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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
Scioto County primary election results show Democrat Donny Rachford as the unofficial winner of the County Commissioner primary. Rachford defeated his opponent, Democrat Cherice Kayser, by a ten percent margin. Rachford took 55 percent of the vote, while Kayser got 45 percent. Democrat Gail Alley is the unofficial winner of the Recorder's race with 53… Read More
International student Xiaoxu Wang did not know what to do with a flyer she received this morning, suggesting she vote for a candidate for Athens County commissioner. His name did not ring any bells, although Wang says she might have seen it before on a sign in somebody's yard. "It seems like there's an election… Read More
A new Ohio University committee is going to examine the potential presence of certain minerals in the university's purchases, such as computers, phones and other electronic devices. The first task of the the Committee on Socially Responsible Practices is to research a concern brought up by a group of students. The group – Conflict-Free… Read More
Landowners aren't the only ones concerned about the potential impact of horizontal fracturing. Business owners in Uptown Athens and Ohio University students are protesting and writing letters to local government leaders. Michelle Wasserman is the proud co-owner of Casa Nueva. The restaurant is not only well-known for it Mexican-oriented cuisine, but also for its use… Read More
More than 200 residents of Athens and surrounding counties are concerned about the formation of a fracking advisory committee. The group expressed their concern today in a letter directed to the Athens County Commissioners. The residents who signed the letter are worried the committee will not reflect the needs of most Athens County citizens,… Read More