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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has issued an order immediately imposing new state regulations on deep-injection wells used to dispose of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The directive issued Tuesday gives the Ohio Department of Natural Resources temporary authority to implement a list of rules announced after a series of Youngstown-area earthquakes was tied… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
Folks organizing under the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter want to start a homeless shelter in Hocking County. People who are homeless can’t get any assistance from organizations like Job and Family Services because they don't have an address, organizer Susan Burgess said. Burgess and others have been raising money so that the homeless will have… Read More
Ironton is getting $125,000 from the state to make street improvements. The funding was announced today and is from the Community Development Block Grant Program. The Ohio Department of Development says the improvements will be made in the Ohio University/Medical Campus area. The project is supposed to create 20 jobs.
Your update of state and regional news from the WOUB newsroom.
The results of a study presented during Monday’s city council meeting reveal increased revenue and more jobs for the City of Athens. The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV study states that in 2010 the arts helped to create 700 jobs and had an economic impact of $24 million. “The calculator provided by the A&EP IV… Read More
Athens County residents now have two fewer places to dispose of storm debris in the wake of severe weather earlier this month. The Athens County Public Information Officers Network has announced the closing of debris drop-off stations located in Athens and Trimble Townships. Previously, four locations were available. The Athens Township site is being used… Read More
A quick update of news from around the region.
A judge is considering a new trial for a man convicted of killing his estranged wife, who was found strangled in a southeast Ohio septic tank last year. Hocking County Judge John Wallace heard arguments Monday in the case of William Inman II. Inman was convicted last month of aggravated murder and other charges… Read More
The Copperheads struggled Monday night in Stark County as they finished their long road trip with a 15-4 loss to the Terriers. The Terriers took no time getting on the board with a homerun from Adam Dennison coming off of Copperheads pitcher Tyler Isbell. The Terriers caught a break in the second inning to… Read More
AEP reports less than 1,200 customers are left without power following a late June severe storm, down from the original 660,000. A West Virginia man drowned in a Wayne County lake, marking the first drowning there in nearly a decade. The Ohio Department of Health says methadone is responsible for one of every 10 accidental… Read More
The number of American Electric Power customers in Ohio still without power following a late June storm is dwindling, though crews are still working in four counties. According to the power company's map, Athens, Muskingum, Licking and Franklin all still have outages. Muskingum County reports nearly 400 customers still without power. Athens County… Read More
Divers in Wayne County, West Virginia recovered the body of a 21-year-old man late Monday night after he drowned in a lake at Beech Fork State Park. Police say Evan Richard Ferguson swam outside of the roped off area at the beach around 4 p.m. and never came back up from underwater. Four emergency… Read More
Utility crews are continuing to restore electricity to thousands of West Virginians who lost service during recent severe storms. As of Tuesday morning, there are 38,925 outages across the state. A majority of the outages are in Appalachian Power's territory, where 23,889 customers have no electricity. FirstEnergy says it has 15,036 customers awaiting restoration… Read More