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Update: Kharabe Pleads Not Guilty To 12 Counts, Is Released On Own Recognizance

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UPDATE 3:00 p.m. Athens County prosecutor Keller Blackburn issued a release stating that Kharabe pleaded not guilty to 12 charges, nine of which were for pandering obscenity involving a minor, which is a second-degree felony. Here is the full release: Keller Blackburn Release On Amol Kharabe UPDATE 2:15 p.m. Dr. Amol Kharabe appeared in Athens… Read More

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WV House Considers Wild Animals Act

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The West Virginia House Natural Resource Committee has approved a bill prohibiting ownership of dangerous wild animals after ensuring it allows for snake handling religions. Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Chief Curtis Taylor assured committee members Wednesday that the bill would not limit the practice of religious snake handling. He says there are currently DNR… Read More

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Equipment Failure Causing Heating Problems In Scripps Building On OU Campus

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Ohio University is advising the university community to expect cooler temperatures in the E.W. Scripps building after an “unexpected equipment failure.” In an email sent to the campus community Jay North, associate director of Maintenance and Operations said crews are working to make repairs to the equipment.  North said the Scripps building will be cooler… Read More

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AmeriCorps Searching For Volunteers For Summer Reading Program In West Virginia

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AmeriCorps is looking for 500 mentors and community coordinators for a summer program that helps 3,000 West Virginia children maintain and improve reading skills. Energy Express is an eight-week program offered in rural and low-income communities. It's run by AmeriCorps and the West Virginia University Extension Service. It also provides children with good nutrition. Mentors… Read More

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Additional Calamity Days


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Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated from House session scheduled for 2:30 p.m. EST. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House is preparing to vote on a proposal that would let school districts take up to four additional days off this year due to extreme weather. Snowstorms and bitter cold have prompted many districts across the… Read More

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Supreme Court Rules That Landlords Must Provide Safety To Guests Of Tenants

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The Ohio Supreme Court has found that landlords must provide a safe environment to guests of their tenants. The unanimous decision Wednesday resolves a conflict in two lower appeals courts that reached different conclusions in similar cases. Wednesday's decision says that state law requires landlords to do whatever is reasonably necessary to keep their properties… Read More

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Coal Slurry Spill In Kanawha County

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State regulators are investigating the spill of 108,000 gallons of coal slurry at a preparation plant into a Kanawha River tributary in eastern Kanawha County. Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Randy Huffman says a slurry line ruptured early Tuesday at Patriot Coal's Kanawha Eagle Prep plant near Winifrede. Huffman says the spill area involves six… Read More

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FEMA Denies Grants To Help Agencies Involved In Chemical Spill Response

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UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Federal officials are denying West Virginia's request for emergency grants to help nonprofits and public agencies that responded to last month's chemical spill. FEMA said Wednesday that it determined additional federal assistance isn't warranted because certain costs associated with response and recovery efforts aren't beyond the state and local governments' response and… Read More

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Jazz And The Philharmonic


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Friday, February 28 • 9 p.m. Jazz and the Philharmonic is a one-of-a-kind concert project conceived by music producer and impresario Larry Rosen featuring a star-studded roster of award-winning jazz and classical artists performing iconic compositions by legendary composers. This historic event is a collaboration of four major national arts organizations—the National YoungArts Foundation, which… Read More