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Representatives of the Athens Area Citizens for the Arts and the Wayne National Forest gathered Tuesday for a signing of a partnership agreement to contribute to a "culture of health."
The purpose of the gathering was to demonstrate the importance and value of the arts in rural economic diversification and cultural resource conservation in forest and/or natural resource-dependent areas.
Ohio's treasurer has launched the state's first online checkbook, a searchable website of individual state expenses going back to 2008. About 30 states have gone digital with their spending information, but Republican Josh Mandel (man-DEHL') says he believes the interactive nature of Ohio's site and the amount of information provides will become a model for… Read More
Almost 30 years ago, Pripyat—a Ukranian city near the country's northern border with Belarus—was a thriving town of 50,000 residents built in the shadow of the Chernobyl Power Plant, where many of the town's residents worked. Then, in 1986, the plant suffered a catastrophic power increase in one of its reactors, causing an explosion at its core… Read More
Update 12:00 p.m. Athens City Schools sent out this email to parents regarding Thursday's early dismissal and Friday's late start. School is now being released at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday for middle and high schools and 2:30 p.m. for the elementary schools. School will start at 8:45 a.m. Friday for the middle and high school… Read More
Seven months after an Athens County Sheriff’s Office deputy was reinstated upon winning an appeal of his termination, that deputy has again been terminated. Deputy Shannon Sheridan was fired on Monday after an investigation done by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and a pre-disciplinary hearing conducted by a local law firm showed he had violated… Read More
Ohio regulators are telling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that new federal goals for reducing mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from power plants are unachievable, costly and scientifically flawed. On Monday's comment deadline, environmental groups differed. They lined up to praise the Obama administration's proposed regulations for certain pollutants from coal- and oil-fired… Read More
Police say a West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. State police spokesman Lt. Dennis Johnson says 39-year-old Jody Lee Hunt of Westover was found in the woods Monday evening in the southern part of Monongalia County. Johnson says Hunt's body… Read More
The Federal Hocking Lady Lancers were looking to get their first win as they invited the Southern Tornadoes to D.C Mclnturf Gymnasium on Monday night. Southern's numerous scoring surges proved to be too great for the Federal Hocking squad to overcome as the Lady Lancers dropped their second game of the season, 58-53. The Tornadoes… Read More
The Waterford Lady Wildcats really did seem to have their heads in the game Monday night, as they rolled to a 62-14 victory over the visiting Trimble Lady Tomcats. The Lady Tomcats (0-1) started off the game strong with a three-pointer from senior Trista Lackey but after that, the Lady Wildcats (1-0) took control of… Read More
The Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes started out slow, but they finished in a big way by defeating the New Lexington Lady Panthers 57-46 in their season opener. Nelsonville-York began the game by turning the ball over on the first couple of possessions. And New Lex took advantage of their opponent’s sluggish start by going on a… Read More