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Athens City officials are considering a zoning change on the east end of town. Mayor Paul Wiehl says the "request" was talked about at City Hall Wednesday. "The Planning Commission met today and they discussed the rezoning of the far east side, north of East State Street. There's anticipation we will have a public… Read More
Ohio University School of Visual Communications graduate students in Rebecca Sell's Advanced Video Production II class traced the path to closure for Chauncey Elementary School parents, students and staff from start to finish. Video courtesy of Matt Adams, Heather Haynes, Darcy Holdorf and Priscilla Thomas.
Don’t think the fact that Athens County is one of the poorest counties in Appalachia is slowing down business in the area. Athens and surrounding counties have found the necessary tool to surviving and pushing through these tough economic times is working together. Local businesses around the area are staying positive. CEO and owner… Read More
Opponents of a proposed Athens County coal mine are celebrating and claiming victory for stopping the mine. Save Our Rural Environment (SORE) says a permit for the Joy Hollow mine in Bern Township has been put on a "back burner" by state regulators. Members of SORE say the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division… Read More
ARTS/West, The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble and The Corporation for the Performing Arts will present the comedy Whatever Happened to Baby Abby, by local playwright Merri Biechler, on Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m. "The play is about a young woman who discovers at the age of 27 that she was a famously rescued baby,"… Read More
A boulder that broke free from a hillside knocked down power lines, damaged a house and crushed a vehicle in Athens. West Virginia State Police are looking for a man they say tried to kidnap a little girl at an elementary school in Wayne County. Details in your morning audio update.
Ohio Americorps members are preparing for the next four of five clean-ups in the Appalachian region. The clean-up events, which started last Saturday, are held throughout the Sunday and Monday Creek Watersheds and are funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Americorps volunteers received $2,000 from the ODNR for the cleanups, which… Read More
Ohio and Eramet Marietta have resolved what Attorney General Mike DeWine says were the company's violations of the state's hazardous waste laws. This was done with a consent order announced by DeWine. The announcement says the order covers "the company's inadequate response to a previous release of a hazardous waste chromium solution at the… Read More
UPDATE 2:45 p.m. Residents of two houses on the Athens street where a giant boulder crashed down last night remain displaced today due to a lack of electricity and gas to their homes. Crews shut off gas and electricity on Fort Street after the 25-foot boulder crushed two vehicles, damaged a house, knocked down utility… Read More