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State cracking down on companies who failed to create jobs in return for tax incentives
Appalachian Regional Commission awards $250K to project

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Freshman publishes novel after placing 3rd in book competition
The Start Talking program is a sign of hope for families who have lost loved ones due to drug abuse

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Showers & thunderstorms will arrive Friday causing a major cooldown for the weekend

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Therese Hultin visiting the U.S. as part of journalism fellowship

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Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced Wednesday that it is acquiring the Athens NEWS, an alternative twice weekly newspaper, in Athens, from Bruce Mitchell and Guy Philips.

A Perry County judge has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he had been driving under the influence when his vehicle struck a Columbus bus.

After another lengthy discussion regarding storage of trash cans, Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl told City Council that he would likely veto the ordinance if changes proposed during Monday’s meeting are adopted.

Athens County has been awarded $1 million to partner with Athens and Nelsonville on housing-related projects.

Dr. Arthur Fine, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Washington, kicks off this season’s Frontiers in Science Lecture Series at Ohio University. His topic is “What Was Einstein Thinking?”

A man accused of killing a West Virginia teenager will return to Ohio to face a murder charge.
 
Media outlets report that 36-year-old Ernest Roach of Racine, Ohio, waived extradition during a hearing Tuesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court in West Virginia.
Ohio will pay corrections consultants $50,000 for their review of security following a prison escape earlier this month.
 
Hundreds of family and friends gathered for a memorial service to remember a central Ohio Navy reservist who was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan last week.
 
Officials are planning to provide an update on the construction of a rail-truck facility in West Virginia.
 

A contractor has been selected for the Richland Avenue Project that has been in planning since 2011.

The City of Athens announced that Shelly and Sands Inc. has been awarded the Richland Avenue project.

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