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Singer Songwriters Headed to Casa

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May 19 Casa Nueva will host a singer songwriter showcase; featuring the likes of Wonky Tonk, Julia Lucille and Ben Stalets. The show kicks off at 10 p.m. and is entirely free. “I love Casa Nueva,” said Toledo’s own Ben Stalets in an interview several days before the singer songwriter showcase. “Athens and Hocking Hills, to me, are kind… Read More

Ky Bourbon Production is Buzzing

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky bourbon production hit a nearly 50-year high last year. An industry group said Wednesday the state’s distilleries filled nearly 1.9 million bourbon barrels last year, the highest level since 1967. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association says more than 6.6 million barrels are aging in warehouses dotting the landscape in the state’s… Read More

Biden in Ohio to Talk Overtime

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Vice President Joe Biden will be talking about overtime adjustments for salaried workers in today’s visit to Columbus. The White House says the vice president will make his remarks while at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream’s headquarters. Right now, salaried workers making more than $23,660 per year do not have to receive overtime pay for working more than 40 hours… Read More

Your Free Time Activities Can Energize Your Career

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Because energetic, enthusiastic employees get more done, today’s managers are exploring many ways to stimulate employee engagement. Some programs work better than others, but one point seems clear: it’s difficult for bored or unhappy leaders to motivate their teams. So perhaps your first rule for engaging colleagues is to be engaged yourself. Of course, it’s… Read More

Pain Pill Trafficking Penalty

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 11 years and seven months in prison for a Florida-to-West Virginia pain pill trafficking operation. Forty-six-year-old William Harrison Meade was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, for his September 2015 guilty plea to conspiring to distribute oxycodone. Federal prosecutors say Meade conspired… Read More

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ARTS/West to Upgrade Sound System


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ARTS/West is pleased to announce that they have received a $1,740 grant from the Athens Foundation to upgrade their sound system from analog to digital. Local sound technician, David Eubanks, was approached earlier this year about upgrading the sound system and switching to digital was a logical choice based on the current set-up of the… Read More