMPLOYEES|
Construction is expected to begin within a few months of a new company in Ritchie
County. Spectrum Astro, a high-tech outfit from Arizona, is locating in Harrisville. The
company will hire five people, but could increase its workforce up to 25 workers.
The plant will manufacture multi-layer insulation for satellites, MRI units and airport
The plant, which will be a two-million dollar facility, will be built on the old Harrisville
High School football field, using part of the school gym for offices.
RITCHIE RATIONING PUBLIC WATER
Since most of the public water in Ritchie County comes from local reservoirs and
streams, water restrictions have been put in place to conserve the supply.
The new dam is yet to contribute to the county's supply, and water in the North Fork
of the Hughes River is rapidly decreasing.
Pennsboro, Harrisville, Cairo and Ellenboro are all affected, and use of water for
non-essential reasons like watering lawns, shrubs, car washing, swimming pools, etc.
are now restricted.
There are penalties and legal consequences for non compliance.
Water systems along the Little Kanawha have back-up from the Burnsville Dam.