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Coin ads in Southeast Ohio newspapers draw challenges from the Better Business Bureau

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Recent advertisements in some southeast Ohio newspapers urged readers to buy rolls of half-dollar coins, claiming they were in limited supply, selling fast and potentially worth a lot of money. The ads were accurate but potentially misleading, according to the Better Business Bureau. The BBB over the years has challenged what… Read More

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Local newspapers face emptying newsrooms as multiple journalists resign in protest

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The two newspapers in Athens and one in Vinton County are losing most of their editorial staff in the midst of a dispute over advertising. The editor of the Athens News was fired last week after she made a public apology to readers about advertisements for collectible coins that ran in… Read More