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Tellebration Celebration in Athens

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Storytellers from around the world gathered at the Athens Public Library Thursday night to share their stories about the Appalachian region. Tellebration Celebration is an annual event that takes place each year one week before Thanksgiving around the globe. This is the third time in five years the Athens Public Library has hosted it. Amy… Read More

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Rep. Phillips Likely To Retain Seat After Recount

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The official vote count Monday in Washington County has both Democrat incumbent Debbie Phillips and Republican challenger Yolan Dennis picking up additional votes in the race for the Ohio House seat in the 94th District.   Although Dennis picked up slightly more votes in her home county of Washington County than Phillips did, official counts… Read More

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Alert System For Schools Ready To Activate

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An emergency alert system for some Athens County schools was activated Wednesday, according to County 911 Director Dan Pfeiffer. Alexander Local Schools, Beacon School and Tri-County Career Center received grants from the Ohio School Facilities Commission to install Multi-Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) radios. The grants were for $2,000 per radio, and Alexander Local got… Read More

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Prosecutor: Remove Church Directory At Courthouse

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The prosecutor in Athens County is recommending the removal of a church directory from outside the county courthouse.   Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn tells The Columbus Dispatch that he doesn't believe the directory displaying local churches violates the constitutional separation of church and state.   But he recommended to county commissioners Wednesday that it… Read More