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City Income Tax Increase Moving Forward

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Athens City Council approved an ordinance for first reading to increase the city income tax by ten hundredths percent ($.10) per year for twenty years. The Council described the tax as a “long range planning process” that would allow broadened Arts, Park & Recreation programs. The levy would encompass construction equipment, a new swimming pool,… Read More

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Sen. Brown Seeks Payday Lending Protection

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is calling for new protections against predatory lending in the wake of a court ruling last week. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled an Elyria man's two-week loan imposing more than 235-percent interest is permissible under state mortgage-lending laws, allowing the lender to circumvent a payday-lending crackdown. At an event Monday, Brown… Read More

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Mumps Outbreak Reaches 427 Cases

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Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 427 cases across three counties. Columbus health officials on Monday reported the running total of the cases of the contagious viral illness, with 237 of those linked to Ohio State University. The illnesses date back to early January. The cases in Delaware, Franklin… Read More

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WOUB, Ohio Students Recognized By Regional National Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences

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The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized two WOUB programs and a School of Media Arts and Studies production with student production awards. Several other productions were given honorable mentions. For the third year in a row the high school football show “Gridiron Glory” has been recognized… Read More