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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to host an open house at Beech Fork Lake. The open house is scheduled for Aug. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Events will include a tour of the dam and water safety information. The tours will be available from noon to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is not required…. Read More
A West Virginia water supplier has taken an $11 million hit to address a January chemical spill that tainted 300,000 people's tap water. Quarterly filings show that the spill cost American Water $10.9 million in income. The company says the second quarter impact was $5 million. State affiliate West Virginia American… Read More
The West Virginia Ethics Commission says state lawmakers can't use targeted lists of likely voters when sending letters to constituents prior to elections. The Charleston Gazette reports the commission's ruling applies to mailings paid for by the Legislature. The commission ruling says targeted lists of likely voters can't be used in the state-funded mailings within… Read More
Ohio's prisons director says his department and the private vendor that feeds inmates share responsibility for conditions that led to maggots at the women's prison in Marysville. Director Gary Mohr tells The Columbus Dispatch an inaccessible floor drain containing food debris was probably a breeding ground for maggots found this week during a washing of… Read More
A monthly update shows Ohio's casino revenue increased nearly 7 percent in July compared with the previous month but fell short of the totals from a year earlier. The Ohio Casino Control Commission released the latest revenue figures yesterday Thursday. In July, the casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo totaled nearly $68 million in… Read More
Although a spokeswoman says Dollar General is still in the “due diligence” phase in deciding whether to open a new store in Glouster, a company associated with Dollar General has paid more than $1 million for a site in the village. Records in the Athens County Auditor’s Office show that Patton Development OH LLC purchased… Read More
Inspiration comes in a variety of ways. One Logan High School student found it in the famous movie and book series, The Lord of the Rings.
Hannah Barlow has filmed an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s "In the House of Tom Bombadil," a chapter from The Fellowship of the Ring.
A group of 11 Athenians will be peddling in the sixth annual Pelotonia bicycle ride this weekend to raise funds for cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The annual ride will leave Columbus on Saturday with riders embarking on routes of varying lengths depending on their desire and experience level. For… Read More
Opening statements begin for the owners and operators of two medical clinics in Lawrence County, Ohio, charged with federal health fraud. In June 2011, 40 local, state and federal agencies raided Advance Family Medical Center and Watkins-Tsai Imaging Center in Coal Grove. In June 2013, Peter Tsai, 44, his father, Tahsiumg Tsai,72, and mother, Ruey… Read More
Another player in a Glouster drug ring has pleaded guilty in an agreement with the prosecution and has also agreed to testify against the alleged local leader of the ring. Kendra Sharrer, 22, of Glouster, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court to change her plea Thursday to three counts of engaging in a pattern… Read More