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Wastewater Woes: For These Appalachian Towns, It’s Always Infrastructure Week

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Kimberly Shatney lives just outside Pine Grove, West Virginia, an incorporated town of about 500 people with a big problem. Behind a small sandwich shop in town, she points to the ground caked with what looks like dry mud. “This is all raw sewage. All of that, all of this is raw sewage,” Shatney said,… Read More

2018 Gladden House Sessions Return For Fifth Season


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In partnership with the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies, WOUB Public Media will present it’s fifth season of The Gladden House Sessions at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. The Gladden House Sessions are WOUB’s original live music videos series, featuring short artist interviews and stripped-down performances on the porch of the historic Gladden House,… Read More

West Virginia Firms Proactive During Hepatitis A Outbreak

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia newspaper says many of the state’s business owners are dealing with the region’s hepatitis A outbreak proactively. The Herald-Dispatch reports several companies have ordered their employees to get vaccinated against the virus, with some covering the cost of the vaccine. Some counties, including Kanawha and Putnam, have strongly… Read More

Small Fire at Ruby Tuesday


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Athens firefighters are investigating the cause of a small fire at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. According to Wanda Curtis, the restaurant’s assistant manager, the staff smelled smoke in the building around 8 p.m. Tuesday and immediately called 911. Curtis says there were about 30 guests in the restaurant at the time. Athens Fire Chief Bob… Read More