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A new set of curriculum standards for math and English called the Common Core State Standards will be in place in all Ohio schools by the start of the next academic year. Local teachers who’ve seen it phased in or who’ve received training say it’ll be a learning curve for them, but it will ultimately… Read More
Director Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) has reunited with several actors from his previous films and TV shows for a modern-day version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer has a review.
An eastern Ohio school district will allow some employees to carry guns on school property beginning this fall. The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District board recently approved a policy authorizing employees designated by the board and superintendent to carry guns. The (Dover-New Philadelphia) Times-Reporter says the district released few details of the plan that will… Read More
Cameron, WV Mayor Julie Beresford says roads around her city are taking a pounding from natural gas drilling-related truck traffic. Both Beresford and Marshall County Delegate David Evans say they support the Marcellus Shale drilling boom. But they tell The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that they're concerned about the effects of constant truck traffic on… Read More
UPDATE 10:23 a.m. Power crews have restored power to an estimated 441 Athens county customers left in the dark overnight after storms moved thought the area. According to a spokesperson for American Electric Power the outage occured around 1 a.m. Monday. Power was restored around 10 a.m. An estimated 441 Athens County residents were without power… Read More
An eastern Ohio grand jury is ready to renew its investigation into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl. One of the key issues before the panel set to meet Monday in Steubenville is whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on of the rape last August… Read More