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Organizers of the Pawpaw Festival say the fruit becomes more popular every year. "The Pawpaw Festival has really brought pawpaws to the people… pawpaw foods, pawpaw art, pawpaw cosmetics, pawpaw medicine," said organizer Chris Chmiel. "These are all ways that people have incorporated more and more pawpaws into their lives." Last year, more than 6,000… Read More
“There are over 400,000 NCAA student athletes, and just about all of us will be going pro in something other than sports.” That is the famous byline from the NCAA’s recent television campaign about the truth of college athletes. For one former Bobcat student athlete that line is only partially true. Meryl Weaver, who spent… Read More
With four weeks in the books and conference play heating up, teams will begin taking a hard look at the standings each week as they try to bring home their respective conference crowns. In the MVL, league play is in full swing. As many predicted, Sheridan and Tri-Valley appear to be on a crash course… Read More
In his weekly press conference, Ohio head football coach Frank Solich spoke about the athleticism of FCS opponent Norfolk State, his players' injuries and the "one-game-at-a-time" approach his team is taking as the season progresses. Here are some quotes from the presser: Solich on the inexperienced secondary – “I think [the secondary] has done a good… Read More
In his weekly press conference, Ohio Volleyball head coach Ryan Theis talks about the North Carolina trip, Mid-American Conference play, his players and his team's potential moving forward this season.
Government organizations have until Wednesday to apply for assistance for clean up efforts stemming from severe summer storms. A group of 16 Athens County towns, public utilities and universities so far have applied for emergency grant money totaling $650,000 to date for clean up from the severe storms this summer, which took place between June… Read More
Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton and kicker Matt Weller were recognized today as the MAC East Offensive Player of the Week and the MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively. Both awards came following Ohio’s 27-24 victory over Marshall on Saturday. It is the second time that both Tettleton and Weller have won the… Read More
The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $21,438,000 grant for Athens and 36 other counties "to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts" in the wake of severe storms in late June and early July. This grant will provide aid to affected communities. A news release says "The federal funding announced today will assist with… Read More
This Friday, Ohio University kicks off its 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series season with a vocalist who has regional roots.
Logan, W.Va., native Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. came to national attention after winning the sixth season of the popular NBC show.
WOUB's Colin Roose reviews the Southeast Engine frontman's solo performance at Ohio University's coffeehouse. (VIDEO)
As another September approached, my time to depart overseas did as well. In late July I had been offered a contract by SAM Basket Massagno of the LNA in Massagno, Switzerland. The city of Massagno is about 4 square miles and is located within the larger city of Lugano. I was scheduled to leave on… Read More
A man died in Pickaway County after being thrown from his car. Two women were arrested for multiple drugs in their car. Details in your morning update.
An Ohio University freshman has unexpectedly died. Ohio University Interim Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones said in a news release that freshman Terrence Ambro died in Washington Hall Sunday in his dorm room. She says there is no danger to the community. The cause of death is under investigation. The release said Ohio University Police… Read More
Cloudy this morning then a 20 percent chance of showers. Police are busy making drug arrests in our region; Contellium sets a contract vote. More in your morning audio update from WOUB News
Two Michigan woman are scheduled to appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court Monday morning after troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol found drugs in their car. Deidra Lucas, 45, and Shanice Eubanks, 20 had crack cocaine and more than 70 Xanax tablets in their car when they were stopped south of Lucasville. Lucas was also… Read More
Two Athens County residents and a Cincinnati man have been arrested for trafficking in drugs. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly said Roy Kinnon, 37 years-old, of Cincinnati was caught selling heroin out of the Nelsonville apartment of Shannon Carpenter. Kinnon was arrested for trafficking in heroin. Carpenter is charged with complicity to traffic in heroin…. Read More
They will vote. Local 5668 union officials say they'll let their members vote this week on the most recent contract offer from Constellium. Union members say they're thankful for finally getting a voice. The striking union workers in Jackson County will decide this week whether to accept or reject the company's latest contract offer. Union… Read More