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The mayor of Athens and officials with energy company Third Sun Solar praised President Barack Obama's energy policies in a press conference held Thursday afternoon. Obama campaign officials are calling it the "Made in Ohio" Statewide Energy Tour. They say it is meant to highlight how communities and businesses have benefited from the president's "all-of-the-above"… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
Columbus is sending some money to Washington County for a water line project. It's going to the Tri-County Rural Water and Sewer District. The $250,000 Appalachian Development Program grant is for new service in Palmer Township. The Ohio Department of Development says the lines will provide drinking water to 76 residents and businesses. The project… Read More
The Ohio National Guard 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is coming home early. When, precisely, is not clear but a Guard spokesman said Thursday that some members of the 37th could be back in Ohio as early as next month. He says it will happen in small groups. Dates and details will be announced later…. Read More
Remember those rowdy, disruptive street parties in Athens last spring? Local officials certainly do. And they don't want any repeat performances. It's the job of the Multi House Party Task Force to develop suggestions for putting an end to the problem. Actually, says Ron Lucas, the Task Force has identified a series of problems that… Read More
In Pike County, a car and a truck collide and a woman from Peebles is killed. The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says Cassaundra Mootz, 28, failed to yield at a stop light on State Route 32 near Shyville Road when she was turning left. Mootz's car was hit by a… Read More
Two Fairfield County parents are the focus of an investigation by sheriff's deputies and Child Protective Services after they allegedly restrained their 4-year-old daughter in a homemade pen. Sheriff Dave Phalen says his officers responded to a domestic violence complaint on July 10 at a home on Lancaster-Thornville Road in Pleasantville. While there, the deputies… Read More
Your afternoon video update of news from around the state and region.
Radiolab, a radio show produced by WNYC in New York, will air on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. on WOUB-FM beginning Sunday, July 15. Radiolab explores big ideas in science (and beyond) through conversation, storytelling and sound. Radiolab is an investigation. Each episode is a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences centered around… Read More
Historians and southeast Ohio residents are preparing to celebrate a milestone anniversary of an ordinance that affected the futures of five states. The city of Marietta is celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Northwest Territory Ordinance on July 13. In 1787, that territory included all land west of Pennsylvania and northwest of the Ohio River,… Read More
The Muskingum River is a favorite place for boaters in Southeast Ohio. Recreational craft go back in time as they travel 100 or so miles up and down the river, using locks built more than 150 years ago. Recently, WOUB reporter Fred Kight visited the lock at Devola, near Marietta, to talk with… Read More
Your update of state and regional news from the WOUB newsroom.
A Zanesville man's heat-related death makes the fourth in Ohio from a recent heat wave. Investigators say a preliminary report on a train derailment and explosion in Columbus is still a month away. And anti-fracking advocates had their voices heard at an open house at the Wayne National Forest Wednesday night.
A fourth Ohioan has died of heat-related illness in Muskingum County following a stifling heat wave that swept across the state last week. 61-year-old Kenneth Yerian died Monday, after being hospitalized for a heat-related illness at an area hospital. Police broke down the door to Yerian's house after neighbors said that they heard no… Read More
Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused the Wednesday derailment on Norfolk Southern Corp. tracks north… Read More
A grand jury will consider the findings of an investigation of a fatal police shooting in Wood County. Prosecutor Jason Wharton says that the grand jury will decide what the next step will be. Wharton says he'll present a report on the investigation to the grand jury. But he says he can't say release… Read More