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Vice President Joe Biden will make a campaign stop in Athens on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Athens Community Center. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are free and available to the public and available for the event on a first-come, first serve basis. Tickets are available beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. at these… Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted Governor John R. Kasich’s request for a Secretarial disaster designation for 85 of Ohio’s 88 counties following the severe heat, rainfall shortages and other weather-related disasters that struck large areas of the state over the spring and summer. Wednesday's designation gives eligible Ohio farmers access to drought-related federal assistance… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Joan Butcher talks with Ken Oehlers, Sarah Vaughn, and Molly Blair about Habitat For Humanity and Restore. Ken Oehlers, Executive Director of the Athens County Habitat For Humanity, reports that Habitat is “getting ready to break ground on our 29th house”. Oehler and Vaughn also discuss… Read More
Grüvster, the brainchild of OU alumnus Karl Henkel, is slated to become the newest intuitive music-learning platform on the mobile app market (VIDEO).
Firetrucks- scores of arrests- SWAT Teams. Doesn't sound like something you'd expect to see on an residential street in Athens, but all were there at Palmerfest last spring when the street party was declared a riot zone. "I didn't even know what was going on until I saw the National Guard coming down the street… Read More
The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s exhibit Beyond Words: The Art of the Graphic Novel comes to a close this Sunday, Sept. 9. Since opening last May, the show has featured more than 40 international graphic novelists, including works from the Wychaert Collection, David Mack, Carol Tyler and Barron Storey. This week also includes the opening… Read More
A dispute in Athens County over who should have control of law enforcement trust funds has come to an end. County Auditor Jill Thompson says that after receiving four court orders, she cut checks to County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn for more than $34,000 total. The Republican auditor and Democrat prosecutor were locked in a… Read More
A grand jury has indicted two Ohio women on an aggravated murder charge in the killing of a woman found covered in burns and wailing in agony on the side of a rural road. Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says that if convicted, Katrina Marie Culberson and Monica Jean Washington of Canton would be eligible… Read More
An Ohio University researcher is studying the effects of climate change on soil in two Ohio forests. OU scientist and professor Jared DeForest has received funding from the National Science Foundation for his research. He says climate does not just encompass aspects like temperature, but includes natural processes that are caused by humans. … Read More
Emily Votaw delves into Animal Collective's new assortment of dense, washed-out, bizzare–and captivating–songs.
Each week, the MVL staff at Gridiron Glory will rank the teams in one of the most competitive leagues that we cover. This week’s power rankings will introduce you to the teams and review their performances from the first two weeks of the 2012 season. 1. Tri-Valley Scotties (2-0, 1-0) Tri-Valley, hailed by… Read More
UPDATE 11:06 A.M. The search for a missing 18-year-old Athens County man is over. According to an Athens County Public Information Officer, Pawel Parkinson was located near 7828 Wildwood Lane in The Plains around 10:25 a.m. Wednesday. An area resident called 911 after spotting Parkinson. Sheriff Pat Kelly says crews located Parkinson and took him… Read More
Bags of human hair found last year in a Perry County home are from the head and body of multiple people. Junction City Police Department Chief Amy Nash English says the hair was analyzed by chemical and DNA analysis. Authorities say police dogs searched the premises of the home, but found no bodies. … Read More
Pledges rise at Marshall University. September 14 is the last day to register for West Virginia's Adopt-A-Highway program. Details in the morning update.
A family murder has rocked a small community in the north central part of West Virginia. Investigators are remaining tight-lipped after a mother, father and daughter were shot and killed in Doddridge County. The son is now in custody facing triple murder charges. The shootings happened about 6 p.m. Monday, about 2 miles outside the… Read More
Ohio's exotic animal law takes effect today. A Licking Co. cougar owner says she's had little success getting answers from the Ohio Department of Agriculture on what she needs to do to comply with the law. Evelyn Shaw is frustrated because she doesn't know what she needs to do to comply with the exotic animal… Read More