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Mindy Braasch at piano

Mindy Braasch Finds Her Voice

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While other 16 year olds are sweating over their driver’s license exam, Athens’ Mindy Braasch is concerned with other things, like checking the number of YouTube hits on her first music video, putting together her first tour and launching her debut album, Voices. Since last spring, the Athens High School senior has been recording an… Read More

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Confidential Files Found In Portsmouth Dumpster


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The Ohio Office of the Inspector General is looking into possible wrongdoing after confidential files were found in a dumpster in Portsmouth. According to a news release, troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol acted on a complaint filed on Friday.   The complaint alleged informant reporting office files containing personal information from the Ohio… Read More

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Weller Wins Award…Again

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Two HUGE surprises seen on Monday: the sun rose in the east, and an Ohio player won the Mid-American Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week award. Bobcats' Kicker Matt Weller takes home the weekly hardware for the fifth time this season, it's the seventh time a bobcat has won Special Teams POW. The right-footed… Read More

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Portsmouth Man Charged With Sexual Battery


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A Portsmouth man is behind bars charged with sexually assaulting an underage female while she was asleep on her couch. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says Rickey Mynes, 36, has been charged with sexual battery. The juvenile was taken from her West Portsmouth home to the hospital for treatment. Mynes is being held without bond… Read More

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Real Warriors: Soldiers Helping Soldiers


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Tom Walker talks with Maj. Jeff Hall, an 18-year Army veteran, about his experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder following his second tour of duty in Iraq. Maj. Hall is currently working with "Real Warriors," a program designed to help servicemembers overcome the stigma associated with seeking psychological help and to seek help when they need… Read More

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Cesarean Section Births in Brazil


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Jackie Wolf speaks with recent OU graduate Jill Klimpel about her research on the high rate of cesarean births in Brazil. Brazil currently has the highest C-section rate in the world, with cesareans making up 80% to 90% of births in private hospitals, with some hospitals at a 99% rate.

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Environmentalists Complain About Proposed Drilling Standards

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Environmentalists and local officials complain that proposed standards for extracting oil and gas from the shale beneath Ohio don't go far enough. Drilling firms won't have to reveal all the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That's a horizontal drilling technique that releases natural gas from shale by breaking up the rock with chemical-laced… Read More

2011 Another Language Altogether poster

Another Language Altogether


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The Stuart’s Opera House Gallery will host an opening for Another Language Altogether: Posters Celebrating the Poems of Wendy McVicker on Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between poet Wendy McVicker and graphic designer/artist Molly Schoenhoff.  Schoenhoff invited McVicker to participate in a typography course last spring… Read More

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Gas Prices Down For Holiday Travel

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Ohio gas prices are 14 cents lower this week, offering savings for Thanksgiving holiday travelers. Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows the statewide average price for regular gasoline is about $3.23 a gallon, compared with $3.37 last week. The state's pump prices remain higher than they… Read More