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Council Members Continue Support Of Anti-Drug Program


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Athens City Council voted Monday to continue efforts in educating area students on substance abuse prevention. Council member Kent Butler sponsored ordinance 0-34-13, which allows authorities to begin the grant application process. The grant would fund Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programming in Athens elementary and middle schools. The program has been operating for over… Read More

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Athens City Council Passes Historical Preservation Ordinance

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Athens City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday that will promote historic and architectural preservation in the city.  The establishment of Title 45 comes shortly after the Athens County Commissioners sought the Ohio Attorney General's opinion regarding a reestablishment of an advisory committee for The Ridges.  The council's decision to pass the ordinance is unrelated… Read More

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OU Department Encourages Cell Phone Use In Class


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An Ohio University department is encouraging students to keep their cell phones out in class to facilitate learning.  The OU chemistry department is now using a program called Top Hat Monocle, which enables professors to offer surveys, quizzes and homework to students through a mobile device. "I'm all about cell phones. If a student is… Read More

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Jurors Deadlocked In Shifflet Trial

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After almost 12 hours of deliberations, the jury in the trial of a Glouster man accused of sexually molesting five young girls says they're deadlocked. Thomas Shifflet,76, is being charged on five separate counts: one count of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of sexual imposition. Athens County Common Pleas Judge… Read More

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Dewine Expected To Support Funding For Rape Crisis Programs


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UPDATE 4:13 P.M. 3/19/13  Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine is expected to announce new efforts Wednesday morning to provide services for sexual assault victims, and will also address proposed legislation to create a rape crisis progam trust fund. Dewine, Rep. Nan Baker (R-Westlake), Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) and representatives from the victim services community will… Read More

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Environmental Groups Asking Feds To Audit State Oversight Of Injection Wells

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A coalition of environmental and community groups is asking the federal government to consider suspending Ohio's authority to oversee deep injection of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The Center for Health, Environment & Justice and other groups planned to ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to investigate and audit Ohio's regulatory… Read More

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Storm System Prompts Flood Watches And Warnings


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A line of showers and thunderstorms is bringing with it heavy rains and flooding across Southeast Ohio and portions of West Virginia and Kentucky. Storms are moving northeast through the region bringing rain along with strong winds and possible hail. The National Weather Service has issued flood watches for most of Southeast Ohio, Northeast Kentucky… Read More

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Public Meetings Set For WV Proposed Hunting Regulations

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West Virginia wildlife officials are holding public meetings around the state on proposed hunting regulations.      The Division of Natural Resources has scheduled meetings Monday in Fairmont, Martinsburg, Summersville, Lewisburg, Milton and Harrisville. Meetings also will be held Tuesday in Glen Dale, Moorefield, Elkins, Beckley, Logan and Parkersburg.      The proposed regulations include… Read More

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Marietta Man Dies After Farm Accident


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A Marietta man is dead after a farm accident in Barlow. Adam Biehl,31, died Sunday afternoon on Mark Dailey Farm off Fisher Ridge Road. Deputies say Biehl was testing a fuel replacement pump on a tractor when the clutch-housing exploded. Parts were thrown in several directions hitting Biehl in the head and neck. This is… Read More