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Graduate Students Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Over Escobedo Sexual Harassment

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ATHENS — Two women who sued after a sexual harassment investigation of a former English professor have reached a settlement with Ohio University. The university announced the settlement Wednesday evening, between Christine Adams, Susanna Hempstead, Ohio University and Faculty Senate President and English professor Joseph McLaughlin. The lawsuit, filed in March 2017, alleged Title IX… Read More

Man Charged in Terrorist Support Case Found Competent to Stand Trial

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A man accused of scouting locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and who talked about carrying out additional bombings has been found competent to stand trial. A U.S. magistrate adopted the conclusion of a psychologist who evaluated 48-year-old Demetrius Pitts and found Pitts competent to understand court… Read More

Renowned Pianists Headed to OHIO International Piano Duet & Duo Competition

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Friday, November 16 through Saturday, November 17 will mark the second ever annual OHIO International Piano Duet and Duo Competition on Ohio University’s Athens campus. The competition draws in competition pianists from all over the world, celebrating the unique sounds of duet and duo pianos. “The OHIO International Piano Duet & Duo Competition was founded… Read More

State Group Suggests More Local Control in School Discipline

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A group reviewing student behavior in West Virginia public schools has recommended giving local officials more flexibility over disciplinary policies. News outlets report the group formed at state Education Board President Dave Perry’s request had their first meeting Tuesday and discussed changes for disciplining students. Drew McClanahan, assistant director of the… Read More

Athens County’s Alternative Approach to Addiction

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As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep Ohio, Athens county law enforcement is addressing the epidemic as a public health crisis rather than a criminal one, employing multiple programs to treat the overall problem of drug addiction.   Ohio is rated in the top five for most opioid-related deaths in the country, according to the… Read More