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The Lawrence County sheriff released the name of the man who shot his father and then turned the gun on himself this weekend. A Parkersburg couple faces drug charges after police bust a meth lab with the couple's children in the home. Details in your afternoon audio update.
The Senate has approved a bill that would allow police to ticket drivers for texting or talking on their cellphones while on the road. Monday's unanimous vote sends the bill to the House of Delegates, which is considering its own measure to curb distracted driving on West Virginia's roads. Police could stop drivers seen… Read More
U.S. Health Care: The Good News Thursday, Feb. 16, 9 p.m. One small community in the Colorado oil patch near the Utah border delivers the highest value-for-the-money health care in the United States, and they cover nearly everyone in town in the process. How do they do it? Could other communities do it, too?… Read More
Pete Huttlinger, who has won multiple finger-picking championships at the national contest in Winfield, Kansas, in addition to playing guitar in the late John Denver's band, is featured in a concert recorded in June of 2005. Pete Huttlinger pt 1 Pete Huttlinger pt 2 Pete Huttlinger pt 3
The future of the Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District is still unclear. The board met today for the first time since Athens County Commissioners announced that they are considering splitting from the district. "I don't think that's immediately in the cards, maybe down the road," says Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl about the possible split up. Athens… Read More
New at WOUB: A twice-weekly sports update, quickly covering Ohio University, Marietta College and area high school sports. Each Monday and Thursday, WOUB will take you through all those athletic programs with a video update. The segment will be called the "WOUB Express," and it will take you around our coverage area. @BobcatShowcase
State Senator Troy Balderson of Zanesville is proposing legislation that would allow owners of lions, bears, gorillas and other exotic animals to keep the pets if they meet new strict requirements. But Balderson – a Republican – wants to outlaw any new purchases of such animals. He plans to introduce the bill tomorrow and hearings… Read More
One Athens hospital is now connected to larger, Columbus-based partners to serve the region's stroke victims faster. As part of O’Bleness Hospital’s public relations overhaul, the facility has joined the OhioHealth Stroke Network. The OhioHealth Stroke Network uses new technology to diagnose and treat stroke patients at regional hospitals like O’Bleness. This is a collaborative… Read More
Ohio University is setting a new record for the number of applications it is receiving this year. The university has already surpassed the record of 14,000 applications, which was set three years ago. Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Craig Cornell says they have been working on a strategic enrollment management plan created several years ago… Read More
Update: 11:15 a.m. The name of the man who died after shooting his father and turning the gun on himself has been released. A press release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says Christopher Radulic, 20, died Saturday after an argument escalated between him and his father. Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless says Radulic obtained… Read More
Ohio University is setting a new record for the amount of applications it is receiving this year. Plus, two young girls have died in a fire at their home in Parkersburg.
He's fresh off a bruising fight and ultimate defeat over the rights of unionized public workers. His approval ratings among voters are low. And some fellow Republicans in the Legislature have grumbled openly over Gov. John Kasich's decision to move his State of the State speech outside the capital to eastern Ohio. … Read More
Two young girls have died in a fire at their home in Parkersburg. Fire Chief Eric Taylor says the cause of Saturday's fire isn't known. The bodies of the girls ages 2 and 4 have been sent to Charleston for an autopsy. Their names weren't immediately released. Taylor says… Read More
Ohio school and government officials are joining small business owners alarmed by a jump in their bills from American Electric Power. An AEP spokesman tells higher rates took effect a couple of weeks after state regulators approved them in December. He says the company didn't have time to warn customers and has received… Read More