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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