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State Rep. Debbie Phillips of Athens says her main concern has been the use of public funds after she lodged a complaint against Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Stan Heffner. A year-long investigation by the Inspector General turned up evidence of wrongdoing. Phillips says lawmakers have to keep track of where the money's going. "This… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
Ohio Volleyball kicks off the 2012 season on August 18 with the annual Green and White game, and a few new faces will be joining the 'Cats on the court. Eastern Kentucky transfer Hannah Burkle and incoming freshmen Carley Jones are just two of the new faces of Ohio volleyball. Burkle is a 6-2 middle… Read More
The Ohio Department of Transportation has been awarded $150,400 to help preserve the Johnson Road Covered Bridge in Jackson County. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation and will be used "to replace the floor systems, lateral bracing, siding, and the roof, and install new bearing blocks and fire protection." "The Johnson Road… Read More
A former Ohio University football player accused of punching another student in the face has been indicted for felonious assault. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says 19-year-old Christopher Tarrant turned himself in Thursday. Blackburn says the charges relate to a June 1 incident in which Tarrant allegedly punched a male student in the eye, causing… Read More
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources plans to take money that would have been spent tearing down a Morgan County lodge and instead, put the funds toward renovating the facility. ODNR Director Jim Zehringer made the announcement regarding Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center Thursday. Once the Ohio Controlling Board approved the move, ODNR will… Read More
Hazardous materials crews in Guernsey County are cleaning up after a chemical spill that occurred near Old Washington late Wednesday night. According to reports from the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office, a truck carrying four undisclosed chemicals spilled at the GoMart gas station on Wintergreen Road. The area was evacuated as crews began clean up. Officials… Read More
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Businesses in Athens County are invited to attend a conference today on the use of clean energy. The Southeast Ohio Clean Energy Business Roundtable Series brings together leaders of clean energy who will serve as resources for companies interested in energy-related topics. One of the speakers is the co-owner of Athens' Third Sun… Read More
This Saturday, Neil Diamond and Etta James will rub shoulders with Stevie Nicks, Garth Brooks and Ray Charles during A Night With the Legends, a popular annual fundraiser for Stuart’s Opera House. Now in its fifth year, the show features Athens and Nelsonville celebrities paying tribute to some of music’s biggest stars. Organized by Athens… Read More
A Marietta Municipal Court judge set bond at $500,000 for a Newport man who is connected to a four-year-old murder case. Mark Stevens, 48, had an initial court appearance Thursday morning. Stevens previously confessed to being at Patrick Arnold's Bells Run Road home at the time Arnold was shot. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says… Read More
Your update of state and regional news from the WOUB Newsroom.
Approximately 200,000 AEP Ohio customers throughout the service territory will receive updated electric meters. Union workers for the Athens City School district have voted down a proposed contract. The West Virginia Ethics Commission could decide whether to approve a deal with a former Wood County Sheriff at its meeting. Details in your morning audio update.
The Wood County School district isn't backing down from a threat to end its single-gender classes at one of its middle schools. The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia recently said it would sue if the district didn't get rid of the of single-gender class program. Superintendent Pat Law says the ACLU could… Read More
The West Virginia Ethics Commission could decide whether to approve a deal with a former Wood County Sheriff at its meeting Thursday. West Virginia Ethics Commissioner Theresa Kirk says the ethics panel will take up a settlement in the case involving Ken Merritt. Merritt, who is running for the office again in the November… Read More
A strike is looming at Constellium Rolled Products in Ravenswood. Contract negotiations between the company and the United Steelworkers local broke down Wednesday in Charleston. The union represents nearly 700 workers. They turned thumbs down last week to a five-year contract offer from the company. The Steelworkers local's Randy Moore says the… Read More