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Plane To Washington, D.C., Diverted to Ohio After Alleged Threats

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Officials say a plane headed from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., was diverted to a central Ohio airport after a pilot reported a disruptive passenger made threatening statements. Airport spokesman David Whitaker says the United Express flight bound for Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia landed safely at Port Columbus International… Read More

County Schools Still Assessing Budget Impact

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Gov. John Kasich’s two-year budget plan has been finalized, spending $955 million more in state aid for K-12 schools than the previous two-year budget, but the impact Athens County would experience is still unclear. The Messenger previously reported three out of Athens County’s five school districts (Athens, Alexander and Federal Hocking) would lose funding after… Read More