From the 1830s into the early 1900s, Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky were dotted with a series of charcoal blast iron furnaces. The Lake Hope Furnace in Vinton County is one of the few still standing.


Area police responded to a call Sunday morning regarding a woman who reportedly stabbed herself in the head with a knife, then led officers on a vehicular pursuit across the corners of three counties. According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, deputies responded to a call at 9:32 a.m. regarding a woman who had supposedly stabbed herself in the head with a knife.


People going to Blennerhassett Island on Sunday had to deal with a lot of "Aces," "Hands Downs," "Muffs," "Strikers" and more as the island hosted a vintage base ball game. The Ohio Village Muffins, a vintage base ball club out of Columbus, appeared on the island Sunday to take on the Blennerhassett Island Belles, a team made up of local park staff and others from the West Virginia State Parks system, including the Chief of Parks as well as a number of park superindentents.


Thomas Hamel was a senior at Athens High School. The 18-year-old was set to graduate today but he died Wednesday in a crash that also killed his mother, his sister and his aunt.