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After the championship win in the Mid American Conference, Bobcat Basketball Fans are looking forward to the NCAA tournament. Local businesses are stocking all of the merchandise fans want to celebrate the win. Several stores in Athens are offering t-shirts and other merchandise that is championship-themed. The College Book Store is now selling… Read More
Athens Law Director Pat Lang says police officers are getting a 7.5 percent pay raise under a new contract he negotiated with their union. The raise is spread out over three years, the duration of the agreement, which is pending approval by Athens City Council. Lang says the contract also includes changes to the… Read More
Ohio University is fielding feedback about hydraulic fracturing in forums at each of the university's six campuses. The Ohio Republican Party has agreed to pay $13,000 in federal fines for improperly disclosing debt during the 2007-2008 campaign season. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Ohio University is fielding feedback about hydraulic fracturing from faculty and staff in forums held at each of the university's six campuses. The OU President's Advisory Council on Sustainability Planning and the Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee are charged with gathering input about the controversial process known as fracking. Forum participants will learn more… Read More
Members of the Ohio University Faculty Senate are holding a meeting tonight to discuss their stance on the ever-controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing. The Finance and Facilities Committee will present the first reading on the faculty's resolution on Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as "fracking," on land owned by Ohio University. Faculty Senate Chair Joe McLaughlin… Read More
Century Aluminum retirees in West Virginia are considering a proposal that would restore at least some of their health care benefits. Retirees are scheduled to vote Thursday at Ravenswood High School on the company's offer. Century closed its smelter in Ravenswood in 2009 and dropped retirees' health care coverage in 2010…. Read More
Promises of prosperity have made government and school officials in Ohio consider land leases with oil and gas companies seeking to drill with a technique that blasts shale with chemical-laced water. The city manager says Steubenville in eastern Ohio will see a one-time $590,000 payday from a $5,400-an-acre agreement with an oil company…. Read More
Private owners of tigers and lions would need to obtain a permit to continue housing their animals in West Virginia under legislation heading to the governor's desk. Listen to your audio update here.
Ohio's mild winter has saved the state's transportation department millions of dollars in weather-related costs. The Ohio Department of Transportation saved $43 million this year after spending $80 million last year for winter-weather expenses from snow and ice. Transportation Department spokesman Steve Faulkner says the savings can be used for other projects,… Read More
A teacher and a fifth-grader at a southern Ohio school are warming hearts with their willingness to help a younger girl who suffered severe burns and scalp damage in a kitchen fire. The story started with an idea from teacher Stacey Riber of Valley Elementary School in Lucasville. She brought together a student… Read More