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Ohio University Offers Active Shooter Training


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In light of the "possible shooting" on Tuesday to which police responded, here's a look at what OUPD's active shooter training entails. From February: It could happen anywhere. That's what Ohio University police emphasized to members of the community last night as they held their latest A.L.I.C.E. training program. A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown,… Read More

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Athens Man Pleads Guilty To Meth Manufacture


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An Athens man was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to running a meth lab. Yancey Hunter, 31, pleaded guilty to three felony counts related to the manufacture of methamphetamine at his pretrial hearing Thursday. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says that Hunter was caught on Jan. 9 actively manufacturing meth… Read More

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Walter Fieldhouse To Open A Month Behind Schedule

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A few minor setbacks are expected to delay the opening of Ohio University’s Walter Fieldhouse by about a month, but officials say that construction is moving steadily ahead. Harry Wyatt, OU associate vice president for architecture, design and construction, said Wednesday that an underground utility miscalculation, harsh winter weather and a delayed order for space-divider… Read More

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Wrong Election Date Not Expected To Kill Fracking Initiative In Athens County

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Athens County election officials have asked for written legal opinions on whether an alteration made to an initiative petition would prevent the anti-fracking measure from being on the November ballot. Indications are, it would not. The Messenger reported earlier that the Athens Bill of Rights Committee wanted to put an anti-fracking measure on the May… Read More

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West Virginia Chemical Spill Bill Now Requires Second Water Intake For Water Companies

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A legislative committee has unanimously passed an amended bill that proposes new regulations for aboveground storage tanks following last month's chemical spill. The latest version of the bill passed by the House health committee late Wednesday would add new regulations for tanks like the one at Freedom Industries that leaked chemicals into the water supply… Read More

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Changes Proposed To Energy Efficient Building Standards

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Energy efficiency advocates are battling a resolution that could change the standards used when public buildings are designed. Some legislators believe the new standards are over-reaching their purpose. Right now public buildings, such as schools and government offices, are drawn up using what’s known as LEED requirements, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental… Read More

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Caller Claiming To Be Representative Of ‘Energy Assistance Program’ Is Attempting Phone Scams In Washington County

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Reports are surfacing throughout the region and the state regarding a scam targeting recipients of Ohio's Home Energy Assistance Program. The Washington County Sheriff's office reported that in several cases, a caller phoning from a 1-800 number is claiming to be a representative of The Energy Assistance Program. The scammer informed the victim that they… Read More