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OU Could Benefit From State Internet Upgrade


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Ohio University and local businesses could benefit from an upgrade to the state's internet capacity that could make Ohio's network up to 10 times faster. Sean O'Malley, who represents OU's Information Technology department, said he believes the upgrade is a solid investment for the state. "This is a great opportunity, both for the university and… Read More

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Local Labor Workers Urge Lawmakers To Support President’s Fiscal Cliff Plan

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A group of labor workers from Belmont and Monroe counties are using their local experiences to urge lawmakers to support a plan to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."  About 15 people, including veterans, utility workers, retirees and mine workers, assembled at the United Mineworkers Office in Bellaire Monday morning to call on Rep. Bill Johnson… Read More

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OU Medical College Branch Receives Accreditation


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The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation recently granted approval to Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Dublin branch. OU's medical college had been given the go ahead to open a Dublin branch, but now they can begin recruiting students for their charter class at the Dublin extension. "We'll be selecting 50 students through a… Read More

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Correctional Officer Resigns Amid Use-Of-Force Investigations

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One West Virginia corrections officer has resigned in the wake of two separate use-of-force episodes at the Western Regional Jail. Jail authority Executive Director Joe DeLong said six other officers have been disciplined and eight more remain suspended following these incidents. DeLong updated lawmakers on Monday after discussing the episodes during last month's interim study… Read More

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New Program Aids Unemployed Workers

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A new program will offer paychecks, health benefits and job training to unemployed workers in Southeastern Ohio. Approximately 115 unemployed adults will participate, or have already participated in a public works program Athens and Perry counties. The program is administered by Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action and the agency's Community Development Coordinator, Jessica Stroh. "We couldn't be… Read More

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Study Aims To Address Jail Overcrowding In West Virginia

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UPDATE: 11:21 a.m.  West Virginia can ease prison and jail crowding by refocusing drug treatment efforts in the communities. That's one emerging recommendation from a study of the state's crowding crisis by the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. Project researchers updated state officials Monday and highlighted the role substance abuse plays in the criminal justice system. The… Read More

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Traffic Stop Leads To Pot Bust


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Athens County Sheriff deputies bust a woman for marijuana after a traffic stop. Sheriff Pat Kelly says deputies arrested 44-year-old Sandy Wolf of Scarbour West Virginia Sunday night. Deputies say they pulled her over on U-S 33 and found 528 grams of marijuana in the car. Wolf is staying in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail…. Read More

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Vandals Destroy Christmas Tradition

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A central Ohio family has decided to put an end to a long neighborhood tradition after vandals destroyed an elaborate front-yard Christmas light display. The Hall family has been putting up the display for about three decades, and this year's version featured 30,000 lights. Hundreds of people drove into their Chillicothe-area cul-de-sac to see the… Read More