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Southeastern Ohio All-District First Team Recipients


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The Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association released their Ohio All-District first team selections.  Here are the list of players in our coverage area that received this honor. Division II First Team Offense  Linemen: Bradley Rinehart, Chillicothe, 6-3, Sr. All-Purpose:  J’Quan Harris, Chillicothe, Sr. First Team Defense Linemen: Pat Rourke, Chillicothe, Jr. Linebackers: Chris Postage, Chillicothe, Sr. Honorable Mention: Zach… Read More

Professor Faces Detenuring, State Department Reviews Finances at Ohio U

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ATHENS — An Ohio University professor found to have sexually harassed a student employee has been recommended for detenuring by an ethics committee just as the United States Department of State reviews financial expenditures connected to him. Claims that Dr. Yusuf Kalyango sexually harassed and created a hostile work environment for a student employee of… Read More

Convo’s New Video Board Brings Zing

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ATHENS, Ohio – After 50 years, the Convocation Center has added more excitement back into home games. The video board, funded by intercollegiate athletics, is expected to increase the intensity and overall experience for fans, athletes and even the broadcasters. “The new center-hung will provide fans with live game video, statistics, and interactive content to… Read More

Finding Faith—Somewhere Else

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March Washelesky no longer believes in a God.  Rather than follow the teachings of the church, Washelesky has chosen to separate themselves from the Catholicism of their childhood. And they are far from the only ones. A 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 23 percent of Americans have no religious affiliation. Though their… Read More

WVa Governor Calls Special Session On Suspended Justice

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CHARLETON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has called the state Legislature into special session next week to consider removal of suspended Justice Allen Loughry. The session is to convene Tuesday to consider matters including impeachment, trial and other issues. The West Virginia Supreme Court last month effectively halted the Legislature’s remaining efforts… Read More

On-Campus Housing at Ohio University – Delight or Despair

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ATHENS, Ohio – Residence hall life at Ohio University can make or break your mood during the semester. Ohio University Students are required to stay in halls through their sophomore year, if they’re not staying in a fraternity or sorority house. For those waking up in one of the older dorms, their views of Ohio… Read More

For Crooksville Athletes, Fridays About More than Football

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For the Crooksville High School football team, game day starts in the classroom – the first-grade classroom, that is. Each week, football players and cheerleaders head down the hallway to Crooksville Elementary School classrooms to read to young students. Players, coaches, students and teachers all get something different out of it. Senior running back Walker… Read More

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OU Students Encourage Voters to Research Candidates

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ATHENS, Ohio – In a time when voters see themselves as red or blue, liberal or conservative, many approach balloting by blindly voting on straight-party lines, not concerning themselves with what a candidate actually stands for. But one Ohio University student is asking her fellow students to be more thoughtful when casting their ballots. “Don’t just vote because someone said… Read More

Senate Leader: Trump Likely To Nominate New AG ‘Pretty Quickly’

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects President Donald Trump to nominate a new attorney general “pretty quickly” after Trump fired Jeff Sessions earlier this week. Speaking in Kentucky on Friday, McConnell said he expects acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to be “a very interim” attorney general. Democrats have criticized… Read More

The National Veterans Memorial And Museum Celebrates Its First Veteran’s Day

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The newly opened National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus is open this weekend to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Museum project manager Amy Taylor says the new $82 million, 53,000 square foot facility is unique. “This museum is special because it tells the story of veterans from the dawn of our country, all the way through to the… Read More

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Opioid-Related Levies Receive Mixed Response From Ohio Voters

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The impact of the opioid crisis was all over the ballot on Tuesday – from candidates with proposed opioid solutions to county levies for strained children services departments. Near-Record Number of Children Services Levies on the Ballot New data from the US Department of Health and Human Services notes an increase in the number of children… Read More