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The father of a 25-year-old coal miner killed in the Upper Big Branch disaster is suing an Ohio-based company that was under contract to do safety examinations for Massey Energy. Scott Napper of Langsville, Ohio, sued independent contractor David Stanley Consultants of St. Clairsville, Ohio, in Raleigh County Circuit Court on Thursday – the second… Read More
UPDATE 9:41 a.m. One of the three U.S. soldiers killed in a suicide attack this week in Afghanistan was a lawyer who worked for Ohio's veteran services agency. The Ohio National Guard says all three soldiers were from Ohio, as were several others seriously wounded in the bombing. The family of 44-year-old Shawn Hannon,… Read More
A nursing home employee is in custody today for allegedly sexually assaulting a resident of a Lucasville nursing home. Bobbie Shanks, 30, of Portsmouth is accused of sexually assaulting a resident of Edgewood Manor Nursing home on March 31 in the nursing home parking lot. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said Shanks has been charged… Read More
Perry County Commissioner Lonnie Wood will serve jail time for restraining, kissing and groping a county employee against her wishes in October of 2010. A body found in the Ohio River near Wheeling has been identified. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Two universities in Ohio will combine forces and finances to form a venture capital fund for technology ventures. Ohio University president Roderick McDavis and Ohio State University president Gordon Gee made the announcement today on the OSU campus. OU has committed $15 million and OSU offered up $20 million to the fund which will… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Tom Hodson talks with R. Smith "Smitty" Schuneman about the fourth annual Schuneman Symposium, hosted by the Ohio University School of Visual Communication, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the Scripps College of Communication. This year's symposium, titled "Impact: Words and Pictures That Matter," will take… Read More
Ohio University faculty and staff on the Parental Leave Task Force gathered Wednesday to illicit their thoughts and opinions on OU's parental leave policy. Pam Benoit, OU provost, appointed the specialized task force a few months ago to address the current parental leave time policies at OU. The university's current policy follows the Family and… Read More
The city of Chillicothe is rolling out the second stage of a process meant to clean up blighted properties. Mayor Jack Everson says he is now working to enforce a targeted nuisance enforcement zone on East Main Street. The city previously worked with residents on Western Avenue to remove trash and junk cars from… Read More
The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College will host a film festival on Saturday, April 14 in the Berry Fine and Performing Arts Center. The festival, which will begin at 7 p.m., will feature short films made by Rio Grande students, faculty members and area residents. Immediately following the films, the cult movie classic,… Read More
A partnership between two Ohio universities is expected to be announced today on the campus of Ohio State in Columbus. According to a news release, Ohio University president Roderick McDavis and Ohio State University president E. Gordon Gee will announce an economic development partnership between the two universities. The announcement will take place at… Read More
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin wants West Virginians to observe a moment of silence, starting at 3:01 p.m. Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster and the deaths of 29 men. Methane and coal dust fueled the blast at the former Massey Energy mine on April 5, 2010. The… Read More
Energy-wise, Ohio's future is "very secure" according to Scott Miller, director of Energy and Environmental Programs at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. "We have a lot to be thankful for in this state; we're very abundant and very blessed with a lot of those resources, so we're pretty good in Ohio,"… Read More
The Athens City School District has found a new purpose for the Chauncey Elementary School building. Plus, Perry County Commissioner Lonny Wood will serve jail time. And, Ohio's Republican party chairman has announced he's stepping down.