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It's far too easy for young people in Athens to slap on blinders when it comes to acknowledging the poverty that edges into Ohio University’s campus. However, thanks to a group of particularly ambitious area artists and musicians, a very special event will be taking place this weekend to spread awareness about the local food… Read More
Athens and Ohio University officials are making an effort to keep this weekend's block party from getting out of hand, just two weekends after a riot broke out and a house caught fire at Palmer Fest. The university says it will implement a new safety initiative during Mill Fest on Saturday called "green teams." … Read More
After more than 30 years of competing in wheelchair games, Army Veteran Roy Nungester, 67, of Circleville, is preparing to add to his medal collection at this summer's National Wheelchair Games. But while Nungester prepares for his trip, the Chillicothe Veteran Affairs Medical Center says it is having problems raising the funds needed to send… Read More
Projects in Tuscarawas, Washington and Lawrence counties have been awarded thousands of dollars in State Appalachian Development grants. The Governor's Office of Appalachia announced Wednesday that the city of Uhrichsville, Village of South Point and the Washington County Free Clinic will each receive more than $20,000 to maintain city buildings and equipment. The City of… Read More
A voluminous education bill that the governor has criticized for lowering state reading standards has cleared the Ohio Senate. The legislation passed on a 30-2 vote despite warnings from Republican Gov. John Kasich that senators should not have removed a requirement that third graders be held back if they test below their reading level…. Read More
Oh Noah!, the fun and funny PBS KIDS GO! web series (pbskidsgo.org/noah) formerly known as Noah Comprende, is rolling out an impressive line-up of new animated interactive videos and games that introduce kids to Spanish. Gamesembedded in the videos, together with other interactive challenges and adventures on the website, provide children ages six to eight with an engaging… Read More
Eight teams of senior mechanical engineer students from Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology are set to show off their senior capstone projects this Saturday. The "Designing to Make a Difference" teams have designed and developed their projects for real-world clients. Colleen Carow, director of external relations for the College of Engineering, said… Read More
Last night’s monthly City of Athens Board of Zoning Appeals meeting dealt with three issues needing approval for various construction projects within Athens. Those wishing to put additions on their homes or begin construction projects must go through the board for approval. While most projects are approved, there are some cases that meet strong opposition… Read More
A poll finds Ohio voters strongly favor a proposal by Republican Gov. John Kasich to raise taxes on big oil and gas drillers to fund modest income-tax relief. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found voters favor the governor's tax trade-off idea 60 percent to 32 percent. The plan is stalled at the Statehouse. The… Read More
An Athens addiction specialist reacts to Governor John Kasich's new plan to prevent prescription drug abuse. And, Ohio's Senate president makes changes to governor's education bill. Details in your state and regional update.
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Joan Butcher talks with Athens City Mayor Paul Wiehl, Athens City Commission on Disabilities and Committee member Carolyn Bailey Lewis and Kroger Manager Dave Shull about "Challenged by Choice." The Athens City Commission on Disabilities is hosting the third annual Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak Event… Read More
Drug addiction specialists in Southeast Ohio are cautiously optimistic of a new plan announced by Governor John Kasich aimed to curb prescription drug abuse. Kasich announced the plan to limit the prescribing of painkillers through emergency rooms in Ohio hospitals. Members of Kasich's cabinet say they believe pain pills are being overprescribed by emergency… Read More
It was close, but Mayor of Parkersburg Bob Newell will be a candidate for re-election in the November election. Newell defeated Democratic challenger Gerald Board by 99 votes in the primary. Board, who was appointed by Newell as police chief when he took office in 2006, and served until 2009, challenged Newell in the… Read More
Democratic West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Republican Bill Maloney will face off again in November. Each one won their party's nomination on Tuesday, setting up a rematch of last year's close special gubernatorial election. The office is now up for a full four years. Tomblin defeated Arne Moltis to nab the Democratic… Read More
More than 300 students will graduate from Marietta College on Sunday. Plus, a new bill would require criminals charged with arson-related crimes to register with the sheriff. And, a bill that would make changes to gambling options in the state is up for a vote today.