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LGBT Advocates Call For Nondiscrimination Law


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A new report by the Center for American Progress prompted renewed calls for legislation to protect the LGBT community from discrimination. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., the lead sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate, spoke Wednesday at the progressive think tank’s headquarters about the importance of such legislation. Sarah McBride, the lead author… Read More

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Groups Band Together Against Fracking


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PRESS RELEASE: Late in November, representatives of citizen groups from West Virginia and Ohio gathered in Huntington, W.Va., to discuss the growing threats to the Ohio River Basin, which provides drinking water for five million people. The impetus for the meeting came from the dramatic rise in the oil and gas industry’s activities and proposals… Read More

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Effort Is Launched To Bring DNC To Columbus


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This week, the Columbus 2016 host committee launched a grassroots online campaign urging supporters to call upon the DNC decision makers and influencers to choose Columbus for the 2016 Democratic Convention. In the wake of Columbus making it into the final 3 cities left in the DNC bidding process, the Columbus 2016 host committee is… Read More

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Ohio’s Redistricting Process Is Poised For Vote


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A bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way Ohio draws its legislative districts is poised for a vote in the state Senate after late-night negotiations carried into Friday morning. The state alters district lines to reflect population shifts identified by the U.S. Census every 10 years. The process is called redistricting. Both political parties have acknowledged… Read More

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Piketon Plant’s Cleanup Funds Added To Bill


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Funding for the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) project at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant at Piketon has been included in the draft 2015 fiscal year omnibus legislation issued by the U.S. Congress, it was announced on Wednesday. The continuing resolution currently funding the project is set to run out on Thursday, December 11, and… Read More

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Circleville Considers Buying Middle School


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 Circleville is looking into working with a private developer to save the Everts Middle School building that will be vacated at the end of the school year. Following an executive session at the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday night, the committee forwarded on an ordinance to council allowing the mayor to negotiate with the… Read More

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Nelsonville Man Hit With More Drug Charges


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A Nelsonville man currently incarcerated after pleading guilty to drug charges has been indicted on more drug charges, this time for allegedly trafficking heroin in a school zone. Larry Sheridan, 38, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court last week and pleaded innocent to four counts of trafficking in heroin. All four allege the activity… Read More

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OU Student Says He Will Run For Mayor


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A recent Ohio University transfer student says he will be vying for the Athens mayor position next year as a Republican. Andrew Looker, 20, announced that he is circulating candidacy petitions for the top city administrative position. “I got interested by taking a look around town at things that I think could be better. I… Read More

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Athens Brushes By N-Y On The Road


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The Athens Lady Bulldogs paid a visit to Nelsonville-York’s gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 11 and used a strong third quarter run to steal a 55-38 win over the Lady Buckeyes.   The Lady Bulldogs (2-3) came in with a losing record but they didn’t play like a sub-.500 team. The game started off evenly with… Read More