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New President Chosen For Ohio University

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Ohio University’s Board of Trustees named the 21st president of the university in a special meeting Wednesday morning. Dr. Duane Nellis was unanimously approved as the successor to Dr. Roderick McDavis as president of the university. Nellis, formerly president of Texas Tech University, was chosen from a field of four finalists, including OU’s Executive Executive… Read More

West Virginia Secretary of State Defends Firing 16 Employees

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has defended his decision to fire 16 longtime employees upon taking office last month. The Charleston Gazette-Mail says Warner told the Senate Finance Committee on Monday that cutting about one-third of his office’s staff was necessary to “move the office forward.” The firings have resulted… Read More

Ohio University Students Compare Their Virtual Reality Efforts to High-Tech Start Up

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A group of media students gathered in a lecture hall to view a presentation by the high-tech startup Embodied Labs Tuesday morning. However, the visitors were unaware that a team of Ohio University students and professors have been working on a similar project in Athens this past year. Both groups are using virtual reality media… Read More

Carter’s Career Night Helps Ohio Win Battle of the Bricks

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Jason Carter has made an impact since being pushed into Ohio’s starting lineup. At Miami on Tuesday, Carter left a crater. Carter dropped 25 points and gathered 11 rebounds in Ohio’s 79-62 victory over the RedHawks. “It’s getting more and more comfortable as each game goes on,” said Carter. “Each game seems to be getting… Read More

Courts Are Perceived “Negatively” by People of Color in the USA

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Minnesota trial judge Kevin Burke is concerned about negative public perceptions of our courts – especially among people of color. People too often believe they are treated unfairly and that judges are biased and make their decisions based upon “political views” and not the law. They also think judges are not understandable and that court… Read More

Wolf Tree Collective Celebrates One Year Anniversary Sunday

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Last year Wolf Tree Collective opened their doors to the many varieties of families who call Athens their home. Over the past 365-some days, the entirely volunteer-run outfit has done everything from provide family-friendly musical entertainment to regular yoga and tai chi classes. The organization has also hosted 10 pop up shop events, showcasing 28 regional… Read More

Ohio Prison System Investigates Suspected Inmate Overdoses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says it’s investigating a series of nonfatal drug overdoses of inmates at a central Ohio prison this weekend. Grant Doepel, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, on Tuesday confirmed the investigation at Pickaway Correctional Institution. But he said further details weren’t available. Doepel says fewer… Read More