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The Ohio Women’s Soccer team (0-1, 0-0) lost a close contest, 1-0, against Wright State (1-0, 0-0) in the first game of the 2012-13 regular season. The same problem that plagued the Bobcats last season once again reared its ugly head: giving up a late goal and letting the lead or tie slip away. The… Read More
Construction on the new home for the Scripps College of Communication is on schedule. Ohio University Associate Vice President for Facilities Harry Wyatt says workers are about three months into the first phase of the project, which is expected to take 14 months. Passersby will notice the former Baker Center has been gutted. "And that's… Read More
Coffee with Coach is an event sponsored by Ohio Athletics and Ohio IMG Sports Marketing that brings Ohio coaches and fans together for breakfast at the Union Street Diner. Ohio head volleyball coach Ryan Theis and field hockey coach Neil McMillian entertained fans earlier this summer, but it was now head basketball coach Jim Christian's… Read More
The 2011 season was a historic one for the Athens Bulldogs, as the team won its first outright conference championship in school history after an impressive 10-0 regular season. After the team's thrilling ride, the Bulldogs now enter the 2012 season with loads of question marks. Who will replace DeVon Sharp as the team's primary… Read More
Students in the Athens City School District start a new school year Monday. And The Plains Elementary starts a new era. A bigger bunch of students will fill the building. Chauncey Elementary is now closed and those students will be attending The Plains, where Heather Skinner is the principal. "As soon as they hit… Read More
A Fairfield County man drowned while vacationing on Florida's Gulf Coast. 62-year old Daniel Akers of Stoutsville died in an apparent drowning while attempting to snorkel off jetties on the east side of the Destin Pass. Crews from the Destin Coast Guard were called to the scene Thursday afternoon. Lifesaving efforts were made after Akers… Read More
This summer, Ohio University students and faculty celebrated the 20th Anniversary of a partnership with Leipzig University in Germany. As a part of the celebration, 16 students taking part in the travel writing program in Leipzig this summer completed this, and number of other stories. St. Nicholas Church and the Peaceful Revolution… Read More
Hocking College has a new member of the Board of Trustees. Larry Rentschler of Perry County has just been appointed by a caucus of local school officials. He is a retired superintendent of New Lexington City Schools. The caucus also gave Darlene Wells another term. She, too, is from Perry County.
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Kelee Riesbeck talks with Dr. Darlene Berryman and Lara Householder about the evolution of obesity and diabetes research. "You have more fat tissue per gram than any other tissue, and it makes a fair amount of hormones. And those hormones can have major effects on your… Read More
WOUB's Mark Hellenberg recently welcomed Austin, Tx., singer-songwriter Graham Weber, who performed songs from his most recent release, Women.
Bus drivers, cafeteria workers and maintenance staff who work for the Athens City School District have a new contract. The school board approved the agreement Thursday evening after the agreement had been ratified by the union membership earlier in the week. Superintendent Carl Martin says it's a three year deal providing workers with pay raises… Read More
Law enforcement officials say they think a marijuana grow operation discovered in rural southern Ohio could be connected to a Mexican drug cartel. The Ohio Attorney General's Office said the 1,200 plants were discovered this week during a routine helicopter search to eradicate growing marijuana in Pike County. During the ground raid, officers found two… Read More
A meth bust in Gallia County lands three Cheshire residents in jail; Nine more counties in Ohio have been named disaster areas because of the summer's high heat and drought, but showers are in the forecast for today with highs in the 70s. More in today's audio update from WOUB News.