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Attorney General Rejects Third Marijuana Legalization Issue

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a petition for the third proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana, faulting the summary of the petition language. DeWine said Thursday the proposed summary of the so-called Cannabis Control Amendment contains too many inconsistencies regarding restrictions on minors. He also says the proposed amendment… Read More

Alleged Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out


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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office says it closed the investigation of an alleged hate crime on Wednesday because of a lack of investigative leads. On Sunday, deputies responded to a call on Pine Street in reference to a breaking and entering. Deputies met Sharell Arocho, who discovered her storage unit at Affordable Mini Storage was broken… Read More

Athens County Senior Citizens Gather for Safety Event


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Senior citizens, law enforcement, and local community services came together on Thursday for the first annual Senior Safety Day at the Athens Fair Grounds. Dozens of attendees came to the event which featured free food, giveaways, and – most importantly – information on how seniors in Athens County can use various resources to live safer lives. Fred… Read More

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“Obscura Day” Includes Tour of OU’s Atomic Accelerator

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Residents can tour a hidden gem on the Ohio University campus on May 30 as part of International Obscura Day — a day that highlights unusual, fascinating places around the globe while creating educational experiences. Obscura Day is organized by Atlas Obscura, which is described as “the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious… Read More