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(AP) – An Ohio power company is urging customers to conserve electricity Tuesday afternoon or risk further outages. American Electric Power-Ohio is still working to restore power to about 287,000 residents, the majority in central Ohio. The company said unless usage drops Tuesday afternoon it will be forced to take circuits offline, which would cause… Read More
As we celebrate this Independence Day, some might wonder why the Revolutionary War has been shortchanged by filmmakers. Other countries have made an industry out of their past. Shakespeare’s historical plays are filmed repeatedly in Great Britain, where filmmakers can borrow from old English epics like Beowulf and contemporary plays like A Man for All… Read More
Dozens of Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative workers are laboring to restore service to customers in the utility's nine county service area. Member Services Manager Bryan Long says electricity was turned back on to roughly 5,000 members Monday but as of this morning 2,600 were still affected by Friday's storm outages. "The wind and the… Read More
Athens is still under a water shortage alert issued Monday by the city's service safety director. The city's assitant service safety director, Ron Lucas, says the city has improved in the quantity of water, but is still not at the quantity needed. Under the alert, residents are asked not to wash their cars, water their lawns,… Read More
The Athens County Red Cross is setting up feeding stations Tuesday for those still without power after last week's storm. "There are a few core areas in Athens County who do not have power as of yet. So, we're trying to provide those folks with some food while they're waiting," says Jane Patton, interim executive… Read More
Your state and regional news update from WOUB.
Lancaster residents are finding a way to continue their annual Fourth of July celebration this year despite the chaos caused by Friday's severe storm. American Electric Power is using the city's fairgrounds as home base for all of their operations throughout Fairfield County. Randy Groff, Parade Committee Chairman, says he still plans on using the… Read More
The president of FirstEnergy operations in West Virginia says all Mon Power customers should be back on the grid by the end of the weekend. James Haney told reporters in Fairmont he's grateful for the patience people have shown so far. He hopes they understand the challenges that 800 linemen and 1,300 other workers… Read More
The latest outage reports from American Electric Power show Southeast Ohio still has a large number of customers without electricity following Friday's storm. Half of the Wayne National Forest remains closed through the holiday week. Details in your morning audio update.
Most of the Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio will remain closed this holiday week in the aftermath of Ohio's severe storms. Forest offices reopened Tuesday, and some Athens- and Marietta-area campgrounds and recreational areas also were reopened. However, nearly 137,000 acres, or more than half of the forest, remained closed. The Leith… Read More
West Virginia has ended its budget year with a surplus considered healthy enough for Medicaid and other needs. Scheduled tax cuts also remain on track. General tax revenues in June topped $365 million, which gave West Virginia $4.1 billion for the budget year, or $87 million more than expected. Once state agencies return… Read More
UPDATE 1:10 p.m. New numbers from American Electric Power show more than half of Ohio customers' power knocked out by Friday's storm and Sunday's severe weather now have electricity. Fifty-five percent of the 660,000 had been restored as of Tuesday morning. In Athens County, 15,000 customers are still without power. The same number goes for… Read More