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Appalachian Spring Celebration Hits Nelsonville This Week

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The 12th annual Little Cities Appalachian Spring Celebration will kick off on Thursday on Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square. The annual celebration — which highlights the region’s coal mining history — will begin with a half-day tour of some of the Little Cities of the Black Diamonds on Thursday. A full-day tour is scheduled for Friday…. Read More

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OU Doctoral Student Follows Her Ancestry To Ghana


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Above: Carol Hector-Harris finds Sangmorkie Tetteh, her tribal cousin, less than 24 hours after she landed in Ghana. Below: Hector-Harris at the Elmina Fort, where slaves were detained before becoming part of the Transatlantic slave trade. (Catherine McKelvey) Twenty nameless faces shuffled into Scripps Hall at Ohio University, dumping their tired bodies and high hopes into… Read More

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Company Won’t Be Cited For WV Pipeline Blast

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Williams Energy won't be cited by state environmental regulators for a natural gas pipeline explosion in Marshall County. The April 5 explosion and fire scorched trees over a 2-acre area near Moundsville. Several homes were evacuated as a precaution. Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that the agency… Read More

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Kentucky Democratic Candidate For U.S. Senate Seat Wants Keystone Pipeline OK’d

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes called Wednesday on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline as she tries to defeat an incumbent Republican in the heart of coal country. Grimes' statement to The Associated Press comes on the day a group committed to blocking the pipeline announced it will spend $500,000… Read More