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The two candidates in the race for Ohio's 20th Senate District butt heads on collective bargaining and fracking, among other hot topics in southeast Ohio. A political newcomer will take on Republican incumbent Troy Balderson. Democrat Teresa Scarmack is a kindergarten teacher in the Logan-Hocking School District. She says the fight over Senate Bill 5… Read More
Athens City Schools Superintendent Carl Martin says negotiations Wednesday produced a tentative agreement with non-teaching employees of the district. Those workers recently voted down a proposed contract, sending representatives back for more talks. The workers are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and they include bus drivers, cafeteria workers and… Read More
Athens County towns, townships and school districts are trying to get 18 tax issues on the November ballot. Today was the deadline for filing the paperwork with the Board of Elections. Most of the 18 are township proposals for fire protection and road and cemetary maintenance. Coolville, Jacksonville and Amesville also are going after levies…. Read More
Developers of a controversial housing project in Lancaster are awaiting a decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals on whether they can move forward. Fairfield Homes has asked to deviate from city code in four areas for Pearl House, which is meant to house homeless people who have substance-abuse problems while they receive treatment. Lawyers… Read More
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
The latest news in southeast Ohio.
This Saturday, Athens will temporarily wake from its summer slumber when 34 local bands raise the volume–and money–for a good cause.
Now in its 14th year, the Athens Community Music Festival will feature over eight hours of homegrown music at six uptown venues.
A bomb unit in Columbus has detonated a suspicious package that earlier closed streets near the Ohio Statehouse. The package, reported to be a backpack on the Ohio Statehouse grounds, forced pedestrians to clear the area, closed parts of High and Broad Streets and required statehouse workers to remain away from the windows. Columbus police… Read More
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Port Authority is getting a state grant to help with further development of the EastPointe Business Park. Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby says the $137,000 grant – announced today – is for building a third rail spur for the Business Park's Rail Transfer Station. "Rail is becoming more and more important,"… Read More
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced special gun and archery deer hunts will be held at seven state nature preserves across the state including three in Southeast Ohio. The hunts are being opened in an effort to control deer populations impacting native plant communities. The ODNR reports that over-browsing deer have nearly killed-off… Read More
The Parade of The Hills Festival will begin this weekend in Nelsonville and with that a number of streets will be closed. Dan Pfeiffer, Public Information Officer with the City said Street closures will begin on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 AM with Columbus Street from Hocking St. to September St.; The Public Square will… Read More
The economic development game is changing in Southeast Ohio. There's a new manager in the dugout. And there's a new team taking the field. The new manager is John Molinaro and his real title is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth. What is the Appalachian Partnership for Economic… Read More
The Seattle singer-songwriter's new EP features covers of songs by John Prine, The McGarrigles, Charlie Feathers and Dock Boggs.
The Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller Blackburn has released the court schedule for August 6-10. These schedules will be posted on WOUB's website as they are made available. Click on the schedule to enlarge.
Voters in the the Green Local School District in Scioto County have rejected a tax levy. Tuesday's special election vote was 562 to 506. It was a 7 mill proposal that would have generated $475,000 a year in new revenue. The levy was also defeated in May. Voters in the latest Ohio school district to… Read More
Gallia County reports more cases of Swine Flu. Weather is calling for a slight chance of showers with highs in the 80s. More in your morning audio update.