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The Ohio Bobcats will look to improve to 7-0 and crack the AP top 25 for the first time in 44 years as they take on the Akron Zips on Saturday at Peden Stadium. Showcase football reporters Pat Chiesa and Mark Pierce break down the matchup along with special guest, former SportsBeat host Rob Guliano.
Justin Wyatt became the fourteenth member of Ohio's 2013 recruiting class when the WR/DB from Suwanee, Georgia verbally committed to the 'Cats on Sunday. Showcase football reporters Pat Chiesa and Mark Pierce talk to the Collins Hill star about his decision, and recruiting beat writer Bryan Vance joins the podcast to discuss how the class… Read More
Tromboteam!, a group made up of music educators, is using the Kickstarter funding platform to commission original pieces for trombone.
Emily Votaw talked with Sarah Paradis, visiting assistant professor of trombone at Ohio University, about the quintet's future plans.
Legendary a cappella group The Persausions recorded in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch on August 11, 2012.
Ohio volleyball is on a five game winning streak, thanks in part to the help of Chelsea Bilger. For her performance over the weekend, Chelsea Bilger was named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week by the conference. Bilger notched a season-high 17 kills Friday night against Akron and led the team in kills over… Read More
Chillicothe officials are searching for a way to curb the dangerous fad of car surfing, just weeks after two separate incidents where one teen died and another boy was seriously injured while riding on top of a car. Chillicothe police are sending officers to schools to talk about the dangers of car surfing, while they… Read More
Auditor Dave Yost says an Ohio law that prevents the state education department from accessing students' personal information is hampering district tracking efforts and wasting money. Yost recommended Monday that the Ohio Board of Education support lifting restrictions on student IDs and moving the Statewide Student Identifier, or SSID, system in-house. The Republican says the… Read More
Ahead of a weekend full of celebration and activity, Ohio University leaders launched a campaign known as "Party Legal". The program was launched on October 1st and aims to reduce illegal, and unsafe partying. OU Interim Dean of Students Jennifer Hall-Jones says this program is aimed at promoting overall safety for OU students and all… Read More
Two award-winning Athens Middle School science teachers are gearing up their students for this year's science fair later this year. Mary Ann Hopple and Stephanie List both received the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM education. The award recognizes their work during the 2011-2012 school year, including bringing back the local science… Read More
One of the ballot issues before Ohio voters next month is a proposal to change the process for redrawing the state's political districts. Issue 2 proposes a 12-member commission of state residents to re-draw Ohio's legislative and congressional maps every 10 years. Most agree Ohio's current redistricting system needs repair, but there's debate over whether… Read More
Voters in the Zane Trace School District will decide on a renewal levy in November. Superintendent Richard Spindler says if passed, the 1.4 mill levy will provide funds for current operating expenses for emergency district requirements. Spindler says if the levy fails, many reductions in personnel will have to be made. "We still… Read More
The Ohio Bobcats have been hit with a slew of injuries this year. All four team captains have been injured at some point during this season. Senior safety Gerald Moore and junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton, both team captains, have missed a game due to injury. Senior cornerback Travis Carrie, another one of Ohio's captains, is… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Maryann Hartwick, George Eberts and Tom O'Grady discuss current astrological events, including the changing of the seasons. The Studio B astronomers also discuss ancient people’s understanding of the night sky and how astrological events can help people locate themselves on the globe. For more information on the… Read More
Ohio’s Daz’ Patterson has been named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week. It is the first time Patterson has won the award. Patterson had 126 kick-return yards in Saturday’s 38-24 win over Buffalo, including a 100-yard return for a touchdown—his first career score. The touchdown came with 3:17 left in the first quarter… Read More
With seven weeks in the books, the finish line for the 2012 regular season is in sight. With that, the standings from around the area have seen some separation. In the TVC-Hocking, the Wahama White Falcons showed that the conference is still theirs, knocking off Federal Hocking who was previously undefeated in conference play. The… Read More
Ohio Football landed another promising oral commitment late Sunday night, in 6-foot-2-inch, 188-pound wide receiver/defensive back Justin Wyatt from Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Ga. “Me and The Lord have a been talking about this since May. I'm going to take my talents to Ohio & become a Bobcat,” Wyatt tweeted late last night…. Read More
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz will spend the anniversary of the escape of more than 50 exotic animals speaking at Ohio University-Lancaster. Lutz is schedule to speak on October 19, exactly a year after he and his deputies were dispatched to a farm near Zanesville where over 50 exotic animals had been released. On… Read More
A Wheelersburg man wanted for a string of burglaries is in jail after Scioto County sheriff's deputies find him hiding in a mattress. Officers say Matthew Dawson, 34, is responsible for a rash of burglaries in five of the county's townships that took place over the past two weeks. Deputies searched a home Friday… Read More
UPDATE 12:22 P.M. Ohio's newest and largest casino is open. The first visitors clapped and cheered as the $400 million Hollywood Casino opened to the public Monday amid growing competition. The casino on the west side of Columbus is situated just about 10 miles from the first Ohio horse racing track to get slots-like… Read More
A popular topic recently in the presidential campaign is how federal tax dollars are being spent. Athens County Job and Family Services released a report last week looking at how that money is spent in parts of Central and Southeast Ohio. Jack Frech, Job and Family Services director, says the report is especially important… Read More
A burglar is found hiding in a mattress. A new survey finds out how much natural gas the Utica Shale formation holds. Details in your morning update.
Chris Hillman will be joined by fellow Desert Rose band alumnus Herb Pedersen at The Adelphia Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11.
Listen to a three-part interview with WOUB's Mark Hellenberg. (AUDIO)