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Ohio University junior captain Seth Streich won his second MAC East Pitcher of the Week Award of the season on Monday. Streich got the award after recording a complete game victory against Akron on Sunday. The Bobcats swept the Zips as Streich threw his third complete game of the year. Streich struck out six… Read More
The number of active Pennsylvania gas drilling rigs is continuing to decline, while the number in West Virginia is increasing. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that there were 95 drilling rigs operating in Pennsylvania, down one from the previous week. That's also down from 108 a year earlier and from a… Read More
Athens County Engineer Archie Stanley announced Monday that his workers "shall remain under the current policy for sick leave payout." Stanley recently proposed that retiring employees be given 100 percent of accumulated sick leave. It's a move that reportedly could have cost the county more than $100,000. That immediately drew a lot of criticism from… Read More
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is searching for a person who killed a pedestrian in an Athens County hit-and-run accident Saturday evening. Ohio drivers are paying less for gas as oil prices continue to drop. Details in your afternoon audio update.
A Meigs County man has pleaded guilty to "sextortion." The US Department of Justice says Charles Estep, 28, of Shade pled guilty to two counts of computer intrusion and one count of extortion on Friday. Estep is accused of breaking into two acquaintances social media sites and threatening a victim because of comments she had… Read More
With another Sectional Championship under their belts, the Federal Hocking Lancer baseball team sets its sights on the top-seeded Wheelersburg Pirates. Not an easy foe. The Pirates rank seventh in the state by the Coaches Poll and boast a 22-2 season record. Federal Hocking Head Coach Rocky Brunty sees this as a pack back game… Read More
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is searching for a person who killed a pedestrian in an Athens County hit-and-run accident Saturday evening. A spokesperson from the highway patrol's Athens Post says Roger Jordan, 57, of Glouster died on impact. Authorities say the driver fled the scene on Pleasanton Road heading eastbound on county roads. Jordan was… Read More
West Virginia has opted to not comply with a federal sex offender registration law because of the cost. The law calls for states to use a three-tier classification system. Offenders in the highest tier must appear at the appropriate agency at least four times a year to verify their information. Depending on their convictions, other… Read More
Ohio drivers are paying less for gas as oil prices continue to drop. The average price for regular gas in Ohio is $3.63 a gallon in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 13 cents cheaper than a week ago. Gas cost about $4.02 at this time… Read More
Officials and residents of a southeast Ohio county are concerned about bills the Appalachian area faces for three trials in the slaying of a woman found strangled in a septic tank last year. County commissioners in Hocking County have put $100,000 into a fund to pay for the upcoming trials in 25-year-old Summer Inman's slaying…. Read More
Mail carriers in Wood County, West Virginia were dropping and picking up more than mail Saturday. The National Letter Carriers Food Drive helps feed hundreds during the summer. Volunteers at the Wayside Methodist Church collects and sorts through the thousands of pounds of donations. All the food goes to stock the shelves in the Good… Read More
After dangerous behavior at a recent Athens spring block party, city and Ohio University officials are coming up with new ways to cut down on the rowdiness. In the aftermath of the arson committed at the block party known as Palmer Fest, Ohio University and city officials met last week to discuss possible solutions to… Read More
A new report shows the cost of owning and operating a small car in Ohio can be as much as $12,000 a year. As transportation costs rise, many residents in Southeast Ohio find they have trouble paying for gas and auto insurance. Nick Claussen, Athens County Job and Family Services spokesman, says this can… Read More
Officials of a southeast Ohio county are concerned about the bills the area faces for three trials in the slaying of a woman. Plus, millions of dollars in driver's license reinstatement fees are being used to fund programs in Ohio Schools.