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Dan Dreifort is a familiar character in the Athens music scene. After 20 years of performing his original music in over 15 bands, Dreifort is no doubt a veteran to nearly every stage in uptown Athens. Dreifort’s first group, Walrus, was formed way back in 1992 when he first arrived in Athens. Since then he… Read More
A Zanesville company is recalling about 9,000 pounds of fully-cooked deli items because of possible contamination with a bacteria that can cause a deadly disease. Carl Rittberger Sr., Inc. says it is voluntarily recalling spiced loaf, garlic bologna, natural casing wieners and other products. A positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes turned up during a… Read More
An Athens resident is getting the chance of a lifetime. She'll soon be heading to California to compete in the Mrs. Beauties of the Nation pageant. Loralen Morgan, a 41-year-old mother of five, was crowned Mrs. Ohio Beauties of the Nation earlier this year. She says the state competition was her first pageant ever. “The… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
About 74,000 West Virginia households are still without power as authorities begin assessing the damage from recent summer storms Appalachian Power said Monday afternoon it had about 51,000 customers still without service, including nearly 15,000 in Kanawha County. Mon Power says it has about 23,000 awaiting restoration. The first storm hit on June 29…. Read More
Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says his office is investigating a shooting in Lucasville Monday morning. Brian McClain, 40, called 911 around 3:15 a.m. to report he had been shot at his residence in the 2000 block of Cockrell's Run Road. Donini says McClain was shot and robbed and that the suspect took a… Read More
Hot Tuna in an acoustic performance at the Fur Peace Station concert hall recorded March 17, 2012 featuring Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, and Barry Mitterhoff
With the banner of “The Future Home of Scripps College of Communication” moved away from the front door of the former Baker Center at Ohio University, the process of creating the new home of the college is now truly underway. The renovation project has been delayed about five years because of the financial obstacles, but… Read More
Your state and regional news update.
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Milena Miller talks with Daniel Hailey about his internship with Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services. Miller and Hailey discuss the long history of collaboration between Appalachian Community and Ohio University students. "A lot of my interns have learned a lot from working… Read More
Some Athens grocery store shoppers had carts piled higher than usual over the weekend. They were shelling out big money, restocking their refrigerators after finally getting their power restored. After the storms, thousands had gone days and days living out of coolers, if they could find ice. What's it like to not have… Read More
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is helping some Athens County residents with extra expenses due to the storm and power outage. The agency has released a limited amount of funding for transportation costs, purchasing ice and buying coolers. Those eligible may receive up to $100 and certain income guidelines apply. … Read More
An update of news around the state and region.
Gasoline is costing Ohioans an extra quarter per gallon compared with a week ago. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.51 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's up 26 cents from a week ago. But it's about a dime cheaper… Read More
Details in your morning audio update.
Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative customers are now fully restored with power in the company's nine-county service area following the severe weather 10 days ago. Member Services Manager Bryan Long says crews finished up work late Sunday night to the remaining people without electricity. In the days following the storms on June 29, more than… Read More
UPDATE 12:16 p.m. Latest numbers from American Electric Power indicate only eight counties still have customers who remain without power. According to the company's website, as of 10 a.m. about 10,000 customers of the original 660,000 knocked out by the June 29 storm are still without electricity. A majority of the customers are in the… Read More
Divers have found the body of a 15-year-old boy in the Ohio River after he disappeared while swimming Saturday afternoon near Blennerhassett Island. Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy says the missing boy drowned in the Ohio River just after 7 p.m. Saturday. The boy was reported missing after he stopped to wade and swim… Read More