Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A couple of news items today

Two news items from this area caught my interest this morning:

The creeks that flow into the Ohio River in my neck of the woods are more contaminated with E. coli than the river itself, a high school junior has found, according to an article in The Ironton Tribune. The student's work grew from a science fair project, and he presented his findings at an American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. Cool.

The W.P. Snyder Jr., after having been relocated to South Point OH from Marietta OH a few weeks ago, is in the drydock at McGinnis Inc., and workers have started work on its new hull plating, according to The Independent of Ashland KY.

Adam and I saw the Snyder in the drydock at least twice in the past few days when we went to Catlettsburg looking for particular boats. Check out this photo on my Flickr site.