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In Focus: The Road to High Tech Success in Appalachia

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Technology and Appalachia are two words people usually don’t put together.  But technology companies in southeast Ohio are finding success despite the obstacles that go with the region. The future is looking bright for new high tech companies with strong support from within the region. The technology created by these locally-based companies could potentially change… Read More

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Movie Review: “Pina”

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Not since something like Kurosawa’s Dreams have I had such an exhilarating sensation of experiencing a waking dream during a film. I guess Pina is a documentary, but it’s really more of a poem by Wim Wenders. You’re watching performances of pieces by the late choreographer Pina Bausch, staged in all kinds of striking indoor… Read More

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Perry County Library Offering Computer and Internet Training

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The Perry County District Library has partnered with the non-profit tech group Connect Ohio to offer free basic computer and Internet training. The program is geared toward first time computer and broadband users. Library director Melissa Marlot says the program teaches adults about basic computer, Internet, and email use. "We go over the different components of a web page and… Read More

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Depression Common Among College Students

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For many young adults, becoming a college student is synonymous with starting a new life chapter that comprises exciting emotions and changes. But for an increasing number of students, those emotions aren't so positive. A study presented by the American Psychological Association found that severe mental illness is more prevelant among college students than it was a decade ago.   Depression is especially… Read More

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Faculty Pageant Raises Money For Childhood Cancer Treatment

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Baker Ballroom buzzed with hundreds of excited students on Wednesday night as they waited to see their professors sing, juggle, and even dance “the Bernie.” Professors and teachers assistants from across colleges competed against each other in the Ava Nichols Faculty Pageant. The event was put on by Ohio University's service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega-Delta Gamma to… Read More

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Morning Audio Update For March 8

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The Athens City Planning Commission will wait to decide what recommendations to make to city council regarding zoning language. Plus, Ohio regulators have approved a power company's request to increase a fee it charges competing suppliers using its infrastructure to deliver electricity.  

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Voters Support School Issues In Ohio

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Voters approved 74 percent of school issues on Ohio's ballots on Tuesday, helping some districts avoid cuts to programs and services.      The Westerville schools in suburban Columbus had planned to eliminate sports teams, bands and programs for gifted students. The Columbus Dispatch reports a levy victory from voters there will prevent those cuts… Read More

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AEP Competing Supplier Increase Approved

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Ohio regulators have approved a power company's request to increase a fee it charges competing suppliers using its infrastructure to deliver electricity.      The charge approved Wednesday by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for Columbus-based American Electric Power is effective through May.      Suppliers will pay AEP $110 per megawatt day for… Read More