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Those overseeing the Athens County Fair are on heightened alert after exposure to pigs at other fairs in Ohio have resulted in more than a dozen human cases of influenza A variant H3N2. That's according to Charles Hammer, the administrator for the Athens City-County Health Department. Hammer says there have been no cases of that… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
The Wilkesville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 15 for their new fire station. The 3,500 square foot structure has four bays and office space for meetings and training. The new facility can house all of the Vinton County department's equipment, including their largest fire truck, which is too… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Jackie Wolf talks with Michele Biddlestone, an international board certified lactation consultant about World Breastfeeding Week. Wolf and Biddlestone discuss the worldwide health benefits of breastfeeding, as well as the common shortcomings of artificial baby formula on their annual World Breastfeeding Week program. World Breastfeeding Week… Read More
Live music fans, outdoor recreation types and craft beer aficionados are expected to gather in Marietta this weekend for the second annual Rivers, Trails, and Ales festival. The non-profit festival spans the entire weekend, from Thursday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Aug. 12, celebrating the wealth of outdoor-adventures Marietta has to offer, as well as local… Read More
We have more details on this morning's fatal mishap at a Chillicothe company, and Columbus Gas of Ohio officials have presented Vinton County Commissioners with a check for new gas boilers. You'll find more in this afternoon's audio update.
Lawyers practicing in other states and seeking to practice in Ohio are able to avoid taking the bar exam, provided they promise to give up their practice elsewhere; that may change under a rule being considered by the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until September 4 on a proposed… Read More
Columbia Gas of Ohio officials today presented the Vinton County Commissioners a check for more than $43,000. The money is to to help pay for new gas boilers at the Vinton County Courthouse, and is about half the total cost. Columbia is making the grant as part of a program which assists natural gas customers… Read More
Update 2:20 p.m. We now know a female worker was killed in this morning's fatal mishap at the Glatfelter plant in Chillicothe. Bill Wilkerson with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says she was operating a piece of heavy equipment, possibly a bulldozer, when she "somehow was run over by that piece of equipment." Wilkerson… Read More
The Chillicothe Police Department is investigating a fatal mishap this morning at the Glatfelter plant. It's being called "an industrial accident" and it happened at 7-30 but beyond that we don't have much information. The police investigation is being carried out jointly with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Glatfelter makes paper products.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing plans for a mining project in Monroe County. American Energy Corporation has filed an application for a permit to discharge treated runoff from a Beallsville mining site into Piney Creek. The EPA has scheduled a public meeting on the application for August 14 in Beallsville. American Energy wants… Read More
Thousands of people turned out for an Ohio wine festival Friday and Saturday. An Athens food vendor says his sales at the event suggest a comeback for the economy. "This has actually been our best Vintage Ohio in 8 years, " says Jonathan Leal, the owner of Vino De Milo a specialty foods company. "We've… Read More
After a record setting 2011 season, Tyler Tettleton has been added to another watch list. Tettleton and fellow MAC quarterback Alex Carder of Western Michigan join 27 other quarterbacks from around the nation on the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List. The award has existed since 1987 in honor of Johnny Unitas, a record-setting… Read More
For some Athens County residents, the name of Southeast Engine's new EP will conjure up images of Route 50 and the former Big Chimney Bakery. For everyone else, it's simply another in a long line of outstanding recordings from the Athens-based band. Since its release on July 31, the four-song EP Canaanville has already received… Read More
The Jackson Ironmen have dominated the SEOAL in recent years, winning the conference in each of the last two seasons? Is this the year they cement their dynasty in history with a three-peat? Or will someone else step in and dethrone the defending champs? Chillicothe Cavaliers: By Charlie Walter The 2011 Chillicothe Cavaliers season… Read More
A new federal report shows that the numbers of Ohio retailers caught selling tobacco to underage customers declined to the lowest level since tracking began. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says 9.9 percent of Ohio retailers violated tobacco sales laws in fiscal year 2010. That's down from 13.5 percent in 2009 and… Read More
Ohioans are paying 40-cents more per gallon of gasoline; The livestock auction at the Ohio State Fair has raised a record quarter-million dollars. These and other headlines in your morning audio update.