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Fairfield Union Can’t Stop Jackson’s Backfield

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Blake McCoy and Reid Evans combined for 295 yards rushing and four touchdowns as the Jackson Ironmen defeated the Fairfield Union Falcons 31-7 on Friday night. In a game played almost exclusively in torrential downpour, Jackson went to a no nonsense running attack that ensured ball security and ultimately a win. Calling only four pass… Read More

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WVU Researchers Create 2 New Tomato Varieties

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Two new tomato varieties created by West Virginia University researchers have been named Mountaineer Pride and Mountaineer Delight. According to the university, the names, chosen among more than 114 proposed, honor of the 150th anniversary of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. The varieties by researchers Mannon Gallegly… Read More

Coal Fatalities Rise: Miner Deaths Increase Amid Low Coal Employment

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A rash of fatal coal mining accidents in the Ohio Valley region pushed the nation’s total number of mining deaths to a level not seen since 2015, sparking concern among safety advocates. Already this year 12 miners have died on the job in the U.S., compared to eight fatalities in all of 2016. Two miners… Read More

Acclaimed Songwriter Headed to Athens Uncorked September 9

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Southeast Ohio native and nearly lifelong songwriter Mike Morgan has some pretty impressive fans. Counted among them are American musical great Conway Twitty; former governor of Louisiana and singer of spiritual and popular song Jimmie Davis; outlaw country progenitor Ed Bruce, and Americana heavyweight Slaid Cleaves. All of these notable voices have sung and recorded tunes penned… Read More

Health Care Reform Plan Drawing Bipartisan Praise

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A new bipartisan health care reform proposal meant to stabilize the Affordable Care Act urges President Trump and Congressional leaders to take immediate action. The plan put forth by Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich and Colorado’s Democratic Governor, John Hickenlooper, is drawing praise from some other governors too. The plan calls for continued federal cost… Read More