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WOUB News Digest: Read And Be Informed


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63-year-old ex-deputy sheriff charged with 33-year old murder of colleague  Mitchell Ruble – a former Washington County Sheriff’s deputy – was arrested on Tuesday for shooting and killing Deputy Lt. Ray Clark in 1981. Road salt more expensive for this winter The past harsh winter has exhausted salt sheds and mines in Ohio. The high… Read More

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Ohio University Announces New Academic Center


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Ohio University announced plans Wednesday for a new “state-of-the-art” academic center that will be located behind the north end zone at Peden Stadium, as well as a fundraising campaign to finance the project. Perry and Sandy Sook, 1980 graduates of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, committed $2.25 million to initiate the projects… Read More

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Insurance Increase For County Less Costly Than Expected

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The cost of providing health insurance to Athens County government employees in 2015 will go up less than projected, but will still cost significantly more than this year. At their meeting Tuesday, the county commissioners formally accepted the rates issued by its insurer, the County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio. Still to be decided is… Read More

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OU Gets OK’d For Limited Alcohol Sales At Peden, Convo

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Some Bobcat fans will be able to consume alcohol at this weekend’s home football game against the University of Idaho as Ohio University has secured a liquor permit for both Peden Stadium and the Convocation Center. As The Messenger previously reported, the university’s concessionaire AVI Food Systems Inc. applied for two liquor permits from the… Read More