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Wanted: Volunteer Gardeners In West Virginia


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The state is looking for gardeners who want to tend to flower beds at the Capitol Complex in Charleston next year. The program assigns specific areas to nonprofit community and civic groups. At least 15 flower beds are available. The duties consist of preparing the bed and planting flowers, weekly weeding and flower care. Volunteers… Read More

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Back-To-School Tax Holiday Heads To Kasich


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Ohio back-to-school shoppers would get a three-day reprieve from Ohio's sales tax under a bill headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk. The measure cleared the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature last week. It exempts back-to-school clothing, school supplies and instructional materials from state sales tax for three days in August 2015. Backers estimate the tax holiday would… Read More

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OU Fraternity Suspended From Campus


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A fraternity that had some of its members suspended by the national organization has now been completely suspended, according to officials from Ohio University and the organization.   The Ohio University Sorority and Fraternity Life assistant director sent a letter to the sorority and fraternity community announcing the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity's… Read More

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Ohio Using Grants To Expand Family Drug Courts


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Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families' access to drug courts to address the impact of the state's addiction epidemic.     At issue is state human services data that says more than 42 percent of parents who get involved with Ohio's child protective services have substance abuse issues. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor of… Read More

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Ohio Painkiller Addictions On Par With Alcoholism


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New data shows that addiction to painkillers in Ohio is now on par with alcoholism.            The data shows that 33 percent of more than 87,000 clients treated for addiction received care for alcoholism compared to 32 percent for painkiller addiction in 2013.            The Media Network of Central Ohio reports Monday (http://cin.ci/1suCtsA) that painkiller… 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… Read More

David Haugen stars as Eb Scrooge in "An Applachian Christmas Carol" (photo: Rebecca Ciprus)

“An Appalachian Christmas Carol” Returns To Stuart’s Opera House


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Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Southeast Ohio’s professional theater company, is presenting An Appalachian Christmas Carol, Dec. 17-21 at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville.

Now in its third year, this spin on the traditional ghost story and tale of redemption honors Southeast Ohio’s rich coal mining and labor union heritage, while simultaneously celebrating the spirit of the season.