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Among the world’s fastest land animals are the cheetah, the pronghorn antelope and the Ohio University center fielder. Perhaps that’s a lie. You will not catch Ethan Newton chasing down pronghorn antelopes in his spare time. (Humans rank right after the house cat on the list of fastest land animals, so in theory it would… Read More
Owners and managers of local swimming pools at hotels, city recreation centers and public parks are scrambling to comply with new federal requirements that all public pools be accessible to disabled swimmers. Pools across the country were given one year to comply with the federal law to install lifts on their property. The director of… Read More
A legislative committee that's considering new regulations on exotic animal ownership in Ohio is scheduled to make tweaks to the proposal and possibly vote on it late Wednesday afternoon. The chairman of the Ohio House agriculture committee says he received 51 proposed amendments, though he described many as "triplicates." Republican State Rep. David Hall of… Read More
An Athens County Grand Jury will consider murder charges against a Glouster man. Gary Wooten, 20, of Glouster, was in court for a preliminary hearing that lasted until late Wednesday afternoon. Wooten is accused of killing Harley Pruitt, 22, of Buchtel earlier this month. After several witnesses testified, the judge sent the case to a… Read More
Horse Feathers is one of those bands that is essentially the project of one man. In this case, it's Justin Ringle. A native of Idaho, the singer/songwriter moved to Portland, Ore., in 2004 and started collaborating with muti-instrumentalist Peter Broderick. The two released Horse Feathers' debut album, Words are Dead, in 2006. Since Broderick's departure… Read More
Sports Video Group and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) have announced that WOUB's "Bobcat Sports Showcase" has been nominated for the 2012 College Sports Media Awards. The show is nominated for an award in the "program series" category for the episode "Marshall week." Representing dozens of college athletic and academic departments,… Read More
An Oak Hill man plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter, cancelling his jury trial that set to begin this week. About $787,000 has been donated to a recovery fund created after a northeast Ohio high school shooting that killed three students and seriously injured two more in February. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium will be filled with the sounds of horns, bass, piano and drums–lots of drums– during the OU Spring Jazz Concert on Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to performances by the Ohio University Jazz Ensembles I & II and the Jazz Percussion Ensemble, noted percussionist and composer… Read More
A Noble County school teacher has pleaded not guilty to having sexual contact with an underaged female. Steven Wentworth, 37, of Pleasant City was was arraigned last week and charged with three felony counts of gross sexual imposition and four misdemeanor counts of sexual imposition for alleged sexual contact with an a juvenile female. Wentworth,… Read More
An Oak Hill man plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter, cancelling his jury trial that was set to begin this week. About $787,000 has been donated to a recovery fund created after a northeast Ohio high school shooting. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Advocates for Planned Parenthood centers in Ohio have packed a legislative hearing to show opposition to a measure that would send them to the back of the line to receive family planning money. Opponents say it will largely cut or altogether eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. Anti-abortion groups have praised the idea. It's unclear how… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Tom Walker speaks with Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton. Stratton talks about her efforts to use the courts to help the increasing number of veterans who suffer from war-inflicted brain disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. With approximately 900,000 veterans, Ohio… Read More
Sara Hartman says she is tired. Hartman is a teacher and a mother, who just received her Ph.D., but those aren’t the only things she takes on. Hartman is a member of “Friends of the Shelter Dogs”, a non-profit dog-rescue program. The organization takes responsibility for buying dog tags and locating good homes for… Read More
A Century Aluminum spokeswoman says restarting the company's plant in Ravenswood remains a priority. Lindsey Berryhill says the company is committed to working with Appalachian Power Co. and state regulators to determine an electricity rate for the plant that will allow it to resume operations. Berryhill says the annual cost of electricity has risen substantially… Read More
An Oak Hill man pleaded guilty to a charge of voluntary manslaughter, cancelling his jury trial set for this week. 20-year-old Dakota Dunaway plead guilty Monday. Dunaway is accused of shooting and killing his older brother, Matthew Dunaway, in June of 2011 at their home. Dunway's guilty plea came from the prosecution agreeing to recommend… Read More
Old scrap tires in Southeast Ohio will soon have new life benefiting young athletes. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has awarded more $1.1 million dollars to fund 28 projects to assist in the clean-up of more than two million scrap tires in the state. The Ironton City School District is one of the grant recipients…. Read More
UPDATE 8:24 a.m. Both lanes of Interstate 77 northbound have reopened near Ravenswood, according to the West Virginia Department of Highways. Two tractor-trailers collided about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, shutting down the highway for hours. One of the northbound lanes re-opened Wednesday evening. Firefighters say the driver of one of the trucks fell asleep causing him… Read More
For decades, Ohio's 10 mental health residential facilities have enjoyed an on-campus police force. But that run comes to an end next month The state says it can evolve and save millions, but some say safety and security may be jeopardized. Custodian Nikki Jones is one of more than 400 employees and 175… Read More
An organization in Athens is bringing astronomy to the people. The Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society is more than 10 years old and members are local amateur and professional astronomers who gather to share knowledge and look at the night sky. Maryann Hartwick, group president, says the organizations goal is to make looking through telescopes… Read More
Vice President Joe Biden is setting off on a two-day swing through blue-collar areas of eastern and northeast Ohio. Biden plans an appearance Wednesday at a Youngstown manufacturing plant and Thursday at a car dealership in Martins Ferry. The scene was set with the release of a new TV ad attacking the private-industry background… Read More
The Albany Area Fire Department will be burning something of their own on Saturday. Plus, the mayor of Wilkesville says it's a blessing the village's post office won't be closed. And, text messages warning you about tornados and other severe weather could soon hit your cell phone.