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Last Second Shot Allows Lady Spartans to Remain Undefeated

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With six seconds left in the fourth quarter, Alexander’s Leah Richardson scored a game-winning lay up, maintaining the Lady Spartans’ undefeated record. Alexander handed Vinton County its first loss of the season, in a 46-44 victory. After a first half in which the Lady Spartans shot 7 for 28 in field goal shooting, Alexander came out… Read More

Nelsonville-York Uses Defense to Get Past Athens

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Athens has now started its season with at least 20 turnovers in each of its games. Tonight, the story did not get any better for the Lady Bulldogs as they had 22 in the first half alone. Nelsonville-York (2-0) forced a total of 32 turnovers and defeated Athens (0-3) 48-22. Nelsonville-York sported a full-court press to… Read More

UN Declares “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”


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In this episode of “Conversations from Studio B”, join host Carolyn Lewis from the Athens City Commission on Disabilities as she invites guests Daniel Purdy, of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, Christ Biester, artist-in-residence at Passion Works Studio, and Mark Cullison, Adult Services Director at PersonnelPlus, to discuss the “International Day of Persons… Read More

Senate Votes to Defund Health Care Provider

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Senate Republicans have overwhelmed Democrats in a vote to end Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. Thursday’s vote comes as the Senate moves toward approval of a bill that would all but repeal the president’s health care law. The bill would also take away the federal dollars that Planned Parenthood receives. Democrats tried restoring those funds, but their effort was rejected on a… Read More

OSU Student Government Votes to End Annual Campus Lake Jump

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University’s student government is supporting ending the Mirror Lake jump after a student broke his neck and died while participating in the campus tradition last week. The Student Government General Assembly voted 35-6 on yesterday to approve a resolution backing the university administration’s call to end the event. Student… Read More

US Attorney General Offers ‘Any and All Assistance’ In California Mass Shooting Investigation

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local): 6:45 a.m. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Justice Department will be offering “any and all assistance necessary” as the investigation into the California mass shooting continues. Lynch is speaking at… Read More

Theatre comedy and tragedy masks

ABC Players Present “Charlotte’s Web the Musical”


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You’ve probably seen numerous sales or events advertising “Christmas in July.” But what about “July for Christmas?” That’s the situation with the Athenian-Berean Community Players’ Christmas offering, Charlotte’s Web the Musical, set in a typical Midwestern rural community in mid-summer. The theme of the play, however—that sacrificing something of yourself for the benefit of a… Read More

West Virginia on a map

Nonprofit Health Insurance Company to Move to West Virginia

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A nonprofit health insurance company has announced it will uproot about 325 workers from the company’s current location in St. Clairsville, Ohio to Wheeling, West Virginia. Media outlets report officials of The Health Plan made the announcement Wednesday at the Stone Center near the soon-to-be construction site of the new headquarters…. Read More