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A labor agreement has been reached with Athens County's 911 dispatchers. Plus, Trimble Local Schools has named a new assistant principal. These stories and more in your Thursday NewsWrap.
The second set of Glass Harp's performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from May 11, 2013.
Mountain Heart joined by Jorma Kaukonen in performance from April 6, 2013.
Ohio officials say health insurance rates could increase an average of 18 percent for small businesses and 41 percent for individuals participating in plans in the new marketplaces created by federal law. Individuals can get private health insurance, subsidized by the federal government, through the so-called exchanges. Open enrollment starts Oct. 1, and coverage takes… Read More
There is a person of interest in the death of Phillip Lawrence Kimbro Jr., whose body was found burning last week along a Morgan County road. Although the body was found in Morgan County, the focus of the investigation has apparently shifted to Muskingum County. "We are actively investigating his death," said Muskingum County Prosecutor… Read More
The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole. Fifty-three-year-old Ariel Castro was being given his sentence Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. He got the life term… Read More
Federal officials say nearly a dozen safety standards were violated at an Army weapons-testing pond near Baltimore where a Navy diver from Caldwell and two others have died this year. The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Thursday that it found seven serious violations at the facility in Aberdeen known as the "super… Read More
The Ohio Bobcats earned eight votes in the USA Today Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Thursday, but remained unranked entering the season. The poll counts for one-third of the formula determining Bowl Championship Series standings. Ohio is one of four Mid-American Conference schools to earn votes in the poll, up from just one team last season…. Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Tom Walker talks with veteran Eric Burke about post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Walker and Burke discuss the stigma associated with PTSD in the military, seeking treatment for PTSD, and the difficulties inherent in transitioning back to civilian life.
In Holmes County, Ohio, and surrounding areas, you’ll find rolling hills dotted with charming farms as far as the eye can see. Lovely barns, silos and ponds create a picturesque landscape. Holmes County is west of Dover/New Philadelphia in central Ohio, about 40 miles northwest of Cambridge. The county and surrounding area is a unique… Read More
Trimble Local Schools approved the hiring of a new assistant principal who will oversee the middle school and district-wide initiatives. Danita Glenn, 42, has for the past year served as Trimble’s 7th and 8th grade math teacher and as science curriculum coach for PreK through 8th-grade teachers. In her role as assistant principal, Glenn will… Read More
Starting this upcoming school year, Alexander Local School District will be implementing a 100 percent tobacco-free policy, making the district one of only a few in Ohio to adopt the practice. The policy is based on guidelines created by the Ohio Department of Health's Tobacco Use and Prevention Program. The coordinator of the program, Kim… Read More
A 0.5-mill tax for Athens County Emergency Medical Service will appear on the November ballot as a replacement levy, the county commissioners decided Tuesday. Because of a change in state law, a replacement levy will cost taxpayers more than it would have in the past. Provisions were put in the state budget bill that eliminates… Read More
Former Ohio linebacker Noah Keller was sentenced to 90 days in jail Friday for his part in an incident dating back to this past November. Friday, the Kearney Hub reported that Keller was jailed on charges of attempt to commit misdemeanor criminal mischief for his part in a night that caused nearly $100,000 in damages… Read More
After nearly 50 years of combined experience with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, the three newest retirees made quick work of their speeches to family and friends at a celebratory banquet. “I’m retired,” former Deputy Jim Thompson told the crowd, resulting in plenty of laughs. “All I’ve got to say is I did it,” former… Read More
Ohio State University's trustee chairman says no decision has been made on an office for retired president Gordon Gee. Bobby Schottenstein gave the update Wednesday as he shot down reports that the university would construct a $190,000 office suite for Gee and an assistant. Schottenstein said a suitable office will be… Read More
State Senator Lou Gentile, D-Stuebenville, says he won’t run for the 6th District U.S. Congress seat despite being asked to by several constituents. The 6th District seat is currently held by Republican Bill Johnson of Marietta. On Wednesday, Gentile released the following statement, "In the past few months, I have been humbled by the number… Read More
A West Virginia group is getting federal funding to help tackle substance abuse. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall announced the funding The Healing Place in Huntington on Wednesday. The group is getting $250,000 to expand its substance abuse residential recovery services and establish a region-wide training program for peer mentoring…. Read More