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Marathon Ties Among Potential JobsOhio Conflicts

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The Ohio Ethics Commission has found that a deal struck with Marathon Petroleum Corp. last year posed a potential conflict of interest for two directors of the state's privatized job-creation board, JobsOhio. The privatized economic-development entity spearheaded by Gov. John Kasich says Marathon CEO Gary Heminger and Steven Davis, who served simultaneously on JobsOhio's and… Read More

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Science on Screen Series Continues with “There Will Be Blood”


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The Athena Cinema recently announced that it had been chosen as the recipient of the Science on Screen grant for a third year. The events pair a short talk with a scientist or technology expert with a film.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., Ohio University Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Srdjan Nesic will give a short talk on his work before a screening of the Academy Award-winning film There Will Be Blood. The event is free and open to the public.

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Local Horror Film To Hit The Big Screen


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A future cult-classic is born. Host Robin Barnes talks with the Executive Producers of "When Night Comes", Glenn Martin and Alex Couladis, about the upcoming screening of this locally shot and produced slasher-flick. After a handful of extremely successful local screenings, "When Night Comes" will make its way to the Athena Cinema on October 9th,… Read More

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New WV Superintendent Releases Schools Plan

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West Virginia's new superintendent of schools has released his goals for improving the state's public education system, including a focus on improving student attendance and graduation rates. Michael Martirano presented the plan to the state Board of Education on Wednesday. The plan would increase pre-kindergarten offerings in all elementary schools and early childhood learning centers,… Read More

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Dallas Ebola Patient Dies, Hospital Says

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Thomas Eric Duncan, the 33-year-old man who contracted Ebola in Liberia and later traveled to Dallas, where he was being treated, has died, hospital officials say. A statement from the company that runs Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Duncan was in isolation, read: “It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you… Read More

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Photos of the Week: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

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Follow @WOUBVisuals on Twitter or @WOUBSports on Instagram for daily updates and visit our Flickr page by clicking here. Bobrauschenbergamerica, presented by Ohio University’s Theater Division, examined what makes an American community. (Brooke Herbert Hayes) Athens Coalition for Palestine organized a moment of silence in honor of the 14th anniversary of the killing of Muhammad Al-Durrah, a 12-year old Palestinian boy. (Brooke… Read More

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Athens And County Move Forward With Formation Of Council Of Governments

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Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council, the organization formed by the city of Athens and Athens County to pursue electric aggregation, isn't changing its name but is altering its structure. On Tuesday, the Athens County Commissioners approved the creation of a regional council of governments, also called Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council. On Monday, Athens City Council… Read More