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ProMedica Hunger-Related Exhibit To Open In Vern Riffe Center Lobby


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Toledo-based ProMedica, in collaboration with the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, is presenting a free photo exhibition featuring photos taken by individuals facing hunger and food insecurity. These powerful images depict the joys and challenges experienced by one in five Ohio families who struggle to feed themselves nutritious meals. The exhibition is part of ProMedica's… Read More

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Patmon, Gross Pull Ohio’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill From Consideration

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A controversial so called “religious freedom” bill in the Ohio legislature is being pulled. The legislation, that is similar to the bill that recently passed in Arizona, has been widely criticized for opening the door to discrimination against LGBT people. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on why the Ohio legislation is dead for now…. Read More

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Major Ohio Cities Among 8 Remaining Candidates To Host 2016 RNC

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The head of the Hamilton County Republican Party says the Cincinnati region has officially made its bid for the next Republican National Convention. County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou said the effort has bipartisan and nonpartisan support, as well as backing from neighboring northern Kentucky political business leaders. The chairman told supporters in an email Wednesday… Read More

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Math Coaching Program At Federal Hocking Empowers Students, Improves Test Scores

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Students who feel empowered and truly involved in their education are more confident, and that means they're ultimately better learners, says Jen Thompson. Thompson is a coach at Amesville Elementary — not the athletic variety, though. She's in the classroom helping to organize math lessons as part of the Mathematics Coaching Program. Federal Hocking Local… Read More

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Contract Awarded For Demolition Of Nelsonville And New Marshfield Houses

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A contract for demolition of three houses was awarded Tuesday by the Athens County Commissioners, who opted not to go with the low bidder. The $16,005 contract was awarded to TAR Construction of Logan, the next-lowest bidder, for houses at 17617 Sylvania Ave. and 418 Poplar St., both in Nelsonville, and 4072 Railroad St. in… Read More

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Music, Food, Parade On Tap for Nelsonville’s Mardi Gras Celebration


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Nelsonville will be partying New Orleans style this week as Final Friday celebrates Mardi Gras. Final Friday is held on the last Friday of each month on Nelsonville’s Public Square to celebrate the downtown historic district’s art galleries and shops.

This month’s event, held from 5-9 p.m., is slated to have all kinds of Mardi Gras festivities, from a parade and brass band to Cajun food.