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Bill Introduced To Force Businesses To Pay For Contraception For Employees

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Democrats in the Ohio Legislature are introducing a bill that they say would require employer provided health care insurance plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives under the same terms without charging a co-pay. State Representative Kathleen Clyde said the bill would make sure Ohio companies would not be able to use religious freedom… Read More

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Obama Administration Plans To Appeal Federal Court Ruling On Subsidized Health Coverage

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A Washington, D.C.-based appeals court ruled that – according to the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare – people can only receive the subsidies if they bought their insurance through a state-run marketplace and not through the federal exchange. But just hours later a Virginia appeals court ruled that the subsidies apply to all… Read More

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Athens County Gets Grants For Road Projects

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Athens County has been successful in its first attempt to get grant funding through the newly formed Athens County Transportation Improvement District. County Engineer Jeff Maiden told the county commissioners Tuesday that the Ohio Department of Transportation has approved $250,000 for paving on County Road 53 (Bethany Ridge-Lottridge) and $50,000 for rebuilding a section of… Read More

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Athens-Belpre Rail Trail


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John Knouse and John Lohse of the Athens Conservancy talk with guest Bob Eichenberg about the new Athens-Belpre Rail Trail. The three discuss the struggles they are working to overcome in the completion of the trail, such as the building and funding of bridges, how donations and volunteer work will help accomplish the goals of… Read More

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OU Contests Recommendation In Broken-Thumb Case

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Ohio University is contesting a magistrate's recommendation that $22,554 be awarded to a student who claimed her thumb was broken when an OU police officer handcuffed her. On Monday, the university filed papers objecting to the recommendation made by Magistrate Holly True Shaver in the Ohio Court of Claims. Shaver's recommendation, which has not yet… Read More

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Second Trimble Grievance Could Go To Arbitration

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A Trimble Local Teachers Association’s grievance with regard to the former boys basketball coach has been denied for a second time. In the second grievance filed concerning Curt Moore, the TLTA claims that the school board or its agents violated the collective bargaining agreement when anonymous letters, reports and/or communications were included in Moore’s personnel… Read More