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Classes have resumed at Ohio University Southern after a water line broke Wednesday. Adam Riehl, Director of Facilities Management at the campus in Ironton, says it happened during a construction project in which there was excavation that hit "a previously unmarked water main on campus." Water was restored at 2:30 p.m. Classes were canceled from… Read More
A redesigned Athens housing project will be the subject of a public hearing next month. The Madison Heights Subdivision is proposed for a roughly two acre site off East State Street, where the Athens Flower Shop is now located. Diversified Properties has submitted plans to the city for the project and the Planning Commission has… Read More
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Association for Television Arts and Sciences has recognized two WOUB productions – Gridiron Glory and The Bobcat Sports Showcase – with student production awards. Another program – Hardwood Heroes – was recognized with an honorable mention. The awards will be presented during the 48th annual Regional Emmy Awards… Read More
On a day when every team in the Mid-American Conference gets a portion of the media's attention, the Ohio Bobcats managed to steal the spotlight. Ohio was picked as the preseason favorite to win the MAC East Division and also received five votes to win the MAC championship. Representing the Bobcats at MAC Football Media… Read More
Ohio's governor signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at helping drought-stricken farmers survive the severe heat and rain fall shortages. Governor John Kasich's order instructs the Ohio Department of Agriculture to educate farmers on the adverse impacts of drought conditions and how to cope with them. It also gives the department the… Read More
Ohio University-Chillicothe Theater will offer a midsummer night’s chuckle with the presentation of The Perfect Party at 8 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 in the Bennett Hall auditorium. The play involves a college professor who decides to throw a party so flawless that he even invites a reviewer from the New York Times… Read More
Your update of state and regional news from the WOUB Newsroom.
A rural southern Ohio couple says it has settled with Houston-based Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. over a November gas line explosion that destroyed four structures, including the couple's home. John and Kathy Sayers, of Morgan County, told The Athens Messenger for an article Sunday that executives of the firm improved terms of the deal after… Read More
A West Virginia man will not have to go to jail for causing a traffic accident that killed an Athens couple. Rob O'Connor, 35, of Fairmont, pleaded no contest to two counts of vehicular homicide Tuesday in Athens County Municipal Court. The Athens Messenger reports O'Connor was given a $1,000 fine and a two… Read More
When looking back at the success the 2011 Bobcat football team had, start at the top. A football head coach is the Colonel in a football army and Frank Solich has lead his army where no Bobcat football team has gone. With 50 wins under his belt in his first seven years as a coach,… Read More
Stuat's Opera House will host Charlottesville, Va. band The Hackensaw Boys on Friday, July 27.
The free show is part of Final Fridays, the monthly art gallery hop on Nelsonville's Public Square.
An Ohio coalition aimed at putting a redistricting proposal on the November ballot is working at a feverish pace trying to collect signatures before a July 28 deadline. Members of Ohio's Voters First group are pounding the pavement ahead of the deadline to collect the nearly 130,000 signatures necessary to put a proposed constitutional amendment… Read More
The Athens County sheriff's proposal to use a firing range at Stroud's Run is causing some concern for community members. Ohio Governor John Kasich has asked for the federal government for a review of damage from June 29 storms to see if the state qualified for federal relief. Details in your morning audio update.
An Athens County park group is raising concerns over the sheriff's proposal to use the firing range at Strouds Run for local law enforcement training. Marie Mimi Morrison is on the board of the Friends of Strouds Run. She also runs a kayaking business that uses the park and says noise from the range… Read More
Officials are seeking federal funding to remove a massive rock from a southeast Ohio cliff where a similar boulder fell and crushed a car in March. They've been monitoring the hill in Athens since a boulder weighing roughly 100 tons crashed onto a car and damaged a home, utility poles, a water line and other… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has asked the federal government for a review of damage from June 29 storms to see if the state qualifies for federal relief. The Republican governor said Tuesday he has sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking a damage assessment. The storms caused widespread power outages, strewed… Read More
Police in central Ohio say a father faces a charge of endangering children after his 10-year-old daughter got behind the wheel of an SUV and crashed it into a home. Lancaster police reported that the man said he was teaching his daughter to drive when she lost control of the SUV Monday night. The… Read More
If Bobcat fans are looking for a player to step in and take over leadership responsibilities on defense, look no further than Senior Cornerback Travis Carrie. In 2011, Carrie recorded a career high 49 tackles including 35 unassisted. Carrie led the team with four interceptions on the year while breaking up 17 passes, also career… Read More