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Athens County Gets Nearly $26 Million In State Capital Funds

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The state capital budget that was signed by Gov. John Kasich late Tuesday allocates nearly $26 million for public higher education and arts institutions in Athens County. Ohio University will receive $21,625,000 in state capital funding with the biggest ticket item being $6 million for campus roadway improvements. Other projects include roof repairs, HVAC repair,… Read More

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Cash No Longer Accepted At Sheriff’s Office

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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is starting a new, cash-less system for accepting fees from citizens. Wednesday Acting Interim Sheriff Rodney Smith announced that the office “will no longer accept cash for payment toward any of the offices’ programs,” according to a news release. These programs include public records requests, concealed carry applications and renewals,… Read More

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Cash No Longer Accepted At Sheriff’s Office

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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is starting a new, cash-less system for accepting fees from citizens. Wednesday Acting Interim Sheriff Rodney Smith announced that the office “will no longer accept cash for payment toward any of the offices’ programs,” according to a news release. These programs include public records requests, concealed carry applications and renewals,… Read More

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Ohio Attorney General Asks Court To Keep Gun Records Closed

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Special prosecutors in the case of suspended Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly are seeking a court order to prevent public disclosure of concealed carry gun records. In a motion filed Wednesday, Ohio Assistant Attorney General Melissa A. Schiffel asked the court to issue an order “covering all documents and materials related to concealed handgun licensure.”… Read More

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“Walking Dead,” “Breaking Bad” Music Supervisor to Visit OU


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Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Studies will host award-winning music supervisor Thomas Golubić for an exclusive onstage interview about his work on TV shows such as Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, on Monday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater.

OU instructor Josh Antonuccio will interview Golubić on-stage and the event will be live-streamed online. Online viewers will also be able to ask questions via Twitter.

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W.Va Governor Vetoes Teacher Planning Bill

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill that would have given teachers more freedom in using daily planning periods.   The proposal would have generally prohibited administrators from making teachers attend training, work-related events, parent-teacher conferences, individualized education program meetings or teacher evaluation conferences during planning periods. The bill says teachers could have done… Read More

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New Kentucky State Map Available Across State And Online

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Kentucky travelers can now find the 2014 Kentucky Official Highway Map at rest areas, welcome centers, local convention and tourism offices and Kentucky State Parks. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet publishes the map annually, offering information for the traveling public. This year's map reflects system improvements that include a completed U.S. 27 bypass around Cynthiana, an… Read More

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Federal Government To Manage Ohio Uranium Project

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 The U.S. Department of Energy plans to begin managing a southern Ohio uranium enrichment project overseen by a company that declared bankruptcy last month to restructure debt. The Columbus Dispatch reports Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told a congressional subcommittee Wednesday in Washington that the department will take over the American Centrifuge Project in Piketon. Ohio's… Read More