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Ohio University police increase patrol after recent reports of sexual assault.


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Democratic convention planners are headed back to Columbus as they zero in on a host city for their 2016 presidential nominating event.

Ohio hunters say they're frustrated by a drop in the number of deer being bagged this hunting season.

About 90 people in northeast Ohio took their complaints to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources over the weekend at one of five deer hunting summits held around the state.

Due to the weather, the following are CLOSED: Athens City Schools, Athens Headstart & Corning Headstart morning classes,

Federal-Hocking Local, Logan-Hocking, Morgan, Nelsonville-York, SLSD Perry County, Vinton County.

Most of the area is under a LEVEL 1 Snow Emergency:

A partial state building permit has been issued so that a roof can be put on the fire-damaged building that houses The Union in downtown Athens. However, for three other buildings in the November fire the focus is on whether just the facades can be saved.

After more than a year of investigation and controversy, the trial of suspended Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly is set to begin tomorrow.

Additional workers have been laid off from the Buckingham Coal Co. mine in Perry County.

Westmoreland Coal Co., which bought Buckingham on Jan. 1, announced Friday that the workforce at Buckingham had been reduced by 56 people.

The city of Athens will likely be getting two new pools — an indoor facility and an outdoor aquatic center, with the aquatic center opening as early as May 2016.

Several candidates have filed for various upcoming Athens, Nelsonville and county races.

Ohio University student Taylor Sappington, 23, filed to run for Nelsonville City Council this week with the Athens County Board of Elections.

The Front Room Coffeehouse inside Baker Center on the campus of Ohio University was filled with law enforcement, including two bomb detection dogs Thursday morning, but, relax, nothing nefarious was going on.

The Democratic National Committee will announce the location of its 2016 convention in the next few weeks.

Columbus, Ohio, holds the hopes and dreams for many Ohioans and members of Congress who are rooting for the underdog city.