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A federal lawsuit by several community groups alleges Ohio wrongly denies voting rights for people arrested the weekend before Election Day. The lawsuit filed Monday charges that Ohio makes it impossible for people to vote if they're arrested that weekend and detained through Election Day. The Ohio Justice and Policy Center, representing the groups, says… Read More
The Republican Party has won the latest round of sparring over campaign statements about Ohio's Issue 2, a redistricting plan before voters. The proposal would give political map-drawing powers to a 12-person citizen commission instead of state and federal elected officials. A panel of the Ohio Elections Commission found probable cause Monday that a statement… Read More
A group of nuns criss-crossing the state to talk politics made a stop in Athens Sunday night. They call themselves "Nuns on the Bus" and encourage citizens to vote their values. The Catholics, who spoke to a group at the Athens Community Center, say are against abortion and support parts of Obamacare. However, these sisters… Read More
Ohio drivers are seeing lower gas prices this week. A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute synthetic drugs. Details in your evening audio update.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials will hold a series of public meetings next week in Southeast Ohio to discuss local abandoned mine land projects proposed in 14 Ohio counties. Meetings are scheduled in Athens on Oct. 23, Cambridge on Oct. 24 and New Philadelphia on Oct. 25 for residents in the area and surrounding… Read More
Ohio University and WOUB alum Allie LaForce is set to co-host CBS Sports Network's new live, late night show, LEAD OFF with fomer ESPN college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb. The show will air weekdays from 12:00-1:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and debuts October 22. LEAD OFF will feature commentary and debate on the top stories… Read More
When talking about college football, there is a term that is almost always guaranteed to come up: redshirting. It's hard to find a college football player who wasn't a redshirt at one point in time. But is redshirting really necessary? Players who have gone through the process and coaches who makes that decision seem to… Read More
Listen to the Jesse Colin Young Band recorded in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch on August 25, 2012. Jesse Colin Young pt 1 Jesse Colin Young pt 2 Jesse Colin Young pt 3
WOUB's SportsBeat host Pat Moore and reporter Pat Chiesa sat down with Ohio football's tight end Troy Hill prior to Ohio's game against the Akron Zips. The discussion covered everything from Ohio football to NFL football and some rivalries between the guys in the booth. Hill had five receptions for 52 yards and caught one… Read More
WOUB's SportBeat's host Pat Moore and reporter Mark Pierce sat down with two members of Ohio's football's defensive unit. Safety Gerald Moore and defensive lineman discuss everything from football to music to winning the program's first bowl game. SportsBeat airs on 6 p.m. Thursday nights on WOUB 1340 AM.
Ohio football coach Frank Solich and volleyball coach Ryan Theis will have their weekly press conferences Wednesday afternoon this week. The change is due to the bye on Ohio’s football schedule. Both press conferences will be at their usual times; Solich will speak at 12:30 p.m., and Theis’ media session will begin at 1 p.m…. Read More
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has changed its policy for water pollution cases that may be related to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling. That department administrators in Harrisburg now decide whether residential water users should receive letters notifying them about problems. In the past, field offices made that decision. The policy was not publicly… Read More
Scioto County voters in the Green Local School District will decide a five-year emergency tax levy this November. School District Treasurer John Walsh says their situation concerning this seven mill levy is extremely urgent. Walsh says since the beginning of the 2006 – 2007 school year, the school district has had to cut more than… Read More
This article appeared in the New York Times and talks about how the NPR Radio Show "Morning Edition" is produced, and what makes it unique from other radio programs. By Brian Steltler Fifteen minutes before “Morning Edition” is beamed to radios across the country, Renee Montagne is ready to record her one-minute introduction. To cue… Read More
Awakening the Artist Within, an art show featuring the work of Ross County art teachers, is currently on exhibit through Thursday, Oct. 18 in Ohio University-Chillicothe's Patricia Scott Art Gallery. Teachers from Adena, Bishop Flaget, Chillicothe City, Southeastern, Unioto, Paint Valley and Zane Trace school districts have various 2-D and 3-D media in the show. … Read More
Ohio University students and staff who Sunday missed their chance to get tickets to see the president this coming week have an opportunity Monday. OU College Democrats opened up an additional distribution of tickets at 10 a.m. at Baker Center for President Barack Obama's upcoming Wednesday visit to campus. Organizers first distributed tickets on Sunday… Read More
Ohio kicker Matt Weller was named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week by the league offices on Monday. It is his third time winning the award this season. Weller moved into fourth place on the all-time MAC scoring list in the Akron game as he scored 10 points. Weller surpassed former Toledo… Read More
Ohio University's Alden Library will present a new exhibition of wood block prints on Thursday, Oct. 18, along with a presentation from two visiting artists. The artists, Sergina and Sudandyo Aprilianto (known as Lilik), are from an artist collective called Taring Padi. They create work that is socially and politically oriented, focusing on issues faced… Read More
NPR’s Mountain Stage returned to Ohio University on Sunday, Oct. 14, just a little over a year since the radio show's last Athens visit.
The evening's musical acts included The Lost Brothers, Lucero, Doug Paisley, Sara Watkins and Rodney Crowell. (PHOTOS)
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and First Lady Michelle Obama will be reaching out to voters in campaign appearances around Ohio. Ryan is set to hold a rally at an airport in Cincinnati at noon Monday. The first lady will make stops later Monday in Cleveland and… Read More
Ohio motorists are seeing lower gas prices compared with last week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the state was $3.62 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 14 cents lower than a week ago…. Read More
He's been on campus for the last four months, but Marietta College's new president was formally installed in office Friday. Dr. Joseph Bruno is used to small colleges, having graduated from Augustana College in Illinois, and most recently being an administrator at Wesleyan College in Connecticut. He says that while colleges across the country face… Read More
An 18-year-old man has been killed in a head-on collision in Fairfield County. A car being driven by 19-year-old Christopher Poling of Thornville, Perry County, struck another vehicle head-on while he was trying to pass a third car around 10 a.m. Sunday. His passenger, Travis Allard of Thornville,… Read More
Drivers in Athens County can expect to see more sheriff's deputies on the roads soon thanks to a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The Athens County Sheriff's Office received the $28,000 sum to increase deputies and enforcement. Sheriff Pat Kelly says the High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant increases deputies on the streets… Read More
Marietta College inaugurated their new President Friday. Gas prices have dropped this week. Details in your morning update.