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City of Athens Police

Infant’s Death Under Investigation In Athens


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Authorities in Athens are investigating the death of a young child. According to a press release from the Athens Police Department, paramedics were called to a home on Hope Drive Sunday, December 2. The first-responders were unable to resuscitate the infant. Investigators say they will release more information once the coroner’s report is complete.

Daughters of the Great Recession

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A lot can happen in a decade. Two presidential elections. Six Olympic games. A solar eclipse. The crossover from childhood into adulthood. A recession. In a little more than a year’s time between late 2007 and early 2009, the S&P 500 Index lost half its value, 10 million families lost homes to foreclosure and jobs… Read More

Shopping local for the holidays

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The Athens Holiday Bazaar was this past weekend, and it encouraged the community to shop local for the holidays. The annual Holiday Bazaar featured over 40 local vendors selling a variety of products, such as soaps, knitted goods, pottery, and woodworking. Opal Grueser used to be a vendor, but this year she came to the… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Justice Family Companies Agree To Settlement With Regulators

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Five of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family companies have paid their bills after agreeing to a discounted settlement over payment of coal transportation fees. Justice’s companies paid $175,282 to the West Virginia Public Service Commission. According to PSC documents, that amount was about $32,800 less than they were originally charged…. Read More

Kentucky on a map

Technology Upgrade To Benefit Kentucky Social Services Staff

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say a technology upgrade will allow state social workers to spend less time on paperwork. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says about 1,800 social workers and social services staff will receive tablets to replace laptop and desktop computers. Cabinet officials say the upgrade will save time and… Read More

High Court Seems To Lean Against West Virginia In Tax Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule against the state of West Virginia and side with a retired U.S. marshal seeking a tax refund from the state. James Dawson says West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against him by excluding him from preferential tax treatment given to most retired state law enforcement officers. Both… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Results In 2018 Vote Showed “Tribal” Tendencies In Ohio To Some Experts

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There were some surprises buried in the results of the 2018 election, many of them for Democrats, who lost the five big statewide executive offices. But they weren’t surprising to some consultants who have worked with both major political parties in Ohio. And they could be disappointing to non-partisans. Ohio’s 3rd state Senate district has… Read More