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Step-Mother Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

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The prosecution of an Athens County woman accused of murdering her 4-year-old step-daughter moves forward following a competency hearing Tuesday morning. Twenty-five-year old Ashley Young, of The Plains, was previously found not competent to stand trial in October. However, Judge Michael Ward ruled Young competent. Young was charged with murder last May after Kaylen Young… Read More

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Afternoon Audio Update For May 24

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still seeking information on a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Athens County earlier this month. Rules regulating oil and gas well construction, water handling and chemical disclosure are ready to clear their final legislative hurdles and head to Governor John Kasich. Details in your afternoon audio… Read More

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Lawrence Co. Files $2 Million Lawsuit

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The Lawrence County Commissioners have filed a $2 million lawsuit against Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services and Athens and Jackson counties. The most recent lawsuit comes just months after Athens and Jackson Counties filed a lawsuit against Lawrence County for failure to pay its share of SEOEMS expenses.   The medical agency ended operations in… Read More

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Afternoon Audio Update For May 7

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Ohio University leaders are approaching the next street party in the annual spring fest season the same way they tackle the annual Halloween block party. State personal income tax collections in Ohio are up nearly 7 percent more than forecasted, giving the state's surplus fund a boost. Details in your afternoon audio update.

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Afternoon Audio Update For May 3

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Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl says the city is planning no change in tactics for this weekend's block party. A person close to an Ohio woman whose suicidal husband released dozens of exotic animals last fall says the five surviving animals will go back to the couple's farm. Details in your afternoon audio update.  

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Afternoon Audio Update For May 2

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An eastern Ohio police chief says two part-time village officers suspected in a man's beating are under investigation by state authorities. The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would update rules related to public records at the state's new private job creation agency. Details in your afternoon audio update.

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Palmerfest Fire Ruled Arson

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The Division of State Fire Marshal ruled Saturday's fire on Palmer Street as arson. Investigators with the Division of State Fire Marshal say someone broke into the basement of the home at 11 Palmer Street and set the fire.   The blaze occurred during the annual street party known as Palmer Fest.   The fire… Read More