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Ohio opened up a six-game homestand on the wrong foot Tuesday night against Wright State, falling 7-1 to the Horizon League foe. The loss marked the third in a row for the ‘Cats, who dropped back-to-back decisions at Toledo over the weekend. Senior Shane Dedig (1-1) suffered the loss for Ohio, giving up three… Read More
A Muskingum County resident was appointed to a state board today. Gov. John Kasich appointed James Wilson of New Concord to the Ohio Higher Education Facility Commission. Wilson's term begins tomorrow and will end Jan. 1, 2012. Kasich also appointed residents from Cuyahoga, Summit and Franklin counties to state boards.
Four Ohio University students received Region 4 Mark of Excellence awards by the Society of Professional Journalists this weekend at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online… Read More
One building in Albany is taking on a new identity – without losing its original look. The old Albany Elementary and High School had been home to government offices, is now a place you can get a sandwich, too. The old school building just off Washington road in Albany used to be the Alexander/Albany… Read More
Dozens of exotic animal owners in Ohio were lining up Tuesday to oppose permit fees, certain caging requirements and other proposed regulations contained in a bill being considered by a state Senate panel. The measure would ban new ownership of exotic animals, while allowing current owners to keep their pets by obtaining a… Read More
In the weeks and months to come, WOUB will feature musicians and bands who will be performing at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival. Today, we're spotlighting Matador Records artist Kurt Vile. Vile has been a rising star in the indie music scene since his first solo album, Constant Hitmaker, was released in 2008. Since then,… Read More
A Hocking College communications instructor is one of a handful of educators taking the trip of a lifetime. Fire officials say a blaze that heavily damaged an industrial building in northeast Ohio began while a worker was welding metal when a spark hit a piece of wood. Details in your afternoon audio update.
U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall and other House Democrats say it's time for Congress to pass stalled legislation that would give the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration more power to prevent mine disasters. In a Tuesday hearing on Capitol Hill, Republican lawmakers grilled MSHA director Joe Main about the agency's failings before the… Read More
An Ohio University alumna made famous for being the voice of a cartoon 10-year-old boy will use that voice for another purpose in June: as the university's commencement speaker. Nancy Cartwright, the voice actor for The Simpson's Bart Simpson, will address undergraduates at two ceremonies June 9. According to an Ohio University spokeswoman, Cartwright began… Read More
The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is asking Ohio residents to practice not panic when test tornado sirens sound Wednesday morning. Goverernor John Kasich proclaimed this week as Ohio's Severe Weather Awareness Week. Weather officials are encouraging residents to take time this week to prepare for weather incidents that typically occur during spring and… Read More
A Hocking College communications instructor is one of a handful of educators taking the trip of a lifetime. Sue Fletcher was selected to tour historical Holocaust sites in Poland and Israel through a program with the Memorial Library in New York City. According to Hocking College Spokeswoman Laura Alloway, Fletcher is one of 17 educators… Read More
An elections board in southeast Ohio says a retired U.S. Army major who ran in a Republican Congressional primary can vote in the township he calls home, despite protesters saying he doesn't live there. The Washington County Board of Elections voted 3-1 to allow Victor Smith to vote in Palmer Township, where he serves as… Read More
Legislators are set to grill the director of the Mine Safety and Health Administration over his agency's actions and failures before a 2010 explosion that killed 29 West Virginia coal miners. MSHA chief Joe Main testifies Tuesday before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce in Washington, D.C. Republican Rep. John Kline… Read More
The Wood County Commission has given final approval to a $19.3 million fiscal year budget for next year. The budget reflects both decreases and increases: a drop in revenue due to last year's St. Joseph's Hospital merger and an increase in expenses. Commission President David Blair Couch says the jail bill and health care… Read More
The Asylum at the Ridges in Athens now has a full-length comprehensive book dedicated to its history — called Asylum on the Hill. Athens City Schools counselor Katherine Ziff wrote the book, which was published this month by the Ohio University Press. This Friday there will be a public reception for Ziff at the Ridges…. Read More
Anxious farmers across fruit-growing regions are nervous as a cold front approaches from Canada. Plus, gay rights activists are trying to overtun Ohio's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.