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Benoit Withdraws, New OU President To Face Board Vote This Month

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The Executive Vice President and Provost of Ohio University has become the second candidate to withdraw from consideration for the presidency. A spokesperson for the university confirmed that Dr. Pam Benoit was no longer a part of the presidential search. Benoit sent an email to leadership, including outgoing President Roderick McDavis and soon-to-be interim President… Read More

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Police-Cameras in Charles Town

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AP-WV–Police-Body Cameras Charles Town leaders agree to help fund police body cameras Eds: APNewsNow. CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) – City leaders have agreed to help with the purchase of body cameras for police in Charles Town. The Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2lkQQBv) that the city council made the decision Monday to give the police department $3,300 for… Read More

Bill Advances to Make it a Hate Crime to Attack Police in Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it a hate crime to attack law enforcement officers and other first responders. The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The bill’s opponents included members of the Black Lives Matter movement. State Rep. Kevin Bratcher, the bill’s lead sponsor, says… Read More

Bottle Rocket Cabaret To Bring Tales Of Heartache To Athens This Sunday

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This weekend, genre bopping duo Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini (Bottle Rocket Cabaret) are headed to Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium for an installment of the 10th season of their “Un-Valentine’s Show: Songs and Tales of Unforgiveness, Heartbreak, Dysfunction, and Revenge.” The show flips through a myriad of musical styles, all whilst spinning tales… Read More

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School: Probe of 2 Cops on Hold Pending Ex-Officer’s Retrial

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CINCINNATI (AP) – The University of Cincinnati says an internal investigation about whether two police officers lied during a former colleague’s murder trial is on hold to protect the integrity of the retrial. The school’s vice president for safety and reform tells The Cincinnati Enquirer the investigation will wait because the officers probably will testify… Read More

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Justice Appoints New Director for West Virginia Wildlife Agency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a businessman, hunter and fisherman to be director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. According to the governor’s office, Bridgeport native Stephen McDaniel helped establish and expand a family medical supply business, Total Health Services of WV. McDaniel also established the Mozark Mountain Tree… Read More

Vinton County Vikings, Waterford Wildcats Find Spots In OHSAA State Polls

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The OHSAA boys state poll was released today and both Vinton County and Waterford found a spot in the rankings in their divisions. In the division two state poll, the Vinton County Vikings (17-1) come in at the number six ranking with 74 points. This is the fourth week in a row in which the… Read More

Ohio University President Cancels Farewell Event

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  A farewell event for departing Ohio University President Roderick McDavis was canceled Tuesday when the administration learned of a planned student protest. Protests have increased recently on campus as students have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven mostly Muslim countries. The opposition to Ohio University President Roderick McDavis was… Read More

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Documentary Hits Public Television Airwaves Nationally

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A new documentary “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask” is being distributed to public television stations across the nation through the National Educational Telecommunications Association. The film highlights the life and legacy of the first African American to achieve national acclaim as a writer. The documentary will air on WOUB HD on February 14 at… Read More