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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