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Local and regional food businesses will benefit from a grant of $198,000 dollars. Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, Doug O'Brien, announced the funding Thursday during a visit to the Nelsonville Business Incubator. The Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) will assist in the expansion of the local and regional food system in southeastern Ohio…. Read More
Attorneys have entered not guilty pleas for nine Greenpeace activists facing felony charges following a protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati. They were arrested March 4 after protesting the consumer products company's use of palm oil from a supplier Greenpeace says is tied to tropical forest destruction. Protesters slipped past security and… Read More
The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in February. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in February was 6.5 percent, which was down from 6.9 percent in January. It's the state's lowest jobless rate since June 2008. The state's rate has dipped below the national rate,… Read More
Throughout the rest of March, the Ohio History Center in Columbus is featuring a theater production about former Vinton County Sheriff Maude Collins.
The performance, entitled Sheriff Maude: Lawman, Detective and Mother, will shed light on one of the county’s most well-known historical figures.
New statistics show Ohio juvenile prisons increased its use of solitary confinement last year. The numbers come as the state prepares to defend itself against a federal lawsuit charging that the facilities illegally secluded mentally ill boys. The Columbus Dispatch reports that juvenile offenders at Department of Youth Services facilities were in seclusion units a… Read More
State police say an Amber Alert has been issued for an abducted 11-year-old southwest Virginia boy who is "in extreme danger." The alert was issued Thursday for Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn, who was last seen at Lebanon Middle School. Police said they are seeking his father, 67-year-old Jimmy Donald Guinn. The Amber Alert said the… Read More
A preliminary investigation into a series of Ohio Turnpike crashes earlier this month blamed drivers' speeds, road conditions and weather. The initial report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol into the March 12 crashes will be sent to the Sandusky County prosecutor to decide whether charges should be filed. The crashes on a snowy two-mile… Read More
Ohio officials are planning to release the state's unemployment rate for February, along with the newest statewide labor data. The jobless rate dropped in January to 6.9 percent, still higher than the national rate of 6.7 percent. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services planned to release the latest figures on Friday morning. The… Read More
An 11-year-old southwest Virginia boy who was the focus of an Amber Alert has been found. The alert was withdrawn by the Russell County Sheriff's Office on Friday after the child was recovered during a traffic stop in Bristol. The child was not harmed. The sheriff's office says his father was taken into custody without… Read More
The Ohio Department of Taxation has determined that Holzer Clinic of Athens qualifies for a property tax exemption, but school districts have an opportunity to present evidence to the contrary. It is unclear whether such evidence will be offered. Federal Hocking Local Schools and Tri-County Career Center had earlier objected when Holzer filed for tax-exempt… Read More