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Undefeated Jackson Prepares for Undefeated Wheelersburg

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There’s a budding rivalry in Southeast Ohio that pits two perennial powerhouses against each other for nothing more than bragging rights and a tally in the win column. This season will mark the sixth consecutive year that the Frontier Athletic Conference power Jackson Ironmen will face the Wheelersburg Pirates in a non-conference match up of… Read More

Unioto Wants a Better Shot Against Zane Trace

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Zane Trace travels to Unioto this Friday night for a much-anticipated Scioto Valley Conference match up between two powerhouse teams. In recent years, there hasn’t been very much intrigue surrounding this game as Zane Trace has won nine of the last 10 games, with the only loss coming in 2012. However, this year should be… Read More

Tri-Valley and Philo Geared for Key MVL Battle

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Friday night is going to be a nail-biter at the Jack Anderson Stadium. Why? Because two of the Muskingum Valley League’s currently top ranked teams, Tri-Valley and Philo, will be facing off head-to-head in one of the biggest games of the season. Both teams are currently undefeated in the conference, and there is no doubt… Read More

PBS Takes Friday Nights to a New Level With Broadcast Premieres of Some of Broadway’s Best Hits, Including “She Loves Me,” “Falsettos,” “Noël Coward’s Present Laughter” and “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn”


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– Award-winning Musicals and Sparkling Comedies Take the Stage This Fall Featuring Kevin Kline, Jane Krakowski, Christian Borle, Laura Benanti, as well as Encore Broadcast of Lin-Manuel Miranda Performance Documentary – “In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams”–   ARLINGTON, VA; SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 – This fall, PBS brings viewers broadcast premieres of Broadway’s best every Friday… Read More

Fourth Season Begins October 3


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— 10 New Episodes Explore Ancestry Stories of Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Ted Danson, Carmelo Anthony, Larry David, Bernie Sanders, Janet Mock, Ana Navarro, Ava DuVernay, Amy Schumer, Paul Rudd, Christopher Walken and More — Today’s leading artists, politicians, activists, performers and journalists discover surprising ancestral stories while learning their family history in the fourth… Read More

Hog-Tied? NAFTA Talks Have Ohio Valley Pork Producers Nervous

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Talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, are set for later this month and farm country is concerned about the potential fallout from a trade dispute. Pork producers are especially nervous about the implications of a threat from President Trump to place a 20 percent tariff on Mexican food imports. “Mexico is… Read More

Contemporary Ceramics and Visiting Artists Headed to Dairy Barn


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The Dairy Barn Arts Center announces our most recent exhibition, Contemporary Ceramics 2017, open to the public Saturday, September 23 at 12 p.m. The exhibition is curated by Brad Schwieger, Professor of Ceramics, Area Chair at Ohio University and will feature 30 top national artists working in the ceramic medium. “Established artists who collectively articulated… Read More

PHOTOS: the 2017 Jackson Apple Festival


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The week of September 18 marked the annual Jackson Apple Festival, a weeklong celebration of the rich cultural heritage of the Jackson, OH area. Located just about an hour outside of Athens, Jackson is a thriving little burg that has historically bopped from one industry to another to support itself. Last spring, WOUB focused on… Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Told Opioid Crisis ‘A Public Health Catastrophe’

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s opioid addiction crisis was the focus of a daylong meeting by state lawmakers. The Courier-Journal reports the joint House-Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard from experts on heroin and prescription pill abuse engulfing many communities. Van Ingram, executive director of the state office of drug control policy, told lawmakers Wednesday… Read More

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Kentucky County Joins Lawsuit Targeting Opioid Distributors

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HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky county is joining a multi-county, multi-state effort to sue opioid distributors to recoup costs associated with the drug epidemic. The Henderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday pursue litigation, after a presentation by attorney Jeff Gaddy of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor, P.A., one of the firms… Read More