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Prosperity could lead to change in West Virginia

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  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.

I had the chance to go to Oceana over the weekend to talk to residents there about the documentary film Oxyana – a movie that depicts the Wyoming County community as a place ravaged by prescription drug abuse.

While there is no sugar-coating the addiction problem there or anywhere else in West Virginia, what I found were good, decent people forced to contend with a tragic lack of opportunity.

Our elected leaders seem to know what we're up against in this life or death battle and they've tried to address it, but nothing will go further or do more good than unleashing prosperity and giving our citizens a real shot at the American Dream.