In light of the recent tragic events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (The Alliance) has released research showing nearly 500,000 years of life were lost in Ohio due to gun violence from 2009-2018.
In late 2013, The Athens NEWS published several stories about plans for a major petrochemical plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia, 32 miles east of Athens.
A new academic study linking the amount of radon present in a home to its proximity to deep-shale oil and gas “fracking” wells cites Athens County as having the most of these wells in the state of Ohio, with 108.
A regional opioid conference last Wednesday, June 5, in Piketon, an hour west of Athens, featured a surprising keynote speaker – an executive for one of the major pharmaceutical companies in the crosshairs of state governments across the country for allegedly being complicit in the opioid epidemic.
The Scioto Valley Local School District School Board on Monday announced its decision to close a middle school in Piketon immediately, due to the detection of enriched uranium inside the school building and neptunium-237 in a U.S. Department of Energy air monitor adjacent to the school.
Editor’s note: This is part of a series that the Pike County News Watchman published over the past two weeks about concerns related to contaminants found near a disposal site currently under construction, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, that many believe are coming from that s…
A group of Ohio University biology students spent their summer wading waist-deep through icy stream waters in Pennsylvania, gently overturning rocks in search of some truly ancient critters that are endangered in Ohio. “Devil dogs,” some call them. Others call them “snot otters.”
Citizens are being invited to provide input into the latest update of the Wayne National Forest Management Plan, which was last updated in 2006. The plan is currently undergoing a revision process that probably will take over a year to complete, according to Wayne National Forest Supervisor …
Scheduled auctions of oil and gas leases for two small Wayne National Forest parcels northeast of Marietta have been suspended, as a result of a protest filed Aug. 16 by several national, regional and local environmental groups.
About two dozen individuals were exposed to an unknown substance at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe Wednesday morning.
Throughout Ohio, the remnants of an ancient and highly intelligent culture can be observed in the Ohio earthworks. The Newark Octagon, for instance, is believed to be a 2,000-year-old lunar temple, designed to track the motions of the moon, and is theorized to be twice as precise as Stonehen…
Even though Ohio University at its Edison Biotechnology Institute (EBI) has, up until recently, been researching cannabis to discover new therapeutic benefits, the university is declining to test cannabis for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.
- Firearm fatalities have resulted in nearly 500,000 years of life lost in Ohio over a decade
- Six sexual assaults reported to APD, OUPD in Athens over summer
- West Elementary prepares for influx of East Elementary students
- Demo derby drivers battle amid storm at County Fair
- Hocking Trustee chair won't seek new term
- Confederate flag merch at Athens fair spurs debate
- STAR corrections facility responds to ex-employees' charges
- For now, state decides against APV trails at Zaleski
- Hospital receives funding for cancer wellness program
- 1,000-plus schoolkids & caregivers get back-to-school goods