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Man Arrested on Rape Charges

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A Washington County man is facing two first degree felony rape charges stemming from sexual acts involving a nine-year-old child. Washington County Sheriff, Larry Mincks says 29-year-old Daniel Pottmeyer of Lowell is accused of performing two types of sexual acts on the child between five and seven times. In a statement released today, Micks says… Read More

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Former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan Dies

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Former Ohio Gov. and U.S. Rep. John J. Gilligan, a liberal Democrat who won creation of the state income tax, has died. He was 92. His death Monday was confirmed by his caregiver Frank Kennedy. Gilligan's daughter Kathleen Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, in 2009 became Health and Human Services secretary under President Barack Obama…. Read More

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Ohio Attorney General Studying Additional Rules For Facial Recognition Technology

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Ohio's attorney general is convening group of judges, prosecutors and others to study whether the state should have additional protocols in place for law enforcement officers using facial recognition technology. Attorney General Mike DeWine says that since June, local and state law enforcement officers could use the facial recognition software to match images of possible… Read More

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Cooper To Play Professionally In Greece


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D.J. Cooper has signed with Paok BC, a professional basketball club located in Thessaloniki, Greece, his agent Mike Naiditch said Monday afternoon. The former Ohio guard joins Ivo Baltic and Reggie Keely as members from the 2013 Ohio men’s basketball class to continue their basketball careers overseas. “Paok will participate in the Greek championship as… Read More

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Steampunk Revolution


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Host Danielle Echols introduces us to the world of Steampunk with The Athens Historical Society and Museum's Laura Farrell and Amber Brooks. On September 7th, the Historical Society is hosting the Steampunk Spectacle, as a way to attract a new, younger audience.

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Butterfly Habitat Planted Behind School

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Officials in eastern Kentucky are joining an effort to increase the declining population of the Monarch butterfly. The Southern Hills Garden Club in Ashland partnered with the city, the library and Crabbe Elementary School to plant a habitat called a Monarch Way Station at Central Park. They planted butterfly friendly plants including different varieties of… Read More

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West Virginia Park Offers New Programs

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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park in Parkersburg is offering two nature programs later this year. The programs focus on the area's native plants and wildlife. On Sept. 7, volunteers will help participants identify insects observed along a walk. On Oct. 5, participants will learn about fish, mussels and the ecology of the Ohio River. Participation… Read More