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Early Lead Helps Alexander Advance Past Nelsonville-York

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In basketball, teams have to take it one game at a time. After a tough loss on Friday against the Athens Bulldogs, the Alexander Spartans had four days to regroup and prepare for their Tuesday night playoff matchup against the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes. The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes 64-47 by pulling forward with an early lead,… Read More

Richland Avenue Tunnel Plans Unveiled

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The City of Athens showcased two designs for the Richland Avenue pedestrian underpass on Tuesday at Grover Center during an open-house forum. The forum offered area residents the chance to express concerns and to speak to those heading up the project. Athens City Engineer Andy Stone said the public feedback was important for the city… Read More

West Virginia Superintendent Says Teacher Walkout Unlawful

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – With teachers and other public workers planning a statewide walkout Thursday and Friday over pay and benefits, Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine says they deserve more but work stoppages by public employees are unlawful in West Virginia. In a statement Tuesday, Paine says he’s hopeful negotiations can prevent disruption to students… Read More

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University Offers Scholarships To Fallen Officer’s Daughters

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio university has offered full four-year scholarships to the children of an Ohio officer fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call. A representative from Otterbein University announced the scholarships to all three of Officer Eric Joering’s daughters during a Westerville City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Council members voted… Read More

Wife Loses Bid To Replace Kentucky Lawmaker Who Shot Self

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The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost a special election to fulfill the remainder of her husband’s term. Unofficial results from the Bullitt County clerk’s office show Democrat Linda Belcher soundly defeated Republican Rebecca Johnson. Belcher won with 68.4 percent of the unofficial vote…. Read More

Recent Indictments Show Russia Sows Discord in America, Russia Expert Says


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Russia intended to support candidates against Hillary Clinton- the object of Vladimir Putin’s hatred, says expert on Russia, Dr. Steven Miner, scholar, author and professor in the Contemporary History Institute of Ohio University. Russia also intended to disrupt American politics and social systems leading up to and after the 2016 Presidential Election, says Miner after… Read More