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Post offices and processing facilities on a closure list have been given a temporary reprieve. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced today the United States Postal Service agreed to a five-month moratorium on closing the 120 post offices and 10 processing facilities in Ohio. Processing facilities on the closure list include Athens, Chillicothe and… Read More
The Hocking County Sheriff's Department is expanding prescription drug drop-off options for residents. According to the agency's Facebook page, Sheriff Lanny North announced his office on East Second Street in Logan will accept unwanted prescription medicine daily. Previously, the department held drug turn-in programs a couple of times a year. During an October… Read More
Washington County sheriff's deputies are working to identify the rightful owners of recovered stolen property. Ohio students may soon face more stringent curriculum requiring them to read founding documents. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies are trying to locate the rightful owners of stolen property thought to be from a string of vehicle burglaries in the Vincent area over the past few weeks. The incidents were reported from streets including Veto Road, Barth Road and Ridgewood Court. Deputies recovered the property after executing a… Read More
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says it has recovered a large quantity of stolen property thought to be from a string of vehicle burglaries from unlocked vehicles in the Vincent area over the past few weeks. The incidents were reported from streets including Veto Road, Barth Road and Ridgewood Court. Deputies executed a… Read More
In an effort to keep extra opiates from from potential street abuse, people can now drop-off their unused or expired prescriptions year-round at the Hocking County Sheriff's Office. Previous drop-offs occurred every six months. This year, the Sheriff's Office collected 23 pounds of extra medications in spring 2011, and another 26.5 pounds in October. … Read More
Ohio University's new Vice President of Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College says research is a defining characteristic of the university. Joseph Shields was recently named to the position after a national search. He served in this position in an interim role for a few months before being selected for the… Read More
Eddie’s Favorite Records of 2011 (in no particular order): 1. Wilco, The Whole Love: The quintessence of this band’s best work over the past decade. Heartfelt songs, edgy-yet-welcoming arrangements, wonderful sonics. Best album track of the year: “One Sunday Morning.” 2. White Denim, D: This Austin band’s breakthrough. A bracing blend of garage rock, prog,… Read More
The contractor charged with demolishing a bridge between Bellaire, Ohio, and Benwood, W.Va., says he needs more time. Lee Chaklos of Delta Demolition says he'll seek an extension to a federal deadline that the bridge be demolished by Dec. 21. KDC Investments was unable to let the work begin sooner because of a dispute over ownership. But KDC's… Read More
Officials say a weekend death in the Hocking Hills State Park could have been avoided. Listen to your audio update here.
A weekend death in the Hocking Hills is something officials say could have been prevented, if the hiker had stayed on the marked trails. William Beinlich, 18 and a Chicago native, was visiting friends hiking in the Hocking Hills State Park Sunday. According to authorities, Beinlich wandered off the trail, then slipped off a cliff… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he's not sure about the idea of requiring welfare recipients to pass a drug test. He says one factor to consider is what happens to children when parents fail drug tests and are denied benefits. The Republican governor said in response to an audience question at an event Monday that… Read More
A new project by researchers at Ohio State and Colorado State universities aims to help pregnant women avoid foodborne illnesses. The educational program, "Healthy Baby, Healthy Me," in English and Spanish, can be downloaded from the Ohio State website and is designed to be taught in a classroom or clinic. Researchers say certain illnesses can… Read More
Opponents are getting their chance to tell state senators their concerns about a bill that would impose the most stringent abortion limit in the nation. A hearing on the so-called "heartbeat bill" featuring opponents and other interested parties has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. The measure would outlaw abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat,… Read More
Update 11:35 am New rules for Marcellus shale drilling have made it halfway through West Virginia’s Legislature. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday to the House of Delegates, 33-0 with one member absent. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin began the special legislative session on Sunday. The goal is a bill that regulates drilling and development in… Read More