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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams returns to Stuart’s Opera House this Thursday for her third appearance at the venue and her first with her band, Buick 6. Born in Lake Charles, La., Williams was raised by her professor father, the poet Miller Williams. She first made her mark on the Austin and Houston music scenes… Read More
Five people were injured in a rear-end collision Monday afternoon after the driver of one vehicles says he fell asleep at the wheel. Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say Robert Basel, 54, of Galloway, drove his Chevrolet box truck into the rear end of 48-year-old Cheryl Stai's Jeep Cherokee as she was waiting… Read More
The NCAA made history this morning as it announced a series of unprecedented sanctions against the Penn State football program. Fans across the nation are calling the penalties severe, but Molly Yanity says it's not enough. Yanity used to work for ESPN Internet Ventures and covered sports in California and Washington state. Now, she's a… Read More
Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason just wrapped up his term as president of the National Association of Counties, and looking back, he says the association had a pretty good year. "One of the things we gotta continue to work for is make sure Congress understands that we’re the local delivery arm of things that they… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
Set 2 of Country Joe McDonald's tribute to Woody Guthrie. Plus Peter Rowan recorded in 2000.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs including many painkillers were collected over the weekend in a southern Ohio county hit hard by drug overdose deaths. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has said Scioto County is one of the worst parts of the country when it comes to prescription painkiller… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
I have a big glass jar full of foreign currency; bills and coins left over from trips gone by. When I get ready to leave a place and have a substantial amount of local money, I get it changed to U.S. dollars at the airport, of course. But you always lose a couple of bucks… Read More
The Muskingum River Power plant is located in Washington County, near Beverly, and it's owned by American Electric Power, which has talked about closing it down. AEP has also proposed keeping it open at a lower level of output, switching from coal to natural gas as a fuel source. Melissa McHenry says the Public… Read More
The Pennsylvania State University football team and athletic department received the news this morning that everyone has been awaiting for months. After the conviction of Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges, NCAA president Mark Emmert announced this morning the sanctions the football program will face. PSU was hit with a $60 million fine, a… Read More
Monday's weather forecast is for a chance of rain with a high in the upper 80s, and the National Weather Service says that prediction, or something close to it, is pretty much good through August. Officials briefed reporters today during an Ohio River Basin Drought Assessment. "We've been on strecth of many months of… Read More
The Copperheads offense was quiet in the second game of the double header against the Lexington Hustlers, which proved to be the difference in the 6-1 loss. The Copperheads jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Matt Borgschulte singled into the outfield and brought home Joe Sturino, who doubled earlier in the inning. Borgschulte… Read More
With key hits at the right time and even more timely defensive plays, the Copperheads were able to take the first game of a doubleheader against the Lexington Hustlers, 3-1. Trailing 1-0 after two innings, the Copperheads offense helped erase the deficit in the top of the third, thanks to some solid hitting all around… Read More
A McConnelsville man is in custody following an attempted bank robbery in Amesville. FAA investigators are looking into a Meigs County plane crash. And a 3-year-old Jackson County, West Virginia girl is dead after being left in a car on Sunday. Details in your morning audio update.
Another day, another watch list. Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton has been named to the AllState Sugar Bowl's Manning Award Watch List. Tettleton is joined by fellow MAC quarterback Alex Carder from Western Michigan. Both players were also named to the Davey O'Brien Award Watch List. The overall Watch List for the Manning award will include… Read More
The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Other sanctions include a four-year ban on bowl games, and the loss of 20 scholarships per… Read More
Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into a Meigs County plane crash that left a North Carolina man dead. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, officers responded to the fatal plane crash Friday around noon. The single engine plane crash landed in a wooded area near Rutland. The pilot, Gerald… Read More
Ohio drivers can expect to pay a little bit more at the pump this week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.45 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's up 9 cents from a week ago. A year ago, the… Read More
UPDATE: 1:40 P.M. Dive teams searching the Muskingum River found the body of Benjamin Miller. The 21 year old disappeared while swimming in the Muskingum River near the Devola Dam around 5 p.m. Sunday. The body was found at 10:45 a.m. Monday by a diver from Marietta. Cadaver dogs & the Williamstown Fire Department's sonar… Read More
Jackson County police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl who was left in a car after her family returned home from church. Chief Deputy Tony Boggess says that the girl fell asleep during the ride home Sunday. He says a couple and several other children didn't realize she was still in the… Read More
A McConnelsville man is in custody after an attempted bank robbery over the weekend in Amesville. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says one of the Community Bank employees noticed Carl Davis, 25, crouched in a closet next to the teller's station when she reported to work Saturday around 8 a.m. The employee and another… Read More