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Unofficial Election Results for Meigs County


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Here are the unofficial election results for Meigs County for November 2019. Meigs County residents voted in Barbara Musser, Tony B. Hawk and Roger Abbott for the Meigs Local School District Board of Education. Musser received 1,431 votes, Hawk received 1,375 votes and Abbott received 1,182 votes. Todd Snowdon lost with 974 votes. The 1… Read More

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

Democrats Propose Making Election Day A Paid Holiday In Ohio

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On this election day, two Democratic state lawmakers announced they’re introducing a bill to make future general election days paid state holidays for all Ohio workers. Reps. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) and Bride Rose Sweeney (D-Cleveland) are the sponsors of the bill. They said current state law allows “reasonable time” for workers to vote, but hourly… Read More

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Two More Controversial Abortion Bills Poised for Passage in Ohio Senate

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An Ohio Senate committee has paved the way for the two controversial bills to hit the chamber floor tomorrow. Both would put restrictions on doctors performing those procedures. One bill requires doctors to tell medication abortion patients about a controversial procedure known as abortion reversal. Under this bill, women receiving the two pills that cause abortion will… Read More

‘Impact Ohio’ Brings a Regional Conference to Athens to Discuss Policy Issues


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For the first time Impact Ohio is bringing a regional conference to Southeastern Ohio to examine issues confronting Appalachian Ohio. The conference will be Thursday, November 7th from 11 a.m. to 4:30 at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center.  If you would like to attend, go to Impact Ohio’s website at https://impactohio.org and click… Read More

Twillaby Pond featured

‘Twillaby Pond’ Book Launch Set for Nov. 16 at Athens Public Library

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Twillaby Pond is local author Patricia Black’s work of illustrated lyrical poetry inspired by the work of respected Irish poet Seamus Heaney. The lilting work is rife with imagery of fantastical creatures – the myrties and water-blue prets, and although the work has ultimately been published as a children’s book by Monday Creek Publishing, Black wrote… Read More

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W. Va. Water Utility Awards Grants for Bottle-Filling Stations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia American Water has awarded grants to provide bottle-filling stations to 10 groups throughout the utility’s service area. The company says in a statement that the program is aimed at reducing plastic waste from single-use bottles and providing filling stations to nonprofit groups, schools and local government facilities. Among the… Read More

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W. Va. Physician Gets Probation on Drug Charge

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia physician has been sentenced to probation for writing fraudulent prescriptions so he could get drugs. Chad Poage also was ordered Monday in federal court in Clarksburg to complete 500 hours of community service. Poage admitted writing 30 fraudulent prescriptions between 2015 and 2018. Prosecutors say he obtained a… Read More

Call the Shot featured

OU Student Produced Film ‘Call the Shot’ Coming to Athena Nov. 9

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Being a student at Ohio University, there’s ample opportunity to create and collaborate with others, especially when you’re nestled in the foothills of Appalachia- inspiration is everywhere. For some, this means working on passion projects with a group of talented students and making dreams become a reality. Call the Shot, a short film set to… Read More

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EPA Proposes Changes to Federal Coal Ash, Wastewater Rules

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Federal environmental regulators released proposed changes to two rules related to the disposal of coal ash and wastewater from coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced its third round of changes to its 2015 rule regulating coal ash. Coal ash is one of the largest waste streams in the country and often contains toxic… Read More