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Federal Authorities Investigate White Powder Discovered By OU Employee

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UPDATE 11:40 p.m. Initial tests by first responders determined the white powder contained in an envelope an Ohio University employee opened was not harmful. OU Police Chief Andrew Powers says the envelope containing the substance has been collected and is in his department's custody as evidence. It will be transported to a lab in Columbus… Read More

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OU Trustees Approve Tuition Increases For Next Academic Year

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UPDATE 4/19/13, 6:32 PM: Ohio University trustees have approved an undergraduate tuition increase for the upcoming academic year. The Board of Trustees met Friday at Ohio University's Athens campus. The 1.6 percent increase to instructional and general fees means an additional $82 per semester for a full-time resident undergraduate student. The board also approved a… Read More

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Athens Runners Reported Safe After Fatal Marathon Blasts

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UPDATE 7:02 p.m. Two Ohio University staff members, a former OU men’s track student-athlete and the owner of a local Chinese restaurant were running in the Boston Marathon where spectators and runners described twin explosions that shook the finish line Monday. Michele Fiala, an OU Assistant Professor of Oboe, said she was in the family… Read More

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Region Starting Saturday

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UPDATE 12:30 p.m. All of Southeast Ohio and parts of West Virginia are under a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. Sunday. According to the National Weather Service  the advisory includes Athens, Morgan, Perry, Lawrence, Washington, Jackson, Vinton, Meigs and Gallia counties in Ohio; Cabell, Wayne, Mason, Wood, Pleasants, Lincoln, Putnam, Roane, and Wirt counties in West Virginia…. Read More

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Governor Discusses Education Funding Formula At Town Hall

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Gov. John Kasich and state education leaders fielded online questions Thursday evening about the state's newly unveiled school funding formula at a town hall meeting in Columbus. Kasich revealed his new education plan Thursday afternoon, which largely aims to equalize funding for districts of economic difference across the state. He encouraged the public to submit… Read More

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OU Police Chief: Armed Robbery Suspect Not Likely In Athens

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UPDATE 7:50 PM Ohio University's police chief says it is unlikely that the armed robbery suspect responsible for the university's closure Wednesday is still in the Athens area. Chief Andrew Powers said additional police officers will remain on duty throughout the night as a measure of precaution. He said additional officers were called in this morning to… Read More

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Summer Food Program For Needy Children Gets Boost In Funding

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UPDATE: 10:21 AM Gov. John Kasich has authorized spending up to $1.5 million more to help feed needy children during the summer when they aren't getting free lunches at school. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks says the money will help continue last summer's weekend meals backpack program for children in need. Last year, 265 locations in the… Read More

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High Water And Flooding Causing Road Closures

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UPDATE 1/31/13 @ 10:25 a.m. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reporting portions of several state routes in Southeast Ohio are closed or restricted due to high water or flooding after storms moved through the region Wednesday. Among some of the closures reported in Athens County: State Route 56 between the Vinton County line… Read More