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Eastern Eagles Bounced Out Of Playoffs

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In tonight’s playoff game between the Eastern Eagles and the Green Bobcats, the Bobcats secured their first playoff win and kept their postseason hopes alive as they defeated the Eagles 59-50. Whenever it comes to the postseason, whether it’s the first round or state championship, emotions are always going to be high and each team… Read More

Pedestrian Deaths on the Rise in Ohio

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When did something so simple become so difficult? With more walkers looking  down at their phones rather than up at traffic and more drivers not paying attention to walkers and bikers, pedestrian deaths are way up in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports, fatal pedestrian accidents in Ohio more than doubled in the first six months… Read More

Madison Claytor Hauls in Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week

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For the second consecutive week, an Ohio softball player is the Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week. Senior catcher/right-fielder Madison Claytor earned the award following a dominant week. Her play has allowed the Bobcats (8-1, 1-0) to go on a seven-game winning streak. Claytor was an offensive powerhouse during the past week. Her stats… Read More

Advocates Push to Get “Marsy’s Law” for Crime Victims on Statewide Ballot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group that wants to put a proposed constitutional amendment to help crime victims on the statewide ballot this fall is forging ahead with its effort. Advocates for crime victims say Ohio’s constitution needs to be changed. They want Ohio voters to pass what’s known as “Marsy’s Law”, similar to legislation that… Read More

Recycling Center Shows Athens City Council Members How it’s Done

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ATHENS, Ohio – Members of the Athens City Council visited the Athens-Hocking Recycling Center Monday morning to gain a better understanding of the center’s operation. Council members Chris Fahl, Council President Christine Knisely and Patrick McGee joined community members on President’s Day for one of the daily tours of the Material Recovery Center. Executive Director… Read More

Public Would Have Limited Access To Ohio Drug Death Reviews

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s governor has proposed allowing counties to create committees that would review overdose fatalities, and the public would have limited access to the findings. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the committees would probe each overdose death in the county and maintain a database that would include victims’ demographic information, where the deaths… Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Require Teaching Cursive Writing In Schools

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio’s elementary schools. Republican Reps. Andrew Brenner and Marilyn Slaby have proposed legislation that would again make cursive instruction mandatory between kindergarten and fifth grade. Thirteen representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. The bill would require schools to… Read More