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Athens Serial Rapist sentenced to 40 years in prison for raping 4 women

A man known as the "Athens Serial Rapist" was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday, for multiple charges in connection with the kidnapping, rape and sexual assaults of 4 women.




West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a new bill Tuesday to allow West Virginia residents to pay a one-time fee to drive on the West Virginia Turnpike without paying tolls.


Here's a list of all the Independence Day-related carnivals, concerts, fairs, fireworks, parades, and other events happening across the Mid-Ohio Valley.


Capito, Portman join ranks of senators opposed to current GOP health-care draft


Family passes torch down generations


Forecast for June 28th, 2017


Worthington Baseball team preps for District tournament


Scoreboard June 27


Marietta's senior playground is almost complete


There may be a solution to stream bank erosion


Popcorn chipwiches


Total solar eclipse in August down South


Marietta Woman's Home Closing


How to write a love song for your city


6 people arrested in Charleston after demanding Capito vote against health-care bill


Family of 4 taken to hospital after head-on crash in Devola


'Queen of the Mississippi' paddlewheel riverboat docks in Marietta


UPDATE: Parkersburg Police Chief describes McLain as man of great integrity


UPDATE: Man gets 15 years for role in robbing Peoples Bank branch in Parkersburg


Update: Bid opening for TIF Emerson Commons


UPDATE: Gov. Justice sets referendum on West Virginia roads package for Oct. 7


St. Marys man gets 30-month sentence on federal drug charge


UPDATE: Authorities discontinue search until flood waters subside


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