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An emergency alert system for some Athens County schools was activated Wednesday, according to County 911 Director Dan Pfeiffer.

An Ohio House committee has approved a bill shielding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs for a minimum of 20 years.
Ohio officials say 18 rural school districts and their surroundings areas are sharing more than $1.7 million from the sale of timber from the state's forests.
The prosecutor in Athens County is recommending the removal of a church directory from outside the county courthouse.

Supporters of proposed statewide policy to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ohioans from discrimination met with state lawmakers this week to push for legislation that would make the changes they are seeking.

A police officer's presence would be required for tickets to be issued from red-light cameras around Ohio under a bill that's cleared the Ohio Senate.

A four-month review of the culture of Ohio State University's marching band has resulted in recommendations for improvement in band operations and university oversight.

A deal that was offered to the Athens County Commissioners for renewal of a land lease for a 911 tower was rejected Tuesday by the commissioners.

The decision will mean that the search for a new site will continue, and that the county will face the cost of putting up a new tower.

An ongoing flood mitigation project in Wood County is entering its next phase.
The county plans to buy and demolish three homes in Happy Valley. After the demolitions, no permanent structures can be built on the properties.
Some changes are expected in a fast-moving bill that would shield the names of companies whose drugs are used for lethal injections in Ohio.