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Bike Path Grant Application Withdrawn, Another Pending

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An application to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for funding to help build a bike path extension from Athens to Athens County Road 24A (South Canaan) has been withdrawn. Whether it will impact the proposed project remains to be seen. On the recommendation of interim county planner Bob Eichenberg, the county commissioners recently voted… Read More

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Kasich’s Budget Proposal Leaves Questions In School Funding

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Gov. John Kasich released his 2016-17 state budget proposal in February, and while more than $7.5 billion has been proposed for education funding, the impact on local schools is a bit unclear. The proposal by the governor is far from final, as the budget will likely see many changes from the House and Senate before… Read More

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Sex Ed Possible For Athens Schools

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After a difficult start to 2015 centering around allegations of sexual misconduct and failure to report, Athens City Schools is focusing on prevention of these matters in the future. Following a training for teachers and staff last month on reporting inappropriate relationships, Athens City Schools is looking to add sexual education curriculum for middle school… Read More

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Flu Hospitalizations Increase In Ohio

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Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations rose slightly last week as an unusually severe season winds down. The Ohio Department of Health reported 135 hospitalizations from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, up from 119 a week earlier. Those figures brought the season’s total hospitalizations to 7,985, compared to 2,870 during the same… Read More

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OU Student Sues University Over Texting

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Ohio University is being sued in federal court by a student who claims he should not have been suspended for texts he sent to a female student. He disputes OU’s finding that the texts constituted sexual harassment. Student Michael Marshall filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court, naming the university, Ryan Lombardi and Diane… Read More

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Justices Will Hear Ohio’s Gay Marriage Cases

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28. The court released its calendar Thursday for the final two weeks of arguments this term and allotted the gay marriages cases two-and-a-half hours on the last Tuesday in April. The cases come from the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, so far… Read More

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One-Day Delay Should Result In Lawsuit Victory, OU Prof Claims

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A former Ohio University faculty member who is suing OU is asking a federal court to decide the case is his favor because the university was one day late in filing a response to the lawsuit. Attorneys for OU called the request “frivolous.” Timothy Scott McKeny is asserting he was improperly denied tenure, in part… Read More