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Athens County Fracking Report


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The committee charged with looking into the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing issued its final report to the Athens County Commission Wednesday. The Athens County Strategic Advisory Committee has been examining the issue since April. The chairman of the eight-member committee, Al Blazevicius says if the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking comes… Read More

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Central Ohio Provider Takes Over Visiting Nurses Association

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A central Ohio home health provider will spend the next two to three months evaluating an Athens-based hospice group as part of a new agreement. OhioHealth's HomeReach will manage O'Bleness Health System's Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association Hospice and Health Services, Inc. According to Jim Newbrough, president of OhioHealth's HomeReach, patient care should not be… Read More

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OU Prof: Longer Election Season A Good Thing


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Election season is now over, and experts are reflecting on the successes and the shortcomings of this year's campaigns. Ohio University Professor of Contemporary History Kevin Mattson says he believes the length of the 2012 election season was one of its strengths. “I think that the longer the better, and I know that's not necessarily… Read More

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A Talk With Alaska’s Fiddling Poet (AUDIO)

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Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet, makes his first ever Ashland, Ky., appearance, playing Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Paramount Arts Center. He'll be joined on stage by five stellar old-time musicians, including fiddler Jesse Wells, education director at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University; banjo player Brett Ratliff, the program director… Read More

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Hocking County Sticks With Incumbents


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Tuesday night proved to be a great night for incumbent politicians in Hocking County. The two county commissioners up for re-election, Democrats John Walker and Sandra Ogle, will both retain their offices after unofficial wins over Jeff Dickerson and Gary Waugh, respectively. Prosecuting Attorney Laina Fetherolf also won re-election after edging Jason Sarver by roughly… Read More

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Jackson County Election Results


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Unofficial election results are in for Jackson County. The Republican candidates in the Jackson County election won both county commissioner seats. Republican Edmund Armstrong won with 7,072 votes while Bill Vicars received 5,001 votes. Republican Paul Haller also won the county commissioner seat with 7,107 votes while Shane Meldick received 5,137 votes. The Senior Citizen… Read More

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Scioto County

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Scioto County local election results were not decided until the final votes were tallied, with nearly every race being heavily contested. The Green School District Emergency requirements school district levy that was 7 mills for 5 years was passed with 51.8 percent voting yes. The court 

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West Virginia Goes Red And Blue

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West Virginia went "red" Tuesday night in the 2012 Presidental Election. But voters went "blue" in the race for governor and one of the two US Senate seats, re-electing U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. The Mountain State also re-elected U.S. House Representatives David McKinley, Shelley Moore Capito and Nick Rahall in… Read More

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Incumbents Win All Seats in Area State House and Senate Races

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  Despite facing new districts, incumbents have unofficially won every seat in the area for the Ohio House of Representatives. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Andy Thompson has defeated Charles Daniels in District 95 with 52.9 percent of the vote. Similarly, House Republicans Bill Hayes, Gerald Stebelton, Ron Hood and Terry Johnson have… Read More