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Hocking College President Given 5-Year Contract

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The Hocking College Board of Trustees unanimously extended the contract of President Betty Young on Tuesday. During a meeting at the college’s Perry County campus, trustees approved an additional four years of Young’s contract, citing Young’s team-building skills and leadership as reasons for her extension. “The board has a desire to maintain long-range stability in… Read More

Athens Community Music Fest Returns For 18th Year

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  This weekend marks the annual Athens Community Music Festival (ACMF), a benefit music extravaganza that has been growing and bringing together area musicians for 18 years. The 2016 edition of the event will support The Gathering Place, ARTS/West, Stuart’s Opera House After School Music Program and The Bryan Winland Memorial Scholarship for the Arts and will include performances from over… Read More

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Study Finds Widespread Contamination of Ohio Valley Drinking Water

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A study of drinking water systems found 6 million Americans, including people in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, are living with drinking water containing chemicals linked to a host of health problems. The Harvard Chan School of Public Health published research in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters that delves into thousands of drinking… Read More

Lower Gas Bills Expected In W. Va.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State officials say they expect lower gas utility bills for two-thirds of West Virginia residents. A Public Service Commission news release Monday says eight of 12 natural gas utilities in the state have requested to lower the purchased gas part of their rates. Mountaineer Gas Company, the state’s largest gas utility,… Read More

Lawyer Challenges Ban On Worker’s Compensation Solicitation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A lawyer is challenging Ohio’s ban on attorneys soliciting injured workers who file worker’s compensation claims with the state as clients. The Columbus Dispatch reports the federal lawsuit filed recently in Columbus by Akron-area attorney Thomas Bevan alleges the Ohio statute violates his constitutional right to free speech and hinders “legitimate… Read More