Through a gauntlet of protesters the members of the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee walked, hearing pleas, rebukes and near the line’s end one more question.
Two juvenile teens were arrested today (Thursday) for reckless homicide in connection with the death of a Chillicothe woman Sept. 2 at Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills State Park, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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.
- Activity continues as ReUse/MakerSpace winds down
- Nelsonville deputy auditor indicted for alleged payroll fraud
- Athens NEWS wins 13 awards at state newspaper conference
- Spectrum expands broadband to parts of Athens County
- Start your engines! Best of Athens voting starts today
- OU offers financial incentives for employees to exit amid enrollment troubles
- ReUse Industries closes operations
- Athens police now have body cameras
- Dem candidate loses spot on ballot to take on state Rep. Edwards
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