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North Carolina Woman Accused Of Stealing From Cancer Fund

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A woman in North Carolina is awaiting extradition back to Ohio after allegedly stealing from a Trimble Township organization raising money for cancer awareness. Michelle Lowery-Rowan, 46, formerly of Glouster, was arrested by the University of North Carolina Police Department on Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release by the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. Lowery-Rowan… Read More

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

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