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A free program that aims to help Athens County homeowners save energy and reduce costs launched in Athens on Thursday. The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development is providing more than 150 free energy home assessments to Athens County residents. The assessments include suggestions for basic energy improvements, and auditors can troubleshoot potentially dangerous problems. Mary… Read More
The City of Athens is offering a one time opportunity for "non-taxpayers" to get back on track without penalties starting Friday. Failing to pay your income taxes could get you into hot water with the government, along with penalties and interest. Prior to signing a new contract with the Central Collection Agency,… Read More
Ironton in Bloom Inc. was awarded $5,000 by Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency for an environmental education grant. The grant will help fund the native plant landscaping project conducted by St. Mary's Medical Campus in Lawrence County. With the help from the grant, it will help enhance a walkway with a garden to demonstrate the benefits… Read More
The buses won't run at Warren High School this upcoming school year. In a 3-2 vote, the Warren Local Board of Education voted against bringing the buses back in the fall. The elimination was one of several cuts intended to save the school money to repair its aging facilities. "The whole concern was over financials…. Read More
To reduce the risk of accidents in Athens, the city will spend $110,000 on sidewalk improvements. The annual payment by major cigarette manufacturers to West Virginia under a settlement will increase slightly this year. Details in your afternoon audio update.
A boy from Westview Elementary in Jackson has a new bicycle for summer thanks to the Ohio Department of Transportation. Fourth grader Sebastian Kirby was awarded a bicycle for having the best poster on bicycle safety. The Westview Elementary Fourth Grade Team worked on an ODOT campaign. The campaign is called "Every Move… Read More
By 2013 students and teachers can expect changes in the classroom. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced plans to exempt Ohio from the No Child Left Behind Law. Ohio is among 17 states that have received a waiver. The No Child Left Behind Law, passed in 2001, created controversy because it required that one hundred… Read More
The cost of a marriage license for some couples in West Virginia is about to go up. Starting June 8, couples who do not undergo four hours of premarital counseling will pay $56 – or an extra $20 – for a marriage license. The Legislature enacted the change in March. To avoid paying the higher… Read More
In Athens County, about 20 percent of the population depends on food assistance to survive. Some of that help comes from private food pantries who operate with volunteer employees. For Lisa Roberts, who coordinates four food centers including on in Lottridge, helping area residents put food on the table is a way of life…. Read More
An Ohio University professor is doing research on obesity to discover how big of a problem it really is. Professor of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness Darlene Berryman says there are many misconceptions about obesity. She says the difference between being overweight and obese is actually about how much fat tissue a person has. "We… Read More
In Athens County, about 20 percent of the population depends on food assistance and one pantry is doing something to help children who are on summer vacation. Plus, West Virginia's newest circuit judge will be sworn in June 12.
One of the world's largest cuckoo clocks has a new home in an Ohio village. The wooden clock measures more than 23 feet tall, 24 feet wide and 13 feet deep. It was hauled Wednesday from a vacant lot to a street corner in Sugarcreek in Tuscarawas County. It features a hand-carved, five-piece band… Read More