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OU’s President To Make Capitol Hill Push For DREAMers

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Ohio University president Duane Nellis said he will urge Ohio’s Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to protect undocumented immigrants who came to America as children and are now students. Nellis made the comments in response to today’s announcement by the Trump administration that it is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Those… Read More

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Bike Paths, Moonville Rail Trail Receive ODOT Funding

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The Ohio Department of Transportation announced the 2017 Transportation Alternatives Program recipients, including the city and county of Athens and projects throughout Southeast Ohio. The Northwest Athens Bikeway Spur will have its third phase funded, to the tune of $311,659, according to a press release from ODOT. The project will connect the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway… Read More

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Yarmuth To Seek Re-election In Kentucky 3rd District

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The only Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation has announced that he’ll run for re-election next year. In a statement critical of President Donald Trump’s administration, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth’s campaign said on Monday that the congressman has “never been more invigorated” to serve as Louisville’s ally in Washington. Yarmuth represents Kentucky’s… Read More

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Weather Service: Wildfire Danger Higher In West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)- The National Weather Service says warm, dry conditions and gusty winds have increased the chances for wildfires in West Virginia. The weather service says in a news release Sunday that outdoor burning is considered extremely dangerous. The statement says residents should be aware of heat and sparks while operating equipment and avoid… Read More

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Local Bars, Law Enforcement Fund New Tool for Sexual Assault Investigations

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Six Athens bars have joined with local law enforcement in the fight to find sexual assault suspects. According to a press release from Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital asked for his office’s help in raising funds for a Cortexflo machine, a photo and video system “to assist in forensic medical examination of… Read More