You are viewing the July 9, 2012 daily archives
Some Athens grocery store shoppers had carts piled higher than usual over the weekend. They were shelling out big money, restocking their refrigerators after finally getting their power restored. After the storms, thousands had gone days and days living out of coolers, if they could find ice. What's it like to not have… Read More
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is helping some Athens County residents with extra expenses due to the storm and power outage. The agency has released a limited amount of funding for transportation costs, purchasing ice and buying coolers. Those eligible may receive up to $100 and certain income guidelines apply. … Read More
An update of news around the state and region.
Gasoline is costing Ohioans an extra quarter per gallon compared with a week ago. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.51 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's up 26 cents from a week ago. But it's about a dime cheaper… Read More
Details in your morning audio update.
Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative customers are now fully restored with power in the company's nine-county service area following the severe weather 10 days ago. Member Services Manager Bryan Long says crews finished up work late Sunday night to the remaining people without electricity. In the days following the storms on June 29, more than… Read More
UPDATE 12:16 p.m. Latest numbers from American Electric Power indicate only eight counties still have customers who remain without power. According to the company's website, as of 10 a.m. about 10,000 customers of the original 660,000 knocked out by the June 29 storm are still without electricity. A majority of the customers are in the… Read More
Divers have found the body of a 15-year-old boy in the Ohio River after he disappeared while swimming Saturday afternoon near Blennerhassett Island. Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy says the missing boy drowned in the Ohio River just after 7 p.m. Saturday. The boy was reported missing after he stopped to wade and swim… Read More