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Buchtel Man Dies in Fatal Fire

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BUCHTEL, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a man has been killed in a house fire in Buchtel. The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the Thursday morning blaze that destroyed the house. Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the call just before dawn. The victim’s body was taken to the coroner’s office in Columbus…. Read More

Wayne National Forest

Protesters Shut Down Athens Meeting on Fracking in Wayne National Forest

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ATHENS – Opponents are pushing back as a federal agency again considers requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling. According to the Athens Messenger, protesters shut down a meeting in Athens concerning the possible lease of federal oil and gas rights in the Wayne National Forest. The meeting… Read More

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State Lawmakers Recommend Replacing Deteriorating Road Signs

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State lawmakers want the Division of Highways to change the way it replaces older road signs in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Legislature Joint Committee on Government Organization is recommending that only deteriorated signs that have lost reflectivity along four-lane highways be replaced. The newspaper reports an Ohio-based contractor… Read More

A statue of John Marshall on the campus of Marshall University

Marshall, Mountwest CTC Make Transfer Agreements

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University is partnering with Mountwest Community and Technical College to help students who earn an associate degree in graphic design to obtain a four-year degree in visual arts. Officials also say Mountwest students who complete two-year degrees in animation and game development can earn bachelor’s degrees in computer and information… Read More

Zacciah Saltzman: Player of the Year Candidate

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According to Merriam- Webster, a leader is “an individual who directs activity or performance of a group to bring to some conclusion.” Athens tailback Zacciah Saltzman led most of the region, especially on box scores. Saltzman piled on a colossal 2,112 yards and 37 touchdowns on the ground, averaging over eight yards per rush. His… Read More

Defensive Juggernauts Zane Trace, Wheelersburg on Crash Course

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It comes down to the best two teams in division V region 17. No. 1 Wheelersburg Pirates (12-0) and the No. 2 Zane Trace Pioneers (12-0) will meet first time ever. However, this game couldn’t have pitted two different programs. Wheelersburg has been a powerhouse for decades now. The Pirates have made 27 playoff appearances,… Read More