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Businesses in Ohio can expect to receive lower energy bills now that public utility regulators have rejected electric rate increases. The decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio today followed weeks of criticism of the increases, which many small businesses criticized as burdensome. When Michael Fitterer, the manager of the College Book Store… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Jackie Wolf speaks with Joseph Bianco, Ph.D, assistant professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, about the adverse effects of childhood experiences on adult health.
The Federal Hocking Lady Lancers have something that many teams in the Tri-Valley Conference only wish for: a full starting lineup from top to bottom returning for next season. Leading the way for the Lady Lancers was the youngest player on the team, freshman Carly Tabler. Tabler consistently used her quickness to pickpocket offensive players,… Read More
The U.S. Postal Service has decided to move mail processing operations from nine Ohio facilities to other sites, mostly in Cleveland or Columbus. It announced today that operations from Athens, Chillicothe and Ironton will be moved to a Columbus facility. The Postal Service also announced it will cease mail processing operations in Parkersburg, and the… Read More
The David Wax Museum will be the opening act for The Carolina Chocolate Drops this Sunday at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio. Formed in 2009, the Boston-based band is essentially David Wax and Suz Slezak, who are occasionally joined by horn players, accordionists and other musicians. Since their breakthrough at the 2010 Newport Folk… Read More
A pioneer in the Human Genome Project shared with faculty, staff and students his views on science and laboratory advances during a visit on campus today. Dr. Leroy Hood, Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology 2011 Russ Prize recipient, spoke at the Baker University Center Theatre. Hood discussed his observations of biology and lab efforts, emerging… Read More
Investigators are offering reward money to anyone with information about a Vinton County fatal fire they have ruled an arson. Listen to your audio update here.
Investigators are offering reward money to anyone with information about a Vinton County fatal fire they have ruled arson. Ohio public utility regulators have rejected electric rate increases criticized by schools and small businesses as burdensome at a time of a weak economy. Details in your afternoon audio update.
The debate over hydraulic fracturing is causing a group of people who are often on the same side to find themselves sitting on opposites sides of the table. Neighbors are making decisions about leasing their land for fracking that will directly impact the person living next to them. Athens business owner Christine Hughes isn't excited… Read More
The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation is working to curb the high cost of compensation in the state. BWC Administrator Steve Buehrer says the bureau is re-working the way it handles claims, works with providers and businesses and is introducing a drug formulary. He says the agency's main goal is to help people to… Read More
Ohio public utility regulators have rejected electric rate increases criticized by schools and small businesses as burdensome at a time of a weak economy and continued budget cuts. The decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio on Thursday followed weeks of criticism of the increases, which many schools and small businesses criticized… Read More
Investigators are offering reward money to anyone with information about a Vinton County fatal fire they have ruled an arson. According to Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal spokesman Shane Cartmill, evidence from the February 8 fire suggests the blaze was intentionally set. Debris from the fire was analyzed at the Fire Marshal's Forensic Laboratory…. Read More
Change in Athens might be made possible thanks to a different kind of change. Last year, the City of Athens collected over $386,000 in parking meter revenue from nearly 800 meters that line the city streets. The revenue is appropriated into areas that will help the city when it is in need. “All of the… Read More
WOUB Public Media, The Athens News and The Marietta Times will collaborate for a special news program "Newswatch In-Depth: Fracking Frenzy" set to air on Tuesday, Feb. 28 beginning at 8 p.m. The 90-minute program will bring together four panelists to answer viewer questions on hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and how it will impact… Read More
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will make a return visit to southern Ohio as he crisscrosses the state the weekend before its primary. Party officials say the former Pennsylvania senator will have a morning rally March 2 in Chillicothe. It will be his second foray into Appalachian southern Ohio, after highlighting a Brown County GOP… Read More
A panel discussion on fracking was presented on November 2, 2011, by the Ohio University Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics (IAPE), with support from the OU Environmental Studies Program. The Director of the IAPE, Alyssa Bernstein, hosted the panel discussion. Panelsists were: Elizabeth Paranhos, Consulting Attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund and Environmental Law… Read More
A family of four is being treated at O'Blenness Hospital for smoke inhalation after their house caught fire in Athens this morning. Firefighters say they got the call just after 1 a.m. The fire at 56 Mulligan Road caused about $150,000 in damage to the structure and $50,000 in damage to the contents of the… Read More
Authorities have captured an inmate who apparently escaped from a southeast Ohio jail facility by using socks to protect his hands as he climbed a barbed wire fence. The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office says Jeremiah Searles and two other individuals were taken into custody Wednesday evening in Fayette County by deputies acting on… Read More
Authorities have captured an inmate who apparently escaped from a southeast Ohio jail facilty. Plus, the Athens Copunty Medical Services is asking for a one mil replacement levy in the upcoming primary election. And, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has been named a co-chair of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
The West Virginia Department of Education has launched a website to help link career and technical students with potential employers. The website enables employers to explore lists of career pathways and locate career centers and high schools where training occurs. Among the listed industries are agriculture, food and natural resources; business… Read More
Ohio public utility regulators are ready to reconsider electric rate increases criticized by schools and small businesses as burdensome at a time of a weak economy and continued budget cuts. Three of the state's largest school groups have asked regulators to give districts special consideration as they reconsider the increase that took effect… Read More
The Athens County Emergency Medical Services is asking for a one mil replacement levy in the upcoming primary election. Director of Athens County EMS Corey Lenigar says this additional money generated from this levy will help update equipment. "It will allow us to start to replace trucks in our fleet that may be aging. We… Read More
Coming off back-to-back home wins, Ohio took its recent good play on the road–defeating the Buffalo Bulls Wednesday night, 88-77, at Alumni Arena. The win moves Ohio (22-6, 9-4) into a three-way tie for 2nd place in the MAC with Buffalo (16-9, 9-4) and Kent St. (19-8, 9-4). If Ohio continues to play the… Read More