The Vinton Furnace State Forest provides a refuge for local wildlife and a spot for recreation, but it also hinders the ability of struggling Vinton County to bring in revenue.
More Ohioans have been able to afford drug rehabilitation thanks to expanded Medicaid coverage. But the future of this additional funding remains in doubt.
President Donald Trump won the Appalachian region in the 2016 election thanks to his promise to bring back coal jobs. But some in the industry and in Trump's party are skeptical of Trump's ability to deliver on that promise.
The Athens County Republicans who gathered at the American Legion on Thursday were in a good mood.
Frank Hoagland's legislation renewed funding for the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program, which was set to expire this summer.
Edwards will come to Athens on Friday to unveil the legislation.
President Trump plans to increase military spending by $54 billion, according to his budget released earlier this month.
Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission has helped to spur economic growth and build infrastructure in 420 counties across 13 states, including Athens.
This year's fest season came in like a lion.