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Ohio traveled to Dayton to take on the Wright State Raiders in a mid-week doubleheader on Wednesday. The two teams split the series, the Raiders took the first game, while Ohio claimed victory in the second. In the first contest, Ohio dug itself into a hole early and was never able to come all the… Read More
Mill Street residents are expecting tougher policing at the last street fest of the season. The events of Palmer Fest may set the tone of the upcoming Mill Fest. “I definitely think they are going to crack down,” Mill Street Resident Elliot Hebeler said. “Last year they would stand around out in the streets, but… Read More
An eastern Ohio police chief says two part-time village officers suspected in a man's beating are under investigation by state authorities. The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would update rules related to public records at the state's new private job creation agency. Details in your afternoon audio update.
In the midst of an increasingly difficult fight against prescription drug abuse, Ohio and West Virginia residents returned more than 30,000 pounds of unwanted prescriptions during a bi-annual drug take-back day. The national prescription drug "Take Back" day was held last Saturday and enabled organizers to collect more than 26,000 pounds of prescription medication in… Read More
Forty-five year old Michael E. Packard was arrested on May 1st for possession of fifty packets of bath salts. The Belpre man had forty-nine unopened packages and one open package that contained Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), which is the banned substance found in bath salts. Packard was arrested after removing a small package from his mailbox… Read More
The Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous have listed their Crimes of the Month for May. Athens City Police are asking for information about the house fire on Palmer Street. Unknown person or persons forced their way into the basement and set the fire on April 28 around 7 p.m. Most of the damage was contained… Read More
People looking to get rid of old medicine can now turn to the Athens County Sheriff's Office any time during the week. Sheriff Patrick Kelly announced his office is giving residents the opportunity to drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal, rather than wait for special drop-off events. Prescriptions can be… Read More
One of Ohio University's English professors has released a collection of short stories titled "How to Stop Loving Someone". Joan Connor says she tells stories from both the man's and woman's point of view and adds humor and emotion to display all aspects of her characters. Connor says her tendency for humor comes from her… Read More
A string of arsons has plagued the city of Portsmouth since the beginning of the year. There have been 24 suspicious fires. But on Tuesday there was light at the end of the tunnel — with more than half of those cases being solved. After months of investigations, the fires are finally being… Read More
An Ohio Senate committee has approved a bill to ban hidden compartments in vehicles to help crack down on drug trafficking. The State Highway Patrol says current law makes it tough for officers to pursue charges if they find such compartments but no drugs inside them. The bill would make that a felony. A… Read More
A string of arsons has plagued the city of Portsmouth, but the cases are being solved. Plus, an Ohio Senate committee is taking another look at banning texting while driving. And, the Ohio Senate passed a bill that would update rules related to public records at the state's new private job creation agency.