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Athens mayoral candidate Randy Morris claims Mayor Paul Wiehl has placed "roadblocks" in front of some small businesses in town. Morris – a Republican – and Wiehl – a Democrat – appeared at a candidate forum Tuesday evening. Morris was critical of Wiehl in response to a question about job creation. "An awful lot of… Read More
Three Lucasville residents were arrested in Scioto County for possession of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine. And a Marietta man is charged with stealing motorcycle parts and selling them on the internet. Details in your afternoon update.
Two people from The Plains are in jail today on charges of selling drugs near a school. According to Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly, Angela Downin, 33, and Randy Mayles, 33, both of Bean Road, were arrested on felony charges of trafficking hydrocodone and oxycodone in the presence of a juvenile and in the… Read More
NPR's Mountain Stage will return to Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorum on Sunday, Oct. 9 for a live two-hour show. Now in its 28th season, Mountain Stage is heard Saturdays at 8 p.m. on the WOUB Radio Network. The show features five guest artists in a two-hour showcase, recorded for later distribution to more… Read More
No goals allowed, one award given. Ohio's Jen McGill was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her outstanding play in an unbeaten weekend for the Bobcats. In a 9-1 win over Ball State, McGill played nearly 60 of the 70 regulation minutes and didn't allow a goal. The Cardinals scored on backup… Read More
The man accused of stealing bricks famous for their Nelsonville roots plead not guilty today on charges of theft and breaking and entering. According to Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, James Fayette, 42, allegedly took $1,000 worth of Star Bricks from another person between May 24 and June 2 of this year. Judge Alan… Read More
As TransWorld Awareness Week gets underway this week, there is a focus on the acronym LGBT, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender. However, often the most attention is given to the first two letters, and bisexual and transgender individuals tend to blend into the background. One explanation could be that the public is not… Read More
Three residents of Lucasville have been arrested by Scioto County deputies for possessing chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine. According to Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini, the deputies were responding to an alleged burglary in process and observed a suspicious vehicle in the area occupied by Joseph L. Hagler, 31, Harold L. Hamby, 42, and Jackie… Read More
Ohio University's Director of Judiciaries needs to get some questions answered before deciding how to proceed with allegations of possible hazing against the men's club soccer team. Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi says representatives from the team met with Judiciaries Director Chris Harris yesterday afternoon. The team has been suspended from play and practice while… Read More
A house fire in Wellston has been ruled accidental by the State Fire Marshal's Office. Two firefighters were injured in the Saturday blaze that destroyed the West 2nd Street home. According to a news release, one suffered minor burns when he fell partially through a floor. The other suffered smoke inhalation. No one was home… Read More
West Virginians head to the polls to vote for governor in a special election viewed as a referendum on either the state's recent leadership or Obama administration policies. Regional politics also may play a role in today's court-ordered contest. The winner will complete the term of former Gov. Joe Manchin, who is now a U.S…. Read More
A Honda parts manager in Marietta is facing charges after allegedly stealing several Harley Davidson parts from the business where he worked and giving them to his father-in-law to be sold on e-bay. Washington County Sheriff's investigators say Hometown Honda's Zachary Michael, 31, of Marietta was arrested on a fifth degree felony charge of theft…. Read More
Athens City Council is sending a letter to protest the lease of more than 3300 acres of the Wayne National Forest. Plus, starting today, Ohioans can cast an early ballot for the November 8th election. Listen to your audio update here.
Athens City Council is sending a letter to protest the lease of more than 3300 acres of the Wayne National Forest. Plus, starting today, Ohioans can cast an early ballot for the November 8th election.
Ohio University is teaming up with Rural Action to make jobs out of recycling garbage. Rural Action's Kyle O'Keefe says the resources we throw away have a lot of value. "That amount of material that's sitting in the landfill is valued at over $4 million right now on the market, so there's a lot of… Read More
Athens City Council recognized city auditor Kathy Hecht Monday night for receiving the "Auditor of State Award." The distinction goes to auditors in Ohio who get a "clean audit report." Hecht says the books had quite a few issues when she came into office, but that's not the case anymore. "Every year I've worked very… Read More
Updated 3:15 p.m.: Athens County Commissioners have joined Athens City Council members in protesting the leasing of national forest land. Commissioner Lenny Eliason told WOUB News the council's letter was discussed at today's regular commission meeting. Eliason says all the commissioners agreed to send a similar letter to the Bureau of Land Management expressing concern… Read More