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Section Of Route 33 May Be Sagging Because Of Underground Mine

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There are concerns that the sagging eventually could lead to a sinkhole on Route 33 near Nelsonville in Athens County, specifically on a mile-long stretch just north of the Wayne National Forest headquarters.
9:02AM
August
25, 2014

State transportation officials believe a section of U.S. Route 33 in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they’re trying to pinpoint the problem areas.

Fuel-Tainted Portion Of Ohio River Reopens For Pumping, Cargo

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A 15-mile river section, which had closed after the spill, also reopened Tuesday with some restrictions. Vessels traveling through must get Coast Guard clearance.
11:32AM
August
20, 2014

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop pumping river water.

Oil Well Spills Into Southeast Ohio Creek

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The leak occurred in Morgan County near the small town of McConnellsville.
9:56AM
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

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Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
8:00AM
February
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

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Crumbs Bakery, a popular Athens eatery, says it "values all-natural and organic food production, responsible sourcing, and community building."
8:26AM
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

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Ormet Corp. struggled in recent years because of down aluminum prices and increasing utility costs.
7:51AM
October
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

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Wilson served in the Ohio Legislature for ten years before filling the congressional seat vacated by Ted Strickland.
7:52AM
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

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Taylor's grandfather called him "polite, respectful," saying the young man would "do anything for anybody."
10:51AM
March
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

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The accident happened at the Buckingham Coal Company, located in southeast Ohio north of Athens.
10:39AM
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

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An artist's rendering of a planting mill and dry dock along the Hocking Canal.
5:00AM
August
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.