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Consultants Say Main Portion Of The Ridges Structurally Sound

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Those in attendance at Wednesday’s public meeting with the architecture firm selected to aid Ohio University in The Ridges master plan appeared to be relieved as the firm announced that the main portion of the former Athens Mental Health Center is structurally sound. Last month, OU announced that it had selected Schooley Caldwell Associates, a… Read More

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Judge Orders 3 Early Voting Days Restored

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Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted had directed the 88 county boards of elections to hold uniform voting hours – and they did not include the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before November’s gubernatorial election. Democrats challenged that, saying it disproportionately affects their voters, who dominate early-in person voting on those days. In… Read More

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Ohio Leading Group Of Drilling States Exploring Human-Made Earthquakes

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Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts at energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and five small tremors… Read More

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Southwest Ohio City Is Trying To Push Out Its Poor Citizens

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A southwest Ohio city has been trying for several years to push out poor residents, threatening tenants with losing assistance if they have delinquent water bills and discussing putting some landlords of low-income housing through extra bureaucracy in hopes they’ll leave, according to an investigation by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Officials in Middletown, about halfway between… Read More