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By Carol Fishman Cohen / Next Avenue (Next Avenue invited all our 2016 Influencers in Aging to write essays about the one thing they would like to change about aging. This is one of the essays.) Retirees should be paying close attention to the current conversation about women returning to work after a career break,… Read More
PARKERSBURG — One of two inmates who escaped under a fence at the Southeastern Probation Treatment Alternative Correctional Facility (SEPTA) Sunday night has been apprehended, according to officials. Leonard Lowery, 32, was taken into custody by Parkersburg police at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the Nelsonville facility. Lowery and Zachariah… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he’s against a legislative proposal to privatize the state medical school in Lewisburg. The Democratic governor says privatization of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine would drive up in-state tuition. He says it makes “no sense” for the state to divest the highly ranked… Read More
Southeastern basketball playoffs are upon us and both girls and boys look to make a run at the state title in 2017. Here is what you need to know about the Alexander Spartans and Lady Spartans this postseason Boys Record: (10-10) overall (7-5) conference First Round Opponent: River Valley Raiders (7-13) at Jackson High School,… Read More
April is a teacher at Athens Middle School who teaches courses related to technology and other STEM areas for 7th and 8th grade students in the Athens City Schools. April has recently integrated coding into her curriculum and discusses effective practices in student-centered teaching, particularly in technology-related subjects.
The Athens City Council discussed new changes they plan to make to city policies surrounding permits required for protests, demonstrations and parades. At Monday night’s meeting of the Athens City Council Planning and Development Committee, the topic of “parade permits,” which also includes permits used for demonstrations and protests, was raised by Councilmember Chris Fahl…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – People convicted of crimes could no longer be automatically denied an occupational license issued by the state under sweeping reforms proposed by Republican leaders. Senate Bill 120 says a hiring or licensing authority cannot disqualify a person solely because of a criminal conviction, unless the board makes a connection between the… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Senate committee has approved a proposal to spend more than $148 million on the State Police Retirement System over the next two years. If approved by the state legislature, it would be the first money spent from the Kentucky Permanent Pension Fund, which lawmakers created last year at the urging… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — A survey of 450 former Athens Middle School students found that some were verbally harassed by Ohio University students while on their way to school. The survey, conducted by a member of the Athens Schools Facilities Steering Committee, showed that 17 percent of the high school students responding faced some kind of… Read More
Sunday marked the annual Indonesian Night celebration at Ohio University. Members of PERMIAS, the Indonesian Student Association, came together to celebrate “Mystical Java,” with traditional food and dance throughout the evening. Take a look at these dazzling photos by WOUB’s Drake Withers taken during the event.