SOPEC PRESS RELEASE - Members of the Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council could see a change in the cost of their energy thanks to an electric aggregation partnership.

By Susan Tebben - Athens Messenger 

Gov. John Kasich says he plans to push back even harder against political adversaries during his second term, as he tries to further reduce Ohio's income tax, enact restrictions on charter schools and hammer out a satisfactory compromise on renewable-energy mandates.

A leading civil-rights organization is objecting to a religious requirement attached to $10 million in new Ohio educational mentorship grants.

A unique new course is enabling Ohio University students to become philanthropists in a venture designed to teach them ways to effectively contribute to their communities.

The former commissioner of the Trimble Twp. Youth League has been charged with stealing more than $8,000 from the organization.

A spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the governor has no plans to officially declare a state holiday for the Friday after Christmas.

The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities.

Stephen J. Kopp, who oversaw $200 million in new buildings and renovations over nearly a decade as president of Marshall University, has died.

State Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, announced Tuesday that the state Controlling Board approved funding for Ohio University and the city of Athens for advanced technology projects that will foster job creation and entrepreneurship in the region.