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James Harris, of Belpre, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to rape. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn told the Athens Messenger that Harris, 25, will have a lifetime sex offender registration requirement. Blackburn said that in June of 2009 Harris had sexual contact with a juvenile under the age of… Read More
Quarterbacks have been carrying offenses in the TVC-Ohio in 2012, as the conference boasts three quality Player of the Year cadidates. Athens signal-caller Joey Burrow has torched defenses in the first five weeks despite being only a sophomore. Nelsonville-York quarterback Joe Young has brought stability under center after the Buckeyes shaky start. Finally, Gage Miller… Read More
The wild and wonderful state of West Virginia has featured plenty of good talent and stellar performances so far in 2012. Some players have gone so far and above the call of duty on Friday nights that they have received consideration for our Player of the Year award. After the release of the watch list… Read More
A Northeast Ohio man faces sexual assault charges after authorities say he brought a male juvenile to a cabin in the Hocking Hills. According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ashtabula County resident Jason Sams brought the juvenile to Hocking County in March. A witness called Hocking County Sheriff's Office after seeing what he… Read More
The OHSAA has released updated playoff computer rankings. The top eight in each region at the end of the season qualify for the playoffs. The WVSSAC has also released updated playoff rankings. In West Virginia the top 16 in each class qualify for the playoffs. Here is the rundown of the standings for all the… Read More
Nelsonville's Majestic Galleries is spotlighting three Athens County artists during the month of October, with exhibit openings taking place Sept. 28 during Final Fridays.
Picture, Picture by Ron Kroutel and Pat Wolf will be displayed alongside Aaron Smith's Landscapes.
An alleged assault case involving Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly is now in the hands of the state's attorney general's office. Jill Del Greco, spokeswoman for Attorney General Mike DeWine, says Brian Deckert, a prosecutor with the Ohio Attorney General, is assigned to the case. Albany resident Dave Jenkinson called 911 on Saturday and… Read More
An Ohio woman has pleaded guilty 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 said Wednesday his office offered Katrina Marie Culberson the agreement in exchange for her testimony against two others charged in the killing of… Read More
After taking down Penn State, New Mexico State, Marshall, and Norfolk State, the Ohio football team is 4-0. But this team won't get too far ahead of itself. The team says that every week they are looking to go 1-0 and just take one game at a time.
Ohio running back Ryan Boykin has been on and off the field so far this season after battling injuries. But the Bobcat is ready to roll on with the rest of the season, after an impressive performance against Marshall.
When Athens band Dropdead Sons had $2,000 worth of equipment stolen from a practice space, the local music community decided to come to the rescue.
This Saturday, The Union will host The Stolen Gear Benefit. Dropdead Sons' Scott Winland talks to WOUB about recent events and this weekend's show.
The Ohio women's soccer team was riding a five game winning streak heading into MAC play. The team took down Bowling Green, but fell to Central Michigan to for an early season 1-1 conference record. Yet, the 'Cats will use the early season success as a boost throughout the rest of MAC play.
Marissa and Riley Higgins are more than just teammates; they are family. The two girls are cousins and have grown up playing the game they love together.
The Ohio volleyball team had a long preseason road trip to North Carolina. The team was met with some tough ACC competition, but an off day allowed the team to let loose a little. Bumper boats, go karts, and mini-golf filled the day at Celebration Station.
Growing up in coastal New England, I developed a keen love of fresh seafood, especially shrimp. After living in Southeast Ohio for more than 20 years, though, I’ve learned to reset my taste buds for our landlocked local specialties such as farm-raised pork, ramps and pawpaw. Now I can add freshwater prawns to that list…. Read More
Ohio Medicaid officials announced a plan Tuesday to take a look at how antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed to children, especially those in foster care. The state will spend a million dollars over the next three years to evaluate and improve how doctors are prescribing antipsychotic medications to children on Medicaid. Officials suspect doctors… Read More
Ohio University’s band, the Marching 110, is receiving national attention thanks to a YouTube video of the band's most recent half-time performance and could be on their way to New York City soon. The clip of their half-time show from this past weekend’s game against Norfolk State at Peden Stadium went viral on the Internet…. Read More
UPDATE 3:10 P.M. More than 20 Hocking College employees will be without a job starting November 2, after the college announced a planned reduction in force Wednesday. The layoffs come in the wake of a $4.3 million budget shortfall, due in part to a 20 percent decrease in student enrollment. The eliminated positions include 14 non-bargaining/administrative… Read More
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be crisscrossing Ohio again. Romney is wrapping up the GOP ticket's three-day bus tour of the state. He'll be in suburban Columbus and Cleveland on Wednesday before making a final stop in Toledo. Obama will be at campus rallies at Bowling Green State University… Read More
Pleasants County prosecutor Carl Bryant says the fatal mauling of a 2-year-old boy by two dogs has been ruled an accident. Bryant says that the incident won't be presented to the grand jury for consideration unless new evidence comes up. Police have said the mixed-breed dogs attacked Jack Redin, of St. Marys, after he… Read More
A Guernsey County girl makes a bomb threat in school. President Obama is visiting Ohio today. Details in your morning update.
UPDATE 2:28 P.M. A fourth man is in custody in connection with the beating and robbery of an elderly Coolville woman. Sheriff Pat Kelly says officers arrested Cody Stout, 23, of Coolville, on charges of complicity to commit aggravated burglary and felonious assault. Three other suspects confessed to kicking in Ota Vincent's front door, beating… Read More
Governor John R. Kasich Tuesday announced the appointment of David E. Brightbill of Lower Salem (Washington Co.) to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Brightbill's term will run from September 25, 2012, through May 13, 2015.