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An Ohio University employee was arrested on child pornography charges on Wednesday and is in jail under a $100,000 bond.

Jeffrey Shira, 60, of Old U.S. Route 33 in Athens was arrested after an city-county investigation found that he was suspected of being involved in child pornography.

Despite a letter written three weeks ago that would seem to indicate a public hearing won't be held, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said Thursday a decision has not been made on whether to hold a hearing on the K&H Partners application to drill an injection well.

Plans for a banquet hall and bar on Stimson Avenue have been substantially approved by the state and submitted to the city of Athens.

The building where the banquet hall/bar would be located had at one time been the proposed site of a strip club.

The developer of the Nelsonville School Commons Project can now move forward in submitting an application for tax credit funding after the Nelsonville Board of Zoning Appeals granted the project three variances on Tuesday evening.

With the money for Trimble Elementary’s much needed roofing project secured after the passage of a bond levy in May 2014, financing is now being secured to begin the project in about six weeks.

Federal officials say more than 234,000 Ohioans picked or renewed health plans during the latest enrollment period of President Barack Obama's health care law.
 
More than 33,000 West Virginians have purchased health care through the government's health insurance marketplace.
 
Atheists, secular humanists and other nonreligious people would be allowed to officiate weddings under a proposal that's emerged in Ohio.
 
Residents in swing state Ohio could register to vote online under separate proposals introduced in the Legislature.
 

A proposed nano-brewery on West Washington Street in Nelsonville was granted a conditional use permit by the Nelsonville Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday evening, bringing the project one step closer to fruition.

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