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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has made a rare visit to the state Senate's chamber to thank lawmakers for passing his updates to the state budget and other priority bills. The Republican governor gave an unconventional speech directly from the floor during a break in Wednesday's voting session. Lawmakers are wrapping up their work… Read More
The 17th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival takes place this weekend at Parkersburg's City Park, featuring live music, dance performances, ethnic foods and cultural workshops.
An Ohio judge has ordered two men suspected in the shooting deaths of three people who responded to bogus Craigslist job ads to have no contact with each other while they await trial. A report summary made available Wednesday by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Lynne Callahan in Akron says 52-year-old Richard Beasley and… Read More
The 27th annual Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for June 15 and 16, featuring nearly a dozen bands, including Idletymes, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Hart Brothers and Karl Shiflett & The Big Country Show.
If you're caught texting or talking on a cellphone while driving in Parkersburg, it may actually cost you less than elsewhere in the state. City council Tuesday night passed the first reading of an ordinance to ban talking on cell phones or texting while driving. An exception would be if the driver was using… Read More
The hunt for a new leader at Athens County Children Services is on again. The Board had picked Chris Derry for the job of executive director of the agency but now has rescinded a job offer. Spokeswoman Sherri Oliver says "A verbal offer had been made, but the contract was still in negotiation, and had… Read More
A corporate executive who serves on the governing board of the Boy Scouts of America says he doesn't support the Scouts' policy of excluding gays and will work from within to seek a change. Ernst & Young CEO James Turley, whose company has welcomed gays in its own workforce, becomes the first member of the… Read More
If you ask Republican Shane Thompson what his focus is in the race for the Ohio 30th Senate District, he'll answer: "Job creation and economic growth for Ohio's Appalachian region." Thompson, officially announced his state senate campaign Wednesday. "It's gonna come down to leadership as being the game changing element. Having worked in the… Read More
On this edition of Conversations From Studio B, host Jackie Wolf speaks with author and professor Carolyn Herbst Lewis about her new book, Prescription For Heterosexuality: Sexual Citizenship in the Cold War Era. Lewis discusses family physicians' view on sexual relationships during the Cold War era and how these relationships in turn reflected happiness, marital… Read More
Governor John Kasich announced Wednesday the appointment of Diana Hisey as a member of the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Hisey will take the position vacated by Robert Kidder. She will begin her term with the Board's meetings June 21 and 22 in Athens. Hisey is the chief executive officer of The EDI… Read More
Morgan County sheriff's officers are looking for a suspect they consider armed and dangerous following a shooting Tuesday night. Sheriff Thomas Jenkins says his deputies responded to a call from a woman stating she had picked up a witness to a shooting at a home on County Road 2 at 9 p.m. Witnesses told… Read More
Ohio State Fire Marshal's investigators are now calling an October Chillicothe house fire an arson. Ross County sheriff's officers discovered the body of 89-year-old Harry Smith after the blaze destroyed the home on State Route 772. Witnesses told officers smoke alarms were going off in the home at the time of the fire. … Read More
A uranium enrichment company with ties to Southeast Ohio is moving forward in a $350 million research and development deal with the US government. Maryland-based USEC Incorporated and the Department of Energy have signed a cooperative agreement for the American Centrifuge project, which includes the nuclear plant in Piketon. USEC is putting up $70… Read More
Shane Thompson is expected to officially announce his candidacy for the 30th District of the Ohio Senate Wednesday. David Scholl of Athens has been reappointed to the Third Frontier Commission. And gas prices have dropped in West Virginia. Details in your morning audio update.
UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Four people are in custody in connection with what law enforcement officers are calling the suspicious death of a Gallipolis man. Gallia County sheriff's officers say Zane Taylor's sister found his body at his home on State Route 218 on Monday. Deputies say they believe Taylor's death was part of a… Read More
A trial date is set for the teenager who pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting three students and wounding three more at a high school east of Cleveland. The trial for 17-year-old T.J. Lane is scheduled Aug. 14 in Geauga County. He's being tried as an adult on charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder… Read More