With more bicyclists on the road, drivers have to learn to share. While fewer cyclists were hurt on Ohio roads last year, fatalities ticked up slightly. Ohio driver’s ed instruction has been slow to keep up with the rising number of bicycle commuters. But student drivers are learning more than ever about how to co-exist with cyclists.
The Story Of The Portsmouth Flood
This Sunday at 8 pm WOSU TV brings you another wonderful program from the Portsmouth area, RIVER VOICES: A PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN RIVER COMMUNITY. If you enjoyed last week’s program about the floodwall murals, you will not want to miss this program. RIVER VOICES: A PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN RIVER COMMUNITY tells the story of the 1937 Ohio River flood.
The Ohio River in Portsmouth, reached an astounding 74.23 feet, more than 12 feet over the city’s floodwall. Nearly two-thirds of Portsmouth, Ohio was covered by water. Remarkably only one resident perished in the tragedy but more than 32,000 people were displaced from their homes. When the water receded unimaginable devastation was left and the Portsmouth community would have to summoned all its strength for a massive cleanup effort that still resonates with the people of Portsmouth today.
Tune in or set your DVR Sunday, February 23 at 8pm on WOSU TV or Monday, February 24 at 8pm on WOSU PLUS.