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Buchtel Man Dies in Fatal Fire

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BUCHTEL, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a man has been killed in a house fire in Buchtel. The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the Thursday morning blaze that destroyed the house. Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the call just before dawn. The victim’s body was taken to the coroner’s office in Columbus…. Read More

Wayne National Forest

Protesters Shut Down Athens Meeting on Fracking in Wayne National Forest

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ATHENS – Opponents are pushing back as a federal agency again considers requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling. According to the Athens Messenger, protesters shut down a meeting in Athens concerning the possible lease of federal oil and gas rights in the Wayne National Forest. The meeting… Read More