The Vinton Furnace State Forest, a 12,000-acre park west of Athens, is rich in both history and wildlife, but it also poses a burden for the economically depressed county where it is located.
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More Ohioans have been able to afford drug rehabilitation thanks to expanded Medicaid coverage. But the future of this additional funding remains in doubt.
A stop in Abingdon, Virginia, last August typified Donald Trump's visits to Appalachia during the 2016 election. In front of a group of supporters holding signs that stated "Trump Digs Coal," the then-candidate promised he could bring back mining jobs to the region.
The Athens County Republicans who gathered at the American Legion, 520 W. Union St., Thursday were in a good mood.
Four months into his time at the statehouse, Sen. Frank Hoagland's primary focus has been on keeping Ohio's 27,000 bridges functioning properly.
State Rep. Jay Edwards, R-Nelsonville, held a press conference Wednesday to introduce legislation that would limit the amount of opioids that doctors could prescribe.
To the naked eye, the inaugural edition of Congress Fest looked like a rousing success. Starting early on Friday afternoon, Ohio University students were out in droves on the road adjacent to Court Street: chatting, dancing and often drinking. But Lindsay Wolz, a senior studying sport management, was unsure how much of that was due to the fest itself.
When President John F. Kennedy visited West Virginia during his 1960 campaign, he was astonished by the poverty in the Appalachian region and promised to create a federal assistance program to help the area.
This year's Milliron Fest was cold and rainy, but that didn't stop Ohio University students from celebrating the start of Athens' fest season.
On Jan. 13, a week before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted out that "the Unaffordable Care Act will soon be history!" But almost two months later, progress remains slow on repealing the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Scattered across southeast Ohio are the remains of towns, mines and other structures that played a massive role in the state’s history. But many of those places are hidden or no longer exist.
Town hall meetings have become a flash point in today's politically charged environment. Members of Congress, particularly Republicans, have held events met with protesters and frustrated constituents.
Mount Zion Baptist Church has sat at the corner of West Carpenter and North Congress streets since 1909. For almost a century, the church held services and often served as a hub for Athens' black community.
A devastating fire in November 2014 destroyed several buildings on West Union Street, including The Union Bar and Grill. More than two years later, construction is still ongoing and a section of the street and sidewalk remain closed to traffic.
At the end of his presidency, Barack Obama put together the Stream Protection Rule, which regulated the dumping of mining waste in streams. Less than two months later, President Donald Trump is slated to sign a resolution doing away with the rule.
After a budget discrepancy in the fall left thousands of dollars unaccounted for in the East Elementary PTO's record books, the organization's records are still off by $40,000.
Details from President Donald Trump's first budget suggest federal dollars for public broadcasting might be slashed — a move that would have an averse effect on WOUB, the local PBS affiliate.
The barn on Rick Shriver's property was constructed in the 1890s, and the old structure is filled with tools and signs that mark the decades that have passed. There is antiquated farm equipment, old Farm Bureau signs and the initials of one of Shriver's ancestor's signed on a wooden beam.
By population, Vinton County is the smallest in the state, but the sheriff's department there has remained busy. In 2014, there were 458 crimes reported in the county. But Vinton County's auditor, Cindy Owings Waugh, said that with a recent loss in revenue, the county might be forced to eliminate staff at the sheriff's office.