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Athens Loses Heartbreaker in Tournament

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In the opening round of the girl’s sectional tournament, the Athens Lady Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker to Lady Blue Angels of Gallia Academy 57-56. With six seconds to go Gallia Academy Point Guard Jenelle Stevens hit the game winning lay-up to go ahead by one, and ultimately win the game. Gallia Academy started out fast… Read More

Vinton County, Waterford Crack Top Ten in Associated Poll

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The Vinton County Vikings and the Waterford Wildcats both made the top 10 in the sixth Associated Press state poll. Vinton County cemented itself as No. 6 in Division II after another perfect week that moved the Vikings to 19-1.  The Vikings reached the 100-point mark for the second time this season at River Valley… Read More

DuPont Offers $670M Settlement For “Teflon” Chemical Contamination Of Water

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The chemical giant DuPont made an offer Monday to pay more than half-a-billion dollars to settle water contamination lawsuits pending in federal court. 3,550 plaintiffs from the mid-Ohio Valley filed suit claiming contaminated drinking water led to diseases linked to chemical exposure. The chemical they were exposed to is known as C-8, or PFOA, and… Read More

Two Inmates On The Loose From Nelsonville Facility

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Two inmates who escaped a minimum security facility in Nelsonville are still at-large, according to officials. Zachariah Spires, 24; and Leonard Lowery, 32, escaped from the Southeastern Probation Treatment Alternative Correctional Facility (SEPTA) late Sunday night, according to Brenda Ostrander, spokesperson for SEPTA. “We don’t have any information as to what direction they headed or… Read More

Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes Tournament Preview

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The Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes drew the No. 4 seed for the Division III tournament.  Nelsonville-York will see Crooksville on Saturday at Athens High School. Preview: This game will be won by the guards. Jessie Addis will face up against 5’10” point guard Carson Miller. Crooksville will also have a decent amount of experience on the… Read More

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West Virginia Wildlife Officials to Relax Some Hunting Regulations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia wildlife officials are seeking looser hunting regulations for deer and bears. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Division of Natural Resources officials proposed a list of changes at the state Natural Resources Commission’s meeting Sunday. Gary Foster, the DNR’s assistant wildlife chief, says the majority of the counties will have the… Read More

Spring 2017 Will Be a Big One For Ohio Quilters

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Throughout the spring, there will be an abundance of world class quilts on display throughout Ohio. Kicking off earlier this month, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster is showcasing “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts,” an extensive display of 51 large quilts curated by world-renowned fabric artist Nancy Crow. In May, the Dairy Barn… Read More

Athens Lady Bulldogs Prepare for Gallia Academy Blue Angels

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It’s that time of the year, postseason basketball is upon us and the Athens Lady Bulldogs and the Gallia Academy Blue Angels get it started in the first round of the Division II tournament. What to know: Athens (4-15)- The Lady Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 52-34 victory at Wellston. Their starting lineup… Read More

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Wooton Chosen as Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Longtime Alcohol Beverage Control Administration employee Fred Wooton has been selected to be the agency’s new commissioner. Gov. Jim Justice announced Wooton’s appointment and said he offers experience on several levels with the agency. Justice’s office said in a news release that Wooton has been with the ABCA for more than… Read More