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Trade Under Trump: Business Leaders Skeptical About Big Changes

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During the presidential campaign I visited two regional manufacturing executives who do business in the same county but hold views on trade that are worlds apart. Now that Donald Trump is the president-elect, I asked them and some regional economists how the new administration’s approach to trade might affect the Ohio Valley region. When I… Read More

Top Tunes 2016: Water Witches


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This is the second installment of a December-long series that examines what Athens-centric tune heads have been jamming to all year long. Keep tabs on the series throughout the month here.  We’ve put several thousand miles on our van this year which means lots of hours spent listening to music together, and in record stores abroad…. Read More

McDavis to Leave Ohio University in February for New Position

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Outgoing Ohio University President Roderick McDavis will be headed to Washington D.C. to serve as a new managing principal at AGB Search. McDavis’ last day at Ohio University will be February 17, 2017. AGB Search is an executive search firm specializing in “search, interim search, compensation evaluation and  leadership transition assistance to public and private… Read More

Ohio Patrol Effort Nets Over 330 Impaired Driver Arrests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State Highway Patrol troopers in Ohio arrested more than 300 drivers for driving under the influence during the latest multi-state enforcement effort involving Ohio troopers and their counterparts in five other states. The enforcement by the 6-State Trooper Project focused on removing impaired drivers from the roads. The project’s latest effort… Read More

Fire Damages Hocking Hills Lodge

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UPDATE: Fire investigators and officials from the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge are anticipating the building will be a total loss. The fire was reported at about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning at the restaurant on State Route 664 near Old Man’s Cave. “At this time (the Ohio Department of Natural Resources) staff will begin to assess… Read More