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The Alexander Spartans girls volleyball team came up short in their quest for a championship, losing in four sets to their nemesis, the Adena Warriors. Adena, the number one seed, came out strong in the opening set, winning 25-17. The underdog Spartans battled in the second set and trailed by just a point at… Read More
Six children, all boys and all play football, a household setting that could a drive mother and father crazy, however, Ron and Terry Branch wouldn’t have it any other way. Their first child Ron Branch Jr., a 1994 graduate, was an offensive and defensive lineman at St. Mary’s High School. Keithen Branch a 1999 graduate,… Read More
Update Wednesday 5:20 a.m. Lancaster Police say they have found a 21-year-old woman who they earlier feared had been kidnapped. Police say Christina Tate was found last night. They say she is safe, unharmed and they no longer think she was abducted. Investigators started looking for Tate after her boyfriend reported her missing early yesterday… Read More
Hocking County sheriff's deputies have charged a Circleville man with theft from the elderly and impersonating an employee of the state. According to the sheriff's Facebook page, Christopher Hill, 40, allegedly told an 80-year-old woman at her Good Hope Township home he was a state chimney inspector and charged her more than $1,600 for… Read More
A former Ohio State Trooper and his wife have pleaded guilty to drug charges. Thomas Hacker, 31, and Cindy Hacker, 35, both of Ironton, were arrested in February following a grand jury indictment. At the time of his arrest, Thomas Hacker was assigned to the Ironton Highway Patrol Post. During a hearing Monday in Lawrence… Read More
Ohio volleyball prepares for its opponents by watching tape and using an advanced statistical program. Assistant coach Kyle Weindel sat down with "Showcase" reporter Kaylee Donegan to break down tape on opposing MAC teams.
Coaches and players get the publicity, but, behind the scenes, students aid Ohio's athletic teams in many ways. Many Bobcat managers are students in the top-ranked Sports Administration program at Ohio University. Meet a couple managers in the video above, and see what they do to help the teams they work with.
Noble County authorities discover two bodies in a submerged vehicle this morning. Zanesville police are investigating back to back robberies. Details in your afternoon audio update.
The conference room at Ohio University's Innovation Center is filled with people. They have come because of a freezer which is humming away on a table. The unit is quiet, despite the fact that it's making the temperature inside incredibly cold — minus-86-degrees-centigrade. Who would want to keep things that cold? Drug companies and biomedical researchers,… Read More
Ohio University will play Ohio State in a basketball scrimmage this Sunday in Columbus. According to CBSSports.com's Jeff Goodman, John Groce's squad will play the third-ranked Buckeyes almost three weeks before they start regular season play against Tennessee-Martin on November 13. The scrimmage will be closed to the public. The last time Ohio played Ohio… Read More
Noble County authorities discovered two area residents dead in a submerged vehicle this morning. According to a news release, Sheriff's Office dispatchers received a call of a vehicle submerged in a pond on Tower Road in in Buffalo Township. Sheriff Stephen Hannum, two deputies, a dive team, and members of the Belle Valley Fire Deptartment… Read More
Ohio wide receiver LaVon Brazill has 154 catches (and counting) in his Bobcat career. That's a record. Brazill has 15 receiving touchdowns in his career. That's four away from the record. Brazill has eight receiving TDs in 2011. That's one away from tying the single-season Ohio record. The red-shirt senior has 1,936 yards receiving in… Read More
The Athens County Commissioners are spending more money to fight drug abuse. The appropriation of $7,000 to the prosecuting attorney's drug law enforcement fund was one of the items on this morning's commission agenda. That money will be used to build cases against offenders and assist other agencies in the county… Read More
Ohio field hockey junior Laura Mastro has been named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week after her clutch performance this past weekend. This is Mastro's first "Player of the Week" honor, and the sixth time a Bobcat field hockey player has taken home the conference's defensive award (Louzeth Schutte – three times, Jen McGill… Read More
The Saturday performances for the 2011 Athens Halloween Block Party have been announced. South Court Stage MC Jonathan Holmberg 7 p.m. Acer Negundo 8 p.m. DJ and the Whistlers 9:15 p.m. Mike Perkins 10:30 p.m. First Street Heat 11:45 p.m. The Clifftones 1:30 a.m. Closing North Court Stage 6:30 p.m. Dune 7:30 p.m…. Read More
More than one billion people across the planet face a significant problem: clean water access. One out of six people lack access to safe drinking water, and more than two out of six people lack adequate sanitation, according to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. A student organization at Ohio University… Read More
Ohio's attorney general is backing Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid, saying he's best suited to beat President Barack Obama in next year's election. Mike DeWine said in a statement Tuesday that he's endorsing the former Massachusetts governor because he believes Romney will bring more jobs to the battleground state of Ohio. The endorsement came as… Read More
Zanesville police are looking for a suspect they say robbed two convenience stores early this morning. Detectives say a white male attempted to rob the Starfire on Pershing Road around 4:20 a.m., but after employees refused his demands, he left the store. A second robbery took place at the Speedway on Blue Avenue… Read More
Droves of Ohio State University students braved cloudy skies yesterday to vent their frustrations and spread the message of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The crowd, gathered at OSU’s Oval, numbered more than 100 throughout the day, chanting and holding signs with myriad grievances — from student loans to environmental concerns to proposed privatization of… Read More
A Londonderry man is dead after state troopers say his wife lost control of their car sending them into a Vinton County creek. Troopers from the Jackson Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol say Marcella Roister, 61, was driving on State Route 327 with her husband, Garry Roister, 56, and son in the car…. Read More
Tune in tonight at 7 for live coverage of a debate on State Issue 2. Debating the issue will be State Senator Keith Faber of Building a Better Ohio, who will be defending Issue 2, and Former Ohio Congressman Dennis Eckhart of We Are Ohio, which opposes it. Governer John Kasich signed Senate bill 5… Read More
A Frankfort man is dead after a three vehicle crash on U.S. 50 in Ross County yesterday morning. Troopers from the Chillicothe Patrol Post say Ellsworth Trent, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene after Christopher Adkins, 19, of Peebles went left of the center line and struck Trent's car head-on. Erik Champagne, 32, of… Read More
A new poll ahead of next month's election finds growing opposition to an Ohio law limiting the bargaining rights of 350,000 public sector workers. A Quinnipiac University Poll taken Oct. 17-23 found 57 percent of registered voters support repealing Senate Bill 5, compared with 32 percent who support the law Republican Gov. John Kasich signed… Read More
Jack Hanna has urged a state panel to draw up strict rules for owning exotic animals in Ohio, where a man set loose more than 50 beasts last week and then killed himself. TV personality Hanna, the former Columbus Zoo director, says he told a working committee during its closed-door meeting yesterday that Ohio must… Read More
An Athens woman is behind bars in Tennessee Monday night. Plus, Athens is the home of a new renewable energy company. And, Joe the Plumber is ready to announce whether he'll run for Congress.