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WV Health Officials: Flu Season Could Be Severe

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Flu activity is widespread in West Virginia and a state epidemiologist says this year's season could be severe. Widespread activity means increases in flu-related outpatient visits, lab-confirmed flu cases and incidents of influenza outbreaks have been reported in at least half of the state's eight surveillance regions. Bureau for Public Health epidemiologist and influenza coordinator… Read More

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Martin Chooses Rio Grande

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The University of Rio Grande has added a women's soccer recruit with the signing of Anna Martin from Adena High School. During her senior season under Jeremie Spriggs, Martin, a 5-foot-7 defender, earned second team All-District honors. Martin was a captain during her senior year for the Adena Warriors co-ed team. Martin likes that Rio… Read More

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Engineer Finds Another Company For Insurance Change

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An alternate company has been found to handle medical claim reimbursements for Athens County Engineer's Department employees, and Engineer Jeff Maiden said he is hoping to get a contract with the company approved Thursday. Maiden has been working to switch his unionized employees from a Medical Mutual insurance plan to coverage by the County Employee Benefits… Read More

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Puckett Pleads Innocent To All Charges In Murder Case

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A McArthur man accused of killing a woman in 2012 has pleaded innocent to murder allegations. Richard Puckett, 46, appeared in Vinton County Common Pleas Court on Friday and entered innocent pleas to charges that include aggravated murder, murder and aggravated burglary — each contain gun specifications and each are first-degree felonies. Puckett is also… Read More

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Re-Entry Task Force Opposes House Bill On Sentencing

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The Athens County Re-entry Task Force agreed to officially oppose a new House bill that would reverse prison sentencing guidelines of another bill. House Bill 251 was proposed to amend sections of the Ohio Revised Code to eliminate special sentencing for fourth- and fifth-degree felonies and that currently require community control as a sentence for… Read More