From the daily archives: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Athens County is not home to any hydraulic fracking activities of the sort that would create jobs or economic development i.e. actual drilling. But it is home to seven fracking waste injection wells, and in 2014 was the second most heavily injected county in the state—first for out-of-state waste.

An eighth injection well that was recently given the green light from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is poised to jump Athens County from receiving a little less than 3 million barrels of waste per year to as much as nearly 7 million, well outpacing any other county.

Residents of Athens […]

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In the latest national poll on the race for the White House, released Thursday by the well respected Quinnipiac University, Republicans are right to fear Hillary Clinton as their bête noire.

Mrs. Clinton, a former First Lady, U.S. Senator from New York State and secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, tops the Democratic field with 60 percent and leads top Republican contenders in head-to-head matchups.

John Kasich Sleeps With The Fishes

With the exception of Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who declared his candidacy last week, Hillary Clinton continues her advantage over the large field of GOP […]

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The passing of Paul Tipps closes the book on a generation of Ohio Democratic leaders  who unapologetically took their messages to the streets, the board rooms and assembly lines as he managed  a party in nearly  full control of the state’s highest offices. And that included all but one of the Supreme Court justices!

As the Democratic chairman from 1975 to 1983, Tipps wore a teasing smile and pleasant  demeanor  to disguise the gritty  side of surviving the disarray  so common to Democrats who were otherwise alive and well.

The party’s first-team roster included Atty Gen. Billy Joe Brown, who […]

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