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Marietta Woman Admits To Social Sec. Fraud


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A Marietta woman faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to social security fraud in U.S. District Court Wednesday. Patricia Hodges, 65, admitted to concealing her mother's death in order to continue receiving the deceased woman's Social Security benefits. Hodges told inspectors during a November 2011 interview her mother was on a… Read More

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Parkersburg Stadium Overhaul


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The Wood County Board of Education approved Parkersburg High School Stadium Committee's request for funding on repairing Stadium Field. PHS will receive $700,000 to get the project rolling. Students, coaches, faculty and the community of Parkersburg High School got the decision they hoped for at the Wood County Board of Education meeting Tuesday (last) night…. Read More

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Wheelersburg Couple Charged With Drug Trafficking

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A Wheelersburg couple face felony drug charges following an arraignment Wednesday morning. The Southern Ohio Drug Task Force searched the home of 33-year-old Robert D. Lawson and 30-year-old Patricia J. Dixon Tuesday afternoon.  Task Force officers seized Oxycodone, Hyrocodone, Suboxone and Xanax pills in the search. Property suspected to be purchased with drug trafficking money… Read More

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Proposed Legislation Would Require Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants online retailers to start collecting West Virginia's sales tax on purchases by state residents. Legislation introduced Wednesday follows the lead of several other states as brick-and-mortar businesses complain of an unfair tax burden. Tomblin proposes requiring retailers located out-of-state to start applying the sales tax if they or a subsidiary… Read More

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Rural Action Plans To Make A Switch


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The Kuhre Center for Rural Renewal is making a move to The Plains. Over the last few years, the Rural Action organization has significantly grown and the Board of Directors have been searching for a new building. The current building in Trimble does not allow the group a large enough conference facility to handle the… Read More

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Athens Water Line Break Update

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All repairs to a water line break that left much of Ohio University and parts of the city of Athens without water Tuesday have been completed. The Athens City Engineering and Public Works Department says they are now slowly refilling the Highland Water Tank. This process should take most of the day. Public works officials… Read More

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OU-L Film Fest Focuses On Developmental Disabilities

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The Ohio University Lancaster Cultural Events Committee and Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities will host the 2013 Sprout Touring Film Festival on Wednesday, March 13.  The festival features short films by and about people with developmental disabilities. "The films are artistically made," said Festival Founder Anthony Di Salvo. "They are personal, touching and memorable. They are… Read More