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Lady Bulldogs Fall In Regional Semis


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It took a few minutes for the AP Division-II poll leaders to get going, but a 20-0 first half run gave West Holmes enough cushion to secure the win Tuesday night. The Knights held off a second half surge from Athens to leave Zanesville with a 47-40 win and a berth in the regional finals…. Read More

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Athens County Commissioners Raise Concerns About Labor Contract

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Action on a labor contract for the Athens County Sheriff's Office was further delayed by the county commissioners Tuesday. The proposed three-year contact, which covers the office's lieutenants and captain, was sent to the commissioners for approval about three weeks ago by Sheriff Patrick Kelly. They tabled it then, saying they wanted to meet with… Read More

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Hocking College Board And Bargaining Unit Reach Agreement

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After several months of discussion, Hocking College's board of trustees has approved a new contract with the Professional Bargaining Unit (PBU) of the Hocking College Educational Association. According to a release from the college, the new contract implements the following salary changes for the 2014 fiscal year: a change in the salary scale for bargaining… Read More

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Heiner Throws Hat In The Ring In Kentucky Governor’s Race

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Republican Hal Heiner says he wants to use his business experience to improve Kentucky's economy as the state's next governor. The former Louisville councilman entered next year's governor's race at a campaign kickoff event Tuesday in Lexington. Heiner, an engineer and developer, has recruited former Lexington-Fayette County councilwoman KC Crosbie as his running mate. Heiner… Read More

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Some Want Tressel To Be Next President Of Youngstown State

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Support is growing to make former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel the next president of Youngstown State University. Leaders of an independent corporation involved in fundraising and scholarships for Youngstown State signed a letter endorsing Tressel. The Vindicator newspaper reports that 20 members of the Youngstown State University Foundation's board of trustees said… Read More

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Political Conventions Bring A City Lots Of Attention, Not So Much Money

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Victor Matheson of Holy Cross College and two other economists have studied the economic impact of political conventions since 1972. They’ve matched the economies of host cities against similar cities. And overall, it’s a wash. “These national conventions are highly disruptive. So while it is absolutely true that the streets of the host city are… Read More

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Vinton County Photo Contest To Capture Local Beauty

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With several lakes, a forest complete with a haunted train tunnel and countless countrysides, residents and tourists have plenty of photo opportunities throughout Vinton County for this year's photo contest. The Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting photos for the annual contest, which for years has spurred residents to try capturing the county's… Read More

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Funds Funneled To Athens County To Incentivise Funding And Keeping Jobs

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A new incentive program has funneled nearly $166,000 into Athens County with the goal of helping the poor overcome barriers in finding and keeping employment. The Ohio Works First Incentive Program, a $66 million statewide initiative created about six months ago, provides financial incentives for individuals on cash assistance to find and keep jobs, according… Read More