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Former Ohio Commit Owens Signs With Tennessee


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Former Ohio University men's basketball recruit Tariq Owens signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Tennessee, the SEC school announced Wednesday, May 21. The Odenton, Md., native signed with Ohio in November but his release was confirmed April 25. Owens requested a release from his letter following former Ohio head coach… Read More

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Memorial Day In The USA

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Many of us are anticipating the upcoming extended weekend as we prepare to celebrate and honor Memorial Day 2014 in the United States of America. Just some of the activities may be: cookouts, graduations, parades, vacations, barbeques, time for home and yard improvements, picnics, family reunions, class reunions, remembering our loved ones by adorning grave… Read More

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State Claims Steubenville Schools Chief Destroyed Evidence

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A newly released court document accuses the Steubenville schools superintendent of destroying emails and computer data, and lying to investigators about his knowledge of rape allegations involving members of the high school's football team. Prosecutors in November charged Michael McVey, 51, with felony counts of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice, and misdemeanor counts of… Read More

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Democratic Lawmakers Want To Hold Charter Schools To Public School Standards

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Charter schools aren’t held to many of the same requirements that traditional public schools are. Two Democratic lawmakers want to change that with some new bills that they say will assure charter schools meet the same standards as public schools. Representatives Teresa Fedor of Toledo and John Patterson of Jefferson in northeast Ohio are both… Read More

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Athens Sears Will Likely Stay Open

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Sears stores all across the nation are closing down but Athens residents shouldn’t worry. According to the Associated Press, sales have gone done 7 percent this past quarter. The Athens location is locally owned by Rita Gray, however, and she said that the East State St. store is technically “not connected by Sears.” Gray said… Read More

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New Prosecutors Focus On Community Justice, Helping Law Enforcement

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The two newest members of the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office’s team of attorneys both bring with them a great deal of experience, according to Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn. One is the former director of the local public defender’s office, the other once worked closely with Gov. Ted Strickland before opening his own private practice…. Read More