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Pot Legalization Issue Cleared for Ohio Ballot This Fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio voters will have the chance to decide this fall whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal and recreational use. The state’s elections chief said Wednesday that ResponsibleOhio’s legalization proposal met the state’s petition signature requirements to qualify for the November ballot. Organizers had initially fallen short of valid signatures. They… Read More

Athens Residents Warned of Scam


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Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle released a statement yesterday warning citizens of Athens to be aware of a water bill scam believed to be circulating through the city. Pyle says the department received information of a scam in which a person calls a business or residence claiming their last water bill was rejected. To avoid… Read More

Guilty Plea Scheduled In Freedom Industries Case

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A judge has scheduled a guilty plea hearing for the last executive charged in a chemical spill that contaminated West Virginia’s biggest drinking water supply. In Charleston federal court Wednesday, Judge Thomas Johnston set an Aug. 18 hearing for former Freedom Industries executive Dennis Farrell. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says prosecutors… Read More

Vinton County Election Will Feature Contested Races

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Several villages in Vinton County will feature contested races for mayor and council seats in the upcoming November election. Wednesday, Aug. 5 was the filing deadline for candidates to appear on the November ballot. In McArthur, incumbent Mayor Jim Wooddell will face competition from Kim Wortman, who is president pro tem of village council. The… Read More