Westmoreland Coal, with Coshocton connections, files for bankruptcy

One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. with connections to Coshocton filed for bankruptcy protection Oct. 9 to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel. Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston as part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed group of lenders. Source Coshocton