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A new drug clinic that uses medicine to treat painkiller addicts is raising concerns. New rules for street vendors in the city of Athens will go into effect January 1, 2013. Details in your evening audio update.
A Hocking County school board is trying to capture the attention of federal lawmakers to put an end to budget cuts that could affect their school district in the upcoming school year. The Logan-Hocking Local School Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution at a meeting Monday night that urges Congress and the Obama Administration… Read More
College students looking for experience can find it by working as interns. Companies who take on interns help themselves locate good employees. This win-win scenario is the reason behind the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program. And it's why the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority signed on to participate in the program. With a state grant of… Read More
A Lancaster resident pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated arson for trying to set her neighbors' home on fire. According to the Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Sherie Bomar attempted to set fire to the home while they were asleep inside on July 11th. Bomar was being monitored by the police at… Read More
Ohio men's golf kicks off the 2013 season with MAC Match play on Feb. 11-12, which will be played at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla. The Bobcats will take on DePaul at Hilton Head, S.C. on Feb. 16 before kicking of tournament competition at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate at Hilton… Read More
A new for-profit, cash-only drug clinic that uses medicine to treat painkiller addicts is raising concerns in a county known as an epicenter of Ohio's prescription painkiller epidemic. Kentucky-based SelfRefind opened the clinic this fall in Portsmouth. The clinic provides prescriptions to Suboxone, which treats withdrawal symptoms. Critics say Suboxone clinics keep people on the… Read More
UPDATE: 12/12/12 @ 9:00 a.m. Part of Interstate 77 in West Virginia has reopened after crews worked through the night to repair damage from a massive natural gas line explosion and fire. Tuesday's inferno destroyed four homes and damaged others. It melted guardrails and left a huge swath of the interstate in Sissonville impassible. Nobody was… Read More
Between the large number of bands and venues, it can be hard to keep track of what's happening in Athens.
Recently, local music aficionado Aaron Trout tried to simplify matters by starting the "Athens Music Scene" website and companion Facebook page.
Ohio University has issued a boil order that is in effect until 10 p.m. on Wednesday for the Athens campus, but it may not necessarily signal a cause for alarm. A boil order is a precautionary measure taken by the public water suppliers when the pressure in the water pipe system drops below 20 pounds… Read More
UPDATE 5:00 P.M. An alleged assault and verbal threat reported by a grandfather against his grandson forced the lockdown of New Lexington City Schools Tuesday morning. According to New Lexington police, the man filed the report around 9:30 a.m. and told officers he was concerned his grandson had access to firearms. The alleged incident took… Read More