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Seniors Push Warren To District Finals

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Evan French had 63 postseason points, single-handedly dismantling Meigs and Athens entering Warren’s Division II district semifinals game against Circleville. It wasn’t French’s night in the Convocation Center, but his senior teammates picked up the slack leading the Warriors to a 57-52 win, advancing them to their second-straight district finals. Reece Patton and Michael Hall… Read More

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Rio Grande Men’s Basketball Hopes For Win Against Lowly Bulldogs

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The final game of the 2013-14 regular season for Rio Grande (16-12, 9-8) pits the RedStorm against the Cumberland University Bulldogs (13-13, 5-12) on Saturday afternoon at Dallas Floyd Recreation Center. The RedStorm look to snap their five-game losing skid against the second worst team in the Mid-South Conference before tournament play begins March 6…. Read More

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Hocking College Special Trustee Meeting Leads to Pay Increase

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The Hocking College Educational Association has something to cheer for after a special trustee meeting. Thursday, the Hocking College Board of Trustees approved a new agreement with the HCEA Professional Bargaining Unit (PBU). Mark Yanko, President, HCEA PBU and Computer Science faculty, was especially pleased to come up with a “mutually beneficial contract” in which… Read More

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AEP Floats Interesting Theory About Underground Columbus Fire

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American Electric Power has been working all day to restore electricity for many downtown Columbus businesses after an early morning fire and explosions. From Ohio public radio station WOSU, Steve Brown has more from power officials, including one interesting theory about what could have led to the fire. American Electric says they’re still working to… Read More

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Why Backers Of Religious Freedom Bill Say It’s Needed In Ohio

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Earlier this week, the sponsors of a religious freedom bill under consideration in the Ohio Statehouse pulled that legislation. The sponsors feared the language, similar to that in a bill recently vetoed by Arizona’s Governor, could have allowed discrimination against gay people if the bill were adopted. But a group that backed the Ohio bill… Read More

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Columbus Officials Lobbying Democratic Party For 2016 National Convention

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Not even a day after three Ohio cities submitted to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, Columbus officials are trying to persuade the Democratic Party to hold its convention in Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reported that former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman hosted a huge party… Read More

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Marietta Set For Spring Ball

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After changes to their schedule, the Marietta College Pioneers will open the 2014 baseball season in Beckley, W.Va., with four games over the weekend. The first will be played against Denison University on Saturday at 1:45 p.m., followed by a matchup against Case Western Reserve University. The Pioneers will finish up with two more games… Read More

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Illustrator’s “Fear Project” Gives Voice To What Scares Us

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As author of the Fear Project, illustrator Julie Elman has solicited or received hundreds of tales of anxiety, worry, and unease.

She's taken those concerns—captured voices on an iPhone, digital missives in an email—and brought them to life through a series of mixed media pieces, which have now been exhibited in art galleries and featured on NPR's Picture Show blog.

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2014 MAC Schedule Set For Ohio

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The Mid-American Conference released it's 2014 footbal schedule Friday with a possibility of three nationally televised games for Ohio. The 'Cats open up their season with a divisional match up against Kent State on Aug. 30. They then jump into non-conference play with games against Kentucky, Marshall, Idaho and FCS foe Eastern Illinois. The Bobcats… Read More

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Burdette, Parker Lead Lady Eagles To District Title

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For the fourth consecutive season the Eastern Lady Eagles have captured the district finals championship trophy. Eastern upended the Clay Panthers on Thursday night 84-30 at Jackson High School as the Eagles have won both district tournament games by a combined 110 points.   This victory gives Eastern its seventh district final championship in school history. All five senior… Read More

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Calamity Day Bill Set To Joint Conference Committee

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It may be two more weeks before Athens school districts have a definitive answer to the question of calamity day make-ups, according to the Associated Press. The Ohio Senate passed its own version on Wednesday, one week after the House passed its HB 416. The Senate bill also allowed schools four extra days, but added… Read More

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Athens County Sheriff Appeals Board’s Decision To Reinstate Fired Deputy

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The Athens County Sheriff's Office has officially filed an appeal to a court-ordered reinstatement of a fired deputy. The appeal was filed Feb. 26 with the Ohio State Personnel Board of Review in the case of Shannon Sheridan, who claimed he was unjustly fired. Sheriff Patrick Kelly has maintained that the firing was handled appropriately… Read More