Julie Grant

Allegheny Front

After 40 years, Kerri and Jeff Bond are moving from their small farm in Seneca Lake, Ohio. The rural hillsides have changed in recent years. The trees in their yard started to lose foliage and die last year. Their sheep, chickens and cats died, and their dogs developed tumors.

Evacuation orders are in place for residents in the Powhatan Point area after an explosion and fire at a well pad.
WTOV9

In eastern Ohio's Belmont County, some residents are still evacuated from their homes after a natural gas well explosion last week.

Hunter Franks

Kyle Kutuchief wants more places around Akron for people to just hang around.

To show what he means, he walks onto a newly renovated pedestrian bridge.

“Behold, behold, the grandeur,” Kutuchief says. “We’re standing over a big old highway.”

And this highway, known as the Innerbelt, is empty. Soon, the whole thing will be removed.

For many regional farmers, the most popular weed-killer is becoming less effective. As the Ohio River Radio Consortium's Julie Grant reports, many are reverting to older, harsher chemicals to combat so-called "superweeds."

Ten years ago, Bill Haddad thought he might be out of a job.