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Nelsonville-York’s Defense Swarms Over Athens

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The Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes (10-3, 6-1) and the Athens Lady Bulldogs (1-11, 1-6) have battled in some hard-fought games over the past few years. This season, however, has been a different story. On Monday night, the Lady Buckeyes completed the season sweep defeating the Lady Bulldogs, 57-21. In the two games combined Nelsonville-York outscored Athens,… Read More

Ohio University’s VP for Research and Creative Activity Leads Innovation Charge

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Although innovation activities are spread across many departments and colleges at Ohio University, the epicenter of focus is in the office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity headed by Dr. Joseph Shields. He promotes research and creative endeavors by faculty, staff and students and he manages the university’s investment in that scholarship…. Read More

Frank Norton, Vietnam War Veteran


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Ohio University graduate Frank Norton talks with Tom O’Grady and Cyrus Moore from the Athens County Historical Society about his experience as a Marine in the Vietnam War, and how public opinion of the war shifted after the Tet Offensive in 1968. This interview is a part of an oral history project, funded by the… Read More

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Ohio Lawmakers Back CDC Limits on Painkiller Prescribing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio lawmakers leading the fight to reduce the state’s deadly addictions epidemic are backing a federal effort to curb the prescribing of painkillers. Rep. Robert Sprague, a Findlay Republican, said Monday he’s throwing his support behind proposed guidelines governing painkillers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sprague also called… Read More

Prosecutors Focusing On Drug Suppliers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – With heroin overdoses killing more young people in Ohio than car crashes, prosecutors are increasingly going after dealers, friends and others who unknowingly provide doses that end up killing drug users. Going after suppliers in drug-induced deaths isn’t a new idea but a new heroin scourge has prosecutors intensifying efforts to… Read More