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Passed bill limits worker rights

COLUMBUS — The bargaining rights of public workers in Ohio would be dramatically reduced and strikes would be banned under a bill narrowly passed by the Ohio Senate yesterday.




Local artists to channel tunnel vision

Local artists to channel tunnel vision

As part of the pedestrian tunnel project along the Richland Avenue Bridge, Athens city officials will spend $15,000 on public art in the tunnel — the city’s second Percent for Art project.


Storms warrant early alarm for students

Storms warrant early alarm for students

Tornado sirens sounded throughout the city of Athens yesterday morning, marking the start of daylong inclement weather that caused minor damage and shut down four roads within the county.


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Family celebrates century soiree

When Leo “Lee” Walker’s caretakers wheeled him into the conference room of the Hampton Inn Saturday, he was a bit surprised to see so many family members and friends gathered for food and reminiscing. Naturally, he asked what all the fuss was about.


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Athens city mistake generates extra spending

Athens city officials must now spend an extra $15,000 on a back-up generator for the Athens Water Treatment Plant, because the one originally purchased was not compatible with various systems within the city.


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Teachers gather to protect voices

About 30 people congregated yesterday in front of the Athens County Courthouse to oppose Ohio Senate Bill Five, which would eliminate collective bargaining rights for all state workers.


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Swimmers 'Plunge' for Special Olympics

Rarely do people strip to their bathing suits and shorts to run past floating ice chunks in freezing water, but 241 local students and residents did just that Saturday to benefit intellectually disabled children and adults.


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OU asks court to dismiss lawsuit

Ohio University filed a response in the Ohio Court of Claims asking the court to dismiss the claims of a West Virginia man, who is suing for lost wages.


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