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Ohio’s Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has come closer this week to declaring he may run for president in 2016. Portman is also giving himself an out. Speculation that Portman – a senator and former budget director and trade representative – is interested in a presidential run has been building for months. And now he’s… Read More
The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission has denied a request to reconsider its decision to dismiss the appeal of a state permit that was issued in connection with an injection well near Torch. The Athens County Fracking Action Network had filed a motion asking the commission to reconsider its decision filed last month to dismiss… Read More
Two alleged participants in a drug ring out of Glouster, including the alleged head of the operation, had further charges leveled against them on Thursday. Derek Gyure, 26, and Kendra Sharrer, 22, of Glouster, were both served with superseding indictments after an Athens County Grand Jury met in Athens County Common Pleas Court, according to… Read More
The former Chauncey police chief and village marshal that was arrested on drug charges has been indicted for his alleged involvement in a Glouster drug ring. Charles “Chuck” Wachenschwanz, 46, was indicted as one of the individuals who allegedly took part in a drug trafficking ring reportedly led by Derek Gyure, according to Athens County… Read More
Rock hall-of-famer John Sebastian with stories and songs from his journey through music, recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch April 12, 2014.
Ohio Brew Week, Athens' 10-day celebration of Ohio's craft beer industry, kicks off Friday, July 11. While the main focus is on craft brewing, there's plenty of OBW-related entertainment scheduled throughout Athens County. Here's a rundown of the musical acts who will be performing July 11-19: July 11 Ohio University Inn: Rock-N-Roast kickoff featuring Backwords… Read More
As technology touches more and more aspects of life, and all manner of companies race to design new apps, mobile platforms, anti-hacking systems and the like – one outcome is certain: more tech jobs. Openings for software developers are growing at a far faster rate than most occupations, and the Labor Department said that’s likely… Read More
New York is the most recent state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. Ohio is among states trying to get it passed, although the Buckeye State won't have it on the ballot in 2014.
Michael Lincoln shares perspective on love and loss. Lincoln was a married man, who hadn't confronted his sexuality, in New York City during the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, but that didn't stop HIV/AIDS from touching his life years later. Currently, he is a professional lighting designer and a professor in Ohio… Read More
The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a condemned inmate who repeatedly gasped and snorted during his January execution. The lawsuit alleges executed prisoner Dennis McGuire endured needless pain and suffering during his 26-minute execution on Jan. 16. The state argued in a court filing Tuesday… Read More
The State Highway Patrol has reached a $235,000 settlement in a lawsuit by two southwest Ohio brothers who alleged their vehicle was hit by a patrol car traveling over 95 mph while not using overhead lights or sirens. The Ohio Court of Claims approved the settlement for the brothers Tuesday. The complaint says Daniel Hardin,… Read More
The Ohio Republican Party is suing Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed FitzGerald to get his parking and office entry records. This lawsuit comes after months of wrangling over where the line is between security and transparency. The Republicans want the swipe records from the key card FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County Executive, uses to get into his… Read More
Child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind are asking the state Board of Education to reconsider a new policy requiring them to obtain an associate's degree. Media outlets report that a group of workers and parents spoke out against the policy during the board's meeting on Wednesday in Charleston…. Read More