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Belpre Hopes to Carry Winning Streak Into Playoffs

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Belpre (8-2, 7-1 TVC-Hocking) and Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (8-2, 6-0) face off in the first week of post-season play this Friday. Belpre is returning to the Ohio High School Football Playoffs for a second consecutive year with a roster that nearly mirrors that of a season ago. However, the players aren’t the only familiar… Read More

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Blackburn: No Evidence Sexual Assault Occurred at Hocking College

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After months of investigation, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said physical evidence and security camera footage did not provide evidence that a sexual assault reported at Hocking College occurred. A “thorough investigation” led investigators to the conclusion not only that no sexual assault occurred, but also that no alcohol was involved. Blackburn announced Wednesday that… Read More

Ohio University Professor Dr. Bill Rawlins featured in The Atlantic, NPR’s “On Point”


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By Maygan Beeler Ohio University’s Dr. Bill Rawlins, Stocker professor of interpersonal communication in the School of Communication Studies, was featured in The Atlantic last month for his research on communication between friends across the course of their life. The article, titled “How Friendships Change in Adulthood,” examined the way friendships evolve in adulthood, while… Read More

Ohio Agency Seeks $500K for Exotic Animal Care and Transport

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Agriculture says it needs $500,000 more to adequately care for creatures seized or surrendered under the state’s crackdown on exotic-animal ownership. Spokeswoman Erica Hawkins says the cost of enforcing the relatively new law wasn’t initially clear, and the department always anticipated eventually needing to ask the state… Read More

Legal Aid of West Virginia Gets $90,000 Grant

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legal Aid of West Virginia has received a $90,000 grant to help private volunteer attorneys serve their clients. The technology initiative grants will create six online interactive training classrooms and other tools for the attorneys. The program is aimed at supporting legal aid organizations in developing, testing and replicating technologies that… Read More

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New Health Insurance Helpline for West Virginians

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A new helpline is assisting uninsured West Virginians seeking health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The helpline is a grant-funded project of Charleston-based First Choice Health Systems and will be staffed by health insurance navigators who can answer questions about signing up on the health insurance marketplace. Consumers can reach… Read More

South Gallia Not Backing Down Against Powerhouse Danville

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Postseason play is a feeling to which the No. 8 South Gallia Rebels (6-4, 5-3) are still warming up. Friday’s playoff opener will mark South Gallia’s fourth-ever venture into postseason play. As for its opponent, the playoff feeling is all too familiar. No. 1 Danville (10-0, 2-0) will make its fifth consecutive trip to the… Read More

Playoff Veterans in Trimble, Shadyside to Clash

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After a long, hard-fought regular season, the Trimble Tomcats (8-2, 8-0) once again find themselves in the playoffs as they prepare host the Shadyside Tigers (4-6, 1-0). Without knowing anything about Shadyside, it’d be difficult to understand why a sub-.500 team made the playoffs. The Tigers won their final four just to qualify for the… Read More