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Trimble School Teacher Dies

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Update 12:23 p.m. The name of the individual found dead is 47-year-old Christopher D. Downs. The body was found at the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department and pronounced deceased at the scene. The Trimble Twp. area was shaken Monday morning with the news that a prominent member of the community has died. The Athens County Public Information… Read More

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Funds Sought To Keep Charleston-Huntington Buses Running

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Transit officials are looking for funding to keep buses running between Charleston and Huntington. The Intelligent Transit bus service’s funding will expire on June 30. Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority assistant general manager Doug Hartley says unspent repair money will allow the service to operate for at least a few more months. Hartley tells the… Read More

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State Puts Hold On Drone Security Testing At SW Ohio Prisons

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Ohio’s prisons agency says it has put a hold on its testing of drones as a security measure to keep watch over two corrections facilities. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction began testing the unmanned aerial vehicles at prisons in Lebanon and Warren in southwest Ohio in October. But the agency’s operations managing director Ed… Read More

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Athens Fraud of $800,000

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A Maryland man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to stealing more than $1.1 million though a scheme in which the conspirators pretended to be romantically interested in the victims. According to court documents, one of the victims was an Athens resident who lost more than $800,000. Krist Koranteng, 33, is scheduled to be sentenced… Read More

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With takeover, West Virginia GOP Saw Fizzle-outs And Compromises

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In their first shot at leading the Legislature since the 1930s, Republicans considered ideas that Democrats hadn’t given much play. They suggested allowing charter schools, repealing Common Core educational standards, drug testing welfare recipients and introducing a right-to-work law. Those proposals and others met resistance and fell flat. Other bills, including a prevailing wage rollback,… Read More