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Shearer joins Ohio Volleyball Staff

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Mike Shearer has joined the Ohio volleyball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach after spending a year at the University of Maryland. Before coaching in College Park, Shearer enjoyed coaching stints at multiple colleges, including a season at the University of West Alabama as interim head coach, and assistant jobs at College of Charleston,… Read More

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West Virginia Seeks $1.8M From Freedom Industries

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The state of West Virginia is seeking $1.8 million from the bankrupt company that spilled chemicals into the state's largest water supply. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed the claim in bankruptcy court in Charleston. The claim against Freedom Industries covers multiple agencies' spill response efforts, including personnel costs, clean water supplies, research and testing. The… Read More

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Sojourners Receives YouthBuild Grant

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Thousands of young people will being gaining support to achieve academic and occupational milestones. The U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday an award of $73,654,300 in YouthBuild grants. YouthBuild of Southeast Ohio, a program of Sojourner Care Network, received $1,100,000 of that money. Thomas E. Perez, the U.S. Secretary of Labor says the program offers… Read More

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Athens Police Investigating Uptown Sexual Assault

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Update 4:49 p.m. An incident in downtown Athens led to the arrest of a man on a sexual battery charge early Thursday morning. Alvaro Luis Mangual-Manfredi, 25, was booked on the charge at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the jail's website. The Athens Police Department released information about… Read More

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Meth Lab Delivered To Hocking County Sheriff’s Office In A Bag

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One-pot shake-n-bake meth labs are becoming more popular, but can prove to be dangerously explosive. One local resident found several suspicious bottles while routinely cleaning in the yard and quickly responded by delivering the bottles to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office. “They had been there for about three days,” the resident noted in the report…. Read More

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Farmers Market Talks New Home With State Rural Development Director

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Although talks are only in the beginning stages, the Athens Farmers Market may have found a new home, not too far from its current location. To mark National Farmers Market Week and to announce recent grant funding awarded to the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), U.S. Department of Agriculture Ohio Rural Development State Director… Read More