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Drilling Permit Issued For Injection Well In Troy Township

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K&H Partners has been issued a state permit to drill its third injection well in Troy Twp. “The injection well permit was issued to K&H today and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will monitor each step of the drilling and injection process,” according to a statement released Wednesday by the agency. The permit was… Read More

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Ohio Spending Site Earns Group’s Highest Transparency Mark

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Ohio has moved from close to the worst in the nation to the top of a list in a watchdog group’s ranking of transparency in government spending. An annual U.S. Public Interest Research Group report released Wednesday credited Ohio’s 1st-place ranking to an online checkbook developed and launched last year by Treasurer Josh Mandel. The… Read More

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Federal Judge Blocks Former Deputy’s Subpoena For Athens Police Records

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A federal magistrate judge has granted the Athens Police Department’s request to quash a subpoena seeking apparently sealed records. The records relate to the 2011 prosecution of Joel Kelly, son of former Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly, on a misdemeanor charge. The records were sought by Shannon Sheridan, a former sheriff’s deputy who is suing… Read More

Bill to Eliminate PARCC Moving Through Ohio House


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A bill in the Ohio House may eliminate Common Core-based tests for math and English language arts. State Rep. Andrew Brenner’s legislation would restructure the state’s testing model and get rid of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career exams, better known as PARCC. Brenner, R-Powell, said the tests disrupt classrooms and… Read More

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Death Of Crooksville Woman Under Investigation

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A call was received Tuesday evening by Crooksville EMS to the home of Amanda and Jessie Albert of 425 Washington St., south of Crooksville in response to Kala Barnett Calindine, 26, who was transported to Genesis Health Care (Good Samaritan Medical Center), and later pronounced dead. According to reports, the cause of death could possibly… Read More

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Hundreds Attend Meeting On Ohio Lake After Faulty Dam Report

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Nearly 500 residents and business owners attended a public meeting to discuss threats to a central Ohio lake following a report of potential catastrophic failure at its dam. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released last week said officials should immediately replace the 180-year-old earthen dam at Buckeye Lake or drain the recreational reservoir… Read More

West Virginia To Review Mining-Health Research

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration will review studies linking mountaintop removal mining with health problems in nearby communities. State health officer Dr. Rahul Gupta tells The Charleston Gazette that the Bureau for Public Health and Department of Environmental Protection will evaluate the research. Gupta says the state will coordinate with federal scientific and regulatory agencies…. Read More

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Kasich’s Office: Trip For Netanyahu’s Speech Costs $3,462

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office says his trip to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this month cost taxpayers about $3,462. The amount was released Tuesday to The Associated Press after a public records request. The office says the expense covers airfare, airport parking and hotel rooms for the Republican and two… Read More

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West Virginia Residents Displaced By Landslide Get OK To Begin Returning

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Yeager Airport officials say people displaced by a landslide can start moving back into their homes. Airport executive director Rick Atkinson says utilities have been restored to many of the affected homes. About 10 homes damaged by water haven’t yet been cleared. The landslide began on March 8 on a man-made emergency overrun area at… Read More

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Athens City Council Approves Non-Union Raise

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Athens City Council approved an additional 1 percent pay increase for non-union employees within the city, but the vote was not unanimous. The legislation was introduced by Councilman Jeff Risner in an attempt to bring “equity” to city workers after some employees of the city auditor’s office received 3 and 4 percent raises in December,… Read More

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Athens County Commissioners to apply for 911 funding


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An application will be filed for a $500,000 interest-free state loan to help upgrade communications between Athens County’s 911 towers, the county commissioners decided Tuesday. However, the commissioners decided to have the application prepared by the county planner, rather that pay the $12,000 fee requested by a consultant, according to The Athens Messenger. Dan Pfeiffer,… Read More

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Pizza Powerhouse To Be Keynote Speaker at College of Business Symposium


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John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, will serve as keynote speaker during the first annual College of Business Marketing Symposium at Ohio University, Thurs., March 26. The symposium, held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Walter Hall Rotunda, affords students opportunities to enhance their marketing insight and to network with companies such as… Read More

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Judge: Another Constable Needed At Athens County Courthouse

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The Athens County court system is in need of an additional constable, the county commissioners were told Tuesday by Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy. “We’ve been working on a three-person system now, and we’re just scraping by,” said McCarthy, who is administrative judge for common pleas court. Currently, there are three constables, who are responsible… Read More

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Former Athens High School teacher begins prison sentence

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The former Athens High School social studies teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual battery against a student reported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to begin his prison sentence. Isaac J. Thomas, 35, is currently housed in the Correctional Reception Center for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation, where new inmates are processed after entering the… Read More

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Court Opts Not To Reinstate OU Student While Lawsuit Is Pending

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A federal court has denied a temporary restraining order that would have allowed an Ohio University student to attend class while his lawsuit is pending against OU. Sophomore Michael Marshall is suing the university in U.S. District Court, claiming he should not have been suspended for a semester because of text messages he sent to… Read More

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Ohio Gets 190 Applications For New Mentorship Grant Program

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State officials say banks, hospitals, universities and nonprofits are among those seeking to partner with Ohio schools under a new student-mentorship program. The Ohio Department of Education says it has received 190 applications for the state’s new Community Connectors grants. The program is a key education initiative from Gov. John Kasich. It aims to give… Read More