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Veterinarians from the Columbus Zoo have performed medical tests on the five exotic animals held there since their suicidal owner released them in Zanesville in October. Details in your afternoon audio update.
State Representative Andy Thompson says a $1,7 billion capital appropriations bill passed in the Ohio House today. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Starting or expanding a business can be difficult in areas where there is a lot of air pollution. Once a region meets certain emission standards, company owners won't have to go through as much paperwork to open up an air pollution source like a factory. That is why the State of Ohio is asking the… Read More
Ohio Americorps members are preparing for the next four of five clean-ups in the Appalachian region. The clean-up events, which started last Saturday, are held throughout the Sunday and Monday Creek Watersheds and are funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Americorps volunteers received $2,000 from the ODNR for the cleanups, which… Read More
UPDATE 2:45 p.m. Residents of two houses on the Athens street where a giant boulder crashed down last night remain displaced today due to a lack of electricity and gas to their homes. Crews shut off gas and electricity on Fort Street after the 25-foot boulder crushed two vehicles, damaged a house, knocked down utility… Read More
Ohioan Americorps members are preparing for the next four of five cleanups in the Appalachian region that started last Saturday. The cleanup events, held throughout the Sunday and Monday Creek Watersheds, are funded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Americorps volunteers received $2000 from the ODNR for the cleanups that fall under the… Read More
Andrew Stout’s work day couldn't get any better than when the Ohio University men's basketball team unexpectedly walked into the College Book Store in Athens Monday. Stout is the shop’s license products buyer and has been looking out for new t-shirts since the Bobcats started the NCAA tournament. One of the shirts says “Brackets Busted.”… Read More
When you think of Appalachia, you may think of poverty, string music and quilts, but those cultural icons are not the accurate representation of the region. To get real Appalachian roots, you would have to dig far deeper. Stephen Pearson, an Ohio University graduate student, says it is the American Indians' views of Appalachian history… Read More
A broadband task force met in Athens today to discuss ways to improve internet access in Appalachian Ohio. The Connect Appalachia Broadband Task Force is working to see over 90 percent broadband coverage in the Appalachian region. The meeting, hosted by Ohio University, would not have been complete without internet access. That is why those… Read More
It's a good day for dog lovers in Athens County. County Commissioners decided today that the Athens County Dog Shelter will no longer euthanize dogs through a controversial gas chamber method. From now on, Athens County will only euthanize dogs by injection. This process takes up less time and is less painful for the dogs…. Read More