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Audit: Some Athens County Officials Are More Compliant Than Others In Following Law

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Public employees asked to provide common records during a statewide test of Ohio's open records laws in April followed the law in nine of every 10 requests, according to audit results that found much higher compliance than a similar survey a decade ago. In Athens County, like most others, compliance among officials in following the… Read More

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OU Reaches $450 Million ‘Promise’ Fundraising Goal A Year Early

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A $2 million gift from two Ohio University employees has pushed the university’s The Promise Lives fundraising campaign past its $450 million goal more than a year ahead of schedule. The campaign aimed to raise $450 million in support of the university by June 30, 2015. A $2 million commitment from Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and… Read More

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Athens City Schools Given State Auditor Award

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Athens City Schools is now the three time recipient of two prestigious awards from the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office. Athens City Schools Treasurer Matt Bunting was presented the Auditor of State Award with Distinction during Thursday evening’s board meeting at Morrison-Gordon Elementary School. This is the third consecutive year the district has received the… Read More

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OU Enrollment Applications Increase For Fourth Year

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First-time enrollment applications at Ohio University totaled 20,769 on Thursday, surpassing last year’s total number. The number represents an 18.9 percent increase over 2012 and 55 percent increase over 2011. The figure is expected to grow even larger as students continue to apply. According to Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Craig Cornell, this is the… Read More

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Region Reflects On 50 Anniversary Of LBJ’s ‘War On Poverty’

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President Lyndon B. Johnson’s visit to Athens in May of 1964 marked the beginning of his revolutionary War on Poverty and Great Society campaigns that changed America forever. Fifty years later, a unique partnership between campus and community will allow Ohio University and the Southeastern Ohio region to reflect upon his visit, and its impact… Read More

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Page Given ‘Hall Of Fame’ Honors To Kick Off OU Communication Week

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The Scripps College of Communication is observing Communication Week 2014. Events kicked off Monday afternoon with Visual Communication Day speakers and continued in the evening with the induction of 1969 alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence E. Page, into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame. Page has been a Chicago Tribune columnist and a member… Read More

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Funds Funneled To Athens County To Incentivise Funding And Keeping Jobs

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A new incentive program has funneled nearly $166,000 into Athens County with the goal of helping the poor overcome barriers in finding and keeping employment. The Ohio Works First Incentive Program, a $66 million statewide initiative created about six months ago, provides financial incentives for individuals on cash assistance to find and keep jobs, according… Read More

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Attorney General’s Office Issues Subpoena For TV Footage In Kelly Case

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The attorney general’s office has issued a subpoena for television news footage associated with the criminal case against Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly. The subpoena, issued Friday, seeks raw video and audio from a Feb. 11 report about the case that aired on 10 TV in Columbus. It instructs WBNS news director Elbert Tucker to… Read More