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Athens Man Has Judicial Release Denied

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An Athens man sentenced to eight years in prison for robbing an Ohio University student has been denied a chance of early judicial release. Nicholas Dowler, 26, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday after applying for judicial release from a prison sentence. The sentence stemmed from guilty pleas to charges of robbery,… Read More

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History Comes Alive At The Black History Month Live Museum

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Ohio University students, faculty and staff celebrated more than 400 years of African-American history Tuesday afternoon in the Baker Student Center. The Ohio University Black Graduate Student Association (OUGBSA) organized the inaugural Live Museum. “It’s called a live museum so people can engage in the museum and learn more about historical figures,” said Ebony Porter,… Read More

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West Virginia Senate Starts Work To Scale Back Law After Chemical Spill

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State lawmakers have taken their first action to scale back a wide-ranging law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. A January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days spurred the law. A Senate committee passed an amended bill Tuesday to deregulate about 36,000 aboveground storage tanks from the new… Read More

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West Virginia County To Send Off Its 1st Adult Drug Court Grads

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The Putnam County Adult Drug Court is scheduled to conduct its first graduation ceremony. Five will graduate from the program Wednesday in the Putnam County court building in Winfield. Circuit Judge Joseph K. Reeder will preside at the ceremony. The Putnam County program is among two dozen adult drug court programs serving 40 counties. Sixteen… Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Expand Access To Drug Overdose Antidote

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An Ohio bill would expand the availability of a drug overdose antidote being used across the state to save addicts on the brink of death. The legislation is aimed at reducing the state’s record-high number of fatal overdoses from heroin and painkillers, now the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, surpassing car crashes. The… Read More

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Athens Bulldogs Honored By Red Cross For Record Breaking Season

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State runner-up, Ohio’s Mr. Football and Coach of the Year are all titles that can be associated with the 2014 Athens Bulldogs football team. Now, there can be another added to the list — American Red Cross Hometown Hero Special Recognition Award recipient. The Athens Bulldogs were nominated for the award by Stephanie Woodell. The… Read More

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Federal Hocking Moving Forward To Find Principal For Amesville Elementary

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Federal Hocking Local School District has begun the process of searching for a new principal at Amesville Elementary for the second time in as many years. The new search comes following the November resignation of Lisa Imel, who resigned less than six months after being hired by the district. Following the resignation the district hired… Read More

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Ohio Gov. Kasich Pushes Tax Plan In State Of State Address

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Gov. John Kasich says cutting taxes is crucial to helping to lure and retain businesses and keep people from leaving Ohio. The Republican governor discussed his proposed tax changes during his annual State of the State speech held this year in Wilmington. Kasich’s $72.3 billion two-year budget seeks to cut the state income-tax rate by… Read More

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Murray City Fire Chief Walks Off The Job After Heated Argument

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It was anything but a normal meeting in Murray City Monday night as village council members and fire chief Ron Cook butted heads on an issue that prompted Cook to resign from his position. Councilman Dennis Wolfe questioned Cook on the purchase of a laptop computer and Cook took it personally and stormed out the… Read More