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Trimble Defense Holds Meigs


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Trimble remains undefeated for another week after taking down the Meigs Marauders, 16-0, Friday night at Farmers Bank Stadium. The Marauders came into the game searching for their third win of the season, and the crowd’s excitement resounded through the complex. In the opening minutes of the first quarter, signs pointed toward a possible upset… Read More

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Gallia Academy Wins Third Straight

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Gallia Academy notched its third consecutive win Friday night, downing the Marietta Tigers at home, 45-16. A packed Memorial Field witnessed a quick start from the Blue Devils, as they went up 21-0 in the second quarter and never looked back. Senior quarterback Wade Jarrell picked apart Marietta’s secondary, going 11-for-17 for 124 yards and… Read More

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Ohio Drops Set, Beats Marshall, 3-1


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Ohio Volleyball dug out a four-set win against Marshall in its second match of the day Friday, 25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 25-17. The Bobcats took a 2-0 lead into the locker room before Marshall took the third set to extend the match. Ohio committed seven errors and lost seven of the last nine points in the… Read More

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Ohio Tops Terps In Three


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Ohio Volleyball kept its stellar season on track Friday with a win over Maryland in its first of three matches at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., 26-24, 25-21, 25-23. The win puts Ohio at 9-1 for the first time since the 2002 season. Maryland (8-2) gave Ohio all it could handle in the… Read More

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Stand Up, Brand Up: Mark Twain’s Comic Legacy

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Mark Twain lived his life as a riverboat pilot, reporter, editor, inventor, humorist, author and publisher. In her new book, Twain's Brand, OU's Judith Yaross Lee examines the first American author-celebrity to blaze the trail of "branding" himself and his work, and his impact on modern-day performers such as Jerry Seinfield, Garrison Keillor and Margaret Cho.

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Trimble Local Schools Moves Forward On Energy-efficiency Project

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Trimble Local School Board members voted to move forward with a bond to pay for energy-efficiency projects in both school buildings, but because of increasing interest rates the district treasurer will continue exploring other payment options. As previously reported, the school board approved an energy-efficiency project that is estimated to generate over $22,000 in savings… Read More

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Casino Taxes Will Pay To Treat Gambling Addicts

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Taxes on Ohio's four casinos will pay for guaranteed treatment of bettors with verified gambling addictions. The Columbus Dispatch reports the $4.9 million problem-gambling response plan was detailed this week before the Ohio Casino Control Commission, which regulates the casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. The treatment program is funded mostly from casino taxes…. Read More

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Ohio States Receives $18.7 Million For Tobacco Research Center

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Ohio State University is getting $18.7 million to establish a tobacco research center aimed at helping federal officials regulate tobacco products. The National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration say Ohio State's center is one of 14 receiving federal funds under the new Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science program. The center will… Read More

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Putnam Health Dept. Spending 40 Percent Less

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A health official says the Putnam County Health Department will spend 40 percent less this year now that it's contracted with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department for clinical services. The Charleston Gazette reports that Dr. Rahul Gupta, health officer for the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, announced the savings at a meeting of his agency's board Thursday. Financial… Read More

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State Advisory Panel Reviewing Ohio’s Law Enforcement Gateway System

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A state advisory panel is scheduled to discuss its review of security and protocols for Ohio's law enforcement information-sharing system. At issue is the state's Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a searchable system that gives police and other investigators near-instant access to records including driver's license and vehicle registrations, the sex offender registry and the computerized… Read More

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Historical Society Director Has Strong Feelings About ‘Ridges’ Project

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Thursday morning, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis issued an update on the university's project at The Ridges in Athens. Later the same night, Ron Luce, Executive Director of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum, responded in an email to WOUB. In the email, Luce blasts the president's decision to appoint Stephen Golding, the university's Vice… Read More