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Locals challenge Chauncey closing

Locals challenge Chauncey closing

A small room across the street from a local elementary school was packed with citizens concerned that closing Chauncey Elementary could negatively impact the school’s students.



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Wallets, not well-being, count in rating

Although Athens ranked in the bottom 15 percent of a national “quality of life” analysis last month, local residents and officials disagree with the study’s methods, saying they distort the values of the college town.



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Expert: 'Fracking' doesn't dirty water

When word first got out that 2,623 acres could potentially be leased in Wayne National Forest for hydraulic fracturing, city, county and Ohio University officials lashed back — decrying the harm the chemicals involved in the process could do to Athens’ water supply.


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Utica explored for fracturing site

Although the possibility of “fracking” reaching Athens County has sparked outrage among local residents and officials, some geological experts are not convinced the facts match the fuss.


Death-row move doesn't faze city

Death-row move doesn't faze city

After plans were announced to move the location where death-row inmates are housed in Ohio, renovation and preparation efforts are underway at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution.

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