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There has not been a more talked about college football team than the Penn State Nittany Lions in the past seven months. On Monday, NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the punishments handed down to Penn State University and their football program. PSU was given a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban, and stripped… Read More
West Virginia is seeking federal assistance to individuals and businesses to help them recover from recent severe storms that ripped across the state. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Thursday requested assistance from several federal programs, including disaster unemployment assistance, legal services and supplemental food assistance, as well as Small Business Administration loans. If granted,… Read More
A string of storms, including severe thunderstorms and damaging winds, passed through Ohio July 26. Several tens of thousands of power outages were reported as a result of the storms. WOUB's Mark Brewer shot this video from the station's building as the peak of the storm passed over Athens County.
UPDATE 7:55 P.M. Several severe weather warning advisories have expired for the region, but much of Southeast Ohio remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Radar indicates the worst of the storm system, which stretched from New England to the central southern United States, has passed, leaving heavy rain showers and scattered thunderstorms… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
UPDATE 9:00 P.M. According to outage maps from American Electric Power, the number of customers without electricity following severe evening storms is dwindling, though nearly 44,000 customers are still in the dark. Rural counties in Ohio are experiencing a greater number of outages, compared with urban counties, with Franklin County being the exception. That county currently… Read More
A powerful storm rolling through Ohio has shut down operations at the annual State Fair after a public announcement urged visitors to take nearby shelter. Spokeswoman Alicia Shoults says rides have been shut down after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Columbus area. Vendors on the ground have also closed… Read More
The National Weather Service now says Athens and Muskingum counties are under a severe thunderstorm WARNING. The warning area also includes Morgan, Perry, Hocking, Pike, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Licking and Fairfield counties. A severe thunder storm WATCH is in effect for counties in Southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. Some areas of Ohio have been… Read More
A Pike County judge is wrapping up things after 17 years on the bench. County Court Judge Cassandra Bolt-Meredith will retire at the end of the month. Judge Bolt-Meredith served first as a common pleas judge and then on the county court. Her term expires on December 31. It's up to the governor to name… Read More
The director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services announced a project Thursday designed to prevent narcotic painkiller abuse and diversion. "If you look at what's transpired in Ohio over the span of the last 15 years from 1997 to 2010, there was about a tenfold increase in the use of prescription… Read More