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Athens Losing Mail Operation

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The U.S. Postal Service has decided to move mail processing operations from nine Ohio facilities to other sites, mostly in Cleveland or Columbus. It announced today that operations from Athens, Chillicothe and Ironton will be moved to a Columbus facility. The Postal Service also announced it will cease mail processing operations in Parkersburg, and the… Read More

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Human Genome Project Pioneer Gives Lecture

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A pioneer in the Human Genome Project shared with faculty, staff and students his views on science and laboratory advances during a visit on campus today. Dr. Leroy Hood, Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology 2011 Russ Prize recipient, spoke at the Baker University Center Theatre. Hood discussed his observations of biology and lab efforts, emerging… Read More

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PUCO Orders AEP To Lower Rates

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Ohio public utility regulators have rejected electric rate increases criticized by schools and small businesses as burdensome at a time of a weak economy and continued budget cuts.      The decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Thursday followed weeks of criticism of the increases, which many schools and small businesses criticized… Read More

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Vinton County Fatal Fire Ruled Arson


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Investigators are offering reward money to anyone with information about a Vinton County fatal fire they have ruled an arson. According to Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal spokesman Shane Cartmill, evidence from the February 8 fire suggests the blaze was intentionally set. Debris from the fire was analyzed at the Fire Marshal's Forensic Laboratory…. Read More

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Santorum To Visit Chillicothe

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will make a return visit to southern Ohio as he crisscrosses the state the weekend before its primary. Party officials say the former Pennsylvania senator will have a morning rally March 2 in Chillicothe. It will be his second foray into Appalachian southern Ohio, after highlighting a Brown County GOP… Read More

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Fracking Panel Discussion From November 2, 2011

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A panel discussion on fracking was presented on November 2, 2011, by the Ohio University Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics (IAPE), with support from the OU Environmental Studies Program.  The Director of the IAPE, Alyssa Bernstein, hosted the panel discussion.  Panelsists were: Elizabeth Paranhos, Consulting Attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund and Environmental Law… Read More

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Morning Audio Update for February 23

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Authorities have captured an inmate who apparently escaped from a southeast Ohio jail facilty. Plus, the Athens Copunty Medical Services is asking for a one mil replacement levy in the upcoming primary election. And, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has been named a co-chair of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

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WV Launches Career Connection Website

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The West Virginia Department of Education has launched a website to help link career and technical students with potential employers.      The website enables employers to explore lists of career pathways and locate career centers and high schools where training occurs.      Among the listed industries are agriculture, food and natural resources; business… Read More