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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.
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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.

Road Trip: Rebuilding Meigs County

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