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Lawyers Calls New OSU Band Allegations ‘Salacious’

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An attorney for fired Ohio State University band director Jonathan Waters says he plans to "aggressively attack" the school's new allegations. David Axelrod called the university's response Thursday to a federal lawsuit seeking Waters' reinstatement "salacious." University lawyers say Waters witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a band member who… Read More

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Project DAWN Aims At Saving Lives

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Athens City-Council Health Department offically launched Project DAWN on Thursday.  Ohio is facing an opiod overdose epidemic, and in the last 10 years in Athens county, there have been an average of about 10 deaths annually due to opiod overdose.  Dr. James Gaskell, Athens city-county health commissioner spoke about Project DAWN which stands for "Deaths Avoided With… Read More

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Two Area Entities Defrauded Out Of Health-Care Dollars

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The Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action Agency and O’Bleness Memorial Hospital have been listed by federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Ohio as losing nearly $500,000 in a health care scam. The Community Action Agency has been listed as losing $384,574 and O’Bleness Hospital  $91,877. Robert Hartenstein, 61, has been charged Thursday with  seven counts of… Read More

Keesey’s “Dyin’ Town” Reflects On Rural Ohio Upbringing

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Athens County is well known as a hotbed of musical activity, with dozens of local bands releasing CDs and downloadable tracks on a regular basis. But few area songwriters have captured the feel of the region as well as Chris Keesey on his debut EP Dyin' Town.

The former drummer-turned guitarist/songwriter assembled an local all-star lineup for his first CD, featuring songs about his rural Ohio upbringing.

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Week 8 Power Rankings: TVC-Hocking

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1.) Trimble Tomcats (8-0, 7-0) | Last week’s rank: 1 The Trimble Tomcats still reign as the top dog in the Hocking after toppling Eastern 65-6. No defenses have proven themselves worthy of containing Trimble’s explosive offense and barring heroic performances from Alexander and Federal Hocking, it will be another perfect season for the Tomcats…. Read More

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Ohio Author Kicks Off New Biography Series For Young Readers

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Ohio author Michelle Houts defines herself as a "writer, school speech pathologist, a mom and a farmer." Her most recent book, Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek, has just been released by Ohio University Press.

Kamenshek was the real life baseball hero that actor Geena Davis portrayed in the movie A League of Their Own. This is Houts' first biography aimed at young audiences.