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Athens County Democrats Appoint Smith As Sheriff Once Again

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Athens County Democrats have appointed a new sheriff for the fourth time. After being appointed for the first time one-year ago this month, Rodney Smith was appointed to Acting Athens County Sheriff by the Democratic Central Committee on Wednesday. The county commissioners and the democratic committee chose Smith as Interim Athens County sheriff to take… Read More

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House Panel OKs New Charter School Regulations

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A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors has cleared its first legislative hurdle. After extensive debate and several rounds of revisions, the Ohio House Education Committee approved the bill 13-6 Wednesday. A House vote could come Thursday. The legislation requires additional financial, enrollment… Read More

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“Women on the Line” Draws Students, Local Poets Together in Support of My Sister’s Place


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Regional poets from Ohio and West Virginia have collaborated with graphic design students from Ohio University to produce “Women on the Line,” an event to raise awareness for My Sister’s Place, a local domestic violence shelter. Six poets will host a reading of their work at Stuart’s Opera House 1812 Gallery in Nelsonville on Friday… Read More

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WorkForce West Virginia Issues Monthly Jobless Rates

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Unemployment increased in all 55 West Virginia counties in February. WorkForce West Virginia says the unemployment rate statewide increased from 7.0 percent to 7.6 percent. The rates have not been seasonally adjusted. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point, to 6.1 percent. The February unemployment rate in 2014 was 8.1… Read More

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Local Businesses Vie For Prize in Start It Up Nelsonville

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Five Nelsonville businesses have entered a competition for a $10,000 prize that will help them develop and grow. The prize is being offer by Start it Up Nelsonville, a competition that aims to attract new business to Nelsonville and increase foot traffic to the Public Square. The deadline for businesses to join the competition was… Read More

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Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Goes To House For 3rd Time

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Ohio state representatives are getting their third chance in as many sessions to approve a bill effectively banning abortions after the first detectable heartbeat. Allegiances appear to have changed little on the so-called heartbeat bill since it first emerged in 2011, with the Community & Family Advancement Committee voting it out 11-4 on Tuesday along… Read More