Appalachian Ohio

“An asset to the community.” Campbell’s Market helps Vinton County residents access healthier foods

BY: - May 1, 2023

Bill Hensley browsed Campbell’s Market’s seven aisles Monday morning with his neighbor Roswitha Anderson.  “I was here yesterday and I forgot my cream cheese,” she laughed as she clutched her Philadelphia Cream Cheese.  Hensley, who likes cooking with the store’s pork cutlets, surveyed the meat counter.  “You’ve got to have fresh produce to do good […]

First four projects of $500 million Appalachian Community Grant Program announced

BY: - March 21, 2023

The first four development projects of Ohio’s $500 million Appalachian Community Grant Program were announced Monday. The projects, which in total will receive a total of $50 million in development grants, will benefit Athens, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Mahoning, Meigs, and Perry counties, said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “New doors are opening […]

Advocates urge more work in youth mental health

BY: - August 24, 2022

Mental health services for Ohio’s children have consistently needed improvements, according to experts. Areas across the state are still hurting for access, they say, and need help getting kids what they need to react to mental health issues, and prevent them before they happen. “Ohio has an opportunity to invest in children, so that we’re […]

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Nan Whaley unveils plan for Appalachia

BY: - March 25, 2022

While Gov. Mike DeWine delivered his state of the state address, Democratic hopeful Nan Whaley was in Chillicothe laying out her vision for Appalachian Ohio. She spoke Thursday alongside Mayor Luke Feeney of Chillicothe and Athens mayor Steve Patterson. Whaley’s plan would direct investments to the 32-county region in South and Eastern Ohio to address […]


New research: Broadband policy is jobs policy

BY: - July 29, 2021

It’s no secret that Ohio’s Appalachian counties have the most sluggish labor markets of the counties across the state. According to last month’s Ranking of Ohio County Unemployment Rates from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, eight of the ten highest-unemployment counties this month are in Appalachian Ohio. Meanwhile, Appalachian Ohio also suffers […]