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A scene from inside Portal 31.

Portal 31: How A Closed Mine Opened New Prospects For One Coal Town

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Devin Mefford is sitting in the squat metal buggy of a modified mantrip, the train-like shuttle coal miners use to travel underground. Mefford is dressed for work, in a hardhat and a navy shirt and pants with lime green reflective stripes. It’s a uniform his father and grandfather — both Kentucky coal miners — would… Read More

The LGBT Center at Ohio University

OU Names Three Finalists for LGBT Center Director Position

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ATHENS, Ohio — Three candidates have been named as finalists to direct Ohio University’s LBGT Center, which hasn’t had a permanent director since the controversial firing of the previous director in January. Micah McCary, Nicolas Franco and Kerr Mesner will participate in open forums on the Athens Campus Nov. 20, 21 and 22, respectively, as part… Read More