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Ohio Men’s Basketball: ‘Cats Make Statement in Win over Buffalo

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ATHENS, Ohio — Since Mid-American Conference play began back in the first week of January, the Bobcats have been searching for their “turning point”. They’ve twice blown sizeable halftime leads to MAC-leading Bowling Green, dropped a shootout to Akron, and lost in the final 20 seconds at Northern Illinois and Buffalo. Tuesday night, after all… Read More

Maree Gavhed, her husband Abdloulaye Soumana and her children celebrate her new citizenship.

More Than 200 Ohioans Become U.S. Citizens in Statehouse Ceremony

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219 people from 54 countries became US citizens in a ceremony at the Statehouse today.  And they were pretty pleased about it. Sage Shahid, Maree Gavhed, Man Biswa and Augustine Ackah all became citizens today. They live in the 15-county area covered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office in Columbus. Secretary of… Read More

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Ohio Infant Deaths Decrease, but Racial Disparity Continues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Health officials say the number of infant deaths in Ohio decreased overall from 2017 to 2018, including a substantial drop in deaths among black infants. But the Department of Health says deaths of black infants continue to disproportionately outpace those of white babies. The state recorded 938 infant deaths in 2018,… Read More

Athens Bulldogs Vinton County Vikings

Vikings Celebrate Senior Night with a Victory

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Loud cheers and pompous roars filled the Vinton County High School’s basketball court.  Senior Night for the Vinton County Vikings was full of happy tears as star players Gavin Arbaugh and Lance Montgomery played their last game.  “We’re gonna have to replace Gavin with a bunch of different guys,” said Vinton County Head Coach Matt… Read More

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West Virginia Republicans Move Forward on Tax Overhaul

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Republicans are moving forward on a sweeping tax overhaul that could slash county government budgets, though it appears likely Democrats may derail the plan. The Senate voted 17-16 Monday to to pass a GOP proposal to cut taxes on manufacturers and personal vehicles while raising sales taxes and taxes… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine to Meet with House, Senate Leaders on School Vouchers

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Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is scheduled to meet this week with House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) in hopes of reaching a resolution on school vouchers. For weeks, the future of the EdChoice voucher program has been the topic of hot debate. DeWine wants to strike a compromise with the… Read More