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Ohio Pitching Woes Continue At Xavier

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Before the season began, Ohio coach Rob Smith said that he was optimistic that the increased pitching depth would lead to better results from pitching staff in the 2013-14 season. However, through the first 17 games, the optimism from preseason has turned to disappointment and concern, as the staff, mainly the bullpen, has struggled to… Read More

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Athens County Commissioners Approve Lieutenants’ Labor Contract

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A labor contract for lieutenants and the captain at the Athens County Sheriff's Office was approved Tuesday by the county commissioners, with a change. There is still disagreement over whether the original version of the proposed contract had automatically gone into effect because the commissioners did not take action within 30 days of the contract… Read More

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Changes Possible in Addiction Recovery Process


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A Gallipolis lawmaker wants behavioral counseling to become a requirement for recovering opiate addicts. Rep. Ryan Smith (R) drafted House Bill 378, now moving through committee, which would force addicts who are using recovery medication to also receive counseling. No recovering addicts could receive any of three drugs commonly used to treat heroin addictions, including Methadone, without… Read More

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Pendy Joins Ohio’s Women’s Golf

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Michigan High School Division I Individual State champion, Lily Pendy,will join the Ohio University women’s golf program in 2014-15, sixth-year head coach Kelly Ovington announced on Tuesday. Pendy won the 2013 Michigan state crown as a senior at Grosse Point South High School by six shots with scores of 74 and 76 after earning medalist… Read More

Library March Madness

March Madness: Book Tournament at Athens County Public Libraries

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There was “shock in the staff room” on Friday when J.R.R. Tolkien made it into the third bracket, and J.K. Rowling didn’t. The Hobbit beat out Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the conclusion of the second week of Athens County Public Libraries’ March Madness Tournament, said James Hill. Hill, assistant director of the Nelsonville Library,… Read More

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Funding Offered To Clean Up Brownfields In Kentucky

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A Kentucky agency is offering $140,000 in grant funding for projects that clean up brownfield properties. The Energy and Environment Cabinet says the funding is available for local governments, nonprofits and quasi-governmental agencies. It says projects can be at old factories, former gas stations and other properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to environmental… Read More

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Study: Smell Of Chemical In West Virginia Spill Is Detectable In Low Doses

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A taxpayer-funded, independent research group says West Virginians can smell a chemical that spilled into their water even at low concentrations deemed safe to drink. California-based researcher Michael McGuire found a panel of smell testers could detect crude MCHM at an "extraordinarily low concentration." State officials said the chemical could be smelled at 1 part… Read More