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Freedom Industries Replaces Contractor At Leak Site

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Freedom Industries is ousting the contractor responsible for spills last week at the site of a January leak into the state's biggest drinking water supply. Freedom Chief Restructuring Officer Mark Welch says the company is transitioning past Civil & Environmental Consultants. The change could take a few weeks. State Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Randy… Read More

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Changes Coming To Teacher Evaluation System

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Following one year of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), changes are being put in effect for the 2014-15 school year.  The changes will effect the frequency of some evaluations and the structure with which the evaluations are comprised. The evaluation system, implemented for the first time during the 2013-14 school year, required that teachers… Read More

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Public Defender Contract Approved By Split Vote

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A contract with the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to provide legal services to indigent clients in Athens County was approved Tuesday by the county commissioners, but by a split vote. Commissioners Lenny Eliason and Chris Chmiel voted in favor of it, but Commissioner Charlie Adkins voted against it, saying he needed more information. The contract… Read More