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…
Ohio Gas Line Blast Near Glouster Blamed On Crack, Landslides
Engineers say landslides and a crack in a pipeline weld caused the natural gas line explosion that destroyed three houses and a barn in rural southern Ohio last year.
People as far as 12 miles away felt the Nov. 16 explosion near Glouster, but no one was seriously hurt. Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. said the rupture was in its interstate natural gas transmission line.
The Athens Messenger says engineers investigating the cause of the blast concluded that there was a pre-existing crack in a weld and that soil movement created extra stress on the pipeline.
A spokesman for the company that has since purchased Tennessee Gas Pipeline says it has developed a remediation plan and is working with regulators to get that finalized.