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OU Alumnus Wins Playwriting Competition


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A graduate of Ohio University has won a national playwriting award celebrating diversity. Nathan Ramos, who earned a BFA in acting in 2009, earned first place in the “2042: See Change” playwriting competition organized by East West Players, an Asian American theater organization. “We were really looking for fresh, new voices that both reflected the… Read More

Veterinarian Indicted In Drug Trafficking Investigation


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ZANESVILLE – A Muskingum County veterinarian who was indicted following a two-year multi-agency investigation into a prescription drug trafficking ring has pleaded guilty to 11 charges. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports that as part of a plea deal with Muskingum County prosecutors, 53-year-old Dr. Michael Smith must voluntarily surrender his DEA registration and no longer… Read More

Could Kasich be President?


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In the blistering cold of a February evening in small town in southeast Ohio, Gov. John Kasich delivered his annual state of the state address with the fiery passion Ohioans have come to expect from the two-term governor. Between talking about taxes and balancing the budget — Kasich’s calling card — he briefly shared a… Read More

West Virginia on a map

Body Found in Little Kanawha River


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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Police say a fisherman found a man’s body in the Little Kanawha River near Point Park in in Parkersburg. Media outlets report that Parkersburg police identified the man as 50-year-old Kevin Matthew Mullins of Parkersburg. Police say Mullins’ body was discovered Monday afternoon. The body was sent to the state medical… Read More

Copperheads Light-Up Lima 12-5


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By Jack Hurley – Copperheads Staff Writer CELINA, Ohio — The Southern Ohio Copperheads, presented by OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, took on the first place Lima Locos on Monday night and won by a score of 12-5. The game was moved from Simmons Field in Lima to Montgomery Field in Celina, where the Grand Lake Mariners… Read More