Friday, March 23, 2018

News and stuff, 3/22/18

A landslide along Ohio 7 north of Marietta has closed that busy road, so the Sistersville ferry will operate a special service beginning Monday, March 26, to help people get around it.

The ferry receives minimal state support, so it normally runs only May through October. Because of the road closure in Ohio, the ferry will run 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until Ohio 7 re-opens. The Ohio Department of Transportation says that should happen on April 2.

The ferry's regular season begins May 3.

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In my part of the Ohio Valley, it's not unusual for big bridges to be lit up at night to show off their architectural features. The mayor of Pittsburgh says he would like to see the same for all major bridges across the three rivers in his city.

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How to stop Asian carp from spreading into the tributaries from the main stem of the Ohio? How about bubbles and noise?