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Electric Aggregation On the Ballot for Chauncey, Coolville

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The villages of Chauncey and Coolville may be the next two Athens County communities to join an electric aggregation program. Both villages have an opt-out electric aggregation measure on the November ballot. If passed, residents of those villages will be automatically enrolled in the program unless they opt out. The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council… Read More

Alexander’s Budget Strain Tops List of Candidate Issues

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Seven Alexander school board candidates made clear during a forum Thursday what they consider to be the top issues facing the district of close to 1,600 students. Those issues include flat state funding that may result in further cuts, transparency of records and their thoughts on attempting another earned-income levy. The seven candidates vying for… Read More

Trimble Football Facilities Discussed As Part of School Board Candidate Forum

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GLOUSTER — Concern over funding for Trimble’s proposed new football stadium was the main topic of discussion with school board candidates at a forum held at Trimble High School on Wednesday night. Candidates and citizens gathered at the League of Women Voters’ event, where school board, village council and township trustee candidates all sat down… Read More

The Importance of the Solo Bluegrass Performance: Speaking With Noam Pikelny

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When Noam Pikelny was readying himself for the release of his 2017 solo effort, Universal Favorite (Rounder Records), he decided to make a particularly humorous video to accompany the album. Throughout the video, Pikelny ponders the meaning of stardom within his life, and what brought him to this very moment, all in a tastefully tongue-in-cheek fashion, of… Read More

Columbus Creates Legal-Defense Fund to Help Immigrants

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s capital city is setting aside money to support legal help for immigrants facing deportation. Columbus City Council voted Monday to provide $185,000 for three groups that will help immigrants and their families. The Columbus Dispatch reports that a national nonprofit policy organization, the Vera Institute of Justice, will provide $100,000… Read More