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Football: Center Recruit Barron Commits To Ohio


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Ohio University landed its fifth early commitment of the 2014 class Thursday, May 9. According to 247Sports.com reporter Steve Wiltfong offensive lineman Kirk Barron verbally committed to Ohio. Barron is a 6-foot-3, 297-pound center from Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind.. He is ranked as the No. 17 center recruit in the 2014 class according… Read More

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Multipurpose Center Set For Construction Despite Obstacles


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Ohio University is expected to break ground this summer on a $12.5 million athletics facility that is considered crucial for maintaining the university’s recent athletic success. But the groundbreaking will happen only after a series of delays, altered plans, and a controversial decision on using student fees to finance the building. The Multipurpose Center, originally… Read More

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Ice Cream Recall

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A dairy company is voluntarily recalling ice cream produced in Winston-Salem and distributed to 10 states that don't identify possible allergens because the product is packed in the wrong containers. Dairy Fresh said Thursday it's recalling some IGA Brand Vanilla and Chocolate in a 1.75 quart package because it's really Heavenly Hash ice cream that… Read More

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Three Arrested For Alleged Drug Trafficking

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Three suspects were arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Marietta. Major Crimes Task Force Agents found them in possession of $2,000, which police believe was to be used to purchase heroin in Columbus. The suspects are known drug traffickers who previously sold confidential informants heroin. On four occasions in January, Michael Richards, 35,… Read More

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Ohio’s Top Judge Calls For Nonpartisan Judicial Primaries

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UPDATE 2:09 p.m. Ohio's top judge has drawn applause from fellow lawyers with her call for eliminating party labels in Ohio's judicial primaries. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor said Thursday that nonpartisan primaries, more cameras in courtrooms and other policy and election changes can strengthen public engagement and trust in the judiciary. She made her remarks during… Read More

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Chiefs Invite Thompson To Camp


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Ohio tight end Jordan Thompson announced on his personal Twitter account that he is headed to Kansas City Chiefs rookie camp. “Let the journey begin!” Thompson tweeted. “I am Kansas City bound.” Thompson missed the majority of last season with torn ligaments in his knee, his MCL. He was injured in Ohio’s game at Buffalo… Read More

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Scammers Target Ohioans

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State officials say scammers are trying to steal Ohioans' personal information by claiming to be representatives of the new online insurance marketplaces under the federal health care law. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who is also the state's insurance director, is issuing a consumer alert after reports of scammers offering to help navigate consumers through the… Read More

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Scott To Cowboys Camp


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Tremayne Scott didn’t hear his name called two weeks ago at the NFL Draft, and wasn’t one of two Bobcats to sign as an undrafted free agent. But the former Ohio defensive end has been awarded a three-day tryout with the Dallas Cowboys that could land him a spot on an NFL roster. Scott missed… Read More

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Police Look For Suspects After Burglary and Assault Victim Dies

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Marietta police are asking for help in a burglary and possible murder investigation. Police found Billie Runnion, 80, and James Runnion, 50, severely beaten in their home on Emerson Avenue in Marietta in March. Investigators believe there were thieves involved who were looking for prescription medicine. James Runnion was treated and later returned home. Billie… Read More