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Wellston Receives Brownfield Redevelopment Money


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The city of Wellston will receive a $130,894 grant for commercial redevelopment.   The Clean Ohio Assistance Fund money will go toward conducting an environmental assessment of the old Kuppenheimer Trouser Factory.   The property covers nearly four acres in the downtown area.   The study includes soil borings and groundwater monitoring wells.   The… Read More

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Mine Settlement Calls For Underground Optical Meters

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The $210 million settlement with Alpha Natural  Resources over the deadly explosion at West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine does something regulators first recommended more than 20 years ago.   Under the deal, Virginia-based Alpha will install optical meters at 104 underground coal mines, including those it bought from Massey Energy.   The Charleston Gazette says the former U.S. Bureau of… Read More

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Aquabear Legion: Made in Ohio

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Since 2004, Aquabear Legion, an Ohio music collective and website based in Athens, has worked with hundreds of bands, musicians, artists, writers and filmmakers from around the state. Now it’s taking the next big step: becoming a non-profit organization. Musicians Brian Koscho and Todd Jacops co-founded Aquabear and manage the day-to-day operations with the help… Read More

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Constellium Recalling Workers

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Jackson County, West Virginia's largest employer has recalled about 25 laid-off workers and reinstated normal work weeks. The moves follow a series of upgrades at the Constellium Rolled Products aluminum rolling plant in Ravenswood. Constellium had told workers earlier that some employees' hours would be reduced because of the upgrades. Company spokeswoman Laura Prisc says… Read More