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In a segment called Bobcat Primetime, meet Ohio volleyball outside hitters Chelsea Bilger and Kelly Lamberti. The two are only freshmen, but are heavily relied on in Ohio's offensive attack. The two have only been on campus for a few weeks, but they already have an Internet show and a secret handshake. Watch the video… Read More
A frozen drink company is slated to receive $50,000 for new machinery and equipment for a project in Byesville. The project is expected to create 100 new, full-time jobs. The Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Company will use the money from the State Controlling Board for equipment like a processing and filling line, freezer… Read More
Game day isn't all about the contest for Ohio field hockey. The Bobcat Sports Showcase went behind the scenes of Neil Macmillan's team on gameday. NCAA Field Hockey Rankings (records and rankings as of September 20, 2011): 1. Old Dominion: 8-0 (940) 2. North Carolina: 6-1 (873) 20. Northeastern: 5-3 (93) 21. Ohio: 6-2 (79)
Lexie Hartnett earned her second award of the season after being named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week. Against Bowling Green, Hartnett had nine kills and seven blocks. Three of the blocks were solo, a season high for the redshirt sophomore. Hartnett hit a season high .545 against rival Miami and had six blocks… Read More
Voter advocacy groups, including the League of Women Voters, have told a state panel that Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative districts would further solidify the party's grip on the Ohio Legislature for years to come. The groups testified Monday at a hearing of the Ohio Apportionment Board. The panel is charged with redrawing Ohio's legislative… Read More
Athens County unveils a new emergency public information system. A Columbus man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Zanesville woman. Detail in your 60-second update.
Police in Chillicothe are waiting on autopsy results in the death of a two-year-old boy who was found dead in his home Saturday morning. Officer Bud Lytle, with the Chillicothe Police, says the fire department responded to a King Street address after a 911 call from a woman who claimed to be the boy's… Read More
One in six Americans are living in poverty. That's the highest number since the government began keeping track. Reverend Jesse Jackson says it's time for the White House to step in and do something about it. "You don't drown because the water's high, you drown because you stop kicking. Keep kicking!" says Jackson. Jackson spoke… Read More
State boundaries in the United States are not very likely to be changed. The last transition was in 1959 when Hawaii was added as the 50th state. But within the U.S. the congressional district boundaries are in a state of flux every ten years when a new census is recorded. And due to the census… Read More
A Columbus man today pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for an accident in April, which killed a Zanesville woman. Darnell Harris, 27, also pleaded guilty to drunken driving. Authorities say Harris was at the wheel during a car crash which killed Koeta Pettiford. Harris will return to court in Zanesville later for sentencing.
The sun is setting on a cool Saturday night, as dozens of cardboard houses begin to sprout in the parking lot of Morton Hall, marking the annual Cardboard City event organized by Athens County Habitat for Humanity. Around 6 p.m., the volunteers show up, and the city begins to form. Groups are given stacks of… Read More
He starred in box office hits, conceived the idea for the original United Artists, and brokered lucrative film deals that made Charlie Chaplin famous. Syd Chaplin may not be a household name today, but the brother of the high-profile actor made a notable mark during the golden era of Hollywood, according to a new book… Read More
There's a new way to get emergency public information in the Athens and Nelsonville areas. On Saturday, The Athens County Emergency Management Agency debuted a new low power AM radio system, designed to broadcast emergency information and safety messages to local residents. According to a news release, the radio unit will also be utilized by… Read More
TVC-Hocking Spotlight When you take a look at the TVC-Hocking, you will see a lot of small schools where football means the world to them. For these communities, Friday’s are all about high school football and watching their teams play. Unfortunately for the majority of the conference, it’s very hard for any of their teams… Read More
The Ohio University Volleyball team is off and rolling in MAC season play. The green and white dominated Bowling Green in 3 sets, and they capped the weekend with another 3 set sweep against the Miami Redhawks. Saturday’s game was the annual Dig Pink event against the Miami Redhawks where the Bobcats rocked pink jerseys… Read More
Wildlife on and around the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport's property is being surveyed to reduce the risk of encounters between animals and airplanes. The survey is being conducted by Loomacres Wildlife Management. Loomacres biologist Matt Natali says that birds, mammals, insects and even grass height are being surveyed to determine potential problems. The study began… Read More
The state board charged with redrawing Ohio's legislative districts every 10 years plans to meet Monday to review several proposed maps. One GOP-drawn plan would pit three House Democrats against Republicans, and several other Democrats could potentially compete with one another in merged Democratic districts. The proposed maps await approval from the Ohio Apportionment Board…. Read More
Reverend Jesse Jackson is in Athens today to continue the War on Poverty. Plus, Arts West in Athens is once again being honored by the Athens Community Music Festival with a donation. And, Ohio sees changes to child support laws. Listen to your audio update here.
Marietta College Professor Mark Bagshaw teaches courses called Leadership in Global Contexts and Business in Global Contexts. He started out his sabbatical last year with the goal of developing a teaching tool for his students. What resulted was his first published novel "Chaucer on the Nile: A Pilgrim's Progress," a novel about international business and… Read More
Ohio Soccer ran into a potent Central Michigan offense on Sunday, losing 3-0 at Chessa Field to the visiting Chippewas. Midfielder Autumn Hawkins had a very strong day for the defending Mid-American Conference champions, scoring one goal and adding an assist in 70 minutes. Kelsey Pichel led the way offensively for Ohio, firing six total… Read More
Ohio’s field hockey team opened MAC play with a 5-1 win over the Missouri State Bears. The Bobcats (8-2,1-0 MAC), coming off Saturday’s victory at Saint Louis, completed a weekend sweep in the state of Missouri. Missouri State (3-6, 0-2 MAC) opened up the scoring early with a goal from Casey Bayliss. However, the Bobcats… Read More