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Doctors Hospital Nelsonville Will Close

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Doctors Hospital Nelsonville will be closing, OhioHealth announced Monday, but it won't happen until a new outpatient facility is constructed.  However, the hospital will begin immediately to limit admissions, and will cease inpatient services before the end of the year. "…With only 20 percent of people in Nelsonville coming to Doctors Hospital Nelsonville for inpatient… Read More

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Common Core, Tests, Safety Expected To Dominate National Education Conference

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The nation’s largest teachers’ union is meeting this week in Denver to focus on three main issues: Common core, standardized testing and school safety.  Becky Higgins spent 19 years as a first-grade teacher with Copley-Fairlawn schools. She’s seen the state adopt the national Common Core standards with little controversy. And she’s seen the second-guessing begin…. Read More

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Drake Begins Ohio State Presidency

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Ohio State University's new president is ready to start his first day on the job. A seven-month search ended in January with the selection of University of California-Irvine chancellor Michael Drake as the 15th president of Ohio State. Drake, the university's first black president, was scheduled to begin work Monday. He replaces former president Gordon… Read More

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Going Digital Will Be Costly For Public Safety Agencies

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With a federal requirement that public safety agencies switch to digital communication by 2020, Athens County is trying to figure out how best to accomplish it. Whatever’s decided will be costly, according County 911 Director Dan Pfeiffer. The decision is whether the county should develop its own digital system — which Pfeiffer said could cost… Read More

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Sheriff’s Office Owes Thousands Of Dollars To Ammunition Company

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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is working to pay off thousands of dollars in debt that is owed to an ammunition company, according to county officials. Interim Sheriff Rodney Smith said the sheriff’s office owes “in the area of $20,000” to Vance’s Law Enforcement, a Columbus company that sells ammunition and other equipment to agencies…. Read More