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The Athens County Democrats make a final decision on the county's sheriff
Appalachian Progressive Education Center ceases operation, Athens Language Center stays open under new management

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Some say it would help female students protect themselves, detractors say it doesn't address the fundamental issues

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The rain has left the region, but temperatures will drop today and tomorrow

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Unemployment increased in all 55 West Virginia counties in February.

WorkForce West Virginia says the unemployment rate statewide increased from 7.0 percent to 7.6 percent. The rates have not been seasonally adjusted.

On Monday Nelsonville City Council voted to contract with Southern Ohio Disposal for commercial and residential trash and recycling collection for two years.

Five Nelsonville businesses have entered a competition for a $10,000 prize that will help them develop and grow.

The prize is being offer by Start it Up Nelsonville, a competition that aims to attract new business to Nelsonville and increase foot traffic to the Public Square.

Ohio state representatives are getting their third chance in as many sessions to approve a bill effectively banning abortions after the first detectable heartbeat.
 
State senators plan to give final approval to Ohio's transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.
 
Kentucky lawmakers have given final passage to a bill aimed at curtailing drunken driving through use of ignition interlock devices that test the sobriety of drivers.
 

Changes to a bill designed to reduce the toxic algae in Lake Erie would give some farmers a way to avoid penalties for a year or two if they violate a proposed ban on spreading manure.

The former Meigs County Sheriff's Office's secretary accused of taking money from the office entered an Alford plea to a lesser charge on Monday.

Community members in Athens and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to bring recyclable items and donations to the RecycleMania Community Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Athens County Fairgrounds.

A report says one-third of West Virginia schoolchildren under age 6 live in poor households and are at risk of falling significantly behind their classmates' achievements.

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