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Ohio baseball head coach Joe Carbone is hanging up his clipboard after 24 seasons. But The Bobcat Sports Showcase reporter Kaylee Donnegan caught up with him and some friends to talk about where his journey has taken him and what lies down the road.
We hope you enjoy this clip of the 30-piece “circus-punk marching band” Mucca Pazza, filmed at the Nelsonville Music Festival on May 19, 2012. The video was produced by WOUB students Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).
If there were any recurring themes at this year's Nelsonville Music Festival (besides groovy tunes), they were probably: heat, hippies/hipsters and a very low probability of getting into the No-Fi Cabin. The beautiful old schoolhouse is the perfect setting for a completely acoustic performance, but its small space precludes many people from seeing some amazing… Read More
As more Athens residents commit to commuting around town on a bicycle instead of in a car, bicycle enthusiasts encourage riders to know and practice bike safety. According to Ohio law, bikes are considered vehicles and are subject to the same rules as cars. However, it is legal in Athens for bicyclists to ride on… Read More
A former security chief convicted of lying to investigators about the 2010 explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch mine says he deserves a new trial. Hughie Elbert Stover filed his appeal Monday with the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. Stover says it's not based on the weight… Read More
The Lawrence County Commissioners have filed a $2 million lawsuit against Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services and Athens and Jackson counties. The most recent lawsuit comes just months after Athens and Jackson Counties filed a lawsuit against Lawrence County for failure to pay its share of SEOEMS expenses. The medical agency ended operations in… Read More
Multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm) and his wife, singer Teresa Williams (Levon Helm, Furthur, Phil Lesh and Friends) return for a performance at the Fur Peace Ranch, recorded April 14, 2012. Live from Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch airs Fridays at 7 p.m. on WOUB FM. To hear other programs in the series,… Read More
A news industry leader and Ohio University alumnus will speak Monday night at OU on the future of Fox News as part of a public forum. Roger Ailes is the chairman and CEO of the company. Ailes' presentation for the George Washington Forum is called "Fox News: Past, Present and Future." In 1996, Ailes'… Read More
The Chillicothe Board of Education held a ceremony this morning to award eligible veterans with high school diplomas. Ohio law explains that if a WWII, Korea, or Vietnam veteran dropped out of high school to serve time overseas, they are eligible to receive a high school diploma without completing any further classes. "It's based on… Read More
Rapper Wiz Khalifa and singer Sean Kingston entertained a packed crowd last Friday during a show at Ohio University's Convocation Center. After taking the stage, Kingston had the audience on its feet until he addressed the crowd as "Ohio State." After being booed, an assistant informed him where he was, and the show resumed. Kingston… Read More
Franciscan University of Steubenville is suing Obama administration officials over the federal mandate requiring most employers to cover birth control. The school and an association of Michigan dioceses said Monday the mandate violates religious freedom by requiring a Catholic entity such as the university to comply. President Barack Obama offered to soften the mandate to… Read More
UPDATE: 2:39 PM Interstate 77 has reopened, after a portion of the road was closed Monday morning because of a chemical spill. Dover Fire Chief Russ Volkert says area fire departments and hazardous materials teams from Tuscarawas and Stark counties are still on the scene monitoring the situation. The Dover Fire Department responded to the… Read More
A popular spring fest proved to be calmer than previous spring parties. Twenty-eight Ohio cases are included in a national registry that details hundreds of cases of inmates who were exonerated. Details in your afternoon audio update.
Despite more arrests than last year, Athens law enforcement officers and emergency responders say Saturday's 9Fest proved to be calmer than previous organized parties this spring. The Athens County Sheriff's Department and Athens County Emergency Medical Services expressed overall satisfaction of the behavior from students. Athens EMS Director Rick Callebs says overall, around 15,000… Read More
The well-funded campaign behind the 2011 repeal of Ohio's collective bargaining law is throwing its might behind a constitutional amendment that would take away elected officials' power to draw legislative and congressional districts. The labor-backed We Are Ohio coalition led the successful repeal of union limits for public workers. It said Monday it will join… Read More
Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Zanesville Sunday night. Captain Tony Coury said Zanesville police officers responded to a call at 409 1/2 Mead Street around 7 p.m. Sunday after a woman reported that there was an injured male on her porch. Larry Lewis, 37, of Zanesville was shot once in the… Read More
Environmental advocates are among dozens of witnesses lining up to testify on a bill laying out Ohio's new regulations for horizontal shale drilling and the use of renewable energy. The House Public Utilities Committee is slated to debate rules Monday. They are part of a wide-ranging energy bill that passed the Ohio Senate with support… Read More
Listen to audio from Iron & Wine’s set, recorded Friday, May 18, 2012 at the Nelsonville Music Festival. Clip courtesy of Elliot Nicolson (audio) and Cam Soergel (photos).
Footage of Jorma Kaukonen and Barry Mitterhoff at the 2012 Nelsonville Music Festival, produced by WOUB students Cam Soergel (video) and Elliot Nicolson (audio).
Ohio's dropout rate increased between 2002 and 2009 at a higher rate than all other states except Illinois. Ohio's dropout rate jumped from 3.1 percent to 4.2 percent in 2008-09. Ohio's dropout numbers for 2009 are just slightly higher than the national average. States aren't required to have comprehensive policies to cut their… Read More
A program to help ease the stress of separated parenting is being offered again for free. Washington County's visitation mediation program aims to help parents and their children come together to resolve disputes. Barb Tergolina, the director of the Washington County Child Support Enforcement Agency, says the program helps parents who don't live together… Read More
An autopsy will be performed on a Portland man who was found dead in his vehicle in Meigs County on Saturday afternoon. An Ohio State Highway Patrol officer says Jonathan Dailey, 32, was driving southbound on Smith Road when he traveled off the left side of the road and came to rest on an embankment…. Read More
Ohio's secretary of state is taking another step toward erasing dead voters off the state's voting rolls. Secretary of State Jon Husted says the goal is to prevent fraud. He says a new partnership will give the state access to out-of-state death records and allow election officials to share the information with the election… Read More
Ohio's dropout rate increased between 2002 and 2009 at a higher rate than all other states except Illinois. Plus, Ohio's commission has set up a way to help problem gamblers from giving into temptation and going into the state's casinos. And, West Virginia authorities are making sure teenagers stay safe during prom and graduation season.