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Ohio Trustees Adopt 2013 Budget

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Ohio University has a new budget. It's for the fiscal year that starts July 1 and totals $786 million. That's an increase of a little less than 5 percent from 2012. Steve Golding says the budget "focuses on making key strategic investments as a result of a modest tuition increase and increased state appropriations." Golding… Read More

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OU Trustees OK Construction Plans

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The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved a plan to lease the old Woolworth Building on Court Street. The proposed move to the vacant building in downtown Athens is part of a relocation of several academic programs from Lindley Hall. The project includes some renovation work and has a cost estimate of more than… Read More

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New $3 Waste Fee Being Implemented

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A new fee is going into effect for residents of Athens and Hocking counties. This "Generation Fee" will go to the Athens Hocking Solid Waste District. "The operators will be required to start collecting the recent change in the generation fee, which is $3 per ton, effective August 1," says Athens Hocking Solid Waste District… Read More

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Illustrating “Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland”

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Working with comic book legend Harvey Pekar could be considered the opportunity of a lifetime for a young illustrator, or any illustrator for that matter.

Dayton, Ohio, native Joseph Remnant did just that with Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, Pekar's recent posthumous book that has received critical acclaim for both its writing and artwork.

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First Roller Derby Home Bout Set For Tonight


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The Appalachian Hell Betties take to the Bird Arena rink tonight in their first home bout against the Toledo Glass City Rollers. Being unfamiliar with roller derby, I sought out some information from a couple of sources close to the sport: from league President Amber Young, also known by the skating name Vera Venom, and… Read More

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Petition Seeks Re-Districting Ballot Measure

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As we have already reported, former Governor Ted Strickland has been active in Southeast Ohio recently on behalf of President Barack Obama and other Democrats seeking election or re-election. Strickland is supporting something else, too: a ballot initiative backed by the group Voters First.   "There is something underway now that many citizens aren't even… Read More

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Morning Audio Update For June 22


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Residents of the Athens City School District apparently will see a seven-point-four mill emergency operating levy on the ballot in November. A Putnam County company has received preliminary approval on a loan to turn a building owned by Dow Chemical into a data services center. Details in your morning audio update.