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Ohio Elections Chief Addresses Snags As 2016 Race Nears

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s elections chief is taking action to address glitches that occurred during November’s election before the battleground state holds its presidential primary in March. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said Friday he will require all future absentee ballots to be returned in letter-sized envelopes to avoid a problem encountered with… Read More

Athens County Sheriff Office Seeking Indictment in Youth Football Theft Case

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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is recommending a grand jury charge the treasurer of the Federal Hocking Youth Football Association with theft. In a news release, Sheriff Rodney Smith says Rebecca Osborne was allegedly involved in the theft of missing funds. Smith says detectives from his office started an investigation after association board members discovered… Read More

Randy Newman is one of the headliners of the 2016 Nelsonville Music Festival, taking place June 2-5 at Hocking College.

First Round of NMF ’16 Acts Announced


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The Nelsonville Music Festival announced its first round of acts for 2016 today, with a diverse and talented lineup slated for next June’s fest at Hocking College. Legendary singer-songwriter Randy Newman will headline on Sunday, June 5, with The Tallest Man on Earth, Mac DeMarco, BADBADNOTGOOD, Angel Olsen, Twin Peaks, Marco Benevento, Son Little, All… Read More

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New Projects On The Way At Hocking College

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New projects are on the way for Hocking College campus, including security upgrades and new walkways. The Hocking College Board of Trustees approved a project for improved security, including door access control, video surveillance, mass notifications and a new ID card for students. “This project will integrate security features designed to keep the campus community protected… Read More

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Former Ohio Deputy Indicted in Fatal Shootings


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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio deputy has been indicted in two separate fatal shootings — one an on-duty killing involving a fleeing driver and the second an off-duty slaying of his neighbor. A spokesman for the state attorney general’s office says Joel Jenkins was indicted Thursday on murder and other charges. Attorney general’s… Read More