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Heavy downpours increased dramatically in the Ohio Valley as the climate changed.

Ohio Valley Mayors Aim For A Green Recovery Amid Coronavirus And Climate Change

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (OVR) — When newly elected President Donald Trump announced in 2017 that he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, he said, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The goal of the landmark Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015 by 189 parties,… Read More

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge

WATCH: This Super Strong Concrete Could Repair Aging Bridges. Here’s What’s Standing in the Way

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There’s a dire need to repair aging infrastructure in the U.S., and an innovative building material could be a game changer. Embedded with steel fibers, ultra-high performance concrete is about five to 10 times stronger than standard concrete — and unaffordable for most government-funded projects. PBS NewsHour special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Iowa on… Read More

Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope to Receive $118K from ODNR for Water System Upgrades

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A local state park is set to upgrade its water system thanks to an investment from the state. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) received approval from the State Controlling Board for $118,800 for the water and wastewater systems at Lake Hope State Park in Vinton County. Located at the base of… Read More

A man stands in front of a levee

Rising Waters: Aging Levees, Climate Change And The Challenge To Hold Back The Ohio River

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When 78-year-old Jim Casto looks at the towering floodwalls that line downtown Huntington, West Virginia, he sees a dark history of generations past. The longtime journalist and local historian is short in stature, yet tall in neighborhood tales. On Casto’s hand shines a solid gold ring, signifying his more than 40 years of reporting at… Read More

Huntington, West Virginia skyline

Community Feedback Sought on Proposed Ohio River Bridge

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials are asking for community feedback on a proposed Ohio River bridge connecting West Virginia and Ohio. News outlets report the bridge would be the final step in the long-anticipated Tri-State Outer Belt linking the two states and parts of Interstate 64. The KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission is asking for feedback… Read More

Martin County water treatment plant

Report: Water Unaffordable for Nearly Half of Martin Co., Kentucky

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A new report finds nearly half the residents of Martin County, Kentucky, cannot afford water service. Local activists with the Martin County Concerned Citizens are ringing alarm bells about water affordability as the beleaguered county faces another likely water rate increase in the coming months. Since the ReSource first reported on its water crisis two years ago,… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Ohio Weighs Opening Highway Corridors to Broadband Projects

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1 million Ohioans, mostly in Appalachia, lack high-speed internet service and the state’s highway corridors may hold the key to addressing the stubborn problem, a report released Wednesday concluded. A fact-finding effort by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration identified a number of causes for the lack of broadband availability to… Read More

Martin County’s water intake on the Tug Fork River.

Help On Tap For Troubled Water System In Coal Country

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A water system in eastern Kentucky that was on the verge of collapse could soon get much needed improvements. Many Martin County, Kentucky, residents were without water for long periods this winter. The crisis drew attention amid a national discussion about infrastructure priorities, and put a spotlight on the sort of water woes that are… Read More

Current Events: Trump Floats Changes To Ohio River Infrastructure

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When President Trump picked the Ohio Valley as the setting to promote his infrastructure plan, he also drew attention to an overlooked part of the nation’s transportation system: inland waterways. Agriculture, energy, and manufacturing interests all depend heavily on the Ohio’s aging navigation system. The president’s speech in Cincinnati cheered many industry leaders who have… Read More

Ripple Effect: The Big-Ticket Fix For The Ohio’s Aging Dams

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A recent breakdown at an Ohio River dam served as a wake-up call about the aging infrastructure that keeps river commerce flowing. The Ohio is one of the country’s busiest working rivers and some navigation controls are approaching the century mark. I went to see these ailing structures and a new multi-billion dollar project in… Read More