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Kasich Pays 9/11 Tribute

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Gov. John Kasich paid his respects to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks Tuesday morning. He spent several minutes in silence in the middle of the nearly 3,000 American flags that dot the Statehouse lawn.   Each represents a life lost eleven years ago.   Kasich briefly spoke to the media, saying he… Read More

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Athens-Area Dems Head To Convention

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  The Republicans wrapped up their national convention Thursday night.   Now, the Democrats, including two Athens-area delegates, are packing suitcases for their national convention, which starts Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.   That's where they will officially nominate President Barack Obama for re-election.   “Almost every, for the past three years, since they've been… Read More

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Athens Fest Task Force Asks For Stricter Enforcement Of Nuisance Party Ordinance

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A task force meant to address rowdy fests has come up with a temporary solution, enforcing an existing ordinance. Athens City Council President Jim Sands says the city has "empowered the police force to strictly enforce the nuisance party ordinance." That stricter enforcement starts this weekend. "Hopefully, this weekend is just reminding students that this… Read More

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Vinton Co. Airport To Receive Federal Dollars

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The Vinton County Airport is getting some grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said Monday the $241,200 will go toward rehabilitating the airport's runway. "Vinton County Airport provides important travel services to McArthur-area small businesses, recreational pilots, flight students, and visitors," Brown said in a news release. "This funding will… Read More