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Ohio House Aide Who Filed Harassment Complaint Loses Job

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The complaint of inappropriate workplace behavior was filed just before the election of the new speaker is no longer employed there, and an investigation found no wrongdoing. But the Ohio House says the decision to let her go had nothing to do with her complaint. Reducing administrative costs is the reason cited for eliminating seven legislative staffers who… Read More

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West Virginia Tax Collections Fall Below Estimates

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia revenue collections have failed to surpass tax estimates for the first time in 10 months. Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday collections in January were $3 million below estimates, blamed on weaker-than-anticipated monthly personal income tax collections. Overall collections through the first seven months of the fiscal year are $40.9… Read More

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Groups Oppose PUCO Nominee For Past Opposition To Renewable Projects

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As Gov. Mike DeWine considers who to select as the next member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, a coaltion of environmental groups are calling on DeWine to not select Sam Randazzo. Randazzo, who recently retired from representing Industrial Energy Users-Ohio, is one of four nominees selected by a nominating council. The environmental groups… Read More

Boyd Meets Girl to Perform in Baker Center Theatre Feb. 5


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Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from the baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and… Read More

Federal Lawsuit Filed Over State Ballot Initiative Process

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ATHENS (WOUB) — Residents of two local counties have joined others around the state in a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming elections officials have violated their right to put initiatives on the ballot. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund filed the suit Friday in a U.S. District Court in Youngstown against Boards of Election in… Read More

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Examines Everyday Beauty With ‘Lilly’s World’

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Lilly Martin Spencer’s works were among some of the most popular of the mid-19th Century. She was a genre painter, meaning that the works she created depicted scenes from everyday life, and her work often focuses on common, working class human situations: cooking for your family, taking a break from your studies to play with… Read More

Ohio Drops Company Accused of Rigging State Contracts

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials in Ohio say a contractor accused of scheming to rig over-priced state contracts is no longer working for Ohio. Department of Administrative Services spokesman Tom Hoyt said Tuesday that Stonyhurst Consulting’s work for the state has concluded. The Columbus Dispatch reports the department also is reviewing possibly disbarring Stonyhurst… Read More

Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library Workshop Series Kicks Off Feb. 24

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Arts/West, Stuart’s Opera House, and the Athens County Foundation are collaborating to present the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library Musical Workshop Series, which will kick off on Sunday, February 24 at Arts/West with a fiddling workshop led by renowned musicians Liz and Lynn Shaw. The series aims to make learning a variety of musical styles… Read More

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Radio Free Athens: a Playlist for February 2, 2019


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Every weekend volunteer DJs fill the airwaves with their favorite sounds. Check out this playlist curated based on what those volunteer music geeks were spinning this past weekend. This week, enjoy “Time of the Season” from The Zombies through “Brill Bruisers” by The New Pornographers from Ezra Thobaben and “Chloe in the Afternoon” from St. Vincent through “Albatross”… Read More