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The FBI is asking for the public's help locating a northeast Ohio man because his disappearance may be connected to the Noble County Craigslist murder case. An Oregon man faces charges after allegedly assaulting an Athens County sheriff's deputy. Details in your afternoon audio update.
The new mayor of Logan is Martin Irvine. The Hocking County Board of Elections has made it official. But Irvine – a Republican – did not win by much, only 15 votes. Board of Elections Director Sue Wallace says that is not close enough to trigger an automatic recount. Seth Riddlebarger was the Democratic… Read More
Next year, the Ohio Division of Mineral Resources Management is planning to spend more than $18 million to restore Southeast Ohio's hills and valleys, correcting the blight of past coal mining activity. Mike Steinmaus is the Coordinator of the Monday Creek Restoration Project Coordinator. He's got an office in New Straitsville and his… Read More
"We have 53 projects going to construction next year at a value of $13.65 million." Blake Arthur is a manager for the Ohio Division of Mineral Resources Management and helps administer the abandoned mine land program. He says according to one study, "15 jobs are created per million dollars expended and up to… Read More
2012 should be a better year for the environment here in Southeast Ohio. For jobs, too. That's because more money – lots more money – will be spent to clean up land and streams contaminated by abandoned coal mines. Deep in the Wayne National Forest in Hocking County there is a stream that runs… Read More
Update 1:32 pm The father of an Ohio man missing since Nov. 13 says his son interviewed for a Craigslist help-wanted ad that police say actually was a deadly robbery scheme that lured people to a nonexistent farm job. Jack Kern says that his son, Timothy Kern, was promised $300 a week, a trailer and… Read More
An Oregon man faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he allegedly assaulted an Athens County Sheriff's deputy. Sheriff Pat Kelly says deputies responded to call on Torch Road in Coolville at 5:30 this morning. There they found Henry Chaney, 40, asleep in the bed of a pickup truck. … Read More
A bill awaiting Gov. John Kasich's signature would allow Ohio college students to use grant money for their room and board tax-free. Current Ohio law says student Pell Grants or Ohio College Opportunity Grants are subject to income taxes if the money is used for living expenses and not tuition, fees and books. A bipartisan… Read More
It's almost time for winter break at Ohio University and most of the students are leaving Athens. But this is the last time local businesses are going to have to deal with the economic slump the six week winter break brings. The start of semesters next year will change everything. Currently, winter break means… Read More
A kindergarten teacher at Nelsonville York Elementary School has come up with a new way to teach reading, math and science skills by cooking. Josie Strickland teaches a cooking class that touches on 21 academic reading standards, 12 math standards and 12 science standards. She says kindergartners are learning reading left to right and top… Read More
A string of neighborhood robberies has Ohio State University exploring whether its police should be authorized to make arrests off campus. The idea was to be discussed today at the first meeting of a committee announced by university President E. Gordon Gee in response to the holdups near the Columbus campus. Student government leaders planned… Read More
The state government watchdog says confidential personal information in documents was found in an outdoor trashbin. Plus, a study group is proposing that Ohio ban new ownership of dangerous animals with only limited exceptions.
State officials say all but five West Virginia counties saw unemployment rates decline from September to October. Figures released by WorkForce West Virginia show that of the state's 55 counties, Webster County reported the highest jobless rate with 11.8 percent. Monongalia County's 5 percent unemployment rate was the lowest. The unemployment rate rose in Webster,… Read More
Ohio's top lawyer has rejected the initial wording of a ballot proposal that would keep workers who are covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay union dues. Attorney General Mike DeWine told the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law in a letter Monday more details are needed for the right-to-work summary… Read More