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Lake Erie

Forecast Calls for Continued High Water in Great Lakes

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – A new forecast says Great Lakes levels are likely to remain unusually high and may set additional records. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit on Monday released its outlook for the next six months. Hydrologist Keith Kompoltowicz says a wet October interrupted the usual fall drop-off of… Read More

Sen. Matt Huffman explains his bill to reporters

Proposed State Bill Creates Infrastructure for Future Federal “School Choice” Program

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A federal program that could provide $5 billion dollars to private schools across the country hasn’t received the ok from congress yet. But that’s not stopping at least one state senator from introducing a bill to draw down those dollars when and if the program is approved. Republican Sen. Matt Huffman has long supported charter… Read More

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Authorities Seek Franklin Co. Uber Driver Indicted for Rape

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities are searching for an Ohio ride-sharing driver charged with raping a female passenger. The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in Columbus said Friday 28-year-old Abdirizak Abdullahi Aden has been indicted on one count of rape. The Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman in April. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien… Read More

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Ohio Officials Warn Drivers to be Alert for Deer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State authorities are reminding drivers in Ohio that November is peak season for vehicle-deer collisions. Officials say there were nearly 3,800 collisions last November on state roadways. They urge drivers to be alert for deer bolting across roads, especially at dawn and dusk. State Highway Patrol Superintendent Richard Fambro advises drivers… Read More

Telling a People's Story

‘Telling a People’s Story’ Celebrates African American Children’s Literature

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November 1 through December 20 the Athens Public Library (30 Home Street, Athens) will host the Telling a People’s Story: African American Children’s Illustrated Literature exhibition, organized by the Miami University Art Museum with grant funding from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. The exhibition features 130 images selected from over 600 books and 14,000 illustrations reviewed… Read More

Tim Armstead to Become West Virginia Chief Justice

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Tim Armstead will become the West Virginia Supreme Court’s chief justice on Jan 1. The court announced the decision Monday following an administrative conference. As chief justice, he’ll become the administrative leader of the state’s judiciary system, including circuit, family and magistrate courts. The court also designated Justice Evan Jenkins to… Read More

Town Mounatin

Stuart’s Opera House Hosts Town Mountain Feb. 28


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Stuart’s Opera House welcomes Town Mountain in Nelsonville, Ohio on Friday, February 28 at 8 p.m. and tickets are on sale now! The Bend Bulletin’s Brian McElhiney says Town Mountain, “has serious country and rock ’n’ roll DNA.” Town Mountain features guitarist and vocalist Robert Greer, banjoist Jesse Langlais, mandolinist Phil Barker, fiddler Bobby Britt,… Read More