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Athens County Fracking Committee Decides on Recommendations


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Recommendations have been made on issues related to Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing. In a meeting last(Wednesday) night, members of the Athens County Strategic Advisory Committee on Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing decided on several recommendations for fracking problems in Ohio. Al Blazevicius, the committee chair, said they support various things in Senate Bill 315 as well as recommend… Read More

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Crop Dusters To Disrupt Moth Mating


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The Ohio Department of Agriculture is taking steps to slow the spread of an invasive species of moth in Southeast Ohio. Brett Gates, public information officer with the department, says the department will use a crop duster to spread a product that will disrupt the gypsy moths mating season. The product is meant to confuse… Read More

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OU Honors Tutorial Spotlight: Amy Farrell


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Tom Hodson talks with Ohio University Honors Tutorial College alumna Amy Farrell (class of '85). Farrell is a professor of American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at Dickinson College. Her research includes 20th century U.S. culture, U.S. women's history, body politics, and the history of fat… Read More

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Exotic Animal Bill Heads For House Vote


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A bill regulating exotic animal ownership heads to the Ohio House next after clearing a committee late Wednesday. The committee members approved the bill in a 17-4 vote after making several changes. The Senate passed the bill last month. State Representative Debbie Phillips (D-Athens) says that only people who are trained and have the necessary… Read More

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Biden Stops In Belmont County

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Vice President Joe Biden plans to visit to a family-owned car dealership on the second day of a two-day trip through swing state Ohio. The trip Thursday is part of a campaign effort to draw distinctions over job creation between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.   Biden was scheduled to… Read More

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Morning Audio Update for May 17

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The Athens County Prosecutor says based on the evidence, he can predict an outcome in a murder or involuntary manslaughter trial. Plus, a panel to recommend changes in how Ohio draws legislative congressional districts is getting more time. Details in your morning audio update.