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The city of Athens is leading southeast Ohio in pushing tax uniformity legislation to state representatives. At Monday night’s city council meeting, council members unanimously passed a resolution requesting that changes be implemented in state law to enact uniform tax provisions. The state of Ohio is moving toward municipal tax uniformity statewide. However, provisions such… Read More
Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers Tuesday announced some pretty impressive campaign finance numbers. The figures for his opponent, Pat Lang of Athens, on the other hand, look small. Stivers represents the 15th District and he says he raised more than $368,000 in the second quarter of 2012. The campaign currently has more than $1.1 million cash… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
For a second season, Bobcat fans will get a special inside look at the Ohio Football training camp with “Relentless: An Inside Look At Ohio Football,” which will air Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and will re-air on Fridays at 9 p.m. on WOUB-TV. Produced by WOUB in partnership with Ohio Athletics, the five-part series is… Read More
Host Kim Valentour speaks with Ruth Dudding about 30 Mile Meal Month in Athens and surrounding regions. Many may have seen the 30 Mile Meal logo at their local food stores or restaurants, but did not know what it meant. Valentour and Dudding explain what a 30 Mile Meal entails, why it’s important, and how… Read More
Local authorities attempting to serve a suspect with a felony warrant ended up in a stalemate with an armed suspect in Cambridge on Monday afternoon. According to a release from Cambridge Chief of Police Dick Wayt, officers from the Cambridge Police Department and Guernsey County Common Pleas Court attempted to serve 46-year-old Dawn Bradford with… Read More
Termpatures will bump against 100 degrees with a heat index of 105. This and other stories in your afternoon audio update.
Your update of state and regional news from the WOUB newsroom.
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating the death of a Thornville man after an altercation Monday night. According to officers with the Lancaster post of the highway patrol, 51-year-old James Foucht began assaulting another man at a residence off Township Road 1066 around 9 p.m. The victim attempted to flee in his truck but… Read More
Starting this week, a wide range of musical talent will be on display at the 25th annual Lancaster Festival, kicking off Wednesday, July 18 and continuing through Saturday, July 28. This year’s lineup includes a little something for every music fan, with everything from classical to country, swing, rock and bluegrass, as well as theater… Read More
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking for the public's assistance in finding a convicted sex offender who is wanted in Muskingum County. Mitchell Miller, 45, is wanted for Failure to Register. Miller was required to register after he was convicted in Coshocton County for Attempted Gross Sexual Imposition with a minor under the… Read More
Athens City Council members voted Monday night to move forward on a lighting improvement project aimed at saving the city money. Council member Elahu Gosney (D-At Large) introduced the ordinance allowing the service-safety director to enter into a contract with a company that specializes in energy efficiency, Perfection Group, Inc. "This is part of… Read More
A scam making it's way across to country has found it's way into Guernsey County. Property owners in Athens County suffering from storm damage may be eligible for a property tax break. And scientists assigned with analyzing possible links between C8 and drinking water won't be done by their deadline of the end of this… Read More
Firefighters say one person was killed in an explosion at an oil- and gas-well site in Tuscarawas County. The blast happened on Monday morning near Bolivar, about 50 miles north of Cambridge. An employee at a nearby group home says he felt the ground start to shake and looked toward the oil well. … Read More
A scam making its way across the country has found its way into Guernsey County. According to Common Please Court Judge David Ellwood, citizens are receiving phone calls, voice mail messages and emails advising that they have missed jury duty and need to pay a $500 fine or face arrest. More than a dozen… Read More
A Maryland man faces two misdemeanor charges after chaining himself to a gate at a northeast Ohio deep-injection well in order to block trucks carrying wastewater from oil and gas drilling. Vienna police said 22-year-old Ron Shalom of Potomac, Md., was charged Monday with criminal trespassing and obstruction of official business at the Trumbull County… Read More