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Lady Vikings Unable To Recover From Slow Start In Playoff Loss To Washington Court House

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With about 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Darian Radabaugh pulled up from behind the arc, the tenth time she had done so Thursday night. Her shot missed, as it did the previous nine times. Radabaugh’s lone point in the final game of her high school career came from the free-throw line as the… Read More

Alexander Lady Spartans Crack Under the Fourth Quarter Pressure

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The Alexander Lady Spartans let their nerves get to them in the final quarter of the District Semi-finals against the Minford Lady Falcons at Waverly High School where they lost 50-42. The Lady Spartans held their own against the Lady Falcons at the top of the game, ending the first quarter tied at 10 points…. Read More

Basement Renovations to Open More Space for ARTS/West Users

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Peeling paint, inadequate lighting, crumbling concrete and damp, dark rooms are not an attractive environment for artists wanting to use ARTS/West. The former church, purchased by the City of Athens in 2005, saw the former sanctuary renovated then, but the basement remained much as it was when the building was constructed. The creative and colorful space upstairs… Read More

12th Annual Colony Short Film Festival Opens March 1 at Peoples Bank Theatre


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The Colony Short Film Festival marks its 12th year of showcasing local and international short films in downtown Marietta, March 1–3 at the historic Peoples Bank Theatre. This year’s short film festival includes 20 films from 13 states, including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Maryland, as well as an international submission from Brazil. The films represent… Read More

Stopping School Shootings: Researcher Says Compassionate Culture Can Help

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In the wake of school shootings in Kentucky and Florida, a rash of copycat school threats throughout the Ohio Valley left law enforcement and school officials grappling with how to improve security. A school counseling expert says it’s useful to look at the potential school shootings that did not happen. His research focuses on how… Read More

Federal Hocking Basketball Expecting Big Improvements – Next Year

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The Federal Hocking Lancers fell to the South Webster Jeeps, 51-27 at Meigs High School Wednesday night.  The Lancers had a rough season  managing only two wins all year.  However, with the majority of the team being underclassmen, Lancers Head Coach Kevin Dunigan said he has high hopes for next year . “We gained valuable experience this year… Read More

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WVU Team To Study Brain Implant’s Ability To Treat Addiction

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A group of researchers at West Virginia University plans to study how a brain implant could affect opioid cravings for people with substance use disorder. The Register-Herald reports that neuroscientist Dr. Ali Rezai is developing the implant, which will transmit electric impulses to the reward system of the brain. Addiction psychiatrist… Read More

Ohio Treasurer Candidate Wants Private Prison Spending Study

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A candidate for state treasurer says the office should determine the impacts of prison privatization on Ohio taxpayers. In a Wednesday letter, Democrat Rob Richardson asked Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel to conduct a fiscal and economic impact study into Ohio’s prison system. Richardson is an attorney and former board chairman… Read More

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Ohio Auditor: Continue Marijuana Program Despite ‘Multiple’ Flaws

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state auditor says Ohio should continue its medical marijuana program despite “multiple” flaws in selecting grower applicants. Republican Auditor David Yost says the program’s flaws should be handled by administrative appeals or lawsuits. The Department of Commerce last week acknowledged a scoring error led to a company’s inadvertent exclusion from… Read More