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Residents and business owners are not happy with the weekend blowout.

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Revised investment policy appears to pay off for Athens.
Public forum and reception planned for three presidential candidates

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Fire burns historic buildings late Saturday evening
A program at a Lancaster prison rescues and trains shelter dogs for adoption, helping both the dogs and the inmates.

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Cooler temperatures expected this week

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Ohio's highway department is moving forward on what will be its most expensive project ever.

The planned 16-mile bypass around the southern Ohio city of Portsmouth is expected to cost nearly $430 million.

Update 5:01 p.m. An Ohio Senate committee has approved an amended Senate bill to allow entertainment districts where revelers could carry open containers of alcohol outside bars and restaurants in some cities.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a plan to reduce flooding along the Blanchard River in northwestern Ohio would cost nearly $66 million.

The project includes building a 10-mile channel to divert water away from downtown Findlay and a levee outside the city.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District is preparing to open campgrounds at recreation areas in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

The nation's oldest historically black private university is making policy changes and spending more than $3 million on its southwestern Ohio campus in an effort to keep its accreditation.

Sightings of black bears in Ohio dropped a bit in 2014 from the year before.

The Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife says there were 135 reported sightings believed to involve an estimated 88 bears. State personnel confirmed 60 sightings.

Ohio officials are backing up a safety push by providing some 9,300 bicycle helmets for children around the state.
 
Ohio's wildlife council has given the OK to reductions in deer bag limits and removed the peregrine falcon from Ohio's threatened species list.
 
Ohio will open its spring season for hunting wild turkeys this month.
 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the spring season opens April 20 while the youth season is set for April 18 and 19.
 
Williams Energy and state regulators are investigating two natural gas pipeline ruptures that occurred within hours of each other in Marshall County.
 

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