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New Website Compares Charter and Traditional Public Schools


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The Ohio Education Association (OEA) and Innovation Ohio announced the launch of new website that will compare charter schools and traditional public school districts. KnowYourCharter.com aggregates data to provide a detailed comparison of State Report Card information along with the amount of state money the schools receives, the percentage spent on classroom instruction, and the… Read More

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Marching 110 Voted Best College Band in the Country

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The Ohio University Marching 110 was once again ranked number one in the country on CollegeSports-fans.com. The website released a list of the Best College Marching Bands in 2007, where Ohio University was first ranked number one. The Marching 110 established in 1967 by Gene Thrailkill was the band director who turned them into the high-energy band they are… Read More

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Truck Lands On Power Lines During Crash


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A crash involving a dump truck, causing road closures in both directions, occured this afternoon on County Road 19 or Radford Road in Athens.  State Highway Patrol responded to the scene.  The truck rolled over onto power lines and has yet to be removed.   State Highway Patrol said crews are still on scene.  There… Read More

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Career Connections


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Continuing along the line of past STEM career explorations in "My Future Life," this new production "Career Connections" explores unique career opportunities and what course work a middle or high school student should take to better prepare themselves for one of these careers. Downloadable links with talking points for middle and high schoolers for each… Read More

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OU Releases Clery Report Crime Statistics


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Ohio University Press Release – Ohio University is committed to assisting all members of the Ohio University community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is available on the Ohio University Police Department website at http://www.ohio.edu/police/upload/Clery_Report.pdf. This information is required by law and is provided by the Ohio University… Read More

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New Café now open on West Union Street in Athens


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Ohio University Press Release – Grabbing a fresh coffee, snack, sandwich or salad just became a little easier for Ohio University employees and students near the West Union Street Office Center. Steam Station Café, Culinary Services’ newest on-campus location, opened last week in the WUSOC atrium. The venue serves Starbucks drinks and offers numerous “FreshTake”… Read More

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40th Annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival Set for Oct. 11

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A dozen high school marching bands from around the region will compete in the 40th annual Athens Invitational Marching Festival at Athens High School on Oct. 11. For the past 40 years, the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Athens, the Chauncey-Dover Lions Club, and the Athens Band Boosters have sponsored the event. In addition to the… Read More

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Athens County Appoints Temporary Coroner


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Only days after former Athens County Coroner Harold C. Thompson announced his resignation, Athens County Commissioners have appointed a temporary volunteer to do the job. Dr. Carl T. Ortman stepped forward to fill the role. Dr. Ortman currently serves as a physician with Athens Medical Associates. At Tuesday morning's Athens County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Charlie… Read More

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Ashy, Gilleland Land MAC Weekly Awards


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Two Bobcats earned MAC Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 29 in the East Division with junior libero Meredith Ashy being named the defensive player of the week and junior setter Abby Gilleland being named co-offensive player of the week. Ashy continued to set the tone defensive last weekend, helping the… Read More

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Athens County Coroner Resigning

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Athens County Coroner Harold C. Thompson has submitted a letter of resignation to the county commissioners. Commission President Lenny Eliason said the commissioners are expected to act on the resignation Tuesday, and to appoint a temporary replacement until the Athens County Democratic Central Committee can name an interim coroner. Thompson is a Democrat. Thompson, who… Read More