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The sun sets over the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Pike County, Ohio on May 6, 2019.  Earlier this week, a number of Pike County residents filed a lawsuit alleging more than 2,000 people are adversely affected by the release of radioactive materials from the plant.

Companies: Nix Lawsuit Over Contamination Near Piketon Uranium Plant

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Companies involved in work at a former uranium enrichment plant in Ohio say a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit alleging nearby residents were unknowingly exposed to radioactive contaminants that spread to other properties. Several residents sued the companies over contamination from the site of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant… Read More

Pike County Sheriff's Deputies

New Search Warrant Executed in Rhoden Family Murder Investigation

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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) – Ohio authorities have executed a new search warrant as part of an investigation into the 2016 killings of eight family members. The warrant targets the Flying W farm in southern Ohio owned by Fredericka Wagner, whose son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons are accused of killing eight members of the Rhoden family… Read More

Zahn’s Corner Middle School in Pike County is framed by the air quality monitor

Tests Find No Unusual Radioactive Material at Closed School

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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) – State health officials and the U.S. Department of Energy say dust samples taken in late May from Zahn’s Corner middle school showed no radioactivity beyond naturally occurring levels. Scioto Valley Local School District had closed the school in Piketon in mid-May after traces of radioactive material were discovered. But the Department… Read More