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Improvement In HIV/AIDS Treatment Comes With Costs

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The International Gay Games continue this week in venues across Northeast Ohio. One issue that hangs over this, and all sporting events, is concern over HIV-AIDS. Its presence prompted sweeping changes in many sports. While drug cocktails are helping to keep more athletes alive, strict safety precautions are in force to protect against spread of… Read More

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$1 Billion In Workers’ Compensation Rebates Could Come To Employers As Early As October

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State officials have announced a plan to send Ohio businesses and public employers rebate checks from the state's insurance fund for injured workers. Under the proposal, about 184,000 private employers and 3,800 public employers could receive rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Republican Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking re-election this fall, discussed… Read More

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Former Assistant For Sheriff Pat Kelly Resigns

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An employee of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office who was Pat Kelly’s administrative assistant until he was suspended has resigned under scrutiny. “I am voluntarily resigning and I take responsibility for the actions that lead (sic) to my resignation,” Teresa Kirkendall wrote in a letter The Messenger obtained through a public records request. Interim Sheriff… Read More

William Hooker

Union to Host Acclaimed Jazz Drummer


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Since the mid-1970s, experimental jazz drummer William Hooker has released more than 60 albums and performed for audiences at Lincoln Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

This Friday, Athens audiences will have the opportunity to see a legend up-close when Hooker's trio performs a special show at The Union Bar & Grill.