This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Environmental Cleanup Needed After Fire Sends Oil Into Watershed
Authorities say more environmental cleanup will be needed after a fire at a western Ohio fuel distributing company created thick black smoke and left officials monitoring oil that spilled into a nearby tributary of a creek.
An Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman says the water was “running orange-red.”
Fire officials say they used vacuum equipment and other methods to help remove the contaminants and contain them within a quarter-mile downstream.
Officials are investigating the exact cause of the fire at R.D. Holder Oil Co., which supplies fuel, heating oil, and heavy lubricants. They say the fire ignited while a truck was being loaded Thursday morning, and the blaze spread quickly to a warehouse.
No serious injuries were reported. More than 50 agencies responded to the scene.