Today we're traveling along Rt 33 and our first stop is in the town of Logan. Logan has a long produced clay products. There were once a number of clay companies here. Those clay products - and others that were locally produced, once left town one way, by the Hocking Valley canal. Built in the 1830s the canal ran from Athens to Carroll. Dr David Mould of Ohio University has studied transportation routes in the Hocking River Valley.
"The canals had been the first major public works project for the state of Ohio, a massive investment to open up the state to commerce," says Mould.
Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band return to the WYSO studios ahead of their appearance at the WYSO Community Concert. This family band performs live on the air and chats with Juliet Fromholt (filling in for Niki Dakota) about growing together as a band, plans for upcoming travel and a new album in the works.
Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band will perform at the WYSO Community Concert on August 19th at Riverscape MetroPark along with Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Todd the Fox.
The Ohio state auditor has established a hotline for Columbus school employees to report incidences of attendance data being altered to boost state report card numbers.
State Auditor Dave Yost said the hotline will allow more secure reporting of information without fear of reprisal.
Columbus is one of three Ohio school districts targeted by state investigations into enrollment and attendance practices. The others are the Lockland School District in the Cincinnati area and Toledo Public Schools.