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Three Wide Entertainment is asking a judge for a contempt of court order against the City of Athens. Three Wide is the company that's been battling the city over a proposed strip club on Stimson Avenue. The company claims Athens has refused to issue zoning permits for the building despite being ordered to do… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Kelee Riesbeck talks with Jamie Lish, a third-year MFA directing candidate in the Ohio University College of Fine Arts. Lish is currently directing the OU School of Theater's production of The Idiot, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. For more information, visit www.finearts.ohio.edu/theater.
Athens County's roads and bridges will be protected against the effects of fracking now that commissioners have accepted a new road agreement. County Engineer Archie Stanley helped design the road agreement that is meant to protect roads and bridges against heavy machinery. "We're not pro-fracking, we're not anti-fracking", Stanley said. "We're here to protect our… Read More
A federal judge in Ohio has sentenced a Chicago doctor to four life terms following his conviction in the drug overdose deaths of four patients. Federal prosecutors say Dr. Paul Volkman dispensed more of the painkiller oxycodone from 2003 to 2005 than any other physician in the country. U.S. District Court Judge Sandra Beckwith… Read More
Community leaders from a seven-county region are meeting at Zane State College today to discuss economic and energy development. More treatment options and mental health services are coming to Southeast Ohio, according to State Rep. Debbie Phillips. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Southeast Ohio community leaders will gather at Zane State College today to discuss energy and economic development. Business leaders, chamber members, local government officials, colleges and universities, and oil and gas companies representatives in seven counties are slated to attend the E3D Summit. Zane State College President Paul Brown says the summit will feature… Read More
Two heads are better than one. At least that's what the Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health thinks when it comes to dealing with the opiate and prescription drug problem in the community. Steve Carrel wants to develop a a mental health task force to tackle the problem. The task force would consist of a core… Read More
Modern Valentine’s Day has become a heavily commercialized event, far from its origins as a religious holiday. However, the traditional day of showing your love and appreciation to a significant other draws criticism from some current Ohio University students. While for some Valentine's Day means chocolates, flowers and romantic dinners, not everyone has been struck… Read More
During Monday night’s Athens City Council meeting, members reacted optimistically to one project in particular: Athens Beautification Day. The annual Athens Beautification Day will be held on a different day this year, but it promises to be bigger, better, and cleaner than ever before. “It’s one day a year. I think some residents would think it… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Prosper Yao Tsikata speaks with Dr. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, affectionately known as "the heart man of Ghana." Frimpong-Boateng performed Ghana's first open-heart surgery and established the Ghana Heart Foundation, which raises funds to assist those who cannot afford the cost of heart surgery. Dr. Frimpong-Boateng was honored at… Read More
Thousands of Ohio farmers will make their way to Licking County this weekend for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's thirty-third annual conference. The conference deals with the future of food production and how our country can reclaim food independence. An Athens-area farmer will be speaking at this weekend's conference. J.B. King will talk… Read More
More treatment options and improved mental health services are coming to Southeast Ohio. That's according to State Representative Debbie Phillips. She announced yesterday that the Ohio Controlling Board approved nearly $78,000 for renovations at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare in Athens. The funding will support renovations to existing spaces to ensure more efficient and secure patient treatment… Read More
The Athens Community Center is now letting veterans use their facilities for free. Thousands of Ohio farmers will make their way to Licking County this weekend for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 33rd annual conference.
Ohio officials want to know whether the state's 101 rest stops could be leased to a private operator and how much a potential deal might be worth. A legislative panel on Monday approved the state's use of $2.85 million in federal research money to pay a consultant to evaluate privatizing the rest areas… Read More
President Barack Obama's spending plan for 2013 seeks $150 million for research and development of a southern Ohio plant that would provide enriched uranium for generating electricity at nuclear power plants. The funds for USEC's American Centrifuge Project in Piketon are part of the president's proposed $3.8 trillion spending proposal unveiled Monday. … Read More
The Trimble girls’ basketball team looked to extend its life in the sectional tournament as it took on Miller High School at Meigs High School Monday Night. After a big first quarter Trimble found itself struggling to find the bottom of the net going 11 for 61 from the field. The Trimble Lady Tomcats (4-17,… Read More