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Ohio University Student Dies Over Weekend


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Update 5:32 p.m. Athens Police say they are investigating the death of a first-year Ohio University student. Police have identified the student as 18-year-old Collin Wiant of Dublin, Ohio. According to APD, they received at 2:49 a.m. Monday morning about an unresponsive male at 45 Mill Street. Wiant was transported by EMS to the hospital where… Read More

Ohio University Students Pushed to Vote

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ATHENS, Ohio — With election season right around the corner, local groups are encouraging students to register to vote.  In Ohio, certain races, such as the gubernatorial race, are getting students particularly excited to cast their ballots, said Athens County Board of Elections Deputy Director, Penny Brooks. Since Athens is home to Ohio University, local… Read More

Athens Honors Veterans, Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

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Veterans from multiple branches of the armed forces marched down Court Street Sunday to honor veterans and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. However, before the morning parade on Sunday, veterans from Gilham-Frank VFW Post 8804 of News Marshfield as well as several Athens Sunrise Rotary Club volunteers placed flags on hundreds of veteran… Read More

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Professor Sues Over Rebuke for Calling Transgender Students Male

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) – A professor is suing officials at his small, public university in Ohio after receiving a written warning for violating its nondiscrimination policy by not addressing a transgender student using the gender terms preferred by that student. Nicholas Meriwether filed a federal lawsuit this week against officials at Shawnee State University in… Read More

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Deal Reached in Old Lawsuit Over Educating Disabled Students

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Department of Education and an advocacy group have a proposed agreement to settle a 25-year-old lawsuit about the education of students with disabilities. The Columbus Dispatch reports more than 250,000 such students are expected to benefit from the agreement aimed at improving educational support for them and raising academic achievement…. Read More

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FEMA Penalizes West Virginia Over Grant Requirements

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A report from the West Virginia legislative auditor’s office says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has penalized the state for not complying with grant requirements. News outlets cite the report as saying management deficiencies at the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management prompted FEMA to place West Virginia into… Read More