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Athens County now has a 2013 budget. Commissioner Larry Payne says it calls for spending of "nearly $12.7 million." Payne says "This is just above the 2010 level." He also says "Most employees will receive a raise for the first time in over three years." Commissioner Lenny Eliason says the budget is temporary and a… Read More
The Walmart Foundation is giving $100,000 to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The money is "to grow community philanthropy across the Appalachian Ohio region." A news release says this effort will focus "on actively partnering with local communities in Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan and Perry counties to support their efforts of building a… Read More
A new preservation group is being formed to protect Serpent Mound and other Native American historic sites. Save Our Serpent is the name and it launches tomorrow with a gathering in Chillicothe. Geoffrey Sea, of Adena Core, another preservation group, is helping the new one get started. He says they have no beef with the… Read More
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to slow down on the snow covered roads. Dispatchers say troopers have been busy all day responding to accidents. According to the Highway Patrol troopers have already responded to 16 accidents in Fairfield County, 15 in Licking County, and 13 in Athens County.
An entrepreneur is defined as "a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk." Such people are talked about a lot these days because of the important role they play in our still struggling economy. And at Ohio University they're given special attention at the Center for… Read More
A Stewart man accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl has been found competent to stand trial during a hearing Friday. Gregory Gilkey has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual imposition and two counts of kidnapping. Athens’ County Sheriff deputies say Gilkey confessed to having contact with the girl twice in March. Gilkey… Read More
How is writing an essay like fishing for trout?
For award-winning Ohio author Kevin Haworth, assistant professor of English and executive editor of the Ohio University Press and Swallow Press, hooking the right material to work into the mosaics of his richly detailed, highly personal essays is a crucial first step in creating them.
The Nelsonville York City School Board will vote Friday afternoon whether to accept a bid on a former school building. Superintendent Mick McClelland says the old Poston Elementary School was sold in an auction Thursday night. Capstone Properties bid $120,000 for the property on Kimberly Road in Nelsonville. McClelland says the board will… Read More
A grand jury indicts a Meigs County man for murder. West Virginia is getting federal help to pay supplemental health insurance premiums for jobless workers. Kentucky State Troopers raise tons of food to help feed people during the holidays. Details in your morning update.
Ohio's unemployment rate is continuing to inch downward. The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services said Friday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent. That's down from 6.9 percent in October and 7.1 percent in September. It's the lowest since an identical 6.8-percent rate in August 2008. The state… Read More