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Logan hopes to heal its lake

Written by Zach Zimmerman, Photos by Jamie Miller With overgrown vegetation, sediment buildup and a broken dam valve, Lake Logan is ill.   Bud Simpson, a columnist for the Logan Daily News, wrote about Lake Logan as it nears its 70th birthday and describes it as having “never seen a doctor.”    “It is paying the price […]

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Southeast Ohio dog shelters adapt to overcrowding issues

Written by Trinity Trimble, Photos by Hannah Campbell Dog shelters around Ohio are coping with an increasing number of shelter dogs. Shelters are accepting fewer surrenders, getting help from rescues, building new facilities, increasing advertising, and, in the worst cases, euthanizing dogs.   Accepting Fewer Surrenders  Some shelters are choosing not to take in dogs from […]

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One commission’s decision brings fracking to Ohio state parks

By Katy Snodgrass, Photos provided by Randi Podlaknik Outside the Ohio Statehouse, a hush falls over the unruly crowd. A buzz of anticipation looms in the cold, rainy October air. Protestors shivering in raincoats and hiding under umbrellas wait for boisterous speeches to commence.   The crowd listens patiently to a slew of speakers, a litany […]

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Southeast Ohio loses a distinguished beekeeper and advocate, Carmen Conrad

By Savannah Dawson, Photos by Owen McDermott A memorial bench rests at site of the Lithopolis HoneyFest, held annually on the streets of Lithopolis, honoring local bee farmer Barry Conrad. Soon his wife, Carmen, will be honored with a bench near his, inscribed with a message that will preserve her legacy as the region’s foremost […]

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Wayne National Forest changes its name to Buckeye National Forest 

Written and Photos by Henry Jost In August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a proposal to rename Ohio’s only national forest, Wayne National Forest. It could soon be called Buckeye National Forest.   After requests from American Indian Tribes and local community members, the USDA announced a proposal to change the name of Wayne National […]

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Thunder in the Hills event gives hunters with disabilities the chance to hunt turkeys

By Joseph Stanichar,
Photos provided by Benjamin Kelly

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25 years in, the fight against breast cancer in Amish and Mennonite women is still ongoing 

By Helen Widman,
Photos provided by
David P. Thomas, Sr. and Stephen Spartana

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Captina Conservancy preserves the aquaculture of Captina Creek Watershed in Belmont County

By Jordan Ellis,
Photos by Jordan Ellis // Video by Curtis Feder

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HillyBilly Elegy is Controversial and it Should be

By Kiah Easton, Photos provided by Netflix and Ohio University

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A Great History

By Destiniee Jaram, Photos by Bradleigh Aeh

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Gold Mine Sparks Racial Integration

By Taren Holliman

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Pairing Names with Numbers: Identifying Those Buried near The Ridges

By Rachel Beardsley, Photo by Rachael Beardsley

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Firefighters Compete like Family

By Morris Wein, Photo by Morris Wein

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Guernsey Power Station

By Rasheedah Beatty

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Troubled Water

By Erin Franczak

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Gina McKnight talks Monday Creek Publishing

By Devon Hannan

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Well Armed Women of Meigs

By Cameron Fields

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Preserving Shenandoah’s History

By SEO

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Bellaire Businessman Hopes to Build His Community

By SEO

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Portsmouth’s Bypass Basics

By Ali Shultz

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Region Pins Economic Hopes on Former Atomic Plant Site

By David Forster

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Ohio’s Abandoned Schools Situation

By Lucas Daprile

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The Driving Force of Superloads

By Alyssa Pasicnyk

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Local College Student Strives to Raise Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis

By Maura McNamee

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Back on Track

By Hannah Yang

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