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WV Gov. Requests Federal Aid For Storm Victims

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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

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Severe Thunderstorms Rip Across Ohio


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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.

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Weather Advisories Issued For SE Ohio

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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

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AEP Says Power Out In Numerous Counties

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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

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Severe Weather Hits State Fair

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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

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New Weather Warnings Added

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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

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Pike Judge Retiring

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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

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Pike Co. Judge Announces Retirement

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Two judges, one from Logan County and one from Pike County, will retire at the end of the month. Logan County Family Court Judge C. Douglas Chamberlain and Pike County Court Judge Cassandra S. Bolt-Meredith notified the Ohio Supreme Court of their plans this week.   On the family court, Judge Chamberlain hears domestic relations,… Read More

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Athens Arts, Parks, And Recreation


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Joan Butcher talks with Rich Campitelli and Andrew Chiki, the Athens Community Director and Assistant Director of Arts, Park, and Recreation, respectively. Topics include activities happening at the E. State St. public pool during the summer and fall seasons, classes available at the Athens Community Center,… Read More

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OU-Lancaster Alumni Celebrate The Arts

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Alumni and friends of the Ohio University Lancaster Campus came together Wednesday night to celebrate a regional campus homecoming of sorts, while taking in theatre, arts and culture. The event occurred before the Rolling Stones tribute group Satisfaction took to the Wendel Concert stage as part of the Lancaster Festival. The Ohio University Lancaster Campus… Read More

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Severe Weather Forecast For SE Ohio


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UPDATE 1:33 P.M. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of Southeast Ohio. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Counties in the watch area include Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Hocking, Licking and Washington. For a complete list of counties, visit the NWS advisory. Residents in much of Southeast Ohio and… Read More

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Morning Audio Update For July 26


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A Caldwell man is indicted on one count of murder in the death of his wife. A southeastern Ohio health system is hoping a fingerprint collection program will help it cut down on prescription painkiller abuse. Details in your morning audio update.

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OU Leases Old Woolworth Building


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Ohio University plans to use a vacant building on Court Street for office space and apartment rentals. According to a release, OU entered into a lease with property owner Carolyn Gilmore for the old Woolworth building, located at 31 South Court Street.   OU took possession of the building on Monday.   The 5-year lease… Read More