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Bacterial Meningitis Warning at OU


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Ohio University is contacting its people associated with the Athens Campus about what appears to be a case of bacterial meningitis. Jenny Hall-Jones, the senior associate vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students emailed the following Wednesday evening: “An Ohio University first-year student living in James Hall is under observation for a probable… Read More

Saturday Marks Gathering Place’s Third Annual Community Illumination

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This Saturday will mark the Gathering Place’s third annual Community Illumination event at Central Venue, 29 E. Carpenter St. in Athens, featuring many varieties of art for sale, live music and local food; all in the name of de-stigmatizing mental illness. The Gathering Place has served the Athens community for 41 years, providing connections to… Read More

Misfits Theatre Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” At ARTS/West

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Theater often pokes fun at itself for the sake of nuanced storytelling, much to the delight of the audience, the actors, and everyone else concerned. The Drowsy Chaperone is a 1998 meta-musical-within-a-comedy and an excellent example of that very theatrical device. The story revolves around an opinionated old-school musical theater fan listening to (and commenting… Read More

America’s System of Athletics is Failing: Expert David Ridpath Has Observed


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The American system of amateur athletics is mostly school based: elementary, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities. Yet, that system is failing both the student-athlete and the general public, according to Dr. David Ridpath, the Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Administration at Ohio University. With a school based system, too many students are “cut”… Read More

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West Virginia Senator Backs Justice On Education Overhaul

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael says he supports new Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal to cut the state government’s education bureaucracy. Carmichael, leader of the Republican-controlled Senate, says it’s “encouraging” to see a governor ready to make wholesale changes to the education system, something he says legislators have been trying for…. Read More

Several Beekeeping Workshops Set For 2017 In Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials have scheduled several beekeeping workshops around the state through May. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture says in a statement that the classes are geared toward educating beekeepers with all experience levels. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said beekeeping holds a promising future in honey production and pollination. There are a… Read More

Ohio National Guard Sends 20 Members As Inauguration Support

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio National Guard says it’s sending about 20 soldiers and airmen to provide support services for President-elect Donald Trump’s Friday inauguration in Washington. The National Guard says members from about 40 states and territories are helping with the inauguration event. It says the members from Ohio will help provide meals… Read More

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West Virginia Attorney General Joins Federal Rule Challenges

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined 17 Republican counterparts from other states urging Congress adopt stop federal regulation overreach. In a letter to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and congressional leaders, they are calling for job-impact and cost-benefit analyses, greater congressional oversight and its approval of major rules changes. New… Read More