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Roads Closed Due to Flooding


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Flooding has caused the closure of six county and state roads in Athens County, according to officials. The flooding accompanied a flood watch in Athens County, but the watch was cancelled at 2:30 p.m. The Athens County Emergency Management Agency released a statement saying Glenn Ebon Road (County Road 4) – between state Route 691… Read More

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Charities Get Nearly $183K Left from Kasich Inauguration

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Ohio’s First Lady says nearly $183,000 leftover from Gov. John Kasich’s inaugural fund have been donated to eight children’s charities. First Lady Karen Kasich announced Tuesday the money will be split among several groups focusing on after-school programs, nutrition and health. The governor’s committee raised nearly $1.2 million for his second inauguration. The January event… Read More

Call The Midwife – Season Four


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Season four begins Sunday, March 29 • 8 p.m. Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. In Season 4, the community prepares to enter a new decade… Read More

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OU Alumnus to Co-Produce “Star Wars: Rogue One”


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John Swartz, a distinguished graduate of Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies (formerly the School of Telecommunications), was recently announced as a co-producer of the first Star Wars stand-alone movie. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The… Read More

Scam Calls Appear to Come from Cincinnati Area Code Number

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Consumers in Ohio and other states are reporting scam calls appearing to come from the 513 area code in Cincinnati. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office has received more than 100 reports of such calls in Ohio and other states, including Georgia, Missouri, and South Dakota. Con artists apparently attempt to get credit… Read More

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West Virginia Pushes to Remove Straight Ticket Ballot Option

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West Virginia lawmakers have approved a push to remove the option for voters to cast straight party-line ballots by checking one box. The Republican-led House of Delegates voted 87-13 to prohibit the practice earlier today. Only Democrats opposed the bill. The Senate cleared a similar proposal last month. Currently, voters in the Mountain State can… Read More