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UPDATE: Escaped Inmates Recaptured In Athens County

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UPDATE (6:40 p.m.) — Two inmates that escaped custody in Athens County on Monday have both been recaptured. Brian Chaney was apprehended Monday evening, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. ___________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE (5:14 p.m.) — Authorities in Athens County have found one of the two inmates who escaped from custody today. Tyler Howard was picked up… Read More

Immigrant Activist Protest Shuts Down Street In Ohio Capital

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A protest against U.S. immigration policy and recent deportations temporarily shut down a street in Ohio’s capital, resulting in 12 arrests. Protesters blocked the street across from City Hall in Columbus and around the corner from the Ohio Statehouse Monday morning by erecting three wooden poles in a tall tripod. The… Read More

Ohio To Spend Volkswagen Settlement Funds On Clean Vehicles

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio will spend the millions it receives from a national settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal on technology aimed at reducing air pollution. The state will spend more than half of its $75 million share from a nearly $3 billion settlement on cleaner-running vehicles such as public school buses, public transit… Read More

All Ages, Entirely Free Appalachian Music Week July 30 – August 3 at Stuart’s

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July 30 through August 3 Stuart’s Opera House will be offering an entirely free, inter-generational Appalachian music week, featuring workshops for various Appalachian instruments, a free lunch with vegan and vegetarian options, open jam sessions, and much more. The week is a result of a collaboration between Stuart’s Opera House, the Nelsonville Public Library, and… Read More

Lilyfest Celebrates Art, Music and Gardening in the Hocking Hills July 13-15



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A family-friendly festival in the Hocking Hills that combines art, music, and gardening with outdoor education is scheduled for July 13-15 in beautiful Southeastern Ohio. Lilyfest is a three-day festival that takes place at Bishop Educational Gardens, where three acres of artistically landscaped gardens are nestled in the woods and filled with thousands of colorful… Read More