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Five Pioneers Receive All-OAC Honors

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Three members of the Marietta College men’s basketball team and two members of the women’s basketball team received All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors on Wednesday. Andy Dollman, RaNeal Ewing and Garrett Stevenson were each voted onto the All-OAC team by conference coaches. Dollman received First Team honors, Ewing was named to the Second Team, and Stevenson… Read More

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Ohio Sends Record Six Wrestlers To NCAA Tournament


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The moment all of college wrestling has been waiting for finally arrived on Wednesday as the NCAA released weight class brackets for 2014 NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City. With the announcement, Ohio wrestling’s five automatic qualifiers now know their first round opponents. The Bobcats also found out they will be sending another grappler west. Ohio’s… Read More

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Price Signs Deal With Seahawks

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Former Ohio Bobcat wide receiver Taylor Price has signed a one-year deal with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday according to his representatives. Price’s representatives confirmed that the deal is a one-year, minimum salary contract. The signing comes after Seattle wide receiver Golden Tate left the team to sign with the Detroit Lions…. Read More

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Former Chieftain Katie Smith To Be Honored By OHSAA

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Former Logan Chieftain Katie Smith was selected to receive the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s 2013-14 Ethics and Integrity Award according to a release from the OHSAA. Smith will be honored at both the boys and girls basketball state tournaments at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus after completing her 17-year professional and international basketball career… Read More

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Faculty Compensation Plan On Slate For OU Trustees Meetings

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The Ohio University Board of Trustees will discuss and approve the "Total Faculty Compensation Plan" in this week's meetings at Walter Hall in Athens. Pam Benoit, the Executive Vice President and Provost for Ohio University, chaired a Faculty Compensation Task Force to "analyze the competitiveness of our faculty compensation relative to peer institutions," according to… Read More

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OU Students, Athenians Debated Marijuana Legalization At Baker Center

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The Campus Involvement Center held the "Amazing Blazing Marijuana Debate" Tuesday night. The six member panel included John Pardee and Mary Jane Bordan from the Ohio Rights Group, Dr. Joe Gay, Executive Director of Health Recovery Services, Inc., Reggie Robinson, Program Manager of Health Recovery Services, Inc., and Ohio University students Shelby Delp and Will… Read More

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OU Students React To Missing Malaysian Plane


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Four days into the missing Malaysian Airline flight MH 370 and officials still don't know what exactly transpired early Saturday morning. The search area has expanded to 27,000 miles on the east and west of Peninsular Malaysia.  Chinese officials state they've spotted floating objects that may be debris of the plane south of Vietnam. According… Read More

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Ohio University Trustees To Adopt University ‘Completion Plan’ At March Meetings

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In its March meetings starting Thursday, the Ohio University Board of Trustees will discuss and adopt a university "Completion Plan," which aims to increase first-year retention rates, graduation rates and more. The plan is in accordance with an Ohio House bill requiring universities to "adopt an institution-specific strategic completion plan" by no later than June… Read More

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Freedom Industries Submits Plans To Demolish Facility

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The company at the center of a chemical spill into 300,000 West Virginians' drinking water has submitted plans to demolish its facility. Freedom Industries on Wednesday sent the state Department of Environmental Protection plans to decommission its Charleston tanks. Freedom is under state orders to start deconstructing its facility by Saturday. It's unclear when Freedom… Read More

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Winter Weather Causing Accidents In Northern Ohio, Southern Part Of The State Bracing For Snow

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Authorities in northern Ohio say two people have been killed and a trooper seriously injured in crashes involving at least 50 vehicles on the Ohio Turnpike. Pileups in the snow stretched across a two-mile section in the eastbound lanes of the toll road Wednesday afternoon midway between Toledo and Cleveland. The State Highway Patrol says… Read More

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SEOAL Teams Petition To Join TVC

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Ohio’s oldest non-city athletic conference is on the brink of disintegrating. Gallia Academy, Jackson, Warren, and Logan have all petitioned to join the Tri-Valley Conference. The TVC Board of Control will discuss adding new members into the 45-year old league at a closed-door Wednesday tonight.    Gallia Academy, Jackson, and Warren submitted a letter of interest to… Read More

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Eighteen Coal Permits Lapsed At Ohio EPA

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Eighteen coal facilities in Ohio are operating with expired pollution-discharge permits under an agency where allegations of coal-industry influence arose during a personnel flap last year. An Associated Press review of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency records finds 13 of the 18 have expired since Republican Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011, about a quarter… Read More

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Blankenship Performs At Oklahoma Pro Day


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Former Ohio running back Beau Blankenship performed well at the University of Oklahoma Pro Day on Wednesday. The Norman, Okla., native was among the 23 prospects to work out in front of NFL scouts. Blankenship ran a 4.47 40-yard dash, while having a 37-inch vertical jump and 27 reps on the bench press, according to… Read More

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Gellerman To Play Professionally In Italy

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Former Ohio softball slugger Lauren Gellerman is heading to Italy. The two-time Second-Team NFCA All-Region selection will compete professionally for Italy’s Forli Softball club this spring. A unique Bobcat connection led to Gellerman’s opportunity to play overseas. Former Ohio assistant coach Sharonda McDonald (2009-2012) competed in Forli in 2009. Forli was in need of a… Read More