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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
A special election will be held August 7 for one school district in our region to seek additional tax funds. The district is Green Local in Scioto County and Sandy Mers is the superintendent. Green Local is on the ballot for a new local tax to pay for day-to-day expenses. She says, "It is an… Read More
Patty Mitchell of Athens is an Obama supporter. For some people, backing a candidate for president would mean donating money for the campaign or attending a rally or putting up a yard sign. But Mitchell, who's an artist, wanted to do something different, thus was born the "Decorate Celebrate" project. Mitchell and partner… Read More
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
Your update of state and regional news from the WOUB Newsroom.
Authorities are looking for a 97-year-old Vinton County woman who has dementia and may be trying to walk to West Virginia or Kentucky. An Endangered Missing Adult Alert was issued today for Edna Clay, who was last seen Wednesday night at her residence. She is described as white, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing… Read More
James Hill talks with author (and former Athenian) Michael Poore about his new book, Up Jumps the Devil, released earlier this month.
Ohio University is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer students without a car on campus a way to still get around town. WeCar by Enterprise is a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers students an alternative way to travel. The OU Office of Student Affairs partnered with Parking Services and Student Senate to bring… Read More
The Copperheads weren’t able to take advantage of their scoring opportunities in the first game of their doubleheader Wednesday against the Cincinnati Steam, falling 7-1. Lorenzo Papa didn’t need anyone on base to help his team get on the scoreboard in the fourth. Trailing 5-0, Papa hit a long, high homerun over the right field… Read More
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
Ohio University is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer students without a car on campus a way to still get around town. WeCar by Enterprise is a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers students an alternative way to travel. The OU Office of Student Affairs partnered with Parking Services and Student… Read More
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
Nelsonville's Final Fridays gallery hop takes place this Friday, July 27 on the historic Public Square, featuring art exhibitions, live music, children’s activities and even some arm mud wrestling.
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
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.
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