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The Athens Bulldogs took care of Alexander 51-34 and passed an important TVC road test late in the season. Alexander’s gym is never an easy place for opponents to play, and tonight’s full crowd was ready to fluster the visiting Bulldogs. However, Athens played a solid game, and for the most part, never allowed the… Read More
A special prosecutor will play a role in resolving a matter of fund control between the Athens County Prosecutor and the Athens County Auditor. Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says he requested the appointment after county commissioners asked his opinion on the status of Law Enforcement Trust Fund and Mandatory Drug Fine Fund money. Blackburn says… Read More
West Virginia has joined a string states looking to regulate or ban exotic animal kept as pets. The move comes in the wake of the release of dozens of wild animals in Ohio last year. The Senate introduced a bill this week that would require current owners of such animals to obtain a permit… Read More
A man who is called one of the pillars of the Civil Rights Movement is coming to speak at Ohio University Lancaster Wednesday to mark Black History Month. Reverend Bernard LaFayette co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960 and was part of the Freedom Rides in 1961. "It's our featured presentation, our way to… Read More
Washington County residents may soon be receiving high-speed wireless Internet services. County Commissioners and Connect Ohio are working with New Era Broadband Services to start a 30-day campaign to collect information about what residents need and want. New Era will be placing signs along roads in areas of residences and businesses that do not get… Read More
The Gallipolis post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal car crash on Mill Creek Road in Gallia County last night. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an anti-bullying bill that requires schools to update policies to include harassment and intimidation sent electronically. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Athens, Ohio, native Sxip (pronounced "Skip") Shirey has been awarded an outstanding artist fellowship by United States Artists of California. United States Artists is a nonprofit organization which is "dedicated to investing in America's finest artists and to illuminating the value of artists to society." The fellowship includes a gift of $50,000 to be used… Read More
The Gallipolis post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal car crash on Mill Creek Road in Gallia County last night. It happened about 11:00 p.m. James Polcyn, 68, of Gallipolis was taken to Holzer Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say Polcyn died after his minivan… Read More
A Zanesville couple has been convicted in the death of one child and the disappearance of another. Listen to your audio update here.
A former director of the Ohio University Marching 110 has passed away. Current Director Richard Suk says Ronald Socciarelli died last night. "I got a text late last night," says Suk. Socciarelli was the leader of the Marching 110 from 1973-1990. "The Marching 110 is deeply saddened by the passing of Ron Socciarelli," says Suk…. Read More
A jury has found an Ohio couple guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the drowning of the woman's 3-year-old son and disappearance of his 2-year-old brother during a camping trip. Kasey Klein, 25, and Richard Klein Jr., 38, of Zanesville were convicted Thursday in Muskingum County. Authorities have said the boys wandered… Read More
An Ohio University administrator is now taking on a second job as chairwoman of the board of directors of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. Becky Watts, chief of staff to OU President Roderick McDavis, was inducted Wednesday night as chairwoman, after serving as vice chair last year. Watts says that this new position is… Read More
Children's agencies in Ohio are being asked to talk more about children held up in foster care. Attorney General Mike Dewine led a panel discussion recently in hopes of starting a discussion in all counties around the state. Andrea Reik, the Executive Director of Athens County Childrens Services, says that Dewine started these new forums… Read More
The Athens Lady Bulldogs basketball team (13-5; 7-1) was able to retain its share of the top spot in the TVC-Ohio race with their victory against cross-town rival Nelsonville-York (12-6; 3-5) by a final score of 59-45. However, the final difference of 14 points was not indicative of how close the tilt in Charles McAfee… Read More