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The Meigs Marauders were once again denied their first win at newly opened Farm Bank stadium Friday night. This time the Marauders fell to the Fairland Dragons, 30-12. The Dragons started the nights with a bang when senior running back Tyree Caesar rumbled 54 yards to the end zone. Fairland added a two-point conversion to… Read More
Friday, Ohio began a tough weekend playing host for the Baymont Invitational Tournament. The Bobcats dropped their first home match of the season against the 10th ranked Kentucky Wildcats three sets to one. After having a tough weekend at the Flyer Classic, going 0-3 against all top twenty ranked teams, the Bobcats looked to come… Read More
Shale gas drilling continues to attract intense interest in Ohio. Big money is involved, and jobs, and there are environmental concerns. Executive Director, Brook Lenker, and his non-profit group, FracTracker Alliance are new players. FracTracker Alliance has just received a $130,000 grant from a foundation in Cleveland to set up shop… Read More
Authorities have made an arrest in the gruesome death of a woman found covered in burns and suffering on the side of a rural Ohio road. The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said that charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and aggravated arson were filed Friday against 20-year-old Katrina Marie Culberson of Canton. … Read More
Saturday’s season opener between Ohio and Penn State is full of opportunity as both teams look to start the season with a big win. Penn State is looking for a morale boost, a fresh start to a new era. The Bobcats are looking to prove that they can live up to the preseason hype. … Read More
Ohio's exotic animals law, which restricts ownership of bears, tigers and other animals, goes into effect next week. A holding facility for the confiscated creatures is in the works. The director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, David Daniels, says it will provide temporary housing while the state has custody of the animals. … Read More
The Republicans wrapped up their national convention Thursday night. Now, the Democrats, including two Athens-area delegates, are packing suitcases for their national convention, which starts Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. That's where they will officially nominate President Barack Obama for re-election. “Almost every, for the past three years, since they've been… Read More
A federal judge in Ohio is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day. Judge Peter Economus on Friday issued a preliminary injunction granting the request from President Barack Obama's campaign that targets a state law that cuts off early voting… Read More
This weekend at the Convocation Center the Ohio Bobcats Volleyball team is hosting the Baymont Invitational as they welcome in some of the nation’s top teams. The ‘Cats look to bounce back from last week’s Flyer Classic where they started their season 0-3 by losing to (current rankings) No. 13 Pepperdine, No. 19 Illinois, and… Read More
The Ohio Department of Health announced Friday that the first person known to have died from swine-flu had contact with pigs at the Ross County fair before becoming ill. The 61-year-old Madison County woman died earlier this week. The state's health department reports the woman had other underlying medical conditions, but the flu virus… Read More
The Athens City/County Health Department is warning people to take precautions to protect themselves against the West Nile Virus just days after the state's first virus-related death was reported. Exposure to the West Nile Virus has been confirmed in the Athens area, but the health department says the virus can be prevented by taking simple… Read More
For breakfast, lunch or dinner garden fresh vegetables certainly offer an explosion of flavor and color to our meals. Even though we have experienced a lack of rainfall in our tri-state area this summer my family’s tiny tomato patch has been bountiful. I take advantage of using our gas grill all year long and a… Read More
Friday’s the day using cellphones when you’re behind the wheel could land you a fine or even a license suspension. Texting while driving is now illegal under the Ohio Revised Code. Students on campus said they didn’t think texting was an offense worthy of legal action. “I think it’s kind of an over-reaching of power,”… Read More
If you're a guitar geek or a fan of vintage six-string wizardry, chances are you've heard of Deke Dickerson, an exceptional guitarist specializing in vintage country, western swing and rockabilly.
Chances are also good that you'll run into like-minded guitar buffs when Dickerson rolls into Athens for a show at The Union on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is offering a different kind of ride to fairgoers in Belmont County next week. ODOT will have a distracted driver simulator at the Belmont County Fair as part of its "Every Move You Make, Keep It Safe" campaign. ODOT Deputy Director Lloyd McAdams says drivers can choose to simulate… Read More
The Perry County Sheriff's Office is looking for anyone with information on a man who has been missing for two days. Crooksville resident Shane Peterson was last seen in the morning hours on August 29. The sheriff's office says they believe he left with no shoes on and appeared confused over the last three… Read More
A Guernsey County man is killed by a runaway truck. A tractor trailer goes off the road and hits a mobile home. Details in the morning update.
Ohio University researchers are receiving $1.5 million dollars in grant money from the US Department of Education for an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder intervention study. It's a project meant to help teachers manage student behavior in the classroom. Many children struggle to pay attention, sit still and stay organized in the classroom. But for a… Read More
Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy says his office is investigating the death of a young girl. Preliminary reports indicate she was left in a hot car for a period of time. Wood County 911 dispatchers say the call came in around 5:30 Thursday evening. Sandy says it happened near the Aqua Isles Trailer Court off… Read More
UPDATE 12:35 P.M. A coroner says a woman who died after being found naked and suffering on a rural Ohio road was too badly burned to tell if she'd been injured in most any other way. The Franklin County coroner, Dr. Jan Gorniak, said Friday that Celeste Fronsman's death was a homicide. But the exact… Read More