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A 34-year-old Belle Valley man was charged today with murder. Larry Schoeppner is accused of killing Tracy Kay, of Caldwell. He is being held under $1 million bond. Schoeppner was arrested inside Kay's apartment Saturday night. He is said to be her former boyfriend. Kay apparently died of gunshot wounds.
In an effort to reform Ohio's workforce development system, Governor John Kasich announced members of the Governor's Executive Workforce Board Monday. The board will put in recommendations on the best way to organize the existing 77 workforce programs across 13 state agencies. The majority of the board directly represents private-industry business, but also local… Read More
Ohio's chief elections official got an informal "performance review" Monday from a group that has butted heads with the Republican over the redistricting proposal on the ballot. It was no surprise Secretary of State Jon Husted got straight F's in the report card unveiled by Voters First. That's the group behind Issue 2,… Read More
The Gallia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Gallia County Jail inmate. According to Ohio Attorney General spokeswoman, Jill Del Greco, around 4:35 a.m.on Saturday, 38 year old William Mullins, Jr.,of Gallopolis was found hanging in his cell. He had been arrested around 2:30 a.m on domestic violence charges. … Read More
Athens County will be receiving more than $41,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be used to fund the Family Self-Sufficiency Program coordinator for the county. Executive Director of the Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority Keith Andrews says the program aims to help… Read More
Roger McGuinn is featured in solo performance at the Fur Peace Station concert hall from March of 2008.
Ohio volleyball started MAC play with an even record after falling to Bowling Green in three sets, but sweeping Miami on Saturday. The victory over Miami was Ohio's sixth straight win and sweep of the RedHawks. Head coach Ryan Theis addressed the media on the team's play over the weekend and what to expect from… Read More
The Ohio Bobcats’ receiving corps is banged up heading into this Saturday’s game against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, it will be the first MAC game of the season for Ohio. Ohio head coach Frank Solich expressed his concern for the receiving corps in his weekly press conference on Monday. “Tyler Futrell, I think,… Read More
Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Ohio's former superintendent of schools, who resigned amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor. Stan Heffner left office last month after the state watchdog released a report that found Heffner was on the payroll of a Texas-based testing firm when he lobbied state lawmakers… Read More
Ohio University has been named the top college in the state in return on investment for research. Robert Silva, director of Technology Transfer for OU, says the university had a 30 percent return on the $31 million in research spent in 2011. Silva says OU earns most of its revenue through a licensing deal… Read More
A new poll shows Democrat Sherrod Brown has a slight lead in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. The Ohio Newspaper Organization poll finds Brown with a 52 percent to 45 percent lead over Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel in a closely watched race nationally. The poll released Monday shows that Brown… Read More
The Noble County Sheriff's Office is investigating a weekend murder in Caldwell. According to reports, dispatchers received a call complaining of an unwanted man inside of a Cumberland Street apartment just before midnight Saturday. A woman said that her mother had returned home to find her estranged boyfriend inside of her apartment. Officers… Read More
Two Parkersburg men are accused of putting a woman's body in a vehicle trunk and leaving it at a car wash. Parkersburg police say 42-year-old Arthur Allen Thorton and 34-year-old Victor Lee Thompson are both charged with concealing a deceased human body and conspiracy. Police found the body of 25-year-old Brandy Marie Adams in… Read More
On Saturday, Sept. 22, Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn hosted the "Pig Roast and Paddle" fundraising event on behalf of Athens Building Industry Association and Raccoon Creek Partnership. Live music at the event included Albany’s own Rarely Herd as well as electric bluesman Willie Phoenix from Columbus. Though many were in attendance for… Read More
The stories that lie behind the walls of the building, which is a part of what was an asylum for the insane, are the stuff of legend for residents of Athens and students at Ohio University. But soon, the building itself will be nothing but legend, as Ohio University plans to demolish the former Tuberculosis Ward… Read More
UPDATE 1:42 P.M. A man accused of shooting a police officer has been charged with felonious assault, but could face more charges. Law enforcement arrested 28-year-old Cole Miller Monday morning following the shooting of Gallipolis police officer Jamie Bartels. Bartels responded to a domestic disturbance call on McCormick Road in Gallipolis Township around 12:30… Read More
A southeastern Ohio company will be expanding in the near future. Quanex Insulating Glass Systems CEO David Petratis says that the Cambridge company will hire 85 new full-time employees in the next three years. Ohio Governor John Kasich attended the economic development event Friday that was held to announce the new plans. Kasich… Read More
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday for Harry Sands, superintendent of the Athens County Board of Development Disabilities from 1972 to 1982. Sands died Friday after an extended illness. Sands was instrumental in building a new Beacon School, which opened in 1983 on West Union Street. An obituary provided by his family… Read More
UPDATE 10:21 A.M. Teachers and fellow students at a southern Ohio high school are mourning the loss of a sophomore who police say was killed while "car surfing." Police in Chillicothe say 16-year-old Jacob Wolfe was riding on the hood of a 1991 Honda driven by another teen in a Walmart parking lot. He… Read More
A Gallipolis police officer is in surgery after being shot Sunday night. Nelsonville-York City Schools are on a two-hoour delay today. Details in your morning update.
The 2012 season is halfway over, and there have been plenty of good storylines so far. The MVL is shaping up to be an exciting race between Sheridan and Tri-Valley, however other teams have shown they have a shot at contending. Both the SEOAL and TVC-Ohio conferences have completed non-conference play and will begin league… Read More