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Ohio opened its three game road trip to Dekalb, Ill., with a 13-2 thrashing of the Northern Illinois Huskies. Brent Choban started the game for the Bobcats, recording three strike outs and allowing only seven hits and two runs in 6.2 innings pitched. In fact, the two runs that Choban gave up both came in… Read More
The Nelsonville Division of Fire and the York Township Volunteer Fire Department will start installing reflective address signs on "hard to find" houses on Monday. Gov. John Kasich has ordered flags at the Capitol and other state facilities in central Ohio to be flown at half-staff on Monday. Details in your afternoon audio update.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will soon begin aerial treatments designed to control the gypsy moth population in Ohio. The department says it will treat 8,494 acres of Hocking, Pickaway and Vinton counties during the early morning hours in mid-April, as larva and leaf development reaches the optimal threshold for treatment. Treatments are administered using… Read More
A conservation group is slowly but surely bringing life back to a polluted stream in Meigs County. The stream is Leading Creek and the group is the Leading Creek Watershed Group. The Leading Creek Group took a big restoration step recently with the construction of the Thomas Fork Doser Project. "Dosers treat acid… Read More
The Nelsonville Division of Fire and the York Township Volunteer Fire Department will begin installing reflective address signs on "hard to find" houses on Monday. John Cheeseman, safety officer at the Nelsonville Fire Department, said firefighters and volunteers from Nelsonville-York High School will start posting addresses and signs on more than 350 homes that are… Read More
The director of Athens County Children Services says child abuse has decreased in the past year, but has become more severe. "Family issues are more serious, more serious domestic violence. Drugs have impacted children dramatically in the number of children born drug exposed as well as children being exposed, you know, older children being exposed… Read More
There is a lot of music that happens during a week in Athens, Ohio. Besides the weekend bar bands, the weekly Irish and Old Time jam sessions and the occasional concert at Ohio University, at least five open stages are hosted by local musicians in the coffee houses and taverns around town. Singer, songwriter, producer… Read More
The head of the organization that oversees the Ohio Statehouse is facing criticism from the Ohio Jewish community for remarks he made earlier this week about a Holocaust memorial at the Statehouse. Richard Finan, former Ohio Senate president, expressed his disappointment Tuesday with Governor John Kasich's decision to… Read More
Good River Distribution will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for a new water-pumping station along the Ohio River in Marietta. The organization is a joint effort by Eramet Marietta, Solvay Advanced Polymers, America's Styrenics and Energizer Battery Corporation. The businesses joined together to develop the station as a way to ensure the supply… Read More
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was in Athens Thursday, speaking at an event put on by the Ohio University College Republicans. Cain briefly came to the forefront of the Republican race last fall, but suspended his campaign in December after allegations of sexual misconduct. At the appearance, he didn't say much about new… Read More
About 1,400 people have registered for federal assistance following storms the past two months in Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Marion and Wayne counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved about $2.6 million in funding to assist residents who suffered losses during storms in February and March. Five disaster recovery centers are staffed by FEMA… Read More
The Appalachian region is known for its abundance of beautiful land. And the Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) is an organization aiming to conserve that land, while also promoting economic growth in the area. Steve Fleegal is one of the leaders of the group. He says one way to do this is through conservation… Read More
Two American Electric Power subsidiaries are asking West Virginia regulators to let them sell bonds to recover fuel costs. Without a bond sale, Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power say they would have to raise rates about 30 percent. If that occurs, they propose a two-year phase-in of the rate hike. A law passed by… Read More
Two universities in Ohio will combine forces and finances to form a fund for technology ventures. Plus, a state panel has cleared supporters of proposed ballot issues to continue their efforts.