On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
For nearly a decade, residents around the southern Ohio town of Piketon have been waiting for radioactive contamination around an old atomic weapons factory to be cleaned up. Now they’re finally seeing a major step forward; a company has been hired to oversee the clean-up.
The census figures that say three Ohio communities have been hit particularly hard by the slumping economy might be skewed. Both Athens and Oxford have large off-campus populations of students who would report themselves as low-income. But that doesn’t explain Portsmouth’s ranking where poverty according to the report has nearly doubled in the last 9 years.
An Ohio man is facing trial in Kentucky for taking an 8-ton rock out of the Ohio River. That boulder is considered an artifact on both sides of the river, and the situation is rocking officials in both states.
Governor Strickland had agriculture and industry on his mind Tuesday. Strickland spoke at the opening luncheon for the Farm Science Review near London.