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Bellar Case Raises Questions About Possible ‘Systematic Failure’

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It took a long, angry post on Facebook to trigger a full investigation into allegations of sexual abuse within an Athens-area family. The post, made last month by a girl who had been hiding from her family for a year, accomplished what three previous reports made through official channels had not…. Read More

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Children Services Gets Funding for New Programs

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Programs aimed at helping address the significant impact substance abuse and addiction are having on children and families are being developed by Athens County Children Services and partner agencies. Athens County Children Services applied for an efficiency and innovation grant from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services in 2014 and has been awarded… Read More