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Disabled Residents Campaign For Accessibility Improvements In Athens

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A group of physically disabled Athens residents are campaigning to make the city more accommodating to their accessibility needs. At a recent town hall meeting, several community members took to the stage to express their concerns, which included a lack of handicap accessible parking options, uneven sidewalks and not enough curb cuts. Robin Brigante, who engaged… Read More

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W.Va. Bill Targets Soft Drinks Through Food Stamps

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Some West Virginia lawmakers are targeting the state's health woes by proposing limits on federal food stamp benefits. Close to one-in-five state residents receive benefits from what's now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. Legislation introduced Friday would bar the purchase of sugary soft drinks or carbonated beverages with SNAP benefits. Republican Delegates… Read More

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Chamber of Commerce Theft


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The Cambridge Police Department is investigating a case of theft that left the local Chamber of Commerce thousands of dollars short. President of the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Jo Sexton reported on Wednesday that six checks totaling more than $4,000 had been cashed without her knowledge. The Chamber members were notified by employees in the bank's fraud… Read More

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Ohio Apellate Court Rules Criminal Child Enticement Statute “Overbroad”

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The Ninth District Court of Appeals has found a state law prohibiting criminal child enticement unconstitutionally overbroad because it “prohibits a broad range of speech and conduct far beyond its intention to protect children from abductors.” John D. Goode was found guilty of child enticement under Ohio Revised Code section 2905.05 in Akron Municipal Court… Read More

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Man Killed in Logging Accident

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Jackson County West Virginia sheriff's deputies are releasing the name of a man killed Thursday in a logging accident. According to Chief Deputy Herbert Maber, Jimmy Allen Westfall was pronounced dead on the scene. The 44-year-old had been cutting down trees when one fell on him. It happened about 11 a.m. in Rock Castle south… Read More

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Fmr. School Band Director Pleads Guilty To Sexting

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A former Gallia County band director has admitted to sending inappropriate pictures to a student. John Seals, 26, pleaded guilty Thursday to disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fifth degree felony. Seals was a band director for Gallia Academy Middle School when he was arrested in September. Investigators say they found inappropriate photographs that Seals… Read More

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Fatal Crash In Wood County

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UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Route 14 has reopened after a fatal crash early Friday morning. The accident happened just before 6 a.m.  According to Wood County 911 dispatchers the accident happened between Rosemar Road and Summit. Wood County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that shut down Route 14. The accident happened just before 6 a.m. Friday… Read More