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Accurso Named MAC Scholar Athlete Of The Week


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Ohio University track and field athlete Juli Accurso has been named Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. She received the award twice during the 2013 cross-country season. Accurso competed in the 10,000m race for the first time this outdoor track season on Friday at the Hillsdale College Gina Relays. Her… Read More

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Tuition Increases At More Than Half Of Ohio’s State-Funded Universities

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Editor's note: Ohio University administration announced a plan to recommend raising tuition 1.5 percent for the 2014-15 academic year. The school's Board of Trustees will vote on the matter at its June meetings. After approving a 2 percent tuition increase last week, The University of Akron became the latest state school to raise prices for the… Read More

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Commissioners Oppose Balderson Energy Bill

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Legislation that would freeze Ohio's renewable energy and energy efficiency mandates is being opposed by the Athens County Commissioners. On Tuesday, the commissioners signed a letter to be submitted as testimony on the pending legislation. Senate Bill 310 was introduced by State Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, on March 28 and is currently in the Senate's… Read More

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Kemp Excited To Rejoin Phillips’ Staff


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The Ohio men’s basketball program welcomes new assistant coach Jason Kemp to the team after spending last season with the Toledo Rockets. “Things have moved really fast and I’m looking forward to settling in as a Bobcat,” Kemp said in a phone interview Wednesday. The longtime assistant coach is excited to join Ohio’s staff, but… Read More

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Alexander Middle School Student Named Ohio’s Doodle 4 Google Winner

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Emi Olin with her winning entry (Sarah Hawley/Athens Messenger) An Alexander Middle School student has become the second Athens County student to be named the Ohio winner in the Doodle 4 Google contest. Emi Olin, age 13, of Athens, was announced as the 2014 Doodle 4 Google Ohio winner during an assembly on Tuesday afternoon… Read More

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Former Ohio Men’s Basketball Asst. Stewart To Coach At UT-Martin

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Former Ohio assistant basketball coach Anthony Stewart will continue his coaching career as the associate head coach at the University of Tennessee-Martin, the school announced today. Stewart, 43, spent the last two years serving as an assistant on the Ohio men's basketball team, helping lead it to two postseason appearances. Stewart will be reunited with… Read More

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Affordable Care Act Explained


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Host Jackie Wolf sits down with assistant professor of health policy Daniel Skinner about the common myths behind the new Affordable Care Act. One myth, stating that it is a complete government takeover of healthcare, is debunked by explaining that it is "an accessibility to private markets." For more information on the Affordable Care Act,… Read More

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Three Ohio Wrestlers Named Academic All-MAC


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The Mid-American Conference announced its 2014 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team Wednesday. Ohio grapplers Jeremy Johnson, 285, Cody Walters, 174, and Sparty Chino, 157, fill three of the 10 awarded spots. Johnson and Chino earned their second academic All-MAC honors. Both wrestlers were also honored on the 2013 team. Ohio’s heavyweight is coming off a successful… Read More

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Washington State Community College Cuts Jobs

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Without warning, Washington State Community College eliminated seven jobs last week and made three others part time. School officials blame the budget and declining enrollment. President Bradley Ebersole also pointed to a reduction in public funding, a declining high school population and reduced financial aid for students. Predicting a five percent decline next year, some… Read More