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Nine consumer advocacy groups met in the Statehouse Wednesday to speak out against a bill they say "would end the guarantee of landline phone service for Ohioans." Affected are so-called competitive regions. That means five phone companies, including AT&T and Cincinnati Bell, would have the option of discontinuing landline service. "It doesn't make sense to… Read More
The Ohio Bobcats’ defense has been imperative in deciding the outcome of every game this season. Ohio has forced momentous turnovers, and two ball hawks in particular have been preying on opposing quarterbacks. Senior linebacker Jelani Woseley and redshirt sophomore safety Nathan Carpenter are responsible for most of Ohio’s immense turnovers. Woseley iced the… Read More
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said a string of messages between a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl resulted in an arrest Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say 20-year old Justin Klintworth of Marietta made sexual advances to the minor through Facebook. Sheriff Larry Mincks said the messages sent by Klintworth commented on sexual activities and showed… Read More
A mother has pleaded guilty to attacking a bus driver and a young child on a school bus. Jamie Qualls, 30, of Proctorville, was arrested last month after the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says she got on her children's school bus and attacked a bus driver and student. It happened at the bus stop in… Read More
The Waterford Wildcats aren’t having the season they envisioned for themselves in 2012. After a pair of 6-4 seasons the last two years, the Wildcats had hopes that this would be the year that they would step up and compete for a TVC-Hocking title. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case as Waterford is out to… Read More
The Gridiron Glory Game of the Week matches up two MVL rivals coming off battles against tough opponents in Week 4. For Tri-Valley, they used a second-half surge to upend the high-octane offense of Dover, winning 28-21. Unfortunately for Crooksville, their fortunes were just the opposite. After holding the lead for most of the first… Read More
When the Gallia Academy Blue Devils and Vinton County Vikings meet Friday night at Memorial Field in Gallipolis, both teams will be looking to build on wins from a week ago. Vinton County improved to 1-3 on the season with a 27-19 win over South Point, but this week they will face a tougher test… Read More
UPDATE 9/21/12 7:43 A.M. Nelsonville Police are continuing to investigate an armed bank robbery. The robbery happened at Nelsonville Citizens Bank Thursday around 1:45 p.m. Nelsonville police say they are trying to get some images from the scene's cameras for a better look at the suspect. The suspect is still at large and… Read More
With one week to spare until TVC-Ohio play, the Wellston Golden Rockets will get their final non-conference tune up this Friday against Division V Rock Hill. On the surface, visiting Rock Hill (0-4) may seem like the underdog, but a look at its schedule proves the Redmen have had their hands full so far this… Read More
Ohioans now have a new way to preserve farmland. It's called the Agricultural Easement Donation Partnership Program. Why the concern with preserving farmland? Denise Franz, division chief of the Farmland Preservation with the Ohio Department of Agriculture says food and agriculture are the state's largest industry, which is why the program is working to help… Read More
If there are two things that undeniably add to the charm of any room, they’ve gotta be kitties and mops. Casa Cantina benefitted from the presence of both during an odd Tuesday night show. Sure, Sleepy Kitty's volume would send most felines running for the hills, and the mop in this particular case was actually… Read More
A new company that provides equipment to the oil and gas drilling industry is moving to Ohio. Athens County fourth graders gain new insights. Details in your afternoon update.
The killer of two strangers in Belmont County was executed today. Donald Palmer, 47, was given a lethal injection this morning at 10:35 for gun slayings of Charles Sponhaltz and Steven Vargo on a rural Belmont County road on May 8, 1989. Palmer was the second Ohioan executed this year. The Columbus Dispatch reports the… Read More
The recent Athens visit from Vice-President Joe Biden cost the city nearly $3000. In response to an inquiry by WOUB News, Athen Service Safety Director Paula Horan Moseley said today that Athens spent around $1000 for extra police personnel and around $900 for extra fire department personnel. Also nearly $800 was spent for public works… Read More
The Chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees is expected to announce her retirement as the head of Columbus City Schools. Gene Harris, who's been in the position since 2001, was tasked with moving the system from "academic emergency" to "academic watch," something she accomplished two years later. Upon taking office she announced her… Read More
Noted folk musician Lucy Kaplansky will make a stop at Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall this Friday at 8 p.m.
Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg talks with Kaplansky about her origins, her former psychology practice and her decision to embark on a music career.
Five phone companies in Ohio could have the option of discontinuing landline service. Yesterday nine consumer advocacy groups met in the Statehouse to speak out against a bill that would end the guarantee of landline phone service for Ohioans. Senator Frank LaRose says infrastructure money should be put towards broadband services. "It doesn't make sense… Read More
Advocates for the poor and elderly in Ohio say the impacts of the proposed elimination of landline phone service in parts of the state next year aren't being properly studied. A bill that's pending in the Legislature would lift a requirement that phone companies provide basic service to all residents in areas utility regulators deem… Read More
State and local governments in West Virginia are running out of time to apply for federal disaster assistance to help pay costs related to severe storms in late June and early July. Forty-seven counties are eligible for public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline to apply is Friday. The funding… Read More
The Ohio sheriff who oversaw the response to an exotic animal release is visiting Washington to support a federal bill that would restrict the private ownership and breeding of lions, tigers and other big cats. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz was scheduled Thursday to brief leaders about what happened when a suicidal big-cat owner released… Read More
A Huntington, WV man tries to steal a flat-screen tv from a person's apartment. A Kentucky man uses a taser on his wife and kids. Details in your morning update.