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Future Unclear For Muskingum Watershed

With only the southern half seen here, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is by far the largest contained watershed in Ohio.
13, 2012

Environmentalists are pleased that managers of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District have halted water sales to oil and natural gas drilling companies. But that could mean lost revenue and jobs.

Watershed Managers Halt Water Sales To Frackers

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has opened up new drilling possibilities in Ohio and other states around the country.
8, 2012

Environmentalists and others raised concerns about the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District selling water to drillers.

Deceased Exotic Animal Owner Had Admitted Problems With Their Care

Deputies say Terry Thompson committed suicide after releasing many of his exotic animals.
20, 2011

The Ohio man who collected wild and rare animals admitted he was having a tough time taking care of them just days before he unleashed dozens of tigers, bears and lions into the countryside and killed himself.

Threats Diminish For Ohio Mussels And Mollusks.

3, 2010

Conservationists and government wildlife agencies are working to restore small but important creatures to the state’s rivers and streams. Mussels and other mollusks help keep waterways clean, but their population has shrunk. They’ve been threatened by pollution, dams and a now dormant mussel shell industry.

Ohio’s Zack Space: The Accidental Congressman?

Rep. Zack Space meets with hospital officials in Nelsonville, OH. Space represents the 18th congressional district.
August 16, 2007

First term Rep. Zack Space is back home in Ohio’s 18th District making the rounds while Congress is in summer recess. Some critics call him ‘the accidental congressman.’ Space, a Democrat, is the first to admit he would not be in office today had it not been for the downfall of his predecessor, Republican Bob Ney. Even though the next election is more than a year away, Space is already campaigning. And so is the opposition.