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The Ohio Ethics Commission settles with the Athens City Auditor on a nepotism complaint. The first complete history of Hocking County is now available in book form. And the Hope House in Parkersburg is open and ready to help those in need.
The Bureau of Motor vehicles office located on Gross Street, has been closed since Friday, while the Ohio Highway Patrol conducts an investigation. Sources say an employee in the office is being investigated after one or more concealed cameras were found in a restroom at the office. An initial incident report says the investigation is focusing… Read More
When the topic of hydraulic fracturing came up at a townhall meeting recently, 1st Ward Representative Kent Butler says he felt he needed to offer concerned residents a chance to voice their opinions. Butler opened up the floor during last night's city council meeting for comments on the process, commonly known as fracking. About a… Read More
74 years ago former President Lyndon B. Johnson talked about the "Great Society" and the "War on Poverty", and on Monday Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke at Ohio University in front of the Memorial Auditorium about the large number of Americans still living in poverty. The poverty rate in America at an historical high; one in six Americans are living in… Read More
One step onto the streets of Athens reveals a world full of colors from every corner of the spectrum. However, this mosaic does not come from the streets, the buildings or even the trees. Instead, it comes from the faces of OU’s diverse student body. As of fall 2010, the ethnic backgrounds of Ohio University… Read More
The Ohio Ethics Commission has settled with Athens City Auditor Kathy Hecht after reprimanding her for hiring her children to work in the auditor's office. According to the settlement agreement, Hecht's children "worked sporadically as interns" in the office between August 2005 and March 2007. The commission reported "the investigation revealed at the time of… Read More
A science panel studying the possible health effects of a chemical known as C8 plans to release its findings by July 2012. Media outlets report the three-member C8 Science Panel discussed its studies of the chemical, also called perfluorooctanoic acid, during a public meeting Monday evening in Parkersburg. Panel member David Savitz told the crowd of about 50… Read More
The first book detailing the complete history of Hocking County is now available for purchase. Local historian Judy Maniskas wrote "Logan and Hocking County" as part of the Image of America Series. Maniskas says this is an area with a story that needed to be told. "Fifty years ago, there was a small… Read More
A Cabell County doctor has surrendered her medical license following an investigation of her drug prescribing practices. The West Virginia Board of Osteopathy had suspended Dr. Anita Dawson's license in April 2010 following a raid of her Milton office by federal agents. According to the board, eight of Dawson's patients died from overdoses. No criminal charges have been filed. … Read More
SEOAL league play is really starting to heat up. Jackson has been on a tear and has already beaten two of it’s better conference competition. Gallia and Warren will look to duke it out for the second spot as the season progresses, but Logan, Portsmouth and Chillicothe have their sights set on rebounding and challenging… Read More
Police in Chillicothe are waiting on autopsy results in the death of a two-year-old boy. Plus, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is mobilizing his supporters in the battleground state of Ohio to help challenge an election law.
In his weekly press conference, Ohio head coach Frank Solich looked forward to the big conference opener with Kent State on Saturday. He also talked about the health of the team – namely CB Travis Carrie and RB Donte Harden – and talked about the letdown that was Ohio's 38-26 loss Rutgers this past Saturday…. Read More