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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