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People attending the fair say they are opening their wallets more this year

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Gov. John Kasich is standing by his top education leader in the wake of controversy surrounding a charter school investigation. The probe was launched after a group of teachers alleged sexual misconduct, racism and possible cheating was going on at a Dayton charter school.

City and county officials are hoping electrical aggregation will bring benefits to consumers, the environment and local economy.

It’s been 50 years since Freedom Summer, the civil rights movement that focused on getting African Americans, particularly those in the South, to register to vote and become politically active.

Federal officials say around 35,000 Ohioans will benefit from more than $1.2 million in refunds from insurance companies because of a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the figures Thursday.

New one-year contracts have been approved for two administrative employees with the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities will have a 1.5 mill levy on the November ballot following approval by the Athens County Commissioners on Tuesday.

ACBDD Supt. Eric Young informed the board of the approval during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

An Athens businessman has purchased a 32-acre site off East State Street, but plans for the property have not been announced.

Don Wood bought the land from Century National Bank for $350,000, according to records in the Athens County Auditor's Office.

Wednesday marks the start of the 161st Ohio State Fair, which features new attractions and some big-name musical acts. Ohio Gov. John Kasich kicked off the festivities and went on his traditional tour where he’s been known to brainstorm ideas for future fairs.

A suburban Columbus school district wants to replace scheduled teacher raises with merit pay and bonuses. And it wants to eliminate its group health care coverage. The contract proposal has caught the attention of labor experts, school administrators, and teacher unions.

Federal health officials will conduct more animal studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply in January.

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