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Nelsonville Seeking Funding For Scenic Railway

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The city is seeking $500,000 in grant money from the Ohio Department of Transportation for maintenance work on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. If the grant is obtained, there will be a local match requirement of $100,000 for those construction funds, plus the project includes $50,000 for engineering that is non-reimbursable, according to City Manager… Read More

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Ohio Stumbles Against Pittsburgh


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Ohio dropped its mid-week matchup against the Pittsburgh Panthers 6-1 Wednesday following a seven hit, one run performance from the offense. The Panthers jumped on the ‘Cats in the fourth and the sixth innings, where they compiled five of their six runs. Casey Roche led the way at the plate for the Panthers with two… Read More

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Athens County Forming Transportation Improvement District

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A Transportation Improvement District — a mechanism for seeking project funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation — is being formed in Athens County. The county commissioners voted Tuesday to create the district, and appointed a five-member board that will screen applications to be submitted for funding. Members of the board include the county engineer… Read More

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Ohio Leads Country In Metal Thefts

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Ohio continues to lead the nation in metal thefts. A National Insurance Crime Bureau report released Wednesday says the state reported more than 4,000 claims from 2011 through 2013 from homes and businesses, nearly all copper thefts. That's about a third more claims than second-place Texas and 40 percent more than third-place California. The state… Read More