Article by KATHRYN CLAYTON, (Special to the Times Leader) T-L Photos/KATHRYN CLAYTON

[cutline] RAVEN ROCKS community leader Warren Stetzel shakes hands with Bob Murray, owner of the American Energy Corp. The community -- described by state officials as, "a renewable energy technology, environmental education and ecological preservation laboratory" -- thanked Murray for agreeing not to longwall mine beneath the rock formation and underground structures. AEC's Century Mine, which is slated to open in coming months, will bring 400 new jobs to the area, according to Murray. The Century mine will be operated beneath Belmont and Monroe counties near the site of the old Alison mine.

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