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Ohio University has a new budget. It's for the fiscal year that starts July 1 and totals $786 million. That's an increase of a little less than 5 percent from 2012. Steve Golding says the budget "focuses on making key strategic investments as a result of a modest tuition increase and increased state appropriations." Golding… Read More
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved a plan to lease the old Woolworth Building on Court Street. A woman, seven months pregnant, remains in the Lawrence County jail after being indicted for murder in the shooting death of a man. Details in your afternoon audio update.
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved a plan to lease the old Woolworth Building on Court Street. The proposed move to the vacant building in downtown Athens is part of a relocation of several academic programs from Lindley Hall. The project includes some renovation work and has a cost estimate of more than… Read More
A new fee is going into effect for residents of Athens and Hocking counties. This "Generation Fee" will go to the Athens Hocking Solid Waste District. "The operators will be required to start collecting the recent change in the generation fee, which is $3 per ton, effective August 1," says Athens Hocking Solid Waste District… Read More
The NCAA released the Academic Progress Rate on Wednesday, which means different things for athletics departments across the nation. For Ohio, its means nothing but good things as 13 of the Bobcats’ 16 sports have multi-year APR rates of 970 or above. The scores are the best multi-year scores for field hockey, wrestling, women’s… Read More
Working with comic book legend Harvey Pekar could be considered the opportunity of a lifetime for a young illustrator, or any illustrator for that matter.
Dayton, Ohio, native Joseph Remnant did just that with Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, Pekar's recent posthumous book that has received critical acclaim for both its writing and artwork.
The Appalachian Hell Betties take to the Bird Arena rink tonight in their first home bout against the Toledo Glass City Rollers. Being unfamiliar with roller derby, I sought out some information from a couple of sources close to the sport: from league President Amber Young, also known by the skating name Vera Venom, and… Read More
A woman who is seven months pregnant remains in the Lawrence County jail after being indicted for murder in the shooting death of a man. The grand jury returned the indictment against 23-year-old Ashley Seagraves on Wednesday. Prosecutors say Seagraves shot and killed Delmar Jenkins, 53, at his home in Ironton on June 10…. Read More
As we have already reported, former Governor Ted Strickland has been active in Southeast Ohio recently on behalf of President Barack Obama and other Democrats seeking election or re-election. Strickland is supporting something else, too: a ballot initiative backed by the group Voters First. "There is something underway now that many citizens aren't even… Read More
Residents of the Athens City School District apparently will see a seven-point-four mill emergency operating levy on the ballot in November. A Putnam County company has received preliminary approval on a loan to turn a building owned by Dow Chemical into a data services center. Details in your morning audio update.
A Putnam County company has received preliminary approval on a loan to turn a building owned by Dow Chemical into a data services center. Alpha Technologies Inc. of Hurricane plans to use a $2.7 million loan to buy the building located at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston. The West Virginia… Read More
Residents of the Athens City School District apparently will see a 7.4 mill emergency operating levy on the ballot in November. The Athens School Board took the first formal step to accomplish that Thursday night, passing a resolution of necessity. Superintendent Carl Martin says the original levy was approved by voters in 2004, was… Read More