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Athens School Workers Don’t Like Contract Offer


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Union workers for the Athens City School District have voted down a proposed contract. The workers are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and they include bus drivers, cafeteria workers and custodians. Superintendent Carl Martin says negotiators had come up with a tentative agreement but they now have more work… Read More

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Athens County Hit By Another Funding Cut

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A cut in federal funding is cited as the reason for a reduction in help for Athens County residents wanting job-training. Athens County Job and Family Services made the announcement today. Workforce Investment Act programs are for youths, adults and dislocated workers. The federal government has now reduced the funding for the the programs by… Read More

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Burr Oak Announcement Tomorrow

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will make an announcement tomorrow regarding the lodge at Burr Oak State Park. The lodge was closed in January because business was bad and officials have been studying what to do. Officials are scheduled to meet with reporters at 1 p.m. Athens and Morgan County tourism officials are hoping… Read More

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ACLU-West Virginia Head Says Litigation With Wood Co. Schools Possible

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The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia says Wood County school officials could avoid a lawsuit over single-gender classes by showing compliance with federal law. ACLU-West Virginia executive director Brenda Green says litigation is a possibility, but she says the ACLU is still investigating the classes at Van Devender Middle School.   The civil… Read More

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Morning Audio Update For August 1


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Athens police officers are investigating an alleged rape that dates back to earlier this year. The closure of a Jefferson County coal mining operation means at least 24 people are out of work.   The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia says Wood County school officials could avoid a lawsuit over single-gender classes by… Read More

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FEMA Meets With Washington Co. Leaders

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Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency met with nearly 30 Washington County government and non-profit organizations for storm damage assessments Tuesday.      This meeting was just a preliminary step, no assistance was promised.   Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz estimated it cost his city $56,000 in recovery efforts.   Washington Electric Cooperative CEO Ken… Read More

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OU Gets Funding For Energy Overhaul

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Ohio University is getting $29 million in financing to implement a comprehensive energy efficiency and conservation overhaul of 72 buildings at its main campus in Athens. The money is from a low-interest loan package authorized by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.   The company Constellation NewEnergy will develop and implement the project.   Energy… Read More