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Ohio point guard Dj Cooper's mother, Dionne Cooper, says her son is staying at Ohio University for his senior year. "When Dj signed his commitment papers to play college basketball, he signed them with Ohio University," Mrs. Cooper told WOUB on Tuesday night. When asked if Dj was contemplating transferring, Mrs. Cooper responded, "No. That… Read More
Jim Christian was announced Tuesday as the 17th head coach in Ohio men's basketball history. Whether or not Christian will be the lucky charm for Ohio basketball is yet to be determined, but 17 could be a lucky number. The postseason ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll was released Tuesday – Ohio found itself ranked 25th in… Read More
Police are searching for a man who impersonated a cop and sexually violated a woman in Lawrence County. Ohio University students are wearing visible, but empty gun holsters to class this week. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Unseasonably warm spring weather is attracting people outdoors earlier than most years, but it's also attracting the ticks. Within the past few years, there has been an increase in black-legged ticks, more commonly known as deer ticks, which have been known to carry lyme disease. Charles Hammer, an administrator the Athens County Health Department, said… Read More
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus named Jim Christian as the 17th head coach in school history of the Ohio men’s basketball program on Tuesday. Christian comes in with 10 years of head coaching experience after coaching at both Kent State University and TCU. "If our vision is to be the premier program in… Read More
Ohio University's Faculty Senate President Joe McLaughlin says he thinks OU's new basketball coach will be paid "too much." Jim Christian was announced as OU's new head basketball coach at a press conference this afternoon. He is expected to earn $425,000 per year over the next five years, which would make him the highest-paid employee… Read More
Supporters of a measure that would allow gay marriage in Ohio have been cleared to continue their ballot effort. The Freedom to Marry coalition wants to repeal and replace a 2004 state constitutional amendment that says Ohio only recognizes a marriage between a man and a woman. The group's proposal would allow two consenting adults… Read More
An Athens County Couple have still not received a settlement for their property that was destroyed in an explosion last November. John and Cathy Sayers say they are waiting to accept an offer from Tennessee Gas after a pipeline exploded behind their Morgan County house. The couple have not had their own home for… Read More
A Southeast Ohio national forest is taking part in an effort to keep the region clean. The Wayne National Forest is hosting the kickoff of the Ohio Department of Transportation's State Roadway Cleanup. The event is a part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. According to the… Read More
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is issuing a final set of rules for underground coal mine examinations that aim to hold operators more accountable for finding and fixing hazards. MSHA proposed the rules in December 2010 and held five public hearings last summer. They'll be published in the Federal Register on Friday, the day… Read More
An Athens County Couple have still not received a settlement for their property that was destroyed in an explosion last November. John and Cathy Sayers are still waiting to accept an offer from Tennessee Gas after a pipeline exploded behind their Glouster house. The couple has not had their own home for five months. Though… Read More
A former Ohio University student has been indicted on charges that stemmed from an Ohio University dormitory fire that occurred in June. Several Ohio University students will be wearing visible, but emtpy gun holsters this week as part of a protest against gun laws in Ohio. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Ohio will introduce its new head basketball coach at a Tuesday press conference. TCU's former head coach Jim Christian will be introduced as the new head coach of Ohio University men's basketball. Tuesday's reports said Christian will make a base salary of $425,000 per year for a five-year contract. Watch the live press conference here… Read More
Although the punishment is now less severe, noisy residents can still get themselves in trouble with the Athens police. This spring marks the one-year anniversary of the amended Athens City noise ordinance policy. In 2010, a total of 896 noise complaints were filed, one of the highest complaint rates for any type of call. In effect… Read More
The Ohio Supreme Court has struck down a state law requiring juvenile sex offenders convicted in juvenile courts to register as sex offenders for life. The court ruled 5-2 Tuesday that the requirement enacted in a 2007 law is unconstitutional because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and violates children's due process rights. Justice… Read More
Just over a month ago, a northeast Ohio school was rocked by a deadly shooting. But just days ago, those who were among the first on the scene at Chardon High School the morning of February 27 were honored by state lawmakers. Donning red ribbons in memory of the three students killed, dozens… Read More
Something was wrong with Cole. On a Saturday afternoon in mid-February 2011, Danielle Smoot walked into her 16-year-old son's bedroom and found him curled under his New England Patriots bedspread. Cole was a kid who could sleep until dinnertime if he wanted, but with school Monday through Friday, wrestling meets on… Read More
A man in Lawerence County impersonated a police officer and sexually violated a woman that he pulled over. Members of the Ohio University Second Amendment Club are protesting laws that ban concealed weapons on college campuses.
Police are searching for a man who impersonated a cop, pulled a woman over, and sexually violated her in Lawrence County. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Randy Goodall says in his report a woman was driving on Burlington Macedonia Road when she saw an unmarked car behind her with a red and white strobe light… Read More
Teachers wanting to brush up on their conservation and environmental education will have a chance later this month thanks to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The agency will hold a free wildlife workshop, called Project Wild, on April 14 in Athens for both formal and informal educators. Lindsay Rist, a… Read More
Ohio's welfare rolls have dropped 18% over the past year. Plus, West Virginia officials hope a newly created tax break will help reopen a Jackson County aluminum plant.
West Virginia officials hope a newly created tax break will help reopen a Jackson County aluminum plant. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin traveled to Ravenswood on Monday to sign the legislation meant to aid Century Aluminum. More than 650 people lost their jobs when the California-based company shut down the smelter in 2009. The… Read More