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A woman and her 10-year-old nephew were killed in a Chillicothe house fire

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her 10-year-old nephew were killed when a fire roared through a southern Ohio home. The fire in Chillicothe was reported around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the victims — Heidi Proehl and Shane Lane Jr. — had been sleeping in a loft above a detached garage… Read More

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Southeast Ohio veterans and lawmakers push to keep Chillicothe VA Med Center’s doors open

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — Veterans and lawmakers across Southeast Ohio are fighting to keep open the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, which has served veterans in the region for close to 100 years. A recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs report recommended closing the center, which oversees outpatient clinics in six rural Southeast Ohio counties —… Read More

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OU President Meets With Regional Mayors To Strengthen Relationships

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University President Hugh Sherman met with mayors at regional campuses last week, in what was called a “good first step” in his goal to strengthen OU’s relationship with southeastern Ohio. Sherman met with the mayors of Athens, Chillicothe, Ironton, Lancaster and Zanesville last Tuesday. Among the topics discussed were different… Read More

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High Number of Flu Cases Closes Entire Ross County School District

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio school system planed to reopen Tuesday after a high number of flu cases canceled classes for the district. The Zane Trace Local district is in Ross County in southern Ohio. Superintendent Jerry Mowery says close to one in four students was sick, and staff were also feeling ill. Mowery… Read More

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Christmas Open House At Ross County Historical Society


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You are invited to our 2019 Christmas Open House!   Featuring our one-of-a-kind Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of hand-cut paper ornaments by local Scherenschnitte artist Bonnie Grove, and a charming Victorian Christmas parlor with late 19th and early 20th century holiday decorations and toys. You can also enjoy our permanent exhibits, “Toys from the… Read More

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The Story of Ohio’s Canals


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Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30pm. Featuring Tom O’Grady, surveyor, student and researcher of Ohio history, and Instructor of Observational Astronomy at Ohio University. Co-Sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau. Beginning in 1825, Ohio began constructing its canal system that eventually included nearly a thousand miles of channel and towpaths laced with stone locks… Read More

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Scherenschnitte Workshop


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Back by popular demand, we’re hosting a workshop on scherenschnitte with local artist Bonnie Grove. Learn the Pennsylvania-German art of hand-cut paper designs and spend a relaxing afternoon turning an ordinary sheet of paper into a work of art you can frame or use as a charming Christmas tree ornament. The workshop will take place… Read More