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Athens Co. Politicians React To Health Care Ruling

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Local Democrats are both surprised and pleased with today's Supreme Court decision that upholds the Affordable Care Act. “It was probably his [President Barack Obama's] biggest accomplishment in office, having this upheld,” said Kathy Hecht, Athens County Democratic Chair and Athens City Auditor. In the ruling, the high court decided the most controversial provision, the… Read More

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40th Anniversary of Title IX


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Kelee Riesbeck talks with Heather Lawrence-Benedict about the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Lawrence-Benedict explains that Title IX is a fairly misunderstood law; it does not just relate to women's equal rights to participate in athletics, as many think. Lawrence-Benedict says, "[Title IX] is really a… Read More

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Sandra Inman Pleads Guilty In Plea Deal


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The woman accused of murdering her daughter-in-law in Hocking County last year pleaded guilty in court Thursday afternoon as part of a bargaining agreement. Hocking County Prosecutor Laina Fetherolf says Sandra Inman was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison following her change in plea.   Inman agreed to plead guilty to all charges… Read More

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Red Flag Warning Issued For Athens County


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Athens County is under a red flag warning until 8 p.m. Thursday as high temperatures are expected to peak between 95 and 100 degrees in the afternoon. The warning from the National Weather Service means people in the area are advised to avoid open burning or discarding cigarette butts when driving or near grassy areas…. Read More

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Sessions @ WOUB: The Sweetback Sisters


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For the second installment in the Sessions @ WOUB series, we are proud to present the retro-country/western swing group The Sweetback Sisters. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., the band has been touring relentlessly since the release of their album, Chicken Ain't Chicken, in 2009. Formed by Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the group's honky-tonk sound recalls… Read More

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Heat Advisories Issued Across Ohio

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Temperatures are expected to soar to triple digits Thursday in some parts of Ohio. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for counties in central Ohio and predicts the high temperature in the Athens area to reach 95 degrees. Some southwestern counties, such as Hamilton and Montgomery, have been issued excessive-heat warnings.   Forecasters… Read More