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Athens County Commissioners Agree To Write Letter In Support Of Water Testing

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Athens County Commissioners say they will write a letter in support of water testing to track the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Fracking is a process of extracting natural gas through deep well drilling. Sonia Marcus, former Director of Sustainability at Ohio University, spoke to the commissioners today. She says a group of citizens… Read More

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Successes And Snubs: Oscar Nominations And “Should-Have-Beens”

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As the 84th annual Academy Awards draw closer, WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer looks back at his favorite nominated films of 2011, as well as a handful of outstanding movies that were overlooked by the Academy. Pfeiffer's other film and music reviews can be found at The Moving World.       Nominated Films                                              The… Read More

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Athenians Trade Time For Skills

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An 80-year-old seamstress prides herself in maintaining the practice of a trade not many younger generations master. She whips up curtains in exchange for computer help. The Athens Time Exchange, or ATX, allows people to swap home-sewn curtains for hardware backups or legal advice for newly-crafted table legs. The bartering system relies on an old… Read More

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Parkersburg Tourism Up

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Parkersburg-area tourism officials say the region has seen an increase in visitors in the last couple years, a rebound from the dip caused by the national economic downturn that started in 2008.      Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau president Steve Nicely says that the Mid-Ohio Valley came off "an extremely successful year" in… Read More

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OU Culture Showcase Examines Economic Sustainability


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Sustainability organizations in Athens are asking people in the community to buy local. That was the theme yesterday (monday) as Ohio University hosted three organizations that work to sustain the local economy and offer an alternative economic model during a culture showcase. Officials from the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, also known as ACEnet, talked… Read More