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The closure of a Jefferson County coal mining operation means at least 24 people are out of work. OhioAmerican Energy says an additional 32 employees will be laid off in late September or early October, but all are expected to be re-hired at another mining operation. The company cites the Obama administration's energy policies as… Read More
Rest areas in Meigs County are getting an upgrade as public officials broke ground on one project Tuesday morning. Dozens of representatives and residents attended to congratulate and thank officials for "finally" getting the job started. "I can't express enough how excited we are to finally see this underway… we’re anxious," says Meigs County Commissioner… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
Single-gender classes at a middle school in Wood County are expected to be challenged in court. The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia has notified Wood County Schools that it plans to sue over separate classes for boys and girls in several subjects at Van Devender Middle School. The notification came earlier this… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
Pro-coal politicians converged on St. Clairsville Tuesday to bash President Obama for his, quote, "energy failures." The United States House Sub-committee field hearing drew the attention of about 50 people concerned with the future of coal in the region. Congressman Bill Johnson, along with Representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania and David… Read More
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery is presenting Outside in Ohio: A Century of Unexpected Genius, representing 100 years of creative expression by 18 Ohio artists who never studied art, never hung out in museums and never expected to become known as artists.
Your update of state and regional news from the WOUB newsroom.
The MVL proved to be one of the toughest football leagues to compete in during the 2011 season. Will anyone be able to dethrone the Tri-Valley Scotties or Sheridan Generals in 2012? Read on to see how each of the nine teams in the league expects to do in the 2012 season. Crooksville Ceramics: By… Read More
Joe Scherer is leaving as Nelsonville's city manager, but not before passing the torch to Mark Hall. Single-gender classes at a middle school in Wood County, West Virginia are expected to be challenged in court. And firefighters are battling a blaze that threatens a landmark in Circleville. Details in your morning audio update.
Mike Edwards calls the revitalization of Cambridge "a breath of fresh air." And Edwards, the city's downtown grant coordinator, says it was "much needed" by the merchants. "They're fighting the upscale mall appeal that so many people like to have an attraction to in that battle for commerce. I guess at this point, we… Read More
Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of three people in Lawrence County. Troopers say the driver of a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee lost control along County Road 12 in Rome Township Sunday around 8 p.m. and hit a tree. Troopers say 52-year-old Greg Fortner of Chesapeake… Read More
Joe Scherer is leaving as Nelsonville's city manager but not before passing the torch to Mark Hall. Law Director Garry Hunter says Hall has been hired to replace Scherer, whose last day is August 10. The two men will work together for one week before Scherer moves to North Carolina to take a job… Read More
Police say an eastern Ohio woman shot her husband and then killed herself as officers closed in. It happened Monday in the small town of Toronto, near the border of Ohio and West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Toronto Police Chief Randy Henry said 24-year-old Martha Dear shot her husband, 26-year-old Terry Dear, in the… Read More