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Proposed Marijuana Legalization Plan Changed to Allow Home Grown Pot

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One of the groups backing a plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio is making a big change to its proposal. ResponsibleOhio, the group that wants to establish ten growing sites throughout the state, is loosening up that requirement. ResponsibleOhio’s Lydia Bolendar says a provision will be added to its proposal that would allow Ohioans to… Read More

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Sexual Assault Reported to Athens Co. Sheriff’s Office

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A female alleged that she had been sexually assault after a date two weeks ago, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. The office is seeking more information about the man accused in the incident. The woman said the alleged sexual assault happened about two weeks ago, after the two had gone to the Athena… Read More

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Commissioners Postpone Discussion on Recouping Former Sheriff’s Pay

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The Athens County Commissioners want clarification of a state law before deciding whether to pursue the salary paid to former sheriff Patrick Kelly while he was under suspension awaiting trial. What they want clarified is whether more than just salary could potentially be recouped. Kelly was convicted last week in Athens County Common Pleas Court… Read More

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City Council to Introduce Ordinance to Make Union St. a “Historical District”


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City Council Member Chris Fahl is expected to introduce an ordinance that would classify Union Street as a local “historic district.” The ordinance would help preserve the buildings on Union Street damaged by a November, 2014 fire that damaged or destroyed student apartments and five  businesses. It would also help building owners with reconstruction. By definition… Read More

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Student Protesters Recharged with Misdemeanor

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Four Ohio University students who were arrested for disrupting an OU Student Senate meeting will be re-charged with a fourth degree misdemeanor after they refused to plead guilty to lesser charges. Becky Sebo, Jonah Yulish, Maxwell Peltz and Gabriel Sirkin were originally charged with disrupting a lawful meeting, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, when arrested on Sept…. Read More

Ohio University Division of Theater presents "Marathon '33" Feb. 18-27 in the Forum Theater

Everybody Dance Now: OU Theater Presents “Marathon ’33” (PHOTOS)

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Ohio University’s Theater Division is about to present its third show of the season: Marathon ’33, a unique and rarely performed piece by June Havoc, directed by Ohio University graduate student Aurora Held. Held was required to look for material to direct during the second year of her three-year Master’s degree program. After extensive searching,… Read More