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Senator Brown: VA Investigating Scheduling Irregularities in Ohio

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio senator’s office says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating into delayed appointments for pulmonary care patients at a southwestern Ohio VA. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown told the Dayton Daily News he has contacted VA Secretary Bob McDonald about apparent scheduling irregularities at the Dayton VA. Officials… Read More

Fire Department Exercises in the Hocking


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According to press release from the Athens Fire Department, crews will be conducting auto extrication training on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12.  Wednesday’s exercises will take place IN the Hocking River near the Stimson Avenue bridge.  All precautions have been taken to lessen environmental impact, and has been approved by all relative agencies. While the AFD… Read More

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Disaster Declaration for WV Counties

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President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for portions of West Virginia that were slammed by severe weather one month ago. The declaration announced Saturday provides federal funding to state and local governments, as well as some private non-profit organizations. The funding is for emergency work and the repair or replacement of structures damaged… Read More

Volunteering for Tuition Savings

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Residents in northeastern Ohio at least 60 years old can earn college tuition credits by volunteering at youth-oriented programs. “GIVE back. GO forward” is a pilot program announced recently at Youngstown State University. It allows seniors who volunteer at least 100 hours at certain organizations to earn three credit hours at Youngstown State University or… Read More