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Galbreath Chapel Closed To Weddings

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Ohio University's Galbreath Chapel in Athens is closed to weddings due to problems with the 54-year-old building's ceiling. Alum Chris Macker sent out a tweet this morning saying he had been notified that his April wedding could not be held at the facility because the ceiling caved in. “There is a small section of deteriorating… Read More

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Three Arrested In Scioto County On Drug Charges


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Three people are in custody in Scioto County on drug charges after a sheriff's deputy found drugs and paraphernalia in their car during a traffic stop. Sheriff Marty Donini says a Washington Township deputy stopped the silver SUV in West Portsmouth.   After searching the vehicle, the deputy found two balloons of heroin, methadone pills,… Read More

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Gentile Selected To Replace Wilson

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A Democratic representative from Steubenville will take Jason Wilson's place in the Ohio Senate. The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus voted unanimously to appoint Lou Gentile to fill the vacancy in the 30th Senate District. Wilson resigned to become Director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia. Gentile currently represents the 95th House District which includes Jefferson… Read More

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No Plans To Close Mister Bee

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Mister Bee's president says there are no plans to close the Parkersburg potato chip maker. Mister Bee filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. President Doug Klein says that the company is awaiting approval of a new investor. Klein didn't identify the investor. He says Mister Bee hopes to resume production within the next… Read More

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Teen Birth Rate Down

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The state's birth rate among teenagers has dropped to at least a 21-year low, a trend that experts say reflects less sex and more contraceptives. Health experts say the declines also suggest that young people are responding to influences such as fear of sexually transmitted diseases and economic anxieties about becoming a parent when money… Read More

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WV Ready For Snow

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The full force of winter is still ahead, and at the state Division of Highways, the people that send out the snow plows and keep a steady supply of road salt are ready. DOH director of maintenance Kyle Stollings says the agency has a budget of nearly $58 million for cleaning up ice and snow…. Read More