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A representative of Schorr Architects presented several options for the exterior appearance of East Elementary School and Morrison-Gordon Elementary School.

Athens County School Board Gets Community Opinion on New Schools

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The Athens County Board of Education is moving forward with a plan to completely renovate multiple buildings in the school district. Schorr Architects, the company designing the new buildings gave the community an opportunity to voice their opinions on what the exterior of East Elementary and Morrison-Gordon Elementary should look like during a presentation at… Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

Born Exposed: Schools Seek To Help Children Exposed To Drugs In The Womb

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Students line up single file behind teachers at West Elementary in Athens, Ohio, for. the walk downhill from the brick building to board buses or meet up with the person taking them home. Some talk about their day, others run off to the playground and some discuss the latest Pokémon movie. A chant for the… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky Governor Faces Pushback Over Use of State Aircraft

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin tried to defuse the air travel controversy late Thursday by… Read More

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Ohio Jobless Rate Increases Slightly from July to August

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from July to August. State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.1% in August, compared with 4% the previous month. Ohio’s unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in August 2018. The national rate was 3.7% in August, unchanged from July, and down from… Read More

West Virginia Flooding

Workforce Aid Approved for West Virginia After Storms

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal funding of $975,000 has been approved for Workforce West Virginia in response to severe storms in June that resulted in heavy rainfall, extreme flooding and extensive damage to waterways. Five counties were declared eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program after the storms. The counties are Grant,… Read More

Chelsea Stardust featured

Horror Movie Making OU Alumna Returns to Campus

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Ohio University Honors Tutorial College Alumna Chelsea Stardust returned to Ohio University’s Athens campus this week to celebrate the release of her most recent full-length motion picture release, Satanic Panic, and speak to students about her successful career in the film industry. Stardust spoke to WOUB’s Emily Votaw about Satanic Panic, returning to Athens, and what… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Ohio GOP Fined $100K for Improperly Funding Voter Database

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party is paying a $100,000 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission for improperly funding a 2014 voter turnout database built by the company of an ally of then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Cleveland.com reports an agreement announced last week cites the party for using almost $490,000 in non-federal funds for a… Read More

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Man Arrested After W.Va. Chase, Accused of Throwing Bag of Meth

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ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been arrested after leading police on a chase while trying to toss a bag of methamphetamine out of sight. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday said 46-year-old David Fitzgerald Moore has been charged with fleeing and possession with intent to deliver a controlled… Read More

Rep. Jay Edwards addresses a crowd at a podium.

Edwards Says JobsOhio Not Working For Southeast Ohio

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A southeast Ohio lawmaker has taken to Twitter to blast the state’s non-profit economic development company for not helping his region enough. But supporters of JobsOhio are standing firmly behind it. “We’re not even getting our fair share,” said Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) of JobsOhio. Over the last few weeks, Edwards has tweeted about JobsOhio nearly… Read More

The classified section of a newspaper. Someone has circled some job postings with a red marker.

Kentucky Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly in August

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.4% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.3% rate in July. Last month’s rate was unchanged from the statewide jobless rate in August 2018…. Read More

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Ohio Football: ‘Cats Look to Get Back in Win Column Against Louisiana

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ATHENS, OH — Through three games, 2019 doesn’t seem all that different from 2018 for Ohio football. Both had season-opening home victories over FCS schools followed by road losses to schools from the ACC (Virginia and Pitt) and a highly-touted Group of Five programs (Cincinnati and Marshall).  If history were to fully repeat itself for… Read More