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Two Dead In Meigs County Crash

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A New Year's Eve crash is fatal for two Meigs County men. Dead are 24-year-old David Hubbard and 31-year-old David Napper, both from Middleport. The Highway Patrol says Hubbard was driving on Happy Hollow Road in Meigs County and collided head-on with a car. Hubbard was in an all-terrain-vehicle and Napper was his passenger. The… Read More

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Athens Commissioners Adopt Budget

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Athens County now has a 2013 budget. Commissioner Larry Payne says it calls for spending of "nearly $12.7 million." Payne says "This is just above the 2010 level." He also says "Most employees will receive a raise for the first time in over three years." Commissioner Lenny Eliason says the budget is temporary and a… Read More

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Foundation For Appalachian Ohio Awarded $100K

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The Walmart Foundation is giving $100,000 to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The money is "to grow community philanthropy across the Appalachian Ohio region." A news release says this effort will focus "on actively partnering with local communities in Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan and Perry counties to support their efforts of building a… Read More

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Missing Adult Found Safe

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The Endangered Missing Adult Alert for old Sonny Allen has been cancelled.  He has returned home safely. The alert had been issued yesterday for Allen, who lives in Chillicothe. Allen is 77 years old and has been diagnosed with Dementia and Diabetes.

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Jackson Co. Leaders Swearing-In Set

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Jackson County Prosecutor-elect Justin Lovett and Sheriff-elect Tedd Frazier are to be sworn in Thursday. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will do the honors. Lovett is a former Ohio assistant attorney general. The oath of office will be administered to Lovett and Frazier at 4 p.m. at the Oak Hill United Presbyterian Church in Oak… Read More

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Washington State Community College President Contract Renewed

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The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees is extending the contract of President Bradley Ebersole to June, 2015. In making the announcement, Board Chairman Ken Schilling praises Ebersole for his leadership and commitment to the college, particularly during difficult financial times. "The Board wanted to show their commitment to Ebesole and the college by… Read More

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New Funding To Help Small Businesses In The Region

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Four Southeast Ohio nonprofits focused on economic development opportunities will be getting funding to help microenterprise companies in the region. Microenterprise is a business with five or fewer employees, including the owner. The four agencies: the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks in Athens County; The Southern Perry Incubation for Entrepreneurs in Perry County; the Community… Read More

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Restoring A Locomotive

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In Nelsonville, a group of dedicated volunteers is in the process of transforming a rusty old steam engine locomotive into a shiny show piece. This Hocking Valley Scenic Railway project is led by a father-son team with a passion for railroading. The team is working on the restoration of a 1920’s Baldwin steam locomotive. "It… Read More