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John "Jug" Lavelle, a sergeant for the U.S. Army and Harold "Skip" Billups, of the U.S. Air Force, both of Athens, were honored Saturday with a trip aboard the Honor Flight Columbus to Washington D.C. for the day. 

A hospital says one person has died and at least 18 others are ill with suspected food-borne botulism after a church picnic in central Ohio.

Officials planned to have the Ohio Statehouse buzzing, and not just with activity from lawmakers.

A state Senate committee has delayed voting on a bill that could expand use of a drug overdose antidote across Ohio.

It's aimed at reducing the state's record-high number of fatal overdoses from heroin and painkillers, which are the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio.

A state Senate committee is considering legislation to require Ohio students to be immunized against meningitis.
Emergency responders with post-traumatic stress disorder could be eligible for workers' compensation benefits even if they don't have physical injuries under legislation being considered by an Ohio Senate panel.
Ohio State University is still looking for its new band director after two finalists dropped out of the search.

In a mostly agreeable forum, candidates for the three open spots as at-large city council members discussed their views on promoting the city of Athens, the aging infrastructure and environmental issues that affect citizens.

Several community members took to the microphone during Monday’s Athens City Council meeting to express their disdain for Number Fest, an annual college music festival that took place on Saturday off Route 56.

A Jacksonville man is suing a local bar and one of its patrons, who he claims punched him in the face and broke his jaw.