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The Athens County Board of Elections Office

Athens Co. BOE Disputes Characterization of State Auditor’s Findings

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ATHENS, Ohio — The chairperson of the Athens County Board of Elections said the organization made changes to timesheets and other policy after a state audit found they overpaid employees. “To resolve this problem the BOE has revised the time sheet layout,” Board Chairperson Kate McGuckin wrote in a statement. State Auditor Keith Faber announced Thursday… Read More

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky Judge Removed from Teacher ‘Sickout’ Case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge whose social media interactions raised questions about his impartiality was removed Friday from presiding over a politically hot-button lawsuit challenging an investigation of mass teacher protests by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. The state’s chief justice, John D. Minton Jr., disqualified Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd from… Read More

Former Ohio House Speaker Ryan Smith

Lawmaker Who Lost Bid to Remain Ohio House Speaker Resigns

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio House speaker who lost a contentious bid to retain the post is resigning. State Rep. Ryan Smith submitted a resignation letter Thursday. The Gallia County Republican departs Oct. 3 to become president of the University of Rio Grande (reye-oh-GRAND’) and Rio Grande (reye-oh-GRAND’) Community College. He faced term… Read More


Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle | VOCES on PBS | Friday, October 4 at 10 pm

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Investigative Look at the Life and Mysterious Death of Pioneering Journalist Ruben Salazar  Friday, October 4 at 10:00 PM Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is Salazar’s transformation from a mainstream, establishment reporter to primary chronicler and supporter… Read More