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Oil Well Spills Into Southeast Ohio Creek

The leak occurred in Morgan County near the small town of McConnellsville.
May 8, 2014

State and federal teams are still cleaning up after a shale well being drilled for fracking in southeast Ohio began leaking and the oily fluid ran into a nearby creek.

Republicans Skeptical Of Bill To Save Aluminum Plant

Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
13, 2014

The bill would let Gov. John Kasich overrule state utility regulators, who recently ruled against an electric rate appeal by Ormet Corp. Some Statehouse Republicans say they’re worried about the bill’s possible long-term implications.

Local Food Is Passion, Big Business In Athens

Crumbs Bakery, a popular Athens eatery, says it "values all-natural and organic food production, responsible sourcing, and community building."
November 13, 2013

Food is a universal part of culture everywhere, but in the southeast Ohio city of Athens, locally sourced food businesses are points of pride for the community.

Plant Closure Adds To Economic Woes Of Ohio River Community

Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
8, 2013

The closure of a large aluminum plant will mean the loss of 700 jobs for a small, southeast Ohio community already struggling through hard economic times.

Former Congressman Charlie Wilson Dead At 70

Charlie Wilson
Wilson served in the Ohio Legislature for ten years before filling the congressional seat vacated by Ted Strickland.
April 15, 2013

The Ohio Democratic Party says former Congressman Charlie Wilson, who represented southeastern Ohio in Washington for two terms after winning a write-in campaign, has died. He was 70.

Ohio Marine Among Those Killed In Nevada Training Accident

Taylor's grandfather called him "polite, respectful," saying the young man would "do anything for anybody."
20, 2013

Family members confirm Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor of Marietta was among those killed when a mortar exploded during a mountain warfare training exercise in Nevada Monday.

Five Injured In Perry County Coal Mine Accident

The accident happened at the Buckingham Coal Company, located in southeast Ohio north of Athens.
September 19, 2012

The accident happened at the Buckingham Coal Company, about 55 miles southeast of Columbus in the area of the Wayne National Forest.

Road Trip: Hocking Canal

An artist's rendering of a planting mill and dry dock along the Hocking Canal.
13, 2012

Every week this travel season, we’re taking you to an interesting but often-overlooked part of Ohio. This week we’re headed to Logan for a history of the Hocking Canal.

Road Trip: Rebuilding Meigs County

Paul Strauss and other members of United Plant Savers are trying to get away from the area's 150 year history of extractive industries.
28, 2012

All driving season we’re taking you on a series of road trips exploring Ohio. This week we head south to Meigs county to see how one non-profit is working for developing more sustainable ways to use the land.