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Raccoon Creek Again Stained By Pollution Following Years Of Cleanup Efforts

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Septic tank waste and restaurant grease spread into a section of Raccoon Creek in Vinton County after a local business put too much waste in a dumping site nearby. A 2 Z Sanitation, which offers septic tank cleaning, portable toilet services, and grease trap cleaning, was issued a permit from the… Read More

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For Many Vinton County Residents, Only Source Of Clean Water Is Outside The Home

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MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — Access to clean water in homes is a given for most families in the United States. In southeastern Ohio, notably Vinton County, however, this is not the case. Nearly one-third of Vinton County residents do not have reliable access to clean water for drinking, cooking or bathing. Some households have access to… Read More

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For Many Vinton County Residents, Only Source Of Clean Water Is Outside The Home

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MCARTHUR, Ohio (WOUB) — Access to clean water in homes is a given for most families in the United States. In southeastern Ohio, notably Vinton County, however, this is not the case. Nearly one-third of Vinton County residents do not have reliable access to clean water for drinking, cooking or bathing. Some households have access… 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

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Week in Review: Vinton County Girls and Boys Teams Face Early Tests

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The Vinton County boys team finished the week at 1-1, meaning their record now stands at 7-2 (3-1 in TVC-Ohio) for the year. The Vikings have just started their TVC-Ohio play as well, as they played two teams from their conference this week and their Tuesday match up put them up against the Nelsonville York… Read More

Broadband Internet

Southeast Ohio Receives ARC Grant to Study Broadband Expansion

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MCARTHUR, Ohio — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a grant to study broadband internet expansion in two southeast Ohio counties. Vinton County Commissioners received $49,000 from the ARC for the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Project. Vinton and Meigs County will conduct a broadband feasibility study looking into creating the necessary infrastructure needed for a high-speed internet… Read More

Victorious Vikings: VC Boys and Girls Have Another Perfect Week

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Vinton County’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams each went 2-0 this week, making it the boys’ second consecutive perfect week, while the girls have not dropped a game all season long. The Lady Vikings opened up the week with a win over Nelsonville-York at Ben Wagner Gymnasium in Nelsonville, 69-65. Vinton County had to overcome… Read More