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Nelsonville Again Reinstates Council Member Due To Procedural Error

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Nelsonville City Council retracted its decision to remove council member Gregory Smith due to a procedural error last Monday. The council did not alert the public seven days in advance of Smith’s removal as established in the city charter. The council plans to correct its mistake then remove Smith again…. Read More

Sam Campbell (left), a middle school teacher at Nelsonville York, and Cali Sankar, a junior high teacher at Trimble, prepare and assemble an art project named Unity, which was produced by students from multiple schools in the region, in Athens, Ohio, on Monday, June 7, 2021. The project will be on display on East State Street near the Athens Community Center sometime in June.

Athens County Students And Teachers Team Up To Create Community Mural

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — From rolling hills, to pawpaws, to bricks, to “ditch lilies,” there are a lot of symbols that students think of when they think of Athens County.  These ideas, and the communities they represent, will be intertwined in a mural created by local students and teachers. Students’ ideas about their communities are… Read More

The John Amos power station in West Virginia

West Virginia Coal Plants Need Upgrades. Three States Will Decide Their Fate.

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They’ve towered over the region’s communities for decades. They generated the electricity for homes around the Ohio Valley. They burned coal, a fossil fuel Appalachia has in abundance. But three West Virginia coal-fired power plants owned by Ohio-based American Electric Power may be on borrowed time. The Mitchell Plant in Moundsville, the Mountaineer Plant in… Read More