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While other 16 year olds are sweating over their driver’s license exam, Athens’ Mindy Braasch is concerned with other things, like checking the number of YouTube hits on her first music video, putting together her first tour and launching her debut album, Voices. Since last spring, the Athens High School senior has been recording an… Read More
The Ohio Office of the Inspector General is looking into possible wrongdoing after confidential files were found in a dumpster in Portsmouth. According to a news release, troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol acted on a complaint filed on Friday. The complaint alleged informant reporting office files containing personal information from the Ohio… Read More
Despite Ohio’s 3-0 loss to Central Michigan in the semifinal round of the Mid American Conference tournament, freshman Chelsea Bilger has something to be proud of after the weekend. The freshmen outside hitter was named to the MAC Volleyball All-Tournament team and stands among some of the best MAC volleyball players of the year. Other… Read More
Ohio beat Arkansas St. 69-54 Sunday afternoon to up their unblemished record to 3-0 on the young season. Lead by five scorers in double-digits, the 'Cats put away a Red Wolves team that fell to 1-3 Sunday with the loss. What it means: Ohio played its most complete 40 minutes of the season according to… Read More
Volleyball seniors Katie Post and Nicole Staverman are friends, roommates and teammates. But how well do they know each other? The Bobcat Sports Showcase sat the two down to find out. @BobcatShowcase
Two HUGE surprises seen on Monday: the sun rose in the east, and an Ohio player won the Mid-American Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week award. Bobcats' Kicker Matt Weller takes home the weekly hardware for the fifth time this season, it's the seventh time a bobcat has won Special Teams POW. The right-footed… Read More
A Portsmouth man is behind bars charged with sexually assaulting an underage female while she was asleep on her couch. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says Rickey Mynes, 36, has been charged with sexual battery. The juvenile was taken from her West Portsmouth home to the hospital for treatment. Mynes is being held without bond… Read More
Ohio head basketball coach John Groce started this season with the idea that his team wasn’t a good one, but they had the “potential to be very good.” Although it is a young season, the Bobcats may have turned that potential into reality. Given the fact that the schedule is 30 games long, three wins… Read More
Five people from Lucasville are in custody in the Scioto County Jail – accused of running a meth lab. Investigators say the investigation started after David Collins, 29, violated his probation and a search team was formed to find him. Narcotics units teamed up with the Scioto County Probation Department and they say they found… Read More
Tom Walker talks with Maj. Jeff Hall, an 18-year Army veteran, about his experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder following his second tour of duty in Iraq. Maj. Hall is currently working with "Real Warriors," a program designed to help servicemembers overcome the stigma associated with seeking psychological help and to seek help when they need… Read More
Update 2:11 p.m. A study group is proposing that Ohio ban new ownership of venomous snakes, monkeys, tigers and other dangerous animals with only limited exceptions. The group has been holding expedited meetings since last month, when police were forced to kill 48 wild animals – including endangered Bengal tigers – after their owner freed… Read More
Ron Luce, executive director of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum, speaks with ACHSM Curator Jessica Cyders about her research on death and mourning rituals of the 19th Century.
Jackie Wolf speaks with recent OU graduate Jill Klimpel about her research on the high rate of cesarean births in Brazil. Brazil currently has the highest C-section rate in the world, with cesareans making up 80% to 90% of births in private hospitals, with some hospitals at a 99% rate.
Environmentalists and local officials complain that proposed standards for extracting oil and gas from the shale beneath Ohio don't go far enough. Drilling firms won't have to reveal all the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That's a horizontal drilling technique that releases natural gas from shale by breaking up the rock with chemical-laced… Read More
The Stuart’s Opera House Gallery will host an opening for Another Language Altogether: Posters Celebrating the Poems of Wendy McVicker on Friday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. The exhibit is the result of a collaboration between poet Wendy McVicker and graphic designer/artist Molly Schoenhoff. Schoenhoff invited McVicker to participate in a typography course last spring… Read More
Ohio gas prices are 14 cents lower this week, offering savings for Thanksgiving holiday travelers. Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express shows the statewide average price for regular gasoline is about $3.23 a gallon, compared with $3.37 last week. The state's pump prices remain higher than they… Read More
Nationwide arrest warrants have been issued for a pair of Mexican Nationals after being indicted by a Perry County grad jury. The indictments stem from the August 1, 2008 seizure of nearly 6,000 marijuana plants in a rural area off of Harrison Township Road 208 near Crooksville. Jose Guadalupe Lopez, 43, and Carlos Alvarado Martinez,… Read More
Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fatal fire in Meigs County over the weekend. Plus, an elderly horse is safe after escaping from a barn in rural Ohio and falling into a swimming pool. And, State Treasurer Josh Mandel says he supports fracking on federal lands.
The mother of a jailed Ohio man says her son was a mentor to a teenager charged in a deadly robbery scheme in which police say victims were lured with bogus help-wanted ads on Craigslist. Carol Beasley says that she spoke to her son Richard and she prays reports that he is a suspect is… Read More
A record number of international scholars are studying in Ohio universities and colleges, while Chinese students make up a large portion of those traveling overseas to attend school in the state. The number of international students enrolled in Ohio colleges and universities increased by 10.5 percent to a record 24.709 in 2010. That's up from… Read More
Investigators with the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office are trying to figure out what caused a fatal fire in Meigs County over the weekend. Spokesman Shane Cartmill says the fire happened on Dexter Road in Langsville Saturday afternoon. He says an adult man was killed in the blaze. The fire started in the bedroom where… Read More