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Ohio Medicare Savings Improve


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Ohioans on Medicare are saving more on insurance this year than last, thanks to programs that help explain different options to them. According to the Department of Insurance, an enrollment assistance program helped over 160,000 Medicare patients save $16.4 million in 2013. A record $8.69 million was saved during the fall open enrollment period alone,… Read More

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MLK Day in Athens

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"We don't want to hold it to the black community. We want other people to come out and understand what's going on in our lifes." Jordan Tyner's wish for this year's Martin Luther King's Day celebration in Athens should be fulfiled. The Ohio University student is the Vice President of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity,… Read More

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Shooting At Purdue University

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Police have a person in custody following a reported shooting at Purdue University in Indiana. A Twitter post from the university says the shooting happened Tuesday at the electrical engineering building on the school's campus in West Lafayette, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Further posts say police have a person in custody, though no… Read More

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Kasich Issues Emergency Energy Order

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Governor John Kasich issued a statewide energy emergency declaration over the weekend aimed at expediting shipments of propane gas. The expedited shipments will help with tight supplies due to the recent cold spell, according to a press release from the administration.  It also comes ahead of another round of frigid winter weather. The declaration allows… Read More

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Winter Weather Closes Some Schools In Athens County


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A winter weather advisory and slick roads closed Athens City, Nelsonville-York, Tri-County Career Center and Trimble Local Schools again Tuesday morning and prompted two-hour delays for schools to the north and west. The National Weather Service posted the advisory to remain in effect until 4:00 Tuesday afternoon for Athens, Jackson, Perry and Vinton Counties and… Read More