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OU Lancaster Students Work Toward Ending Use Of “R” Word

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Students from Ohio University Lancaster have spent the last semester working towards ending the use of the word “retard” when referring to those with mental disabilities. The semester long campaign spearheaded by students in Shianne Swinehart’s Communication Studies 1010 class was called “Spread the Word to End the Word.” “Using language that incorporates everyone makes… Read More

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Athens County Sheriff Plans For New Hire


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Athens County Commissioners have agreed to commit up to $26,000 to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office by the end of the year, which will allow Sheriff Patrick Kelly to fill a position that has been vacant since 2012. Although the money is coming later, Kelly said the commissioner’s agreement is enough for him to make… Read More

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Black Bear Shot In Parkersburg

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A black bear on the loose in Parkersburg has been killed by law enforcement officers. Officers fatally shot the male bear around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, about 45 minutes after it was sighted. Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin says officials were concerned about public safety. The bear weighed about 250 pounds to 300 pounds.