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Athens is now under a water shortage alert The city's service safety director issued the alert Monday. It means some water use activities are banned. It was issued because power outages have caused "significant operational impediments." A news release says "While the situation is stable and no areas have yet run out of water, supplies… Read More
Country Joe McDonald performs a tribute to Woody Guthrie at the Fur Peace Ranch.
An Ohio University senior had the scare of a lifetime when he was driving through uptown Athens during Friday's severe thunderstorm. Part of a tree trunk split and came crashing through his rear window. He escaped unharmed. Allison Hunter provided this video and interview to WOUB News.
The Athens County Public Information Officers Network says the stories are false: water systems in Athens County are not shutting down. The Network issued a news release to debunk the rumors. That news release says one system is having trouble. The Le Ax Water District is operating on generator power and there is… Read More
Cooling stations are available to residents in Hocking County and Washington County. In Hocking County, the shelter in Central Elementary School provides people food, beverage, movies, as well as games for kids. Organizers say people can stay there as long as they need. The Food Bank in the Community Action also offers people… Read More
Gasoline and generators are hot commodities around Athens Monday. With power outages from the storms, many service stations have been closed and lines have been long at the ones that are open. John Ohlinger, of Pomeroy, will attest to that. "Yeah, the other place is sold out of everything. We've been without ice… Read More
One West Virginian is dead in the aftermath of the powerful Mid-Atlantic storms that have left more than 450,000 customers in the state without power. The weekend's bout of severe weather has forced the closure of several regional colleges and universities. Details in your morning audio update.
As cleanup efforts are underway following a second storm Sunday evening, WOUB News is collecting the region's storm stories and photos. You can Tweet us your pictures @woubnews or share them on our Facebook page. Help us share with others how things look in your neck of the woods following the damaging and devastating round… Read More
The state of Ohio will use prison inmates to pick up highway trash and save some of the $4 million spent each year on roadside cleanups. The program begins Monday with minimum-security inmates from prisons in Grafton and Mansfield in northern Ohio. The program will expand to prisons in areas including Nelsonville, Chillicothe and… Read More
A second burst of thunderstorms has knocked out electricity for thousands more Ohioans, including some that had just had their power restored after being left in the dark earlier in the weekend. American Electric Power says storms on Sunday night left 20,000 customers without electricity while crews worked to fix earlier outages. In all,… Read More
More than 70 secondary roads across West Virginia are closed because of fallen trees or power lines but most major highways are open. The Department of Transportation says downed power lines have closed U.S. 52 .between Naugatuck and U.S. 119. A total 71 secondary roads are closed in Boone, Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Berkeley, Mineral,… Read More