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A Look at ‘Obamacare’ One Year Later

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It’s been one year since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 154,668 Ohioans selected a plan during the first enrollment period. Cathy Levine, Executive Director for Ohio’s Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN), said Obamacare has greatly improved the… Read More

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W.Va. Tank Tally Growing Under New Law

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State environmental officials have tallied more than 45,000 aboveground storage tanks as a deadline passes to register them under a new West Virginia law. Officials expect to register thousands more, some after Wednesday's deadline. Wednesday in Charleston, tank owners questioned the state Department of Environmental Protection about upcoming steps. DEP's stakeholder meeting on Wednesday is… Read More

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Indie Music Spotlighted at 2014 Hocktoberfest

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There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.

Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.

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Trimble Gets More Funding For Water Project

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Another piece of funding has fallen into place for Trimble’s proposed $1.86 million water distribution system replacement project. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced Tuesday that the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded the village $250,000 for the project. Michael Betts, project engineer with the firm Stantec in Logan, said the village has already been awarded $917,500… Read More

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Missing Hocking College Student Found Dead


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Nelsonville Police Department Press Release – The Nelsonville Police Department is saddened to announce the death of Hocking College student Charles L. Cane missing since September 20, 2014.   The Columbus Police Department found a body on September 23, 2014 near Lake Shore Drive in Columbus.  Columbus detectives believe that the subject found is Mr. Cane.   Since… Read More

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Octubafest Returns This Week

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Octubafest, Ohio University's month-long celebration of the tuba and euphonium, is kicking off tonight at 8 p.m. in the School of Music Recital Hall.

Since 1974, the annual event has become a mainstay at hundreds of universities around the world. It's marking its 16th year at Ohio University, due to the efforts of Jason Smith, OU associate professor of Tuba, who will be performing tonight.