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The famous mineral springs of Adams County

Written by Lillian Barry, Photos by Lillian Barry & Ashley Beach In 1840, just south of present-day Peebles, Charles Matheny stumbled upon a spring that winded through Peach Mountain, dipped his hands into its waters, and drank. What he found would prove to be invaluable — Matheny believed he had discovered medicinal gold.    Matheny’s Medicine  […]

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The “Arrow Sniper” of Jackson County 

By Bennett Snyder, Photos by Owen McDermott

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Ohio School Districts Split on Merits of Consolidation 

By Ethan Bloomfield, Photos by PJ Marolt

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Exploring the roots, impact of bluegrass in Southeast Ohio 

By Katie Millard, Photos by Lena Kalantzis

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The Price of Plastic

Petrochemical Industry Looks to Expand in Appalachia Written and photos by Liz Parstch For years, Southeast Ohio has been a hub for fossil fuel jobs that the industry claims employ millions. With the rise of coal mining in the 19th century and the fracking boom of the 2000s, the industry presents its latest push: plastic […]

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The Women of Appalachia Project features art for the soul

by Kate Mauer, Photos by Jesse Jarrold-Grapes

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Ohio Poet Laureate is rooted in poetic justice

Gunter-Seymour speaks of her career as a gift she attributes to her family, but her journey to embracing poetry wasn’t a straight shot.

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Cleaning Up Coal

By Joe Timmerman and Tre Spencer

The future of coal in a small village along the Ohio River looks bleak as the General James M. Gavin Power Plant contaminates groundwater with coal ash.

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The Barn Artist

Having grown up drawing, Hagan took on painting during high school. At age 19, he decided he wanted more of a challenge.  

“I just was starting to figure out that I liked painting things that were on the bigger scale,” Hagan says. “The biggest thing I could find to challenge myself was the side of [my] dad’s barn there.”   

Now, he is known as “Barn Artist.”

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Zane Trace, Ohio’s Lost Highway

By Jordan Ellis
(Photo provided by: Guernsey County Historical Society),
Photos by Jordan Ellis // Video by: Jordan Ellis

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The Black Appalachian Experience

By Maya Meade,
Photos by Helen Widman

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What Sierra’s Haven Overcomes to Save Animals

By Aaron Brandenburg, Photo by Carrie Legg

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The Rich History of Hotel McArthur

By Emi Baron

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The Story Behind Whistler Ice Works and Its Frigid Creations

By Halle Dray, Photo by Carrie Legg

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Foraging and Its Consistency As a Way of Life in Southeast Ohio 

By Halle Dray, Photo provided by Talcon Quinn

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How 2 Hocking Hills Companies are Promoting Agritourism in Ohio

By Abby Miller, Photo by Carrie Legg

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Bird-watching in Southeast Ohio

By Lexi Potopsky, Photo by Carrie Legg

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A Call to Arms

By Larissa Beriswill

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Athens Anti-Racism Book Club

By Mackenzie Mayer

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AL Oliver: A Hometown Hero

By Abby Ludwig

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Demonstrating Promise

By Meghan Rowe, Photo by Lucas Martin

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Follow the Foot

By John Jarosik

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A Tale of Two Stations

By Destiniee Jaram, Photos by Destiniee Garam and Lauren Papp

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Afterlife sentence

By Ian McKenzie, Photo by Ian McKenzie

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Rocking Through The ’80s in Athens

By Erin Gardner, Photo courtesy of Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

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Local Furniture Drive Provides Help to Those in Need

By Haylee Followell, Photos by George Shillcock

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One Way Ticket to the ‘90s

By Bailey Fink

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Rollin’ Down The River

By Conner Kurek, Photos by Alexandria Skowronski

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Tattoing Away The Past

By Ellen Wagner, Photos by Alie Skowronski and Kevin Pan

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A Legacy Of Logging

By Sarah Penix

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Feeding Vinton

By Avery Kreemer

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