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Rhoda Price holds a banana as she speaks at the Campbell's Market groundbreaking ceremony in Vinton County on March 20.  (Robert Green/WOUB)

Groceries Coming To Vinton County

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The road to a new grocery store in Vinton County started with a single banana. Rhoda Price, executive director of the Vinton County Senior Citizens, fought in her own way to bring about Monday’s groundbreaking of the newest and only grocery store in Vinton County, McArthur’s Campbell’s Market. She went to a luncheon for a… Read More

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OU President Initiates Dismissal Process Against Escobedo

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An Ohio University English professor embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal will now face the real possibility of losing his job, after the university’s interim president recommended the dismissal process be initiated. Interim President David Descutner sent Dr. Andrew Escobedo a letter notifying him that he has decided to start “dismissal proceedings” following recommendations from… Read More

A police officer informs the protestors that they will be arrested if they choose to stay at the protest in Athens, Ohio on February 2, 2017. (Robert Green/WOUB)

Interim President ‘Unwilling’ to Drop Baker Center Protest Charges

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In an email to the university community, OU’s interim president said he would not attempt to drop charges or remove university sanctions on 70 students arrested during a protest at Baker University Center. Interim President David Descutner wrote on Wednesday of the importance of students and participants accepting “the responsibility as citizens to stand up for those… Read More

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Escobedo Case Referred For Detenuring Consideration

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The case against English Professor Dr. Andrew Escobedo will be sent to OU’s interim president for detenuring consideration, according to university documents. In a letter provided to WOUB by the university, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit referred the sexual harassment claims against Escobedo to Interim President David Descutner for consideration of detenuring procedures…. Read More

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New President Chosen For Ohio University

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Ohio University’s Board of Trustees named the 21st president of the university in a special meeting Wednesday morning. Dr. Duane Nellis was unanimously approved as the successor to Dr. Roderick McDavis as president of the university. Nellis, formerly president of Texas Tech University, was chosen from a field of four finalists, including OU’s Executive Executive… Read More