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About 300 college students from across the country are meeting in Columbus Saturday for a four-day event meant to start a national student movement. Jacob Chaffin is a junior at Ohio University who will be at the National Student Power Convergence. He says they'll talk strategy for lowering the cost of going to college. "Higher… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
An American Electric Power spokesman says it's too soon to say what's going to happen at the Muskingum River Power Plant. AEP is planning to stop burning coal at the plant near Beverly and go with a scaled-down natural gas operation. "But," says Utility spokesman Pat Hemlepp "we still don't have final resolution of regulatory… Read More
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is in the business of acquiring funds and using the money for quality of life programs in our 32 county region. The goal of a new grant received by the Foundation is to accomplish that kind of thing on a local level in nine communities. The grant is for $200,000… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
While the Ohio football team is about a week into fall camp, the NFL preseason camps are well underway, and teams are getting ready for preseason match-ups. Former Ohio wide receiver LaVon Brazill, who was drafted in the sixth round by the Colts in the draft last April, has become a standout so far in… Read More
We now know the name of the employee killed in an industrial accident earlier this week at the Glatfelter plant in Chillicothe. Becky Mitchell died Monday morning. Bill Wilkerson with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Mitchell was operating a bulldozer when she "somehow was run over by that piece of equipment." Wilkerson says… Read More
The Ohio soccer team has about a week of fall camp under its belt with a exhibition game on Sunday against Eastern Kentucky. The team has completed the fitness portion of camp and is now moved into practices, which both players and coach Stacy Strauss say is coming along smoothly. "We are getting a lot… Read More
Healthy eating and Appalachia are not words normally used in the same sentence. However, that is starting to change through the efforts of the organization Live Healthy Appalachia in Athens. More than a hundred people gathered recently in a church in The Plains, much to the delight of Tom Kostohryz, Founder and Board Chair of… Read More
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is planning to add more railroad capacity at the EastPointe Business Park. Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby says a just-announced state grant will help with construction of a third rail spur for the Rail Transfer Station. "We've had interest from a local plastics recycler – which is just growing… Read More
A 22-year-old Zanesville man is still on the loose after being indicted in the murder of two men in Cambridge. Guernsey County Sheriff Mike McCauley says 22-year-old Tyler Burrell is still at-large following his indictment in the case. Burrell and 20-year-old Elgin Mitchell face multiple charges in the June murder case, including two counts each… Read More
Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky have been designated in a listing of the top 20 states with the worst power plant pollution in the nation. The “Toxic 20” list is compiled by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international non-profit environmental organization. The data show that 65 percent of the air pollution in Ohio… Read More
Teens who thought their juvenile records were wiped clean have been seeing college and job opportunities disappear as those records resurfaced. A bill signed into law by Governor John Kasich should protect those records and make it easier for people who get into trouble to turn their lives around. The legislation is designed to ease… Read More
State officials say it's safe to attend the fair. Agricultural grants announced for Southern Ohio; Showers likely today. More in your morning audio update from the WOUB Newsroom.