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Watershed Moment: “Ephemeral” Streams Debate Could Reshape Ohio Valley Waterways

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West Liberty University Professor Zachary Loughman has dedicated his professional life to crustaceans – specifically freshwater crayfish. He dips his hand into one of the water tanks at his laboratory near Wheeling, West Virginia, to pick up a teal crayfish the size of a dollar bill. “See the little guy dropping down? We caught mom… Read More

‘Like Quicksand’: Ohio Farmer Survives Soybean Entrapment

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield’s knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm. “I knew I was in trouble then,” the 70-year-old said. “Because it’s just like being in quicksand or cement.” Sometimes a job becomes so routine and familiar that carelessness creeps… Read More

A Growing Recovery: Food Service And Farming Jobs Provide A Path Out Of Addiction

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This is the first story in an occasional series exploring the links between addiction recovery and a recovering economy. It’s lunch hour, and Cafe Appalachia is bustling. Located in South Charleston, West Virginia, the former church turned restaurant has a funky, yet calming vibe. Twinkle lights and mismatched dining room sets dot the space. For… Read More

Farmers, Economists See More Economic Pain From Trump’s Increased Tariffs

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Ohio Valley farmers say the latest tariff escalation between the Trump administration and China could continue to hurt their businesses, with many farmers already facing financial struggles. As Chinese officials visit Washington, D.C., for more trade talks, the Trump administration announced this week increased tariffs, planned to go into effect Friday, on $200 billion dollars worth of Chinese… Read More

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Zanesville Spring Farmers’ Market


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Join us in creating a local food economy that thrives and embrace the joys of seasonal cooking every Saturday 11am-2pm at the indoor spring farmers’ market at Weasel Boy Brewing (March 9-April 27). On April 27, we’ll have live music by Zanesville native, Brian Smith. Look forward to a variety of local products, including freshly… Read More