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Ohio passed a new texting ban on Friday, causing some Ohio University students to question the different enforcement for teenagers. This ban calls for a stricter crackdown on drivers’ under the age of 18, who would receive a primary offense for texting or use of other portable electronic… Read More
The Nature Conservancy in Ohio has launched a statewide sweepstakes to encourage Ohioans to get outdoors this summer and see their state's best natural areas. "Natural Treasurers of Ohio" participants have until August 8th to visit one of 30 natural areas and photograph themselves in front of a designated landmark. "It's really an attempt to… Read More
A new state program being tested Friday plans to make law enforcement officers and Ohio residents safer. The Ohio Blue Alert program will alert the public by email with the known details of a suspect who has killed or seriously injured a law enforcement officer and is still on the loose. Sergeant Virgil Conley… Read More
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is very aware this is a presidential election year. It's only June, but November and the General Election are very much on his mind. He wants you to be thinking about the election, too, and for more than one reason. First, in terms of recruiting poll workers. "It takes… Read More
It was almost a quarter to 11 p.m. last night when Whirl, the first act slated to perform at the All Campus Radio Network's annual Lobsterfest, began their hour-long set at The Union. As Ty Owen and Matt Umland slowly arranged their piles of electronic equipment, an interesting mix of townies and college-aged folks accumulated… Read More
Community Action Agencies in Ohio have a big effect on improving the local business climate: a new study found that 40 percent of Community Action Agency funding goes toward economic development. The study out of Ohio University shows that charitable agencies that work with low income families within Ohio, are looking to create economic growth,… Read More
Guernsey County Prosecutor Daniel Padden says Perry Buco has been indicted for aggravated murder. The announcement Friday says Buco has also been indicted for aggravated robbery, theft and grand theft. Buco is 21-years-old and from Cambridge. He's accused of killing 47-year-old Robert Caples of Cambridge in April. Caples was Buco's foster father.
The city of Athens is offering a 1 time opportunity for backed taxpayers to catch up without a penalty. Prior to signing a new contract with the Central Collection Agency, Athens is offering late taxpayers a chance to come clean through a tax amnesty program. City tax administrator Tina Timberman says no penalty will be… Read More
Ohio has become the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving. Gov. John Kasich signed a ban Friday on writing, reading and sending texts from behind the wheel. It goes into effect in 90 days. The measure includes a stricter crackdown on teen drivers' use of electronic devices. Minors would be banned… Read More
The trip to and from school will become a little safer for Washington and Athens County students. Plus, Ohio is poised to become the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving.