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Labor Movement: Will ‘Right-To-Work’ States Attract More Businesses?

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The Ohio Valley region once helped give rise to the labor movement. Now it’s shifting toward what’s known as right-to-work law. West Virginia and Kentucky have passed right-to-work laws and Ohio is considering a similar bill. One of the big selling points for right-to-work proponents is that the law can attract new businesses. But opponents… Read More

Trimble Forces Federal Hocking’s Winless Regular Season

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The Trimble Tomcats played spoiler on Federal Hocking’s senior night as they dismantled the Lancers by a score of 67-25. It was the final game of Federal Hocking’s regular season, its last chance to avoid a winless season. It was going to be a hefty bill to pay, facing the team with the second best record… Read More

Athens School Supply Drive Garners 30 Volunteers

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Martin Luther King Junior Day, Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center organized a school supply drive to benefit Athens County schools. An event was held Saturday, January 28 to package the supplies collected. Community Engagement is a department within the Campus Involvement Center. Assistant Director of Community Engagement Barbara Harrison has worked for the university for… Read More

Fearing Career Damage, Women Did Not Report Alleged Professor Harassment

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In their reports to an investigator with Ohio University’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance, women who allege they were victims of sexual harassment by English Professor Andrew Escobedo say they feared for their professional and educational careers when choosing not to fight his “advances” or report him. The ECRC released a Memorandum of… Read More

Muslim Student Association Night 2017


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Ohio University’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) is hosting a gala this Sunday night. The MSA is expecting 250 people to attend the event. Tickets are already sold out. The association is arranging the MSA Night to present the Muslim community to OU students and faculty. Abdulwahab Alsulami is the President of MSA and one of… Read More

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Ohio Board Approves Requirement for Tracking of Police Bias

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A police relations advisory board has approved a first-ever standard for Ohio law enforcement agencies for keeping racial and gender bias out of their interactions with the public. The standard approved Friday requires agencies to adopt policies prohibiting bias in traffic stops and when officers interact with individuals who aren’t in… Read More

Finding Food in a Southeast Ohio Desert


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For residents of Vinton County, deserts are not just places found out west and seen in the movies. They aren’t places with extreme temperatures and no water. Deserts to Vinton County residents are places without food. No dessert in the desert Nutrition experts consider Vinton County a Food Desert– an area isolated from fresh foods… Read More

Stuart’s Opera House To Host Poetry Out Loud Semifinal

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Nelsonville’s renowned Stuart’s Opera House will play host to Southeast Ohio’s regional Poetry Out Loud semifinal on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 pm. In 2005, Poetry Out Loud was established by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the following year in 2006, Ohio would become a participatory state in the annual competition. This year… Read More

Kentucky Pension System’s Woes Could be Worse Than Previously Thought

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s public pension system, which officially faces an $18.1 billion unfunded liability, might be in worse shape than previously thought. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the bigger potential problem means taxpayers could be on the hook for more money to honor pension commitments to about 365,000 public employees. Kentucky Retirement Systems board… Read More

Judge: Request to Set Aside Conviction for Kentucky Judge-Executive Should be Denied

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A federal judge has recommended denying a request to set aside the conviction of a former county judge-executive from eastern Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier rejected Tim Conley’s arguments in a decision filed Thursday. Wier said the former Morgan County judge-executive took part in… Read More