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Business Group Urging Adoption Of Common Core Curriculum Standards

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An influential business group is asking the Ohio House education chairman to kill or sideline a proposal to block implementation of multi-state learning standards known as the Common Core. The appeal from Ohio Business Roundtable CEO Richard Stoff to Education Chairman Gerald Stebelton came in a letter Wednesday. Stoff said the standards are "common sense… Read More

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SEOAL Forecast: Week 7

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Four of the five Southeastern Ohio Athletic League teams have opened up conference play, and all signs are pointing towards a tight race down the stretch. While Gallia Academy fell in week 6 to a third-ranked Belfry (Ky.) squad, 41-19, the Jackson Ironmen traveled to Warren to top the Warriors, 35-20, while the Logan Chieftains… Read More

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New Lawsuit Challenges Abortion Provisions In State Budget

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A new lawsuit challenges three contentious abortion-related provisions of Ohio's two-year budget on grounds that they violate a constitutional rule holding bills to a single subject. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed the litigation Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. The suit says three amendments to the operating budget passed by lawmakers… Read More

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Logan Elm School Board Approves Five-Year Financial Plan

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The Logan Elm school board approved its five-year financial forecast and honored several students for their academic achievement during Monday’s board meeting. The forecast projects the district’s finances, including end-of-the-year and end-of-term balances. “If the projections on the governor’s proposal come through, then we would increase in funds of about $350,000 this fiscal year,” said… Read More

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Wildlife Enthusiast Discusses Apes


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In this episode of Conversations from Studio B, Tom Hodson sits down with Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Uganda's first female wildlife officer, and founder of the Conservation Through Public Health. The Conservation Through Public Health aims to promote conservation and public health by giving healthcare to people and animals in Africa.  Hodson and Kalema-Zikusoka go on to… Read More

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Rio Falls In Straight Sets

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The Rio Grande RedStorm (7-12, 2-9) suffered another straight-sets loss as they were downed by the 19th-ranked Georgetown College Tigers, 30-28, 25-23, 25-16. The first and second sets were heartbreaking for the RedStorm. They held a four-point lead in the first game and a three-point lead in the second, but Rio Grande was unable to… Read More

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Sheriff’s Office gets grant for high visibility enforcement

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Patrols will be watching with added vigilance for drunk drivers and speeders now that the Athens County Sheriff’s Office received a $30,000 overtime grant. On Monday, the sheriff’s office announced that it had received a grant through the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services for a “high visibility enforcement campaign” during… Read More