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Hopewell mounds vying for UNESCO spot; See how often OU trustees were absent

Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday, April 18:

  • Five OU Board of Trustees members have been absent this year. (The Post)
  • OU has a new student trustee, and you may recognize her name. (The Post)

Good Morning

Today is World Heritage Day, a day meant to bring attention to internationally important monuments or landmarks, and we might have some of those landmarks in southern Ohio.

While you’d have to drive to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky to see the nearest UNESCO-certified World Heritage Site, archaeologists in Ohio recently submitted a plea to put some of Ohio’s ancient burial mounds on the list.

In late 2016, the Ohio Geological Council wrote a letter to the Department of the Interior lobbying for the inclusion of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks on the list. The earthworks have been vying for a spot since at least 2008.

A large collection of earthworks sit a little more than an hour west of Athens by car. The Plains, just outside of Athens, is home to a 40-foot tall mound left by the Adena people.


A high of 78 degrees and no precipitation. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

Sports and Game Times

Softball is headed to Marshall for a mid-week match-up. (The Post)

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Delta Airlines now offers flyers up to nearly $10,000 to give up their seats on overbooked flights. (CNN Money)

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