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President Trump is unveiling a task force report on reviving rural prosperity at a Farm Bureau convention in Nashville Monday. Rural voters were a key part of Trump’s winning election coalition.
The pharmaceutical giant said it would be abandoning its neuroscience development programs and allocating its spending elsewhere. The move also means the company will be laying off some 300 employees.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Former federal prosecutor Betsy Jividen has been appointed commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Corrections. State Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy announced Jividen’s hiring in a news release Monday. Jividen served as acting U.S. attorney for the state’s northern district last year. Her work as an assistant… Read More
It was a successful week for Meigs High School Basketball as both the boys’ (2-9) and girls’ (7-4) teams took home wins in their individual contests. On January 4th, in their first matchup of 2018, the Lady Marauders came out roaring to take a decisive victory by a score of 48-26 against the Jackson High… Read More
The N-Y Lady Buckeyes came into the week losers of two straight games with a possibility of falling way behind in the standings. Then, Lady Buckeyes junior Mary Kate Mccullough started to make shots, with Jessie Addis continuing to score, and they both helped guide the Lady Buckeyes to a 2-0 week with a… Read More
The Athens Bulldog’s struggles continue as both teams failed to come out with the W this week. As we reach the half way point in the season, both teams remain stuck at two wins each. The Lady Bulldogs fell short twice this week. First, heading to a strong, three loss Federal Hocking team and faced… Read More
The New Year brought in similar success seen at the end of the previous year in a fresh victory for the Vinton County Vikings boys’ basketball team as they defeated the visiting Jackson Ironmen 59 to 56. This game went down to the wire with Vinton County making clutch free throws in the final minute… Read More
The first meeting of 2018 for the Ohio University Board of Trustees will include talk of tuition increases and a new proposed “career fee.” At the January 18 meeting of OU’s Joint Resources and Academics Committee, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Deborah Shaffer is set to present an update on budget planning and tuition and… Read More
Federal Hocking’s varsity basketball teams are off to a good start in 2018. Both teams came into the New Year looking to add more wins to the win column. The Lady Lancers played three games in five days hosting Athens, traveling to Miller, and returning home to play Nelsonville. The boys played two games, hosting… Read More
Treatment for alcohol problems isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. The NIH has launched a navigator site that can help figure out the scope of the problem and find evidence-based treatment options.
This past week has been a cold one for the Trimble Tomcats as winter weather has caused various cancellations for both the boys and girls teams. Nonetheless, the new year has proved to be a bit frigid for the Trimble Tomcats as they hosted and fell short to the Miller Falcons 69-67 Friday January 5th…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has banned the sale of more than three dozen invasive plant species under new rules that took effect Sunday. The state now prohibits the sale of destructive species including certain types of honeysuckles, autumn olive shrubs and Bradford pear trees. Officials say the plants can spread aggressively and choke out… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislative auditors have set their sights on the West Virginia Supreme Court. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports auditors notified the legislative Post-Audits Committee on Sunday that they planned to audit the state Supreme Court this year. Legislative Auditor Aaron Allred did not elaborate, beyond saying they had notified the court and haven’t… Read More
ATHENS — A Georgia man died after a truck he was driving slid off an ice-covered roadway and went off a bridge. Jeffery Byrd, 56, of Twin City, Georgia, was driving a 2014 Freightliner truck at about 5 a.m. Monday morning when he lost control of the truck on a Route 33 bridge over Richland… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly two dozen recycling grants to groups in 20 counties. The DEP says in a news release that funding for the recycling assistance grant program is generated through a $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills. The… Read More
“If only I’d done more networking, I’d be able to find a new job.” “If only they’d stop bothering me with trivial meetings, I could finish this project.” “If only I’d gotten that promotion, I wouldn’t hate this company.” “If only I were younger, I bet they’d listen.” One of the more self-destructive phrases to… Read More