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Both the Ohio House and Senate are expected to act this coming week on a bill regulating exotic animals. The legislation was approved by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee this past week. "I think the end goal needs to be that these animals are that there shouldn't be private individual ownership of lions… Read More
People talk about the impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking on the land, but it can also impact the community in which drillers operate. Some Carroll County residents are reacting to the hydraulic fracturing taking place in their area. The debate over hydraulic fracturing– or fracking– rages on in southeast Ohio. Although Athens County has… Read More
A meeting hosted by an Athens attorney and an energy company Thursday night at the Market on State drew a crowd of more than 100 landowners interested in leasing their land for drilling. Cunningham Energy is seeking mineral rights in Athens, Vinton, Meigs, Perry, Morgan, and Washington counties. Lawyer John Lavelle represents several landowners… Read More
The Athens City School District laid off several employees last night. Two Ohio boards and commissions will gain a new member. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Ohio fell short in the weekend home opener against archrival Miami (OH) Thursday evening. In a day that the Bobcats (27-26, 15-10 MAC) struggled to piece together hits, Miami used a wild sixth inning to grab a 5-2 victory at Bob Wren Stadium. The two teams entered the sixth tied 2-2, but Miami (27-26, 11-14… Read More
There’s something fitting about a little Americana to kick off the start of a music festival tucked in the rolling hills of Appalachia. Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons did just that when they opened the Porch Stage performances for the slowly filling-in crowd at Hocking College's Robbins Crossing. Perley and her Moons have a… Read More
A new workshop will help parents and child care workers learn how to interact with children who are dealing with emotional and behavioral challenges. Sherry Shamblin, the director of early childhood mental health programs at Tri-County Mental Health Counseling and creator of the program, says that as many as 10 to 30 percent of children… Read More
State figures show that coal mining employment in West Virginia is at its highest level since the 1990s. A recent analysis of Workforce West Virginia figures by Ted Boettner with the West Virginia Center for Budget and Policy shows there were nearly 22,700 mining jobs in 2011. That's the highest level since 1995. According to… Read More
UPDATE: 1:30 PM An Ohio University student faces rape charges following an early morning incident in the Athens uptown area. Athens Police officers are investigating a rape they say took place early Friday morning. A 17-year-old girl told police she had been raped at a residence by a "known subject." Police arrested Michael Alexandrov, 19,… Read More
An Ohio board and a commission will each gain a new member after Ohio Governor John Kasich made appointments Thursday. Kasich appointed David Madison to the Ohio Expositions Commission to serve until December 2012. Deborah Weber has been appointed to the Rio Grande Community College Board of Trustees until her term is over on… Read More
The Athens City School District laid off a principal and three teachers Thursday night. It also abolished 16 aide, cashier, cook and other positions. The action was largely due to the board’s previous decision to close Chauncey Elementary school. Chauncey Principal Peggy Williams was among those let go. The three teachers affected by the Reduction… Read More
Two owners of pain clinics in Scioto County and Dayton have been arrested on charges of illegal distribution of prescription drugs. Randy Callihan, 54, of West Portsmouth, and Christopher Stegawski, 62, of Cleveland, allegedly operated pill mills in South Point, Lucasville and Dayton and sold prescriptions for controlled substances like oxycodone to customers without a… Read More
Several animal welfare organizations are praising a House committee for passing the Dangerous Wild Animal Act, but one Athens man disagrees. Plus, a compromise vote on a bill to sort out Ohio gambling has been postponed. Details in your audio update.