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Drop In Ohio Teen Drivers


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Fewer Ohio teens are obtaining their driver's licenses, in a trend related to economic and other factors.      A Dayton Daily News analysis of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles records finds the state saw a 9 percent drop in 16- and 17-year-old licensed drivers from 2006 to 2010. The number of Ohio 18-year-olds with… Read More

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Fracking Becomes Main Topic

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The controversial drilling method known as “fracking” has become a hot topic in the Athens area and neighboring Ohio counties.  Just in the month of January there were numerous stories on the subject in various publications. The Athens Messenger ran three separate stories centered on fracking.  These stories range from local schools considering training students… Read More

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Union Picket At Hocking College

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Support staff at Hocking College are holding a picketing session today on the Nelsonville campus to protest and draw awareness to the fact that they have been working without a contract since last summer. The union's contract expired June 30th and college officials and union representatives have been trying to negotiate a new contract since… Read More

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Childhood Immunization Program Offered To Low-Income Families

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Medical costs can often be a burden to families, resulting in the neglect of basic health needs. The Childhood Immunization Program (CHIP) aims to eliminate that financial burden and provide health care to the Southeastern Ohio community. The Childhood Immunization Program, which began in 1994, offers people in Southeastern Ohio immunizations to protect against diseases…. Read More