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Beth Walker To Become West Virginia Chief Justice

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Beth Walker will become the West Virginia Supreme Court’s chief justice on Jan 1. The court announced the unanimous decision Monday following an administrative conference. As chief justice, she’ll become the administrative leader of the state’s judiciary system, including circuit, family and magistrate courts. Walker says she’s “honored by the trust… Read More

Major Party Candidates Have Slight Differences In Views On Environmental Issues

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The candidates for governor haven’t talked much about environmental issues such as fracking and the state’s renewable energy standards for utilities. But it appears their stances on those issues are somewhat similar. State lawmakers are still deciding whether to make the green energy standards created in 2008 into voluntary goals – which Gov. John Kasich opposes…. Read More

Art Installation at Garage Officially Opens

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The Athens Photo Project held Saturday a ribbon cutting ceremony for its “A Thousand Words” art installation on the Athens City Garage wall. The exhibit will feature photographs by the 33 artists of the Athens Photo Project’s 2016-17 photography class. The APP a non-profit organization that helps individuals suffering from mental illnesses express themselves through… Read More

Rain Causing More Than Rotten Tomatoes for Ohio Valley Farmers

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The precipitation average so far this year for Southeast Ohio is 34.75 inches, which is nearly 10 inches above normal, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Farmers in Athens County and along the Ohio River basin are hoping for less rain next year in order to reclaim what Mother Nature took from their… Read More