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Ohio Voter Turnout with Pot on Ballot Beats Midterm Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Unofficial results show more Ohioans voted in Tuesday’s off-year election that included a marijuana legalization issue than in last year’s midterm election highlighted by the race for governor. Data from the secretary of state’s office indicate nearly 3.2 million people, or about 42.4 percent of Ohio’s registered voters, cast ballots for… Read More

Tywan Claxton’s Appeal For Eligibility Denied

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Redshirt senior Tywan Claxton’s appeal for a fifth season of eligibility has been denied by the NCAA. Claxton transferred from Divsion II King University after his freshman year and redshirted his first year at Ohio University. In that season, he wrestled in two competitions, which the NCAA counted as a full season of eligibility. Claxton was one win away from being named an All-American last season, and he was consistently ranked in the top 15 for his weight class. He finished the season 27-5 and placed… Read More

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U.S. Education Dept. Restricts Flow of Grant Money to Ohio Charter Schools

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education has restricted the initial flow of a $71 million charter school grant, pending further assurances that Ohio can responsibly oversee the money amid an investigation into the state’s former school choice director. In a letter sent Wednesday to Superintendent Richard Ross, the federal charter schools program… Read More

Red-Hot Teams in Tri-Valley, Boardman to Meet

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The fifth-seeded Tri-Valley Scotties (9-1) are perennial playoff contenders, having made seven consecutive postseasons, but they have yet to make a deep run come crunch time. Last season’s campaign was cut short when Tri-Valley lost to the eventual state runners-up in Athens 41-20. With the hopes of a deeper run in mind, the Scotties will… Read More

River Valley to Make Playoff Debut Against Zane Trace

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Friday will mark a first round playoff matchup between the Zane Trace Pioneers (10-0) and the River Valley Raiders (7-3), a game that will be an event of firsts for both teams. Hosting a playoff game for the first time, the undefeated Pioneers will also be vying for their first ever playoff win. “This was… Read More

Nelsonville Votes Down Electric/Gas Aggregation, Local Governments Welcome New Leaders

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Results in Athens County ranged from “no” votes on property maintenance and aggregation in Nelsonville to a reduced council in Trimble and new elected officials. The Athens City Council had two Democratic and one non-party winners. Peter Kotses (27 percent), Jennifer Cochran (25 percent), and Patrick C. McGee (23 percent). The City of Nelsonville Electric… Read More

Kentucky’s Election Fraud Hotline Received Multiple Fraud Reports During Voting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky attorney general’s office says the election fraud hotline received 52 complaints from 27 counties during voting in the general election. Many of the calls involved questions about procedural issues or legal questions, but there was one call from Perry County about vote buying or selling and a half-dozen other… Read More

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Visiting Scholar Talks Art, Climate Chaos Nov. 5


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The Ohio University College of Fine Arts Consortium for Historical and Critical Studies in the Arts will host visiting scholar Una Chaudhuri, who will explore art that encourages us to “take the climate personally.” Chaudhuri is the inaugural speaker in the consortium’s first season, themed “Art in the Anthropocene.” Her presentation  “Anthropo-Scenes: Staging (and Feeling)… Read More

State Issues Come To Voters, Meet Mixed Reaction

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Ohio citizens voted on three statewide issues, including Issue 3, which regards the legalization of marijuana. All three issues met mixed voting numbers. The official results are in and beginning with Issue 1, 71 percent of Ohioans have voted yes. Issue 1 will amend Ohio’s constitution that creates a bipartisan redistricting commission. Now Ohio’s legislative redistricting policy… Read More