25
Oct
2013

During the presidential election last fall, Ohio was seen as a crucial battleground state by both the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigns. Both candidates and their respective PACs spent millions of dollars on airtime for political ads, and they each frantically crisscrossed the state in last minute attempts to sway voters, including a.

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Jackie O’s Opening New Brewery on Stimson

By: KALEB CARTER  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
25
Feb
2013

The operators of the popular Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery, which has earned a great deal of acclaim from locals and beer lovers alike, have recently opened up a new brewery on Stimson Avenue. Jackie O’s has grown from what used to be O’Hooley’s and blossomed into what many in Athens see to be an.

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Middle-America the Target of Presidential Debate

By: EVAN HOLLYDAY  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
04
Oct
2012

During their first debate of the 2012 presidential election, candidates appeared to stow their rehearsed quips and jabs in favor of talking policy. Proving their charisma was seemingly less important to President Obama and Gov. Romney  in comparison to illustrating why each other’s plans were not only flawed, but crippling to Middle-America. News Hour.

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SB316 Aims to Improve Reading Comprehension

By: Jeff Kassouf  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
30
Sep
2012

Over the past 20 years, one issue that hasn’t received much attention is the declining reading comprehension scores, which affect standardized test scores. Ohio Governor John Kasich along with Republican Senator Peggy Lehner (6th District) have proposed an answer to this issue in the form of Senate Bill 316, otherwise known as the Third Grade Guarantee.

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CGI Group Inc. to Open in Athens

By: Mallorie Sullivan  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   1 Comment
27
Sep
2012

Finding a job in Athens County – home to nearly 65,000 residents and an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent – is almost a profession in itself for those actively seeking a job. However, a major information technology company hailing from Canada may stimulate economic growth in Athens by the beginning of next year. According to an.

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Mandel Skeptical of Global Warming

By: LAUREN SEGA  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
11
Sep
2012

Ohio’s State Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) and fellow GOP representatives have often referred to the work to advance clean air standards as a “war on coal,” but the issue got a bit more heated earlier this month when Josh Mandel and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid a visit to an Ohio coal mine and Read more

Mandel Closing in on Brown, Says Latest Poll

By: CJ BUSKEY  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
26
Aug
2012

One month ago, Sen, Sharrod Brown (D) looked to be putting his opponent Josh Mandel (R) away along with the summer heat. Last week’s poll results, however, show the race may just be heating up. With just over two months to go before the general election, Sen. Sharrod Brown of Ohio has the lead over Republican candidate Josh.

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Obama Announces Congressional ‘To-Do’ List

By: PARKER ROM  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
15
May
2012

President Obama on Saturday announced his “to-do list” that he hopes Congress can accomplish in the near future. His list, outlined during his weekly web address, includes fixing certain taxes, small business credit, mortgage assistance and veterans’ aid. The president first stated that he wants Congress to stop giving tax breaks to companies that take jobs.

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15
May
2012

Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama opened his campaign for re-election at the Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University. But with plenty of seats left to be filled, Obama and his campaign quickly saw that gaining the younger voters this time around may not be so easy, which may have prompted Obama’s landmark announcement last week,.

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01
May
2012

The battle to continue government funding for Planned Parenthood in Ohio reached a major victory last week, although the war is not quite over. On Tuesday, House Republicans decided to remove a proposal that would defund Planned Parenthood in the state. The proposal, which was going to be part of Gov. Kasich’s budget review, was submitted.

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