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Athens County Commissioners Approve Fracking Road Agreement

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Athens County's roads and bridges will be protected against the effects of fracking now that commissioners have accepted a new road agreement. County Engineer Archie Stanley helped design the road agreement that is meant to protect roads and bridges against heavy machinery. "We're not pro-fracking, we're not anti-fracking", Stanley said. "We're here to protect our… Read More

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Afternoon Audio Update February 14


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Community leaders from a seven-county region are meeting at Zane State College today to discuss economic and energy development. More treatment options and mental health services are coming to Southeast Ohio, according to State Rep. Debbie Phillips. Details in your afternoon audio update.

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Zane State College Hosts Development Summit

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Southeast Ohio community leaders will gather at Zane State College today to discuss energy and economic development. Business leaders, chamber members, local government officials, colleges and universities, and oil and gas companies representatives in seven counties are slated to attend the E3D Summit.    Zane State College President Paul Brown says the summit will feature… Read More

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Valentine’s Day: Not Everyone Is In Love


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Modern Valentine’s Day has become a heavily commercialized event, far from its origins as a religious holiday. However, the traditional day of showing your love and appreciation to a significant other draws criticism from some current Ohio University students. While for some Valentine's Day means chocolates, flowers and romantic dinners, not everyone has been struck… Read More

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The “Heart Man” Of Ghana


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Prosper Yao Tsikata speaks with Dr. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, affectionately known as "the heart man of Ghana." Frimpong-Boateng performed Ghana's first open-heart surgery and established the Ghana Heart Foundation, which raises funds to assist those who cannot afford the cost of heart surgery. Dr. Frimpong-Boateng was honored at… Read More

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Increased Funding For Southeast Ohio Behavioral Health Care

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More treatment options and improved mental health services are coming to Southeast Ohio. That's according to State Representative Debbie Phillips. She announced yesterday that the Ohio Controlling Board approved nearly $78,000 for renovations at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare in Athens. The funding will support renovations to existing spaces to ensure more efficient and secure patient treatment… Read More

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Piketon Uranium Plant In President Obama’s Budget Plan

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President Barack Obama's spending plan for 2013 seeks $150 million for research and development of a southern Ohio plant that would provide enriched uranium for generating electricity at nuclear power plants.      The funds for USEC's American Centrifuge Project in Piketon are part of the president's proposed $3.8 trillion spending proposal unveiled Monday.   … Read More